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Meoto Iwa: The Married Rocks in Ise City

Located in the sea off Futami in Mie prefecture are a couple of small rocky sea stacks: they are known as Meoto Iwa or the Married Couple Rocks. These rocks are seen as a representation of the union of the creators of the kami, the spirits worshiped in Shinto religion. The two stones are identified…

The Holiest Japanese Shrine: Grand Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu Ise Jingu or the grand shrine of Ise city of Mie prefecture is the biggest among the shrines of Japan. A lot of people visits this shrine, especially during the New Year season. There is a river called the Isuzu river in front of the shrine area over which the Uji bridge is…

One of the greatest castles, Azuchi Castle

The Palace of The Warlord Azuchi Castle was a castle, like no other in Japanese history. It was built by one of Japan’s most powerful warlords, and first conqueror of Japan, Oda Nobunaga. This castle was the perfect representation of Nobunaga himself, grandiose, ambitious, larger-than-life, and sadly doomed. Azuchi Castle Azuchi castle was built on…