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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  • Not very far away from Narita airport, so if you just wanted to go on a nice walk it's a quiet, lovely place to go to.  more »
  • The morning goma ceremony is at 6:00AM, an ideal time to visit as the grounds are deserted and entirely peaceful.  more »
  • It was raining when we visited but it added to the mystic of the experience.It was a very compelling day for us.So much tradition and culture. Well worth the walk up the hill to see.  more »
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  • If you have a layover at Narita airport for more than 4 hours, I would highly recommend you stepping out and taking the tour of this beautiful shrine not too far away from the airport. A quick 20 min ride and some walk through this pretty area leads to you to this shrine. You get a glimpse of Japanese food, Eel is a specialty here, some crafts and so much more The shrine itself is set on beautiful grounds, almost Forest Lake area and pretty landscape. The structure is a wooden Pagoda and the minute you enter you feel meditative. I have not been to Japan so I felt that this was a great introduction to that amazing country
  • For somewhere so close to the airport this place sure is out of the way. And touristy. And expensive. ぜんざい for 750円? Really?? The temple itself is nice and expansive, but this place really is a tourist destination so I wouldn't lose sleep over giving it a miss. There are billions of nice temples in Japan for you to visit.
  • This is a must place to stop at if you are in Narita or the vicinity. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, and the temples are magnificent. I only had a couple of hours to spend but will definitely visit again. It is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever been to. Only 20 minutes away from the airport, if you have a few hours to spare definitely make it a point to visit. In one word - SPECTACULAR!
  • My first visit to Japan happened in 2017 after I was given a Single entry visa. It was a dream come true because I’ve heard so much of Japan. A close family brought me here right from the airport. I found it a solemn place to worship and was able to experience somehow the traditions of Japanese people...😀
  • Breathtaking religious and historical site, easy access by 10-minutes walk through a busy pedestrian street from Narita Station. Take 1-2 hours at least to discover the entire area and its numerous beautiful buildings and garden paths. If you have difficulty walking uphill, elevators also connect the various levels of the site. Highly recommended also if you just spend a few hours around Narita airport!
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