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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Narita

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Must see · Historic Site · Religious Site
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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  • Take free tour. Stayed at an airport hotel. Took free shuttle to rail station then took a pleasant 15 min walk to the temple complex. Checked in and we asked for the free English guide of the...  more »
  • Temple is the hottest spot in Narita. All the local people advertise it and you should definitely visit it. The temple is located in a huge park with lakes and waterfalls and consists of other...  more »
  • 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.

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