Temple 17: Idoji

Idoji means, “Temple of the Well”. And it is here where your future fortune may be put to the test. Inside there is a well, and the well is in a dimly lit room. It is said that if you can see your reflection in the water below good fortune will come. And if you can’t, well… Anyway, let’s just say that things are not going to look so great for you in the short term.

The main deity of Idoji is Yakushi Nyorai, and healing is the primary theme for this temple also. This temple had undergone a couple of rebuilds but has remained pretty much intact since the 17th century, with modifications to the main temple in the 1970s.