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Narita-san Shinshoji temple walking tour from Narita airport

by Eddy
(2) Reviews
4h $ 94 Price up to 5 people

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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94.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Narita area.
$ 9.40

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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Organized by Eddy

Licensed Guide
(2) Reviews

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
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you): The train fair to and from the Narita airport is about 500 yen.
lunch
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
10:00 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Eddy


Licensed Guide

(2) Reviews

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Response Time 2 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

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Reviews ( 2 )

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Marcy

“ Our Day with Eddy ”

Eddy is a polite gentleman and a thorough and thoughtful guide. More restrained than dynamic, he planned our one day visit with care, adapting to our interests. He gave us a great mini lesson on Japanese language and characters, an overview of Japanese food and even taught us some origami. Arigato Eddy!

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Tuyet

“ It was the best experience with such a short time around tokyo. Love it ”

I have been taking quite a few tours but i’m sure that Eddy was the hard working tour guide i ever knew. He tried his best to let us know about Tokyo, from history to religion, which is very interesting to know. Thank you for guiding us around Tokyo. It’s such a pleasure to meet him.

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