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Meoto-iwa (Married Couple Rocks)
Meoto-iwa is a pair of sacred rocks in the sea off Futami that serves as the torii gate for visitors to pray to Amaterasu, the goddess of Sun, and Okitama-Shinseki, the sacred rock affiliated with the god Sarutahiko Okami. The 9-meter male rock and the 4-meter female rock are joined by a huge Shimenawa rope and people visit to pray for happy marriage and relationship luck. This place is also a popular spot to view the sunrise since ancient times. You can catch the sun rising between the rocks from May to July.
Futamichoe, Ise, Mie Prefecture
15 minutes from JR Futaminoura Station on foot.
3 minutes from Ise IC on Ise Expressway or Ise-Futamitoba Road.
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