Naritasan Shinshoji: Iouden

Naritasan Iouden Goshuin– Naritasan Shinshoji – 成田山新勝寺 –
– Iouden – 醫王殿
Narita (成田) – December 27, 2017

Iouden is a very new temple that was built in 2017. Everything is so shiny and the fresh cut wood still smells amazing. I love old temples, but the smell of a newly built wood building is amazing. Also the fresh black lacquer was like black glass. It was beautiful.

I visited home for the first time in almost two years during winter vacation this year. On the way home I had a whopping 8 hour layover in Narita, so I decided to go check out Narita-san Temple.

Naritasan Shinshoji has several temples on the grounds and you can get six different goshuin when you visit. They have a map on their Japanese site. Yes, it’s all in Japanese, but there are enough images on there to make it easy to understand. You’ll be granted a goshuin for 300 yen each and if you’d like the Naritasan goshuincho, it costs 2000 yen and you can choose from 3 different colors.

The goshuin you can receive at Naritasan Shinshoji are: Great Main Hall, Shakado, Shusse Inari, Komyodo, Iouden, and the Great Peace Pagoda.


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