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Pray for Good Relationship!!


July is coming! Summer is coming!!

There is A LOT to do! BBQ, watching fireworks and more! Especially, in Kyoto, Hozugawa-river Boat Ride or Sightseeing by Wearing Yukata! For those single folks who are worrying about lonely summer plans, Why don’t you visit shrines and temples, and pray for a good relationship??

Kifune Shrine

Kifune shrine, located in Kurama (Northern Kyoto), is famous as the shrine of matchmaking. There is in the middle of forest, and beautiful nature surround the area. Very refreshing place!

Kifune shrine has a unique Omikuji, a fortune telling paper. First, you get the paper but it doesn’t have anything on it. Just a blank paper. When you put it on the water, the words appear and you can see your fortune.

  • Admission Fee:Free
  • Hours:6:00AM to 8:00PM
  • Access: 30mins walk from Kifuneguchi Station of Eizan Electric Railway
  • Web:http://kifunejinja.jp/



Yasui Kompira-gu Shrine

This is the place for to cut off a bad relationship and to make a good match!

First, visit a shrine and pray. Write down your wish on an Ofuda (a talisman issued by a shinto shrine). Then, pass through the tunnel from front, wishing your wish.
Come back, passing through the same way while wishing. And, put your Ofuda on the monument.  You can put it wherever you want.

  • Admission Fee:Free
  • Hours:24hours(Charms and Ofudas are available from 9:00AM to 5:30PM)
  • Access:10mins walk from Gion Shijo Station of Subway Keihan line, 15mins walk from Kawaramachi Station of Subway Hankyu-Keihan line
  • Web:http://www.yasui-konpiragu.or.jp/


Choho-ji Temple (Rokkakudo)

Some people call Choho-ji Temple Rokkakudo because of its shape. Rokkaku means a hexagon in Japanese. (See it on the map below) This temple is said that it’s the birth place of Ikebana, the japanese art of flower arrangement.

In the amulet they sell, there’s a small pigeon. Maybe it’s because there are a lot of pigeons there.

  • Admission Free:Free
  • Hours:6:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Access:3mins walk from Karasuma Oike Station of  Subway Tozai line/ Karasuma line, 5mins walk from Karasuma Station of Subway Hankyu-Kyoto line No.21 exit
  • Web:http://www.ikenobo.jp/rokkakudo/


Shimogamo Shrine

This is also very famous shrine for good matchmaking.

Aioi-no Yashiro where a god of matchmaking is enshrined.

  • Admission Fee:Free
  • Hours:6:30AM to 5:00PM
  • Access:Get off at bus-stop Shimogamo Jinja-mae, 25mins by Kyoto City Bus #1 and # 205 from Kitaoji Station of Subway Karasuma line
  • Web:http://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/index.html

I hope these help you get a good relationship, and get prepared for great summer!!


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