1. Meotoiwa Rocks
Strange Rocks and Bizarre Stones

Meotoiwa Rocks

Meotoiwa, a symbol at Nanaura Coast in Sado

Meotoiwa is two gigantic rocks considered to originate from a Japan's creation myth in an ancient book "Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters)". On the right hand side is "husband" rock (22.6 meters high), and on the left hand side is "wife" rock (23.1 meters high). The rocks stands nestling up together, lapped by waves of Nanaura Coast. The rocks are said to bring luck in finding a partner. The surrounding area is spotted with rocky shores, such as Nekoiwa (Cat Rock) and Hokakeiwa (Sailing Rock) , which are, in Sado, said to originate from a Japan's creation myth.

Facility Basic Information

Takose, Sado, Niigata 952-1645
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 50 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Meotoiwamae (Nanaura Kaigansen Line) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop

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