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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Narita, Narita 286-0023, Chiba Prefecture
+81 476-22-2111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

well worth the visit, for the street leading to the temple and the temple itself. You will get the real flavor of being in a culture different than yours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rbaron8680
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A leisure walk from Narita Rail Station to this temple takes about 20 minutes. The walk itself is a pleasure. The narrow street leading to the temple is lined by many small local shops selling all sorts of Japanese niceties. Quite worthy of exploring. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After underwhelming stays at Narita Airport hotels (they weren't bad, but felt like every other airport hotel), we decided to investigate the historic city of Narita on a whim. We found a ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel) facing Naritasan temple for a reasonable rate. On arrival,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Jared B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple visit was easy to do solo. On a Sunday, arrived midmorning and came back at 1pm. Exiting immigration wasn’t an issue, no line. I lost my train ticket, remember to keep your ticket. I had to buy an extra ticket to get back....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank guamjohn671
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The temple is impressive and beautiful at the same time. And the surroundings, the garden, is also in the winter nice to be. I always come here when I'm in Narita.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those who have come across my post before I'm a horrible picture taker. That being said the Temple structure is gorgeous. Keep in mind it does have religious significance so I was as respectful as could be but here are the few pictures I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WanderingNonRev
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

The history and beauty of this place is very moving. Really appreciated the chance to respectfully observe and take in some of the history and heritage of narita and it’s culture and beliefs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Spend an afternoon walking an exploring the park behind the temple complex in Narita. Many don’t venture past the main temple area. You will need some descent walking shoes and some mosquito repellant in the summer. Bring your camera.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

From arrival floor, go down to the train station. Buy the ticket to Narita station. Get a map of NaritaSan at the information desk.about 10 min to Narita station. It is about 12 minutes walking from Narita station. Ramen or eels are the famous cuisine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JpnExr
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

There is so much to this attraction, oodles of temples and so much fun with in all of them. The lake which runs through the whole thing is stunning as is the pagoda. There is also a new temple to view, which is extremely special....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 16, 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
The hotel Richmond is very nice and close. Just a short walk to the Naritasan Hhinsho-ji Temple and just an escalator ride from the train station. I usually stay at the Toyoko-Inn and take the shuttle to both the Temple and... More
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Response from symbolman | Reviewed this property |
It's is a beautiful temple very calming, take ttt he time to see and enjoy.
September 22, 2017|
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Response from travelcap a | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. Afternoon is fine. The walk to the temple is nice, for shopping you can go to Aeon mall (tax free). Nothing much around.