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Attractions in Narita City | Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Temple

Narita International Airport, a gateway to Japan for travelers by air, is formerly known as Tokyo New International Airport although its actual location is Narita city, Chiba prefecture. Soon after arriving at the airport, most passengers instantly leave for Tokyo and it is likely that Narita city is still off the beaten track for international tourists. For Japanese, Narita is well known for various attractions, including Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the must-visit sightseeing spot in Narita City.

Naritasan Shinshoji is closed to Narita International Airport

From Narita Int. Airport Station to Narita Station, the nearest station to Narita Shinshoji Temple, is only 10 minutes by train. Taking a little trip in Narita before leaving from Japan can be an option to have another memorable experience in Japan.

Getting to Naritasan Temple from one of the Narita Stations

From JR Narita or Keisei Narita station, walking down a narrow street leading to Narita Shinshoji Temple, soon you will see stores and restaurants with atmosphere lined up along the street, which is called Omote-sando or the approach path, an attraction of Naritasan Temple. Since Unagi is a specialty dish of Narita, appetizing smells of Unagi come from the restraints in the street.

Narita Shinshoji Temple is a large temple having more than 1000 years of history. Since Edo period (1603-1868), Naritasan Temple has been a popular spot and even today more than 10 million of people visit every year. The entrance gate of Narita Shinshoji Temple is small, but there are a number of structures in its vast ground, including Three-storied Pagoda, Shakado Hall, and Niomon Gate, all certified as important cultural properties of Japan.


In Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, cultural festivals and events are held throughout the year, that attracts more visitors to come. Naritasan Koen Park lies behind the temple grounds, also fascinates visitors with seasonal flowers in Spring or colorful leaves in Autumn. To have a look around both Naritasan temple and Naritasan Koen Park, it would need 3 hours or so.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple Information

Events and Festivals at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

* To find detailed info, see the web site of Narita City Tourism Association
- Ume (Plum) Festival : In March
-  Naritasan Antique Fair : 28th of every month
 - Fudo-no-Oido Tea Ceremony : From mid.April to end of April
 - Narita Dorum Festival (Narita Taiko Matsuri) 
 - Narita Gion Matsuri (In July)

Getting there

From JR Tokyo station to JR Narita station
About 75 min. by train on the Kaisoku Airport Narita Line (Connected with Sobu or Yokosuka Line)

From JR Shinagawa or Shinjuku or Ikebukuro station to JR Narita station.
About 60 min. by Narita Express train

From Keisei Ueno station to Keisei Narita station
About 70 min. by train on the Keisei Honsen Tokkyu Line
About 80 min. by train on the Keisei Honsen Kyuko Line

From Narita International Airport No.2 Passenger Terminal station oo JR/Keisei Narita station
About 10 min. by train on the JR Narita Line
About 8 min. by train on the Keisei Honsen Line

From JR Narita station / Keisei Narita station to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
About 20 min. on foot.
Google Maps - Narita Shinshoji Temple

Related Websites

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple 成田山新勝寺

Feel Narita (Narita City Tourism Association)

Chiba Prefectural Tourism & Local Products Association