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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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  • 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 »
  • It is a very famous temple that every Japanese knows. I have never been there in the past. I went here for the first time on the way back to Narita International Airport. There were so many... 
    It is a very famous temple that every Japanese knows. I have never been there in the past. I went here for the first time on the way back to Narita International Airport. There were so many...  more »
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  • I’ve visited Temples throughout Japan in my 47 prefecture travels and this one doesn’t disappoint one bit. After eating lovely prepared eel/ Unagi my favorite Japanese dish beforehand at a 110 year old restaurant it was so enjoyable seeing the architecture of how the Japanese build their temples.
  • It is so calm and peaceful. I felt like every bad thoughts and stress just melt away from me. I joined the monks ceremony too. I think they are using some healing frequencies cause I felt lighter when I left the temple. Must visit when you're in Narita. Also souvenir shops are really pretty but you need cash. There's a post office where you can withdraw money.

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