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Jisyu Shrine, Kyoto

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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. Add Jisyu Shrine and other attractions to your Kyoto trip itinerary using our Kyoto trip planner .
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  • Ready fun visits in close your eyes you love fortune telling, to walk among the stones and votive stone, is fun but curse you want captured the love back for prayer places, love since ancient times happy and hairbreadth away from darkness
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  • The shrine of plenty? Shrine? To worship at all, and I think there are plenty of pennies is required! People who wish to receive the blessings of marriage, all over visit if you want a lot to go prepare the pennies we recommend that you want!
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  • One small shrine, but without losing Zhuang yan. This shrine is seeking because the edge, like 蠻 famous. See you bye in the future. When there is a real marriage Stone Edge, people can go to see, interesting.
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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.

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