Limestone sculpted by natural phenomena

Rock Formation of a Married Couple

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Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Located on a scenic plateau near Fukiya Village, the limestone rock formation of Meoto-iwa resemble a couple overlooking the Nariwa River. Two large masses of limestone were sculpted by nature, to resemble a man and a woman holding a child. As a symbol for family, the eroded stones celebrate marriage. During autumn, the flame-colored foliage contrasts with the limestone of the Meoto-iwa, creating a sight to see with the Nariwa River in the background.

Access:  From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Hakubi Line to JR Bitchu Takahashi Station. Then take the Bihoku Bus bound for Nariwa Town. Take either a Nariwa or Bihoku Taxi to Meoto-iwa (about 25 minutes).

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