Since the Edo period, the scenic spot Futamiura has prospered as a place to purify yourself before visiting Ise Jingu and as a place to stay for worshipers.
Here are some spots in the Futami area where you can spend a relaxing time while looking at the sea.
"JR Futaminoura Station" The building of Futami no Ura station is shaped like "Meotoiwa (The wedded rocks)".
IC cards cannot be used at JR Futami-no-Ura Station.It is recommended to buy a ticket at the boarding station before boarding a train.
From the station to Futamiokitama Shrine, along "Meotoiwa Omotesando (Ryokan Street) ", wooden three-story Japanese-style inns which have become rare these days are lined , touching the heart of a traveler.
Along the Meotoiwa Omotesando, you can also enjoy "Futami specialty sweets" such as Sakamoto manjyu, Ofuku mochi, Kuuyachaya mochi, Salted yokan, etc.
"Hinjitsukan", a nationally designated important cultural property that retains the remnants of the time of the Meiji era stands in front of the Futamigaura sea and the pine forest.Until XNUMX, it was served as an inn for VIPs such as the imperial family, but now it is a kind of museum. Both the building and the garden, which have the first-class and sophisticated design of the time, are must-sees.
As you stroll along the sandy beaches and embankments of the Futamiura coast, listening to the sound of the ocean waves, you will soon arrive at"Futamiokitama Shrine"
Futamiokitama Shrine is famous for the miraculous powers for misogi(purifying), Michihiraki(Good luck for futhre), and marriage.If you want to refresh yourself, pave the way for your life, or have a good relationship, please come and visit here.
Passing through the torii gate of Futamiokitama Shrine, you can find "Meotoiwa", which is one of the most famous tourist must-see points in Futamiura. You can see the brilliant sunrise just between the two rocks of Meotoiwa around the summer solstice, and the beautiful moonrise between the two rocks around the winter solstice.
"The Ooshimenawahari-shinji", which is held three times a year with a brave woodworking song, is also a wonderful ritual.There are many "frogs” in the shrine area that are associated with the wish for returning safely, so it might be interesting to look for them.
The sunrise and moonrise between the wedded rocks are very popular with photographers, both professionals and amateurs.
"Matsushitayashiro"is a shrine with a tradition that you can escape from a plague by attaching "Shimenawa" with a wooden tag to the entrance of a house. The word written on the wooden tag is "Somin Shorai Shison no Ienomon", which means this is the house of the decendant of kind Mr. Somin Shorai who helped the diety "Susano-o-no-mikoto".
"Miwa-no-eki Somin"nabouring Matsushitayashiro shrine is popular for selling local products.At"Futami Shobu Romantic Forest" ,which is spread in the backside of Somin, you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as irises, lotus, and hydrangea.
"Taikoji Temple"is famous as a pet temple. It is famous for the beautiful hydrangea and wisteria flowers as well. The seasonal flowers are also one of the highlights of Taikoji Temple.
Japan's first nationally designated beach"Futaminoura Beach"is popular with families, for it is a little bit shorter than ordinary beaches and not so crowded.
No other aquarium is like"Ise Sea Paradise",where you can touch sea animals a lot. You can play catch with dolphins for free. You can also enjoy shopping and some experience such as making GOSHUINCHO(a kind of stamp book) at Meoto Yokocho next to Ise Sea Paradise.
You can enjoy athletics and becoming a ninja at "Ise Ninja Kingdom". You can also relax in the hot water of Azuchi-Jouka-no-Yu.
There are plenty of places to enjoy with your family.
"Otonashiyama"Is a mountain with beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. It takes less than XNUMX minutes to reach the observatory where you can see the sea, so it's ideal for a little exercise.How about climbing on a hike?
There is a parking lot just below the trailhead, which is convenient.
The Makonde Art Museum in Futami shows a collection of Makonde sculptures that are said to have lived in the Makonde Plateau in Tanzania.The works were collected by the owner himself, who has been fascinated by the charm of lively arts.
The magnificent sea in front of the Makonde Art Museum matches the train tracks, making it a rare landscape, so please take a look.
"Mishiodono Shrine"is the shrine which Ise Jingu/Naiku has jurisdiction over, and has the place in the shrine area where the hard salt used in the festival of Jingu is made.
The high-concentration salt water that is the source of the salt is made in the salt fields of Mishiohama in Futami. It becomes rough salt at the Mishiodono Shrine area, being put into trigonal pottery, and hardened at Mishiodono by baking.
You can purchase "Iwato no Shio", which is made from seawater with richness in minerals , at Iwatokan.It was made in the same way as the salt dedicated to Jingu.
|Address||519-0609 Chaya, Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 566-2|
|Business hours||9:00 to 16:30 (last admission)|
|Regular holidays||Tuesday (closed the next day if it is a national holiday)|
|Address||519 Futamichoe, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0602-575|
|Business hours||9: 00 ~ 16: 00|
|Address||519 Matsushita, Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0601-1346|
|Address||519 Matsushita, Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0601-1335|
|Business hours||9:00 to 18:00 (11:3 from November to March)|
|Address||519 Futamichoe, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0602-1659|
|Address||Futamichosho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 519-0606|
|Address||519 Futamichoe, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0602-580|
|Business hours||9:00 to 17:00 * Seasonal fluctuations|
|Regular holidays||Closed for 12 days due to legal inspection in December|
|Address||519-0603 Mitsu, Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 1201-1|
|Business hours||9:00 to 17:00 (Azuchi Castle's hot water is until 22:00)|
|Address||Futamichoe, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 519-0602|
|Contact||TEL: 0596-42-1111 (Ise City Futami General Branch Regional Promotion Division)|
|Address||519 Matsushita, Futami-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0601-1799|
|Address||Futamichosho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 519-0606|
|Address||519 Futamichonishi, Ise City, Mie Prefecture 0607-900|