What to Expect
This is a tour for people of the layover. If you have some spare time during the transit to the next flight, you can enjoy this " 3 Hour-Transit Tour from Narita Airport ". You will visit
Naritasan Omotesando Street, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Park.
Starting from Narita Airpot, we're going to Narita Station by train ( JR or Keisei Line ).
First we will go to Naritasan Omotesando Street.
The 800-meter-long road that leads from JR/Keisei Narita Station to the main gate of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple is lined with numerous restaurants and souvenir shops bustle with pilgrims and other visitors throughout the year. Strolling on the street, you will be attracted by appetizing smells ( especially broiled eel ), souvenir shops and the historical view.
Next you will visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.
This temple is popularly known as " Narita's Ofudo-sama ", and is the grand head temple of the Shingon sect, Chisan school. With a history over 1,000 years, this temple is one of the Japan's leading sacred sites. 3 million worshippers visit the temple during the first three days of New Year and over 10 million visit annually.
And The Grand Main Hall of the temple is famous for its platform for the Goma Ritual ( Sacred Fire Rite ) being practiced.
You will visit The Grand Main Hall, Shaka-do Hall ( Previously used as the Main Hall ), Gaku-do Hall ( Displayed here are votive tablets and pictorial offering tablets ), Komyo-do Hall ( Originally built as the Main Hall ) and Great Pagoda of Peace ( This 58m high pagoda symbolizes the teaching of Shingon Buddhism ).
Finally you will visit Naritasan Park.
Behind the Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple stretches the spacious park full of natural scenic landscapes including a waterfall, ponds, plum trees and brilliant greenery.
Originally completed in 1928, and re-designed in 1998. Naritasan Park covers a huge area of some 165,000 square meters ( 16.5 ha or 40 ac ).
This area is reminiscent of the Edo Period. You can feel a atmosphere of old times.
Here you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine ( famous for charcoal-broiled eel ) and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.