Every day, loads of visitors crowd here to pray for lasting love and line up for one of the double-cat charms in hopes of taking some of that love luck home. Husband and wife, they are two of the most revered gods in the Shinto pantheon. On the street, walk to the left along Edo Dori (boulevard) with the river on your right.The shrine chose the cats in a brilliant PR move long ago to symbolize the heavenly couple. Walk for about ten minutes, you'll see a large baseball field and sports center. You'll pass a Sunkus convenience store and several coffee shops.This is a place to celebrate and express our heart connections through shrine making.It is a space for all shrine (altar, temple) makers who like to share ideas and inspirations about making and living with a personal shrine, bringing mindfulness to daily living.Omikuji -- fortune telling papers -- are a must to see if those romantic dreams will get off to a smooth start. Hopeful romantics write their wishes on the back and hang it in the shrine grounds for the Gods.To give you an idea of how pervasive Dai Jingu's reputation is, Narita International Airport did a tie-up with the shrine for Valentine's Day this year called "Nari-Koi".stay home, take care of the kids, always pour new alcohol into his empty glass etc.).Maybe they also think that a foreign woman might expect from their man that he’s telling his feelings straight out several times a day, something a shy Japanese man just won’t do.
A visit to pray and buy a charm is an absolute must for young Japanese women hoping to find a suitable partner or hold onto the one they have.
Dai Jingu is affiliated with one of Japan's most ancient and holy places, the Ise Grand Shrine.
That makes Dai Jingu powerful in just about any category of wish fulfillment.
However, be warned: If you want to read about bragging stories of all those Western guys who get laid a hundred times per day, then you came to the wrong place. You certainly won’t find that here – and not from a foreign girl like me!
And at the same time there’s only a very tiny number of foreign (read: non-Asian) women with Japanese men next to them. Maybe that’s a secret we’ll never quite get, but there are many theories!