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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Visit to Shinshoji Temple, Narita, Japan

We had several hours to wait for our connecting flight at Narita airport, so we decided to go to the city of Narita and visit Shinshoji Temple. The city is close to the airport... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Buccinasco, Italy
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Buccinasco, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had several hours to wait for our connecting flight at Narita airport, so we decided to go to the city of Narita and visit Shinshoji Temple. The city is close to the airport and easy to reach by train. The temple consists of several buildings immersed in a very beautiful park. We were pleased that there very few tourists... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was around 4.30 pm so the temple was pretty well empty. I could not see indoors at all. All the exterior buildings were very attractive and well maintained.

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Freehold, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time to go into Tokyo on our layover at Narita, but we got to see the beautiful Naritasan Temple instead. It was really interesting to see the buildings and read about the history and culture. Warning--LOTS of steps!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic, peaceful & beautiful place to visit.... I've been coming here for over 25 years & always visit the temples & walk around the huge gardens and the carp filled lakes-a place for contemplating life... A must see, especially when the trees are blossoming in springtime... Treat yourself !

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Niiza, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family tradition for years is to visit this shrine every January, May and September. For international visitors, Naritasan is a great taste of Japanese culture and history, being over 1000 years old. I recommend the main temple, as well as the inari (fox). The inari is known for helping you succeed in business, so plenty of employees visit it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

reasonably easy to get to from the Narita City train station along a street lined with pilgrim shops and restaurants this is a functioning temple so best to be at least a little sensitive to the needs of its parishoners. The fire ceremony is very interesting and can be attended by non parishioners but no photos are allowed inside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naritasan Shinshoji temple is a great introduction into Japanese culture. The main road from the Train Station to the temple is lined with shops for omiyage and places to eat. Once inside the temple compound there is a good range of Japanese architecture and a garden walk.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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