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Naritasan Temple walking tour from Narita airport

by Eddy
(8) Reviews
4h $ 54

Highlights

  • Naritasan Shinshoji temple (Buddhist structures, statues, and ritual)
  • Omotesando street ( traditional shops offering crafts, souvenirs and food)
  • Japanese garden ( refreshing to see the beautiful strolling garden)

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Adults
Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
Infant
54.00 USD

People Adults Children Infant
1 person 54.00 USD 0 USD 0 USD
2 people 49.50 USD 4.50 USD 0 USD
3 people 45.00 USD 4.50 USD 0 USD
4 people 40.50 USD 4.50 USD 0 USD
5 people 36.00 USD 4.50 USD 0 USD
* Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Narita area.
$ 18.00

Overview

Narita-san Shinshoji is a great place to visit if you have a layover at Narita Airport, as it's only ten minutes away by local train.
It is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in Japan and is a popular sightseeing spot, because you can see many traditional Japanese buildings, shops, and a beautiful Japanese garden. Many visitors also enjoy Japanese food including ramen, udon, and sushi.

What to Expect

Enjoy this half-day tour! The highlights are listed below:

1. Naritasan Shinshoji
The Naritasan Shinshoji is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Japan. It has a history of over 1000 years and it is a popular spot where over 10 million people visit every year. On the temple grounds, there are many elegant old structures including the huge main hall, the three-storied pagoda, and the Niomon gate some of which are designated as Japan’s important cultural properties.
The Buddhist fire ritual called Goma ceremony is conducted by monks several times daily, and everyone is welcome to witness and participate. So, it is an ideal place to see something about the Japanese Buddhism.

2. Omotesando street
To go to the Narita-san from the Narita Airport, you should take a train to JR Narita or Keisi Narita stations and then walk north for about 15 minutes. The approach to the Narita-san is called the Omotesando street, an avenue of shops, restaurants and cafés having traditional atmosphere. The avenue is a great place to browse local handicrafts, works of art, snacks and other foodstuffs, as well as good-luck charms and other souvenirs, such as Daruma dolls. There are also many restaurants offering Japanese food including grilled eel, sushi, and udon, soba, ramen noodles.

3. Japanese garden
Behind the main hall of the Naritasan Shinshoji, there is a beautiful Japanese garden. It is the strolling landscape garden that features paths around ponds. Mounds of earth, rocks, and trees are placed around the ponds in order to create miniature reproductions of natural scenery. Maple and cherry trees are chosen for their seasonal appeal. Pine, bamboo and plum trees are planted because they are regarded as auspicious trees. Colorful carp fish swim in the ponds, which introduce additional color and life to the garden. It is very refreshing to amble along the paths in the picturesque gardens.

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(8) Reviews
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Highlights

  • Naritasan Shinshoji temple (Buddhist structures, statues, and ritual)
  • Omotesando street ( traditional shops offering crafts, souvenirs and food)
  • Japanese garden ( refreshing to see the beautiful strolling garden)

Important

Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Some shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and so on.

What‘s included
guide fee
transportation fee (you): The train fair to and from the Narita airport is about 500 yen
What‘s not included
food and drinks
Meeting Point
At the Narita International airport or at the Narita station (JR or Keisei )
Ending Point
At the Narita International airport or at the Narita station (JR or Keisei )
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
01:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 8 )
Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Genuine care, service , entertaining and informative ”

Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was great and haved good memories of him. Even though all the days we spent with him were record-hot days for Tokyo, he coped well and ensured our comfort and hydration. I would take Eichi as our guide again on our next visit to Japan: no doubts. Thanks Eiichi for making our trip such a memorable experience!

Eddy:

Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)

Michelle Michelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.

Eddy:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy

Binit Binit United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Well organised and excellent tour of Tokyo! ”

If you are lucky enough to find Eddy available, then please do not hesitate to book him for his tour guide services. Eddy is a very kindly gentleman, with excellent communication skills, and clearly takes pride in giving his clients the best service. Before the tour he answered our questions brilliantly and helped with other non tour related questions we had. During our tour of Tokyo Eddy was keen that we learnt some useful Japanese words, a little of the history of the sights, and entertained us with some Origami during lunch! Excellent tour guide . Thanks again Eddy!

Eddy:

Dear Binit, Thank you very much for the good review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Tokyo tour with me, although we had rain. It was my pleasure to communicate with you about various things including Japanese architecture. I felt that you are a perfect couple enjoying life together. I hope that you will make many happy memories during your remaining journey. I am looking forward seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian & Gwen Brian Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Cherry Blossom Tour ”

Eddy was an excellent guide who went to a lot of detail in his planning and preparation of our tour. He was punctual. He was considerate in giving us several periods to take a break, as there was a lot of walking involved. He gave us much information on the history and local customs, language, foods, and even gave us a lesson in Origami folding. He showed us the best places to view and photograph the Cherry Blossoms. His English was very good. He communicated very well with us from the time of booking to the date of the tour. We would highly recommend Eddy as a tour guide to any other tourists considering Tokyo day tours.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for posting such a great review, Brian. I am very pleased that you enjoyed cherry blossoms in Tokyo. You and your wife and friends were very friendly to me. I appreciate it very much. It was my pleasure to hear about Australia. See you again. Eddy

Kelly Kelly Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ What a fantastic day! ”

We took a Hakone tour with Eddy and it was better than excellent. What a lovely and knowledgeable person. The tour was exactly what we wanted to do, he was extremely helpful and even had little things for us to do during lunch and downtimes (language lessons and games, origami). We would never of found our way through all of the experiences without a guide. I highly recommend a tour and you have to book Eddy!

Eddy:

Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for your excellent review. All your family members are so kind and helpful that it was fun for me to be with you. I am glad that you were interested in Kanji and Origami which I introduced. You are lucky to have beautiful days and to see cherry blossoms in various places in Japan. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour and make more happy memories. Finally, I would like to tell you some tips to enjoy efficiently in Tokyo Disney which is your last destination: Make reservation of restaurants, Use the FASTPASS for attractions, and Souvenir shops are crowded after 15:00. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Eddy

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