The Goshuin is recommended for memories of your Kyoto trip.
In English it is called redstamp or temple stamp.
The Goshuin is a proof of worship that you can get at each shrine or temple.
This is so beautiful!
There are many types and they are perfect as souvenirs.
Here I will teach you how to redeem that Goshuin.
What is a “Goshuin”?
Goshuin is written in Japanese as “御朱印”
The goshuin can be found anywhere in Kyoto.
This is a paper with the name of the shrine and temple and the date of visit.
This is a testimony of worship.
The paper can be left as it is, but it is very convenient if you have a “Goshuinbook”
Goshuinbook is written in Japanese as “御朱印帳”
You can save it as a collection book later.
You can also buy the Goshuinbook at each shrine and temple.
Each design is beautiful.
You can buy the Goshuinbook for about 2000 yen.
How to get a Goshuin
You can get the Goshuin at the shrine or temple’s office.
It is a place selling omamori(amulet) etc.
If you don’t know where it is, ask the Japanese “Goshuin”.
You can tell me right away.
Please get it after the worshiping.
Most of the Goshuin are reasonable at 300 yen.
You can buy as many as you like.
If you have a Goshuinbook, hand it over and it will be written directly to it.
Popular shrines have a waiting time.
Recommended in the morning and evening.
The Goshuin design
Some shrines have a Goshuin for a limited time.
Some of them are very artistic Goshuin, so it is interesting to look for them.
▼ 圓徳院(entokuin) has two types of Goshuin.
▼ 建勲神社(kenkun) Shrine’s “Oda Nobunaga” version Goshuin.
Search for “Kyoto Goshuin” and find your favorite Goshuin.
Collecting is very fun!
I think that the Goshuin is the best monument for traveling to Kyoto.