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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

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Address: 1 Narita, Narita 286-0023, Chiba Prefecture
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+81 476-22-2111
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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This temple is known for its fire ritual, which is performed several times...

This temple is known for its fire ritual, which is performed several times a day. Visitors wishing to know their fortunes can purchase paper oracles from vending machines located on the grounds or pay a visit to one of the local soothsayers.

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A taste of Japan during a long layover

I was directed to this temple during a day long layover at Narita and it was perfect! The proximity to the airport couldn't be better (2 stops on subway plus a short walk) and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad place. Took some pictures, was glad to see a temple in Japan. Very popular and prayed. Loved that it was only 4.5 dollars but would've rather went to Chiba park and city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was directed to this temple during a day long layover at Narita and it was perfect! The proximity to the airport couldn't be better (2 stops on subway plus a short walk) and there was plenty of opportunity to try local cuisine credible looking at street vendors along the way. To boot, I caught the end of a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little know to tourists, this temple visited by over 5 million Japanese a year. It's beautiful and it has beautiful garden at the back of the temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a long layover in Narita airport, consider a trip to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple instead of going into Tokyo. It is beautiful, peaceful, and extremely interesting. Part of the fun is getting there, as there is a wonderful pedestrian zone full of shops and food vendors (grilled eels seem to be a specialty) on the road from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go early you have a good chance of seeing the monks sing. there are lots of stairs all around the site so if your challenged with walking that might be a hindrance. I thought the entire site was very beautiful and well kept.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great temple in Narita area. Main temple building is not historical building but still must see great interior. Beside of main building, you can find several historical structures. It is fun to see numbers of stone monument for donation amount to this temple. We are easy to know how much money they got from believers in past.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to walk around, deceptively large. Probably best to read up a little (I didn't) before going, otherwise you have zero idea what you're looking at...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited during the New year holidays. It was very busy. Interesting but an athletic achievement as is at the top of a steep hill. Roads surrounded by food stalls. Fantastic atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the temple with my wife for the first time. Ogoma (Homa) in Dai-hondo (the Great Main Hall) is an event not to miss. Be sure to check its schedule (several times a day) in advance. As this is a popular foreigner destination, the temple, and stores/restaurants around the temple provide information in English. Wooden protective charms are good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to Narita late, so we only got to see the front side of the temple. It wasn't until I revisited the temple in the day light did I discover how big this place was. Behind the main temple, it extends out to a pagoda, and a park with 3 ponds. The street from the station to the temple... More 

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