What to Expect
Narita-san Shinshoji temple is very famous for its popularlity. Especially, many people visit there for Hatumode, New Year's first visit for praying health and happiness for the year. It's a typical Japanese Buddhist temple llocated on a mountain with three-stories pagoda.
This Esoteric Buddhism offers Homa-ritual daily. Head priest burns ceder sticks offered by followers to pray ward off evil and make their wishes come true. This is very dynamic acompanied with the chant of sutras and the sound of drums.
The approach is also a lot of fun. Local speciality is unagi dish, Japanese style broiled eel. Many shops are selling traditional type of souvenirs, sweets or drinks.
If you just start the tour in Japan and don't have time enough on that day, this tour is very suitable, too. On your request, I will pick you up at the arrival gate or send to your hotel by public transportation.