Japan's Love Shrine - Jishu

Finding romance in the hills of Kyoto

By Ohsang Yoo    - 1 min read

Kiyomizu Dera, the biggest and most famous temple in Kyoto, is the first place that many tourists want to go. I know Kiyomizu Dera is already famous, so I want to introduce a small shrine behind the main hall in the temple.

Jishu Shrine is famous for its stone, called 'the stone of love'. There is a legend about the stone. If you want to find your true love, there are two big stones in the middle of the shrine. First, touch the stone and close your eyes. Then try to walk to the other stone with your eyes closed. If you can find the other stone and touch that, you will find your true love. Actually I saw many women in that shrine. I wonder why?

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Ohsang Yoo

Ohsang Yoo @ohsang.yoo

I have been to Japan twice, Tokyo and Osaka to interview with japanese college students. Senior grade of Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea 2009~2011 The editor in chief, The Sungkyunkwan Weekly / Intern of Prime minister's Secretariat 2012~2013 Military Service, ROK Army 2014~ Intern Journalist of The monthly Chosun