It is the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple that was built in 940 in hopes for peace so that the revolt by then-War General Taira no Masakado would end. Fudo-myoo (Acala, a Buddhist symbol), which is said to lead people to enlightenment with its facial expression filled with fury and wrath, is the temple's main object of worship. Fudo-myoo has been worshiped by many historical figures. As kabuki classical Japanese dance-drama programs gained popularity, with Fudo-myoo performed by Ichikawa Danjuro, in the Edo period, the temple attracted more worshipers and is visited by many worshipers every year even today. The main worship hall, which is the most important place for offering prayers, is open to all visitors. There are many historical buildings for you to see, including the 58-meter-high Great Peace Pagoda with the messages for peace given by the heads of states, and the 25-meter-high, three-story pagoda, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property with beautiful carvings on the outside. On the temple grounds, a large park with a waterfall and a pond are maintained, so visitors can enjoy a relaxing time surrounded by flowers. The temple is a 10-minute walk from the JR Narita Station or the Keisei Line's Keisei Narita Station. It is also only an 8-minute train ride from the Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station to the JR Narita Station.
1, Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba, 286-0023
- Nearest Station
･ JR Narita Line
10 minutes on foot Keisei Narita Station
・Keisei Main Line
10 minutes on foot
- Phone Number
Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.
Recommended Spots in Area
Narita Tourist PavilionNaritaTourist Information Centers
Narita City Tourist Information CenterNaritaTourist Information Centers
Shimodakouseidou - pharmacy for Chinese medicine and medical consultation-NaritaHealth
Shinsho-ji OmotesandoNaritaOther Townscapes
H.I.S. Narita Tourist Informaiton CenterNaritaTourist Information Centers