Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Narita

One of the largest complexes of its kind in the country, Naritasan Shinsho-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 Shinsho-ji Temple and other attractions in Narita using our Narita vacation maker tool .
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  • Sapporo Betsuin went this year with good riddance, Motoyama went for the first time, I was surprised at the magnitude of. Site was designated, was a nice place. The location help 6 nokyo-sho also spend it alone.
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  • There so I went to the night dark, well I don't know, quite large land area is. Also, can walk from Narita put the spirit a little.
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  • We have visited the Narita-san park with its remarkable pagoda‘s, temples and grean area on our last day before leaving Japan. If you‘re staying in an airport-hotel I strongly recommend to take a few ...  more »
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  • We visited this temple, garden, and cemetery on a layover between two flights a day apart. If it was your only chance to experience Japan, it will give you the full flavor. Celebrating its 1080 anniversary this year, it is clean, totally maintained, and has extensive well designed grounds. We would definitely like to come again sometime!
  • Amazing place surrounded by quite dense park/forrest. Complex of several buildings and pagodas, with the mighty looking pagoda of peace at it's end. If you get lucky and find help of local guide, you will be introduced to many ideas of budhism. Also, the main road from JR train station is lined with traditional shops selling souvenirs, food, sweets/drinks and much more!
  • Had a four and a half hour layover on my way to Dallas from Singapore and decided to take a taxi to and from the temple, at least getting the chance to do something cultural while passing through Narita. I'd love to come back and actually spend more than an hour walking around. I feel like I only got to see half of the complex... but what I did get to see I did enjoy. And I feel like most people going to Tokyo bypass Narita all together, so at least I got to do something that most tourist overlook.
  • Easily accessible from Narita Station, the walk to this temple is filled with market stores and side streets. Enjoy local food, drinks, and wares on your way to the gorgeous temple. Try to get the high milk fat ice cream and custard pastries; they're heavenly!
  • TL;DR: Amazing views, beautiful buildings, annual events. Recommend you allow 2-3 hours for your visit. _____ Naritasan Shingon Temple includes five important cultural buildings, the oldest being "Komyodo", which was built in 1701. The temple grounds offer much to see, including a small waterfall, and ponds containing turtles and koi. Annual events include: April - Taiko drum festival. May - firelight performances of Noh plays. July - Gion Festival. August - Obon. November - Shichigosan. December - burning of amulets.
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