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Address: 70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Stop bad fate and incite good fate

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... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Tokyo, Japan
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Westford, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 I was most taken in by the unusual Buddhist-style subshrine with the Buddhist bell and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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86 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 relationships and initiating good ones. There's a stone with a hole in it. After writing... More 

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Hong Kong
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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
Toronto, Canada
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661 reviews
414 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
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 a short detour.

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Beijing, China
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251 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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
Yokohama, Japan
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 to my mental list of places to visit in Kyoto. The shrine is open 24/7.... More 

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Deer Park, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2010

This small shrine isn't really a tourist attraction--there's no breathtaking historical architecture, nothing amazing to see, and it's on a bit of a side street south of Gion. But it was my favorite place to go in Kyoto. Though I never saw any other foreigners, there were always a few locals, usually young women, when I stopped by. Charms that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2009

3 times in this shrine and it never gets old! it's a neat little shrine by kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) - didn't see any foreign visitors there but if you have time before/after your visit to kiyomizu, it's right by the bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui" (東山安井) on the opposite side of 清水寺 (once you get off the bus, don't cross the street...... More 

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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 glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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