J and I got married on Christmas Eve in Kyoto 2009, 5 years ago! Since we lived in Osaka we have made it a tradition to go back to the shrine we got married at and pray.
This year we went a little earlier than usual as we couldn’t be together for our anniversary or Christmas.
The hostel we are staying at in Kyoto is a ten minute walk to the shrine we got married at Christmas Eve 2009. It was our first visit since.
It was really lovely to go back, the shrine looked a bit different in the hot sun and all the greenery was out. It was also quite busy as there was an arts festival in the grounds.
We said a prayer and thanked the gods for our marriage and safe return to Japan.
I’m sure we will visit it again soon.