The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple has attracted many worshipers for more than 1,000 years. There are many assets designated as an Important Cultural Properties on its vast temple grounds.
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.