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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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  • Yaegaki shrine is in Matsue city, Shimane Prefecture. Visited here, if you want to love horoscopes in the mysterious "mirror pond". Put coins on the paper floated on the pond and sinks made of washi as fast as horoscopes every day at the beginning of a good match. And the closer where the Sun paper, tied with familiar people, sinks in the distance, tied with people far away. Give a solemn air, try a sheet of paper with wishes?.
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  • On the 10 yen scrawled on the pond, early is good for fantastic stargazing in the foreground. I also have let me do several times. Clips in a shrine main shrine there is atmosphere, so please stop by the pond, try doing it.
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  • There is a shrine with a paper on the pond, divine love and visited ask. Paper on a 10 yen ball you had watched with breathless interest and sinking in the water. We had a bus.
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  • A must see spot when you come to Matsue. Plenty of parking and there is a cafe down the street. You can wish for love.
  • 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
  • Within the much larger but feel very Holy atmosphere and pass through the gate, and at once again feel. 頷kemashita's mirror pond and trees feel the wish come true. Susano-o as the very charm we have from the furnitures in the weather was cloudy but clouds are fine cracks. My favorite shrine three fingers into. Also take a look at initiate younger you want to is. It's not a 5-point scale is where access is limited because it is not a famous tourist destination. It is recommended from Izumo airport around 30 km away, so will be going by car.
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  • Wedding birthplace, were a couple or group of women worshippers. Until the sinks change in fortune in the pond of mirrors was bitten by an insect, but good enough. Nokyo-sho book is smartly made the temple at for the first time in my life, but.
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  • Here indeed God? God is watching!.. Worry-free visit.
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With its canals, rivers, and lakes central to the look and everyday life of Matsue, many visitors arrive wanting a view of the water. And they're certainly in luck, because the city has placed its primary accommodations up close to the waterways. Traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) sit to the north of the river, while a good number of basic hotels lie to the south. Look around the countryside to the south for clusters of retreats in scenic areas, including traditional ryokan and modern hotels with onsite onsen.
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