Meoto Iwa ("Wedded Rocks") is considered sacred; the two rocks are bound with a shimenawa (rice straw rope) next to the Futami Okitama Shrine dedicated to food goddess Miketsu (you will find numerous frog statues around the shrine). The rocks are said to represent the union of Izanagi and Izanami. The larger (male) rock has a small torii on top. It's certainly desireable to be on the beach for sunrise for an amazing photo; your view of the rocks also depends on the tide. I went mid-morning at low tide, and managed to get some decent photos.
Close to Meoto Iwa is a small aquarium (Futami Sea Paradise) and many souvenir shops selling local foods, "pearl"-themed gifts, etc. It's kind of fun to wander through the shops; it reminded me of childhood visits to Ocean City, Maryland. There's a boardwalk with great views of the coast. When I visited Futami Okitama Shrine, there was some kind of religious event underway, which was interesting to watch. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours if you happen to be visiting Toba / Ise; it's only a short (30-minute) bus ride from Toba via the CAN Bus. Meoto Iwa is also fairly close to the Grand Shrine of Ise, which is also worth a trip.
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