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Yasui Konpiragu Shrine (安井金比羅宮)

A Shinto shrine located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City popularly known as Yasui no Konpira-san. Fujiwara no Kamatari established the shrine during the reign of Emperor Tenchi. He planted purple wisterias and named it Fuji-dera (the Temple of Wisteria) in prayer for the prosperity of his clan and the perpetuation of his descendants. The shrine is principally dedicated to Emperor Sutoku, who excised all desire from himself and became a monk in the Konpiragu in the former Sanuki Province; accordingly, the temple has attracted faithful seeking to excise all bad attachments and make good ones since ancient times. It is believed that spouses and couples who have a good relationship and come here will not see their relationships ended but rather find them growing deeper.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Shimobentenchou 70 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755615127
place

All day

Review of Yasui-Konpiragu

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/12 What you gotta know . . .
This shrine is home to a stone that is thought to bind good relationships tighter or sever bad ones. To take advantage of the stones powers, purchase a special piece of paper from the counter next...
Reviewed:2018/11/09 Unique
Worth going to see people crawling through the shrine as part of a ritual - hadn’t seen that anywhere else.
Reviewed:2018/11/05 Intriguing Concept
I sought this shrine out after hearing about its 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...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Shimobentenchou 70 [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755615127
Hours
All day
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available (5spaces)
* 30 minutes 200yen (Discount available at the office at the time of worship)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.