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Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, Narita

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Add Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple and other attractions to your Narita trip itinerary using our Narita trip itinerary maker.
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  • We took advantage of free tour offered by Narita City mainly for tourists with long layover time. Be sure to register first time it open at tourist counter on ground floor and tour guide will take you...  read more »
  • Been here many times before and it's a very big temple wonderful if you have a long transit at Narita airport. Over new nears eve was extra special. Locals paying their respect in their kimonos . It i...  read more »
  • As we were up early, we were two of about 5 people wandering through the temple. It's a great place to visit and see many of the concepts of Japanese garden design as well as temples from earlier era....  read more »
  • Found this place to visit during a long layover at NRT. To say I was impressed is the understatement of the year—this place is IMPRESSIVE! I took the train from NRT for ¥260 (about $2.30 USD). Taking the train is a breeze (use Google Maps and it will tell you how much to pay, which train to take, the track number, and how many stops until your stop). Then I followed Google Maps and walked the final km from the station to the temple (a beautiful walk on its own). I hadn't researched the temple that much, but the complex is HUGE with a half dozen massive buildings/temples and very spacious and well groomed grounds. I'd recommend planning at least a couple hours if you plan to see it all, and more time if you'd like to shop/eat at the numerous shops that line the road on the way there.
  • Beautiful temple with gorgeous park/grounds behind it. Wander behind the main temple and you will find soulful and lovely rock paths and even a waterfall! The temple is active and we came across two different monks praying/chanting/playing drums. All very soulful especially in the pouring rain. The plum blossoms were peeking out...simply gorgeous. We did this on a long layover at Narita. Really worth it.
  • Everytime I go to Japan I always bring my family and friends here. Usually I take day trips to Japan just to relax and enjoy. I get here cheap and enjoy a walk to enjoy the scenery. From narita terminal 1- Exit the arrivals and head to bus stop 31. Take the green and red trolley to aeon mall (¥150-¥250). From there I walk to the temple (google directions to get there). Trolley ride is about 15min and walking to the temple is about 20min. Its good when you have long layovers.
  • It is well worth your time to visit here. Its beautiful,well maintained and has a lot of history. Also walk around the tranquil gardens in behind the temple if you have time.
  • Wonderful temple. Nice place to visit during a layover in Narita.
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