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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

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Address: 1 Narita, Narita 286-0023, Chiba Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 476-22-2111
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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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We visited after New Years when the crowds were on the decline, but it was still an experience to behold. The initial steps to the temple proper are quite steep, be prepared if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited after New Years when the crowds were on the decline, but it was still an experience to behold. The initial steps to the temple proper are quite steep, be prepared if you have weak knees, but around the corner is a lift if required.

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to this temple from our hotel as we had a layover for a flight. The temple itself is gorgeous, and the respect the locals have while there was wonderful to see. Ultra clean and well cared for. To get in was free, and well worth the visit. Be respectful! The Japanese are ultra conservative, polite and reserved. Act... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the very first attraction i visited in Japan. From outside it just looked a normal temple but once inside its series of beautiful structures and must say its well maintained.

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Thank DKPandey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really a very good place. The views are outstanding and you can see and experience how the buddist do their prayers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I've been to Tokyo many times, I never would have thought of spending a day at Narita airport. When my flight was canceled I had an extra day, and a friend suggested I visit Naritasan temple. So glad to have discovered this gem, and the adjacent small town! A short shuttle from the hotel and a 20-minute walk through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very positive experience during my 22h lay-over at Narita international airport. Got here and few hours went fast. By the way they keep it open also in the evenings

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit on a warm sunny day that was also 'Culture Day' so many children were in traditional dress with their proud parents. The walk up the hill from town takes about 20 minutes depending on the route one takes; at the temple complex itself there are lots of steps, but one can take an elevator... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shinshoji temple is located in the heart of narita. It is about 30 mins away from the narita airport. If you are staying in a hotel around the airport, they would have a free shuttle going to narita station. The temple is wide with a lot if people coming on weekends. I was there on a saturday and there were... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon wondering through out the temple and grounds. Just having spent three weeks in Japan I can safely say this is one of the most impressive temples and gardens you will encounter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It is a nice experience. You start with a short metro ride. Then you go through a beautiful road full of little stores. And you finally get to the complex with beautiful temples combined with lots of nature. We had also the chance to see a religious ceremony taking place. It was a good experience

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