Jan/1 - 3 New Year's Visit to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Jan/1 - 3 New Year's Visit to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Japan.

Jan/1 - 3 New Year's Visit to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple 3.8

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 from 1/1 '20 to 1/3 '20


Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a large and popular Buddhist temple in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. With the grounds as big as 220,000㎡, it is one of the largest temples in Japan.
Over 10 million people visit there each year, and approximately 3 million people make a first temple visit between New Year holidays.
Peak of congestion will be midnight~3:00 a.m. on Jan/1 and 09:00~15:00 on Jan/1 - 3. And it will take about 90 - 120 mins to arrive the main hall from JR Narita Station during the peak time.
Also during New Year holidays, you can buy limited-time special items including charms.

Special Goma Fire Ritual is held in the main hall.
Jan.1, 2020 0:00 a.m.~ Special Goma Fire Ritual
Jan.1 - 28, 2020 Receiving the Fudo Myoo stamp on the forehead (Goinmon)

Hundreds of street stalls selling various good luck charms such as Daruma Doll, Rake, and Battledore, are lined up along the Omotesando Street and inside the temple grounds.
Go visit a historical shrine to celebrate a beginning of a New Year!

Access :
- a 10-min walk from Narita Station on JR Narita Line
- a 10-min walk from Keisei Narita Station on Keisei Railway

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Purposeeasily accessible,spiritual places,health,mountain climbing,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Narita Sta. (about 1.1km) Google Transit


5.0in the last week

really amazing place in japan.its showing historical background .

5.02 weeks ago

Peaceful and healthy place to visit. I loved the structure of the main temple and also small stream down the path which was refreshing and the view was spectacular.

5.02 weeks ago

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a very beautiful historic place to visit

5.0a month ago

Peaceful and so exhilarating. Beautiful temple stunning gardens to walk through.

5.08 months ago

You will be impressed even though you're not religious. It has very nice architecture. Please pay attention to the details.
If you are religious or just want to have good luck, don't forget to get the luck charm with fire blessing. You can do this ritual all year around.