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Yaegaki Shrine, Matsue

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Visit the site of Japan's first wedding, Yaegaki Shrine, a Shinto shrine popular with those looking for "En-musubi," the spiritual force that brings couples together. Dedicated to the gods of marriage and matchmaking, the shrine's grounds reveal many phallic symbols and carved wooden statues, and a pond where couples place pieces of paper in the hope that it will give them a long and fruitful marriage. An artwork depicting the enshrined Princess Inata covers a wall of the attached treasure house; painted onto Japanese Cypress, the mural has been considered one of the oldest shrine wall murals in the country. Arrange to visit Yaegaki Shrine and other attractions in Matsue using our Matsue itinerary builder.
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  • 因這趟旅行是我們夫妻再次同遊日本,從旅遊資訊得知「八重垣神社」在日本是很有特色的神社,是間祈求姻緣的結緣神社,謠傳這裡許多浪漫的民間故事,門口就立了夫妻樁,我們懷著感恩的心意,來答謝天賜的良緣,為此趟旅遊增添甜蜜感受,同時這裡還有特殊的占卜方式,就是將神社加持過的紙放在水中待錢幣和紙沉入池內,來判斷何時會有好姻緣。雖然從松江車站到神社的距離須搭乘公車,乘車時間及位置的資訊都很清楚,交通非常方便,相...  more »
  • 求姻緣聞名的神社,面積不大。從神社用100日元買張許願紙可到步程2分鐘的許願池許願,是一個頗有趣的體驗,值得一行。  more »
  • Izumo Taisha Shrine went by bus from Matsue Station after the visit. It was drizzling, but worshippers, able to slow his horoscope with Kagami-IKE pond. Originated in ancient wedding ceremony location, so I saw the bride's. Was with a greater power.
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  • You must visit this place with your girlfriend. First visit a office in the shrine and get the fortune telling paper, then go to the mirror pond. You can float the paper on the pond and see if you can get along with your impirtant person
  • Ample parking. Stopped the car, turned in front of the shrine. The paper floating in the pond here. Marys praying the mirror pond in the Woods in the back. 10 yen the paper floated on the pond. Started to sink did not move first, Oh that is between.
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  • Without knowing friends want to go take a look at, so I went. Tourist buses have come I did not know, there were people more than expected. Almost no men, women were 9 percent. Saw has the edge Fortune at Mirror Lake, but really full of women and men had only one friend.
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  • Good match Horoscope by Mirror Lake is a famous shrine. Great stately pomp, but settled down as a shrine.
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  • Shrine famous for matchmaking. It was a friendly atmosphere. Pond of mirrors look good on television than I thought small, sink plenty of paper, such as clean.
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