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Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, Narita
(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Saying its a "must do", is more a testament to how little else there is to see in the town. It's great to be able to see such a nice temple if you have a few hour layover. Easy to get to from the trai...  more »
  • 香火鼎盛的古老寺廟,若不為參拜而來,華麗的建築風格也非常吸引人,新勝寺佔地十分廣大,此次時間緊迫,未能至庭園參觀有些可惜,參拜路線自總門需拾階而上,穿過仁山門至大本堂,若同行有年長或年幼者,可自光輪閣旁的緩坡步行即可行至大本堂,較不費力。 
  • Tried to casually come because the long layover at Narita. Here is the famous Temple. There were a lot of 11-weekend, coming 753 families. Great Chrysanthemum exhibition
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  • Amazing area, I got lost on purpose here for 2 days straight wandering the grounds, the temples and the areas. For photographers this is a zen mecca, for buddhist, watching the ceremonies is magical and for a tourist, every bit of these grounds are enchanting and for those seeking solace and meditation, well it's just what the doctor ordered. I can not say enough about this truly magical place. There is absolutely no reason I can see that anyone would rate this historical icon of an area anything less than 5 stars. You get to wander, no one bothers you, it's free to go in and everyone has so much peace and respect there. Beautiful people in the town of Narita as well!
  • Beautiful, serene, peaceful and quiet place. No bus loads of tourists to ruin it (visited at 6pm). Has its own gardens and hiking trails. Most areas of temple is accessible. There is only one construction ongoing for one of temple prayer halls but it is OK. Very big temple square.
  • Peaceful rest stop from Narita airport. Amazing otomesando and food!
  • If you have around 4 hours in transit through Narita Airport and you have VISA to enter Japan, you could visit this temple. It takes less than 20 min train from Narita Airport. Nearby Narita City also have some local restaurant and gift shop where you could get a small bite of Japan on your way to other places!
  • Amazing gardens and so peaceful. Not a speck of dirt or stray paper around. Was very impressed.