The Meoto Hinoki are two cypress trees whose roots have merged together over time, forming a single tree base. The trees have long been seen as a symbol of marriage, and have acquired deep spiritual significance.
Visitors to Takeo Shrine can purchase small bells within the shrine's precincts, which it is then custom to tie to the tree branches. Different bells represent different prayers or wishes, which can be chosen accordingly. Why not come and see this unique Japanese tradition for yourself, amid beautiful natural surroundings?