Love Shrines in Kyoto You Must Visit

Looking for some luck in your romantic endeavors? Come visit Kyoto Shirines that you can wish for it!


Arina Hashimoto

3 May, 2022

Love Shrines in Kyoto You Must Visit | Sexual Educator News

In this article, we’ve put together a list of love shrines and holy places to visit in Japan, which can hopefully help you in the romance department, whether you’re single, in a relationship, or happily married.

Jishu Shrine (Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City)

Try your luck at the stone of love fortune-telling! For the love you want to have come true, ask for a special prayer for marriage!

Jishu Shrine, famous for matchmaking, has two pairs of "love fortune-telling stones" on its grounds. 

It is said that if you can safely reach the other stone with your eyes closed, your wish for love will come true.

Jishu Jinja Stone

Many people from Japan and abroad visit the shrine to see the stones, as they are said to be highly beneficial for the fulfillment of good relationships.

It is also important to note that there are many types of marriage charms to suit all kinds of love problems, including those for those who are in one-sided or two-sided love as well as those for those who do not yet love someone and those who want to get married.

One Sided Love
For couples

Those who wish for new encounters and good marriages are encouraged to write their wishes wholeheartedly on the "Koi no Gakkake Ema" (wish tablet for love).
For those who wish to strengthen their relationship with their partner or get back together with their partner, it is recommended to pray for a special match-making ceremony.

[Address] 1-317 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (View Map)

Yasaka Shrine Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City

One of Kyoto's representative old shrines, enshrining the god of good luck and marriage

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is the head shrine of all Gion shrines in Japan. 

The shrine was founded in the 2nd year of Emperor Saimei (656). 

The shrine is said to have quelled an epidemic that swept through the capital of Kyoto, and since then it has been worshipped as a shrine to ward off bad luck.

Yasaka Shrine is also famous for its blessing of marriage. 

Also, If you are lucky, you may see an old-fashioned wedding ceremony being held in the main hall or the dance hall, which will increase your expectations for the fulfillment of a good marriage.

Yasaka Shrine Marriage

[Address] 625 Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (View Map)

Kibune Shrine [Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City]

Pray for the fulfillment of a good marriage by making a pilgrimage to the three shrines and writing a request in the "Kubunbun" (a written request for a good marriage).

Kibune Shrine is located deep in the mountains of Kurama and Kibune, and is worshiped as the god of water and the god of marriage. 

Kibune Shrine is well known for its good luck in love, including match-making, breakups, and reconciliation.

Kibune Shrine

When visiting the shrine for the fulfillment of a good marriage, please make a pilgrimage to the three shrines in the following order: Hongu (main shrine), Okumiya (inner shrine), and Nakamiya (connecting shrine). 

It is said that if you write your wish on a long, thin, green "Kotsubun," sacred writing, tie it at the Knotting Shrine, and pray, your wish will come true.

[Address] 180 Kurama Kibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (View Map)

Nomiya Shrine [Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City]

Nomiya Shrine is dedicated to the gods of "good marriage," "childbirth," and "study," and it is said that if you pray, you will receive blessings. 

Those who have problems are encouraged to make a wish. 

Nomiya Shrine


There is a turtle-shaped doctor called "Turtle Stone" at the shrine and shrine.

The unique turtle stone, with its chunky shape like a turtle, enshrines Nomiya Daikokuten, the god of marriage.

It is said that if you touch the turtle stone while chanting a wish related to marriage, your wish will come true within a year.

Turtle Stone

Nojima Shrine has cute charms shaped paired rings to wish good marriage. 

Nomiya Shrine Charm

[Address] 1 Saganonomiya-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (View Map)

Kyoto has many attractive temples and shrines. In this article, we have introduced temples and shrines for those who are looking for love fulfillment.

If you have a chance to travel to Kyoto, please visit the temples and shrines introduced in this article!

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