Futami Okitama Shrine

Futami Okitama Shrine Goshuin– Futami Okitama Shrine – 二見興玉神社-
Ise(伊勢) – April 29, 2018

Futami Okitama Shrine is best known for the two wedded rocks in the ocean next to it, Meoto-Iwa (husband and wife rocks). Many people like to visit here before Ise Jingu to purify themselves, but we did the exact opposite.

As you’d expect of a shrine with such a landmark, it’s popular among couples. This was our first trip as a married couple, and we got a husband and wife omamori set.

You can see many frog statues around the shrine. The main kami enshrined here is Sarutahiko no Okami. Frogs are considered to be his familiars. You don’t see the shrine itself because the walkway wraps around a cliff along the sea. This walkway is lined with frog statues.

Be aware that this shrine is pretty out in the countryside, so the train doesn’t come very often.


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