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A Japanese friend said that Kurama-dera temple in Kyoto, Japan is popular with those praying for love, both with people who are single and those who are in an existing relationship.

However, I can't find a mention of that on either the English or Japanese-language editions of Wikipedia, or Japanese Wikipedia's article on Yuki-jinja shrine, or by googling about Kurama-dera and love. However, the English edition of Wikipedia mentions that the temple isn't well-known by non-Japanese, so that may explain the lack of google hits confirming this.

Is Kuruma-dera popular with those praying for love?

  • Fortunately there are still lots of places that haven't been totally revealed on the internet, that locals love and tourists haven't over run. – user13044 Oct 10 '16 at 9:58
  • @Tom don't worry - with the tiny amount of web traffic Travel.SE gets, tourists still won't overrun it. Besides, there's plenty of places that get mentioned by Lonely Planet that aren't overrun by tourists. – Andrew Grimm Oct 10 '16 at 10:00
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about travel. – mts Oct 10 '16 at 12:15
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    @mts - FWIW it's difficult to see how this question is not about travel? – Fattie Oct 10 '16 at 12:41
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    If you want to go to one in Kyoto well known for praying for love, the 地主神社 within the 清水寺 complex would be a better (and more accessible) bet. After conferring with some colleagues who live in Kyoto, they seem to just suggest that 鞍馬寺 is generally a spiritual place rather than one related specifically to love. My experiences from the three times I have been there seemed to confirm this. Some online searches (in Japanese) mention it as a "romantic power spot" but otherwise I couldn't find anything that would relate it to love. – The Wandering Coder Oct 11 '16 at 7:17

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