Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, Narita

One of the largest complexes of its kind in the country, Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple represents one of the country's most important religious sites. The 10th-century Shingon Buddhist temple, just a short jaunt from the city's airport, sits within sprawling grounds dotted with many shrines, halls, and pagodas, each featuring classic swooping rooftops adorned with gold and red accents. Don't miss the complex's main pagoda, a 58 m (190 ft) tall structure erected in the 1980s. Arrange to visit Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple and other attractions in Narita using our Narita vacation maker tool .
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  • I believe that this temple is well are known and visited by Japanese than tourists. The temple has hogyo-type roof and it is well maintained. While the temple is impressive, don’t miss the garden at t...  more »
  • The temple complex is definitely worth a visit and just seemed to be never ending. Lots of look at and appreciate.  more »
  • View point near Narita Airport. Too much business. No special features, because the location is near the airport, if there is no other choice to go to.
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  • Normally I think many temples I visited in Japan are just the same as others but this temple was quite magnificent. It has few steps you may need to keep in mind if you have physically challenging health condition but the visit is totally worth of it. The decoration on the old temples are amazing.
  • Very large campus of temples with beautiful buildings and quiet natural areas with trees and water. Stunningly peaceful and beautiful.
  • Great place to visit if you have three or more hours layover at Narita Airport. It's a good ten minutes train ride away. It's a large and highly popular Buddhist complex in Narita City.
  • Well worth a stop whether during a layover at Narita or a planned visit. Omotesando Street leading from the JR Narita Station to the temple is picturesque with buildings of the Edo-period style, interesting shops and restaurants. The people are so friendly and helpful. The Temple, grounds and gardens are stunning and truly unique.
  • Beautiful park and grounds with ponds and lush trees. A good place to visit if you have a few hours to spare during a layover at Narita Tokyo airport. It's a 10min metro ride from the airport to Narita station

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The accommodations of Narita come in two main areas: by the airport and in the town proper. As such, they cater to those just passing through, and those here to see the sights. By the airport, you'll find business hotels, with simple rooms, gyms, and pools. In the town center, a collection of simple hotels and hostels sit next to the main train station, while a number of traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) provide atmospheric stays on the streets just off the main thoroughfare leading to the temple.
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