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A visit to Narita Shinsho-ji Temple

Living in Japan, I often go to temples to pray for luck and peace. Narita temple is very close to my place, so I didn't think anything but went there right away when my friend suggested it. Let's find out what Narita Temple has to offer.

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Published on 23 Jul, 12:00

That day, my friend asked me to come there to take photos of us wearing kimonos, but the shop we chose was closed when we arrived. Since we didn't want to go to another shop, we couldn't wear kimonos that day.

The first place we came across was the road leading to the temple called Omotesando. There are many food stores and souvenir shops, especially lots of wooden houses in the traditional Japanese style. Don't forget to try the grilled eel when you arrive there, which goes very well with rice.

Narita Shinsho-ji Temple, often called Naritasan Temple, is a thousand-year-old temple. It is the compound name of the two villages of Narimune and Tabata. The temple is an architectural work built over many periods since 940.

Omote-sando road
Omote-sando road

Going through Omotesando road, we entered the Komyu-do gate. The space there is not too large, very quiet, inside there is a small temple which was built in 1901.

The temple at Komyo-do gate
The temple at Komyo-do gate

Going inside, the first thing that caught my eye was not the big temple but the beautiful red 3-story tower next to it. This tower has a height of 25 meters and was built in 1912.

The tower
The tower

Entering the main gate of Niomon, there is a large temple. I think it is probably the largest there. Inside there are two statues of two guardians for Buddha, Naraenkogo and Misshakkukongo, reported to be built in 1830. I went inside the temple and dropped a coin to pray for good luck.

The temple at Niomon gate
The temple at Niomon gate

Next to the temple is a place for fortune-telling. Your hexagrams are written on paper, and you can ask the monks in the temple to explain. Visitors can write their wishes on wooden plaques and hang them in a nearby area. We read a lot about many of Japan's period histories carefully written on the wall nearby when going to the back.

Following that way, we went to a garden. There is a pond with plenty of big fish, which visitors often drop food. There is a small bridge leading to the outside of the pond where people can stand and enjoy the scenery. There are a lot of trees growing there, which attracts a lot of tourists during the foliage season. Unfortunately, the leaves were still very green on the day we came.

The garden at the back
The garden at the back

Walking around, I stopped at a fountain, above there is another very large temple which is considered the main hall of the temple. To get up there I had to climb a lot of stairs, it was very tiring but satisfied my curiosity at the same time.

Main hall
Main hall

We ended up getting lost in the back area where a lot of food is sold. We were quite tired, so we went there to eat a bowl of noodles, although it was expensive, everything was delicious since we were very hungry.

After finishing eating, we found our way up to go home. When getting up, I saw a lot of souvenirs sold here, so I bought them as a gift for everyone.

I bought keychains with peace charms here
I bought keychains with peace charms here

We didn't have much fun that day since we couldn't wear kimonos, and the plan was unexpected, so we couldn't prepare anything beforehand. I thought there would be makeup services at the kimono store, so I didn't wear any makeup. As a result, I didn't have many good photos. However, being able to visit this place did not disappoint me. If you have time, don't forget to visit this sacred place!

Direction

You go to Narita or Keisei Narita station. It's only a 15-minute walk to the temple.

Website of the temple: https://www.naritasan.or.jp/

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