Meotoiwa in the Futami Okitama Shrine | Mie

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“Meotoiwa” is a famous tourist spot in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.
It is a majestic, mysterious and scenic tourist spot in the Futami Okitama Shrine.

In Japan, “Meotoiwa” is said to be a symbol of the marriage.

“Futami Okitama Shrine” has other highlights besides “Meotoiwa”.

Please come to Futami Kodama Shrine, a Japanese power spot!

The charm of “Meotoiwa”

Meotoiwa is “couple’s rock” in English.

Meotoiwa is composed of two large and small rocks, a male rock with a height of 9m and a female rock with a height of 4m.
The two rocks are named as a couple’s rock because they seem to snuggle up.

On sunny days during the summer solstice, you can see Mt. Fuji from between the couple’s rocks, and the sunrise from Mt. Fuji.
From spring to early summer, you can see the sunrise, and from autumn to winter, a round and beautiful full moon floats between the rocks.

The charm of “Futami Okitama Shrine”

It is Futami Okitama Shrine where there is Meotoiwa, but there are other attractions.

There are many frog figurines at Futami Okitama Shrine, and it is said that if you make a wish by putting water on the frog, your wish will come true.

Please make a wish.
It is recommended to go out with shoes that are easy to walk because there are many gravel roads.

Location and access of “Meotoiwa”

Futami Okitama Shrine, where there is a “Meotoiwa”, is located in Ise City, Mie Prefecture.
Ise City, Mie Prefecture is near Nagoya.

This time, we will introduce access from Nagoya Station, which is the largest station in Nagoya.

If you are heading from Tokyo or Osaka, let’s go to Nagoya Station by Shinkansen.


First, take a train bound for Toba from JR “Nagoya” Station.
Then, get off the train from JR “Futamiura” Station.
About 15 minutes on foot from JR “Futamiura” Station, you will arrive at Futami Okitama Shrine, where there is Meotoiwa.

We highly recommend that you go to Meotoiwa.

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