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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Narita

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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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  • If you are staying in the Narita area, this is a place you should not missed. The temple is a nice quiet place with a nature park behind the temple which you can stroll around for a few hours. If you....  more
    If you are staying in the Narita area, this is a place you should not missed. The temple is a nice quiet place with a nature park behind the temple which you can stroll around for a few hours. If you....  more »
  • One of many shrines in the Narita complex, it is a lovely example of Japanese style temples with all the outside structures painted. You can only walk around it but that is enough. 
    One of many shrines in the Narita complex, it is a lovely example of Japanese style temples with all the outside structures painted. You can only walk around it but that is enough.  more »
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  • We landed in the Narita airport and decided to stay close by for the first night. To our delight and totally unplanned we discovered that there was a beautiful temple and park within 18 minutes walking distance of our hotel. We decided to pay a visit in the morning before taking the bus to Tokyo. A walk through the impressive landscaped grounds surrounding the temple was our first exposure to Japan and left an indelible impression. Very symbolic of the splendid beauty to be found throughout this beautiful country.
  • Center of belief in Narita area. Very close to the airport. Worth half a day trip if you have time to spare before boarding. The busy street leading from the train station to the temple is lively. Lots of famous eel restaurants among the road. Be sure to take a tour inside the pagoda at the top of the hill. There's also a museum worth visiting located inside the park.

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