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    Jishu Jinja Shrine

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    Jishu Jinja Shrine

    Try your fortune at this shrine of matchmaking

    According to shrine legend, Jishu Jinja Shrine was founded in the age of the gods before the founding of the nation of Japan. A recent investigation has confirmed that “Koi uranai-no-Ishi” are stones from the Jomon period, which proves this shrine’s long ancient history. In a legend, it is believed that closing your eyes and walking from one stone to the other will bring true love. It is said that if you made it by someone’s help, you will also need help for the success of love in your life. Why don’t you try your fortune together with your lover?

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Jishu Jinja Shrine
    Address 1-317 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-541-2097 
    Hours Entry (gate open) 9:00-17:00 (Sat., Sun., national holiday: 10:00-16:00; special prayer accepted only weekday at 14:00)
    Recommended On the 3rd Sun. of April, the "Sakura Festival of Matchmaking Prayer" in which people can receive good luck from the famous Jishu Sakura (cherry blossom tree).