Each Shinto shrine in Japan is said to have different wish-fulfilling powers. One of the most popular wishes for many in Japan is to find true and long-lasting love. In this feature, we introduce the most famous shrine in Tokyo and anyone who wants to pray for love should visit this shrine.
Located in Tokyo, it is a short walk from Iidabashi Station. No matter which day you visit this shrine, you will see many couples praying for long-lasting love and singles praying to find their true love.
While we visited, there were miko-san (shrine maidens or priestesses) performing a ceremony in the inner chamber.
The ema, votive plaques to write your wishes or prayers on, come in many designs. Most are associated with praying for love and are incredibly cute.
In Japanese, “enmusubi” (縁結び) refers to the establishment of good relationships and ties with the people and things in your life.
On many ema here you will see this word.
Next, let’s look at the omikuji, i.e. fortune slips. There are many types of omikuji here and you can see origami ones featuring kimono in colorful patterns above.
To find out your fortune associated with Happiness, pick up an omikuji from this box by inserting 200 yen.
For those keen to know what’s in store in terms of weather, pick up this adorable umbrella-shaped omikuji.
There is also a spot for writing your prayers on small wooden boards for 300 yen.
Write down your full name to receive blessings.
You can also write down your wishes on letter papers for 500 yen.
Choose your favorite color from these three.
Fold it and put it into this box.
As a keepsake, pick up one of the many charms and amulets available in a range of colors and designs.
Hang it on your bag or strap it to your phone. A great way to remember your visit to this shrine.
If you’re looking for love or wanting a long-lasting marriage, you must visit Tokyo’s most popular enmusubi shrine.
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