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Worth going to see people crawling through the shrine as part of a ritual - hadn’t seen that... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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if you need to break one lunk with someone but you still have some feelings for her or him go to... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
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70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Worth going to see people crawling through the shrine as part of a ritual - hadn’t seen that anywhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

I sought this shrine out after hearing about it's unique quality to sever or solidify ties with someone or something. I considered trying it myself but there are no translated directions and I was nervous about getting it wrong. It was interesting but not really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited before noon in late January but there had been many visitors. There's no enough space so that there's a long line to pray the god. And to crawl through a monument as well. There's a notion if you don't have time, you can...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ithappens2013
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Firstly, write down your wish to “ofuda”(a strip of paper) which is called “katashiro” ; what you want to get bond with, and what you want to cut the connection (relationship) with. Secondly, hold katashiro and pass through the stone tunnel from one side to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

if you need to break one lunk with someone but you still have some feelings for her or him go to that place normally if you respect the ceremonie and process....dont have back pain.... your wish ll come true

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed August 5, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed May 10, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Adele W
Reviewed December 28, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank PreetiPabreja
Reviewed December 2, 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!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
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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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