There is good news during your Narita layover. Experience Japanese traditional culture at Narita-san, the best sightseeing spot the shortest distance from Narita Airport.
What to Expect
Narita-san Shinsho Temple is the best sightseeing spot, where over 10 million people visit a year. Start the tour from Omotesando where the distance between JR Narita station or Keisei Line Narita station and the main gate of Narita-san Shinsho Temple is 800 meters. Along Omotesando, there are around 170 spots such as eel restaurants which have welcomed tourists since the Edo era, wooden inns with Edo era atmosphere, shops selling handmade Narita special rice crackers, Teppo-zuke of Uri, Yo-kan, local sake and the other Japanese sweets. Look for souvenirs or walk to grab a bite to eat at ease.
In addition, in the extended space of the temple, there is a 15 meter high "main gate" made of Japanese zelkova which is called Keyaki in Japanese, Nioh gate, which was built in 1830 and was designated as a piece of important national cultural property, Misshakukongoh and Naraenkongoh, which are Narita-san’s God, standing on the right side and left side of the gate and the stateliest main hall of the temple. All of them are must-see.
Furthermore, both a vivid three-storied pagoda (that is a Buddhist tower) and a large pagoda for peace (called Heiwa no Daito) are also must-see national cultural properties built during the Edo era. In the large pagoda for peace, you can see its symbol, nine shining golden rings (called ‘Kurin’). This large pagoda for peace is filled with an overwhelming force. There is also a Mandara (Buddhist visual schema of the enlightened mind) which is drawn in brilliant colors on the walls and ceilings of the pagoda. The fascinating colors will surprise you. If you go down to Narita-san park at the foot of the large pagoda for peace, you can enjoy a well-kept beautiful Japanese garden and seasonal nature.
When you join this tour to walk around Narita-san, filled with Japanese history and traditional culture, you will definitely be able to leave Japan without any regrets.
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Transportation expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please add 3,000 yen to the tour price for hotel or Narita Airport pick-up