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Goshuin

About Goshuin

Goshuin is a stamp which a visitor can receive when he/she visits a temple or shrine. At Byodoin Temple, one of the kanji Chinese characters which makes up the word is different from the general term for Goshuin. While general Goshuin are literally represented as “red stamps”, the one from Byodoin Temple is “to collect stamps” which implies a meaning that the person “continues to collect” temple stamps as a testament of his/her visit. There are two Goshuin designs: “Phoenix Hall (Hou-ou-do)” and “Buddha Amida (Amida Nyorai).” Choose one and the temple staff will draw the stamp with a calligraphy brush beautifully.

Goshuin ¥300
Goshuin is available 9:00-17:00
*The reception might be closed before 17:00
if there are a large number of people who wish to receive a Goshuin.

Goshuin Reception

*The Goshuin reception of Jodo-in Temple and Saisho-in Temple are opened irregularly.

Goshuin Notebook

On the sedate navy or ocher fabric, the phoenix and Phoenix Hall are beautifully depicted with golden embroidery.

Goshuin Notebook (Phoenix / Phoenix Hall) ¥1,500

Simple Goshuin notebooks (Red or Green) are also available (¥1,000).