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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
Vacation Travel Guide

Explore a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple complex and attend a fire ritual performed in honor of an important Buddhist deity.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a large Buddhist temple complex, a place where prayers and rituals are performed daily. The sacred site dates back to the 10th century and is home to several buildings including a three-story pagoda, prayer halls and elaborately carved gates.

The temple was erected in A.D. 960 and is dedicated to Fudo Myouou, the god of fire. See the large statue of the deity around which the temple was built. It is believed to have been carved by Kobo Daishi, the monk who founded the Shingon Buddhist sect.

Attend one of the fire rituals that are performed several times a day in the Great Main Hall. The lively event consists of drums, chants and flames as prayers are offered to the fire god.

Devote at least 1 hour to touring the complex. Admire the three-story painted pagoda in the main square that was built in 1712. Study the carved reliefs on the walls of Shakado Hall. Enjoy great views of Narita from the top floor of the five-story Great Peace Pagoda and stop by Komyodo Hall, built in 1701. View the fierce-looking statues of Naraenkongo and Misshakukongo, two guardians of Buddha that stand either side of the Niomon Gate.

While you are at the temple complex, see what the future may have in store for you. There are vending machines that dispense omikuji's, fortunes written on strips of paper, or you can consult one of the soothsayers outside the temple grounds.

After you have finished your tour, relax in Naritasan Park, the green expanse on the temple’s doorstep.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is open daily and admission is free. Many visitors choose to visit the majestic site straight from Narita International Airport, which is just 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the east. Trains run from the airport to Narita Station, a short walk from the temple.

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APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
3 out of 5
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The price is NT$1,338 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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Richmond Hotel Narita
Richmond Hotel Narita
3.5 out of 5
970 Hanasaki-chou, Narita, Chiba-ken
The price is NT$2,355 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

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Wakamatsu Honten
Wakamatsu Honten
3.5 out of 5
Honmachi 355, Narita, Chiba-ken
The price is NT$3,091 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

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APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
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3 out of 5
906 Hanasaki-cho, Narita, Chiba-ken
The price is NT$1,338 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
Richmond Hotel Narita
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3.5 out of 5
970 Hanasaki-chou, Narita, Chiba-ken
The price is NT$2,355 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$3,091 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
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Narita View Hotel
Narita View Hotel
3 out of 5
Kosuge 700, Narita, Chiba
The price is NT$1,688 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
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Narita Sando Guesthouse - Hostel
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The price is NT$1,129 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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The price is NT$1,338 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
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