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70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-5127
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Cut bad relations

Many people come to this shrine to pray for cutting bad relations. And they go through a large ring... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kimitaka S
via mobile
unique experience

Just few steps away from our Airbnb, we passed by this place everyday. We were fascinated to see... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
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70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-5127
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many people come to this shrine to pray for cutting bad relations. And they go through a large ring provided. This has a symbolic meaning of reborn in a different world, while leave any bad things behind.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Just few steps away from our Airbnb, we passed by this place everyday. We were fascinated to see the rock fully covered with papers containing wishes...We were curious to see local people, young and old, crawling through the rock so we decided to do the...More

Thank vtshai
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Truly lucky to be in Kyoto on the day the shrine celebrated it's festival day. Our guide made a special point to bring us here. There is relatively short Shinto ceremony which culminates in the burning of wishing sticks people would have written their wishes....More

Thank Adele W
Reviewed 28 December 2016

At the bottom of Hanami-koji, take a left and about one block east, turn right to go through a stone toori shrine gate, down the path, through the red toori gate into the temple. The main attraction for most obviously is the power stone, but...More

Thank PreetiPabreja
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not sure if we can manage ”fates”, but the reputation is great. When going through a little stone, you can stop all bad fates, and when going through it again, you can invite good fates. You should try anyway if you want to change!

Thank hakiko_5
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this site by chance as we were using Google Maps to navigate to one place to another. The world on the stone tori (gate) caught our attention, it describes the shrine as a place to pray for breaking off all kinds of bad...More

Thank Dandelion_muse
Reviewed 13 March 2016

It's said that by crawling in and out the hole you will be able to attract good relationships and shed off bad ones. It's worth go pay a visit as it's near Gion and take a funny video.

1  Thank EC-HK
Reviewed 9 March 2016

As opposed to other temples in Kyoto, this one exists primarily for the featured stone, which allows one to either thrive or perish in their love life (depending on which way they desire to travel through the stone.) It is a bit goofy, but worth...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 27 July 2015

it is said that if one prays here and crawl through the hole, then he/she can get rid of an unwanted love affair. we watched several young good-looking girls do the routine.

1  Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed 3 December 2014

If you ever go to Kyoto, this shrine is a must. I briefly saw something on TV about it in the summer, and because of the unusual look of the huge power stone monument (with all its paper strips), I didn't hesitate to add Yasui-Konpiragu...More

5  Thank Yoshiko O
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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