God of Love, Got of Marriage, locating inside the Kiyomizu Temple
The Jisyu Shrine is famous for the grace of realization of love and a good match where lots of people visit in Japan. The shrine itself was founded away back in the time immemorial. It is said that the stone of love fortune-telling which is placed in front of the main hall have been there from the Jomon Period. The current shrine pavilions were established by 3rd Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa in 1633 (the tenth year of Kanei era). The main hall which is one of the most famous double chapel established in Nara Period showing the oldest architectural style and also the grounds of shrine are registered as Important Cultural Properties.
Stone of love fortune telling
In the shrine, there are two stones which has a distance approx. 10m away between them. These stones are called the stone of love fortune telling. It is said that you will realize your love if you could get to another stone from one stone by walking with your eyes closed. Especially, this place is quite popular among young ladies, and even sometimes there can be a long cue to wait for his or her plays.
- Kiyomizu 1-Chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, 605-0862
- Formal Name
- Jisyu Shrine
- Date Founded
- Cultural Properties
Main hall, Front shrine, General gate (National Treasures and Important Cultural Property)
- Ookuninonushi-no-Mikoto, Susanoo-no-Mikoto, Kushinada-Hime, Ashinatuti-no-Mikoto, Tenazut-ino-Mikoto
- Annual Festival
- May 5, (Jisyu Festival)
Free of charge (But you have to pay the entrance fee to Kiyomizu Temple separately)
Not available (There are private or municipal parking nearby)
- Access Guide
Get off at Gojyosaka or Kiyomizumichi Station of municipal buss and approx. 15 minutes walk to arrive at the place mentioned above.
- Official Website