Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, NaritaCurrently Open
- Address: 1 Narita, Chiba Prefecture 286-0023, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +81-0476222111
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
About Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Narita
Popular for fulfilling many wishes and equally popular or its stunning Asian architecture Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is loved by tourists and locals alike.The temple was founded by Kancho Daisojo in 940 with the Shingon Buddhist ideology. Dedicated to Acala (Japanese: Fudo myoo (called the ‘Fire god’), the temple is known for its its regular Goma ritual of burning wooden amulets. For architecture lovers, the sheer design, colors and sculptures, make this place special.
Naritasan Shinshoji Temple Ticket Prices
- Admission is Free.
- Free tours are available daily from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm.
How To reach Naritasan Shinshoji Temple by Public Transport
- By Train: Narita Station (3 kilometers away)
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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Narita Reviews
Easily accessible from Narita Station, the walk to this temple is filled with market stores and side streets. Enjoy local food, drinks, and wares on your way to the gorgeous temple. Try to get the high milk fat ice cream and custard pastries; they're heavenly!
Narita Temple (Shinsho-Ji) is one of the best temple complexes in Japan. It’s very easy to get to from the airport & I highly recommend any one coming to Japan for the first time to visit here. There is also an amazing old town with very famous eel shops & hot rice cookies. The temple is open everyday of the year & has many many special events. New Year is particularly special to visit for many. They have many documents in English and most of he staff are happy to help. Make sure you walk round the entire grounds at the back side there is a stunning Japanese Garden. Parking is approx ¥800 for the day although 4-5hrs is more than enough to visit.
I visited this thousand-year-old temple when I got stranded in Narita for a day and Northwest Airlines had to put me up in a hotel because I missed my connecting flight to Manila due to a delayed departure from Houston. It turned out to be a really nice little day trip. The temple was very interesting indeed. In a bustling hilly city with tiny cars packing narrow streets and blocks of shops with neon signs stacked on top of each other, the Naritasan Shinsyoji Temple grounds is a spacious oasis of tranquility. Since its initial erection in 940 AD to enshrine an image of the deity Fudomyoo, said to have suppressed a revolt against the emperor Suzaku, additional halls and pagodas have been built through the centuries, and now it holds numerous ceremonies and rituals in the Buddhist calendar...
Beautiful temple grounds. But a bit crazy on New Year Day. Looks like all of Japan comes here to get good luck for the year.
Normally I think many temples I visited in Japan are just the same as others but this temple was quite magnificent. It has few steps you may need to keep in mind if you have physically challenging health condition but the visit is totally worth of it. The decoration on the old temples are amazing.