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Jisyu Shrine, Kyoto

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Those who have romantic worries of all varieties might want to take a chance on Jisyu Shrine. Dubbed “the Cupid of Japan,” the shrine has served love-seekers for 1,300 years, allowing visitors to pray for help from various gods, either to fend off love rivals or increase the longevity of a current relationship. If you're seeking true love, however, you'll have to traverse the space between two magical "love stones" with your eyes closed. Legend has it that if you manage to find the second stone, placed 10 m (32.8 ft) from the first, your wishes for love will be granted. Jisyu Shrine is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kyoto Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • There are 2 rocks in the shrine. Touch one and then close your eyes, walk toward the another rock, if you successfully touch the second rock without opening your eyes then your dream will come though,...  more »
  • On the grounds of Kiyomizu Dera this shrine is dedicated to relationships. Frequently, newlyweds and newly engaged visit here to insure a sound relationship.  more »
  • this shrine is loceted inside teritory of giyomizdera, and is famous for finding lovers and making love relations. there are two locks inside, close eyes and start walk from one rock to another. then ...  more »
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  • Fun to see. Just try to get to the rocks... There is so many teens there trying their luck at finding love!
  • Jishu shrine is a beautiful shrine, where you can try your luck at a blindfolded walk between two rocks. If you succeed, legend has it you'll find everlasting love, stewarded by Okuninushi-no-mikoto!
  • Lots of different shrines for your different wishing needs.
  • It's the home of the love stone!
  • It's cute, you get to see Japanese school girls and boys praying for love.