Naritasan Shinshoji


Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect Chisan School located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. It is said to have been founded during the Heian period (810-824) and has a history of about 1,200 years. It is located very close to Narita Airport, and is one of the popular tourist spots for many visitors.

One of the features of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is its approximately 800-meter long approach lined with several torii gates. The approach is bustling with many souvenir shops and food stands, attracting many tourists. Additionally, there are many historic buildings on the temple grounds, including the Shoutoku Taishi Hall which enshrines Prince Shotoku who was the founder of the temple, and the Bell Tower which is Japan’s oldest wooden five-story pagoda. Every year in April, a ritual called “Omizutori” is held, which attracts many visitors.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a popular destination for many tourists and loved by foreign visitors as well. It is a valuable place where you can experience traditional Japanese architecture and culture, so we recommend visiting at least once.