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Two rocks, a small one and a big one, in the middle of the sea, connected by a shimenawa (rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion). There is a legend that once upon a time God of textiles ran into mountain bandits and as he threw his fabrics into the sea, they suddenly turned into rocks. In evening view of the sea, colored by the setting sun, and the silhouette of the rocks is breathtaking.
Togi Shitsumi, Shika-machi, Hakui, Ishikawa
Because the larger rock represents woman and the smaller man, they are also referred to as Meoto-iwa (Husband and Wife) Rock.
From Hakui Station (JR Nanao Line) take a bus (Hokutetsu Noto) bound for Togi. Alight at Urukami stop and walk for about 5 minutes.
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