Jishu Shrine

Jishu Shrine
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Oct, 26, 2018
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

Jishu Shrine, on the grounds of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, is known for the enshrinement of the God of “relationship bonds.” It is a famous power spot for those looking to pray for solid relationships, especially popular with couples looking to cement their bond. There are two “Love Stones” placed 18 meters apart on the temple grounds and it is said that if you are able to walk from one rock to the other with your eyes closed your wishes will come true. It is thought that the shrine dates back to the founding of Japan, and recent archaeological work discovered that the enshrined “Love Stone” dates back to the Jomon period. On the shrine grounds, the main hall, hall of worship, and gate are designated as Important Cultural Properties by the government of Japan and also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current shrine was rebuilt in 1633 under the edict of Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third Tokugawa shogun. This temple is an excellent chance to see, and learn about the different architectural styles of the Nara period built into the main shrine. This area is a very popular spot for viewing the cherry blossoms in spring.

Information of Spot Detail


1-317 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto

Telephone Number


Spot Types

World Heritage, Important cultural property, Temples/shrines

Business Hours

9:00 to 17:00

Regular Holiday

No closing days


Free (Note that the admission of Kiyomizu Temple is required.)


A 13 minute bus ride from JR Kyoto Station, then 10 minutes walk from Gojo-zaka bus stop
A 10 minute bus ride from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station or keihan Gionshijo Station, then a 10 minute walk from Kiyomizu-zaka or Gojo-zaka bus stops

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