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Daihonzan Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple

Address: 1 Narita, Narita City, Chiba Prefecture, 286-0023
Tel: 0476-22-2111 (Main line) Fax: 0476-24-2210

ACCESS

By train

10 minutes on foot from Keisei Electric Railway Keisei Narita Station or JR Line Narita Station

○ Keisei Electric Railway

About 65 minutes by express from Ueno Station, about 8 minutes from Airport Terminal 2 Station
*There are trains all night round on New Year's Eve.
For more information, please check the Keisei Electric Railway website.

○ JR Line

Approx. 75 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Sobu Main Line Rapid Service, which goes directly to the Yokosuka Line
About 8 minutes from Airport Terminal 2 Station
About 80 minutes from Ueno Station via Joban Line Abiko Station
*There are trains all night round on New Year's Eve.

Precinct Map

Precinct Map
  1. Daihondo Hall
    Daihondo Hall

    Built in 1968. It is the central place where the most important sacred prayers at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. In the hall, Fudo Myo-o is followed by Kongara-doji on the right and Seitaka-doji on the left. In addition, the Four Great Myo-o and the Heisei Dai Mandala are also enshrined. Anyone can enter the hall. Please use the wheelchair elevator if you need.

    Daihondo Hall
    Daihondo Hall
  2. Peace Tower
    Heiwadaito
    Peace Tower (Heiwadaito)

    The Peace Tower, built in 1984, is a symbol of the teachings of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. The total height is 58m. The entrance is Reikoden Hall on the first floor, and there are the Naritasan History Exhibition, Shakyo Dojo, and various receptions here. On the 2nd floor Myo-o-den Hall, Five Great Myo-o (including Fudo Myo-o, the principle image of the tower), the Showa Dai Mandala, and Shingon Soshi Gyojo-zu are enshrined. There are Buddhist Nobutsu (Buddhist statues you write your name on in prayer) inside the Kyozoden Hall on the third floor and the Hozoden Hall on the fourth floor. Five Wisdom Nyorai are enshrined on the fifth floor.

    Peace Tower (Heiwadaito)
    Peace Tower (Heiwadaito)
  3. Three-Storied Pagoda
    Three-Storied Pagoda(Sanjunoto)

    An important cultural property built in 1712. The total height is 25m. The tower is dedicated to Five Wisdom Nyorai, centering on Dainichi Nyorai, and sculptures of "16 Arhats" are wrapped around. The rafters of each layer with the sculpture of the cloud crest are rare, made of a single sheet, and are called single rafters.

    Three-Storied Pagoda(Sanjunoto)
  4. Shakado Hall
    shakado
    Shakado Hall

    An important cultural property built in 1858. The former main hall was moved to its current location in 1964 when the Daihondo Hall was built. There are Shaka Nyorai who opened Buddhism, and four Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra), Monju Bosatsu, Miroku Bosatsu (Maitreya), and Senju Kannon Bosatsu. Around the area, there are sculptures of "500 Arhats", in which a large number of arhats with different expressions, and "24 Filial Exemplars" a sculpture of filial piety from China. It is a hall made of Japanese zelkova. It has become a prayer place for exorcism.

    Shakado Hall
    Shakado Hall
    Shakado Hall
  5. Komyodo Hall
    Komyodo Hall

    This is an important cultural property built in 1701. It was the main hall before Shakado Hall, and it is a valuable building in the middle of the Edo period. Dainichi Nyorai, Aizen Myo-o and Fudo Myo-o are blessed. Behind them, there is a cave called Okunoin Hall, which is opened once a year during the Gion Festival in July.

    Komyodo Hall
    Komyodo Hall
  6. Gakudo Hall
    Gakudo Hall

    An important cultural property built in 1861 and restored in 1986. The building is dedicated to the framed picture and ema (Pictorial offering) that are dedicated by the believers. The precious ema and sculptures of various motifs dedicated during the Edo period are remarkable. In addition, there is a stone statue of Ichikawa Danjuro, the seventh generation who donated the first Gakudo (burned out by fire).
    *The current Gakudo Hall was called the second Gakudo Hall until the first Gakudo Hall was burned down.

    Gakudo Hall
    Gakudo Hall
  7. Issai Kyodo Hall
    Issai Kyodo Hall

    It was built in 1722 and has undergone many restorations in 1831, 1962, 1966, 1986, 1998 and 2009. The wheel store in the hall contains all the sutras (about 2,000 volumes). The entrance is based on a brush by Matsudaira Sadanobu, the grandson of the 8th Edo Shogunate, Tokugawa Yoshimune.

    Issai Kyodo Hall
    Issai Kyodo Hall
  8. Shusse Inari Shrine
    Shusseinari Shrine

    Proceed to the left of the main building in front of you and climb the stairs. The Gohonzon (Inari Daimyojin) was donated by Inaba Masamich, the lord of the Sakura lord who worshiped Naritasan in the Edo period. It is said that there are Benefit of business prosperity, fulfillment of good luck, and fire protection. It has been also called Shusse Inari since ancient times.

    Shusseinari Shrine
    Shusseinari Shrine
  9. Shotoku Taishido Hall
    Shotoku Taishi Hall

    It was built in 1992 and restored in 2007. Based on the philosophy of Prince Shotoku Taishi, the father of Japan's rise of Buddhism, it was built for world peace. There are six mural paintings by Oyama Chusaku in the hall. The main statue is Shotoku Taishi, and the back Buddha is Shokanzeon Bosatsu (Bodhisattva).

    Shotoku Taishi Hall
    Shotoku Taishi Hall
  10. Ioden Hall
    Ioden Hall

    Built in 2017 as a commemorative project for the opening of the Naritasan 1080. Yakushi Nyorai, Daylight Bodhisattva, Moonlight Bodhisattva, and the twelve Shinto priests are enshrined in the cypress made pyramid roof shaped alter. A prayer place for healthy longevity and sickness.

    Ioden Hall
    Ioden Hall
  11. Niomon Gate
    Niomon Gate

    National important cultural property reconstructed in 1831. On the left and right sides of the gate, the two statues, Misshaku Kongo and Naraen Kongo, were worshiped and protected the entrance to Naritasan from ancient times. In addition, Komokuten and Tamonten are enshrined as the back Buddha.
    The large lantern in the center says "Uogashi" and was dedicated by a religious organization of people working in the fish market in Tokyo.

    Niomon Gate
    Niomon Gate
  12. Somon Gate
    Somon Gate

    Built in 2008 as a commemoration project for the opening of Naritasan 1070. It is made of a 15-meter-high zelkova tree, and has a zodiac wood sculpture in the part corresponding to the transom. On the tower with the majestic atmosphere, eight birth year guardian deities are honored. As the main entrance of Naritasan, we welcome many visitors.

    Somon Gate
    Somon Gate
  13. Yakushido Hall
    Yakushido
    Yakushido Hall

    It is the oldest surviving hall and it was the former main hall, built in 1655, early in the Edo period, and visited by Tokugawa Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro the first generation. As a commemorative project for the opening of Naritasan in 1080, the precincts were renovated and Yakushido Hall was restored.

    Yakushido Hall
    Yakushido Hall
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    Okunoin Hall

  2. 15

    SeiryuGongendo Hall

  3. 16

    Kaisando Hall

  4. 17

    Shotendo Hall

  5. 18

    Good luck charm / Ogoma reception area

  6. 19

    Korinkaku

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    Daishido Hall

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    Suigyodo Hall

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    Sanrodo Hall

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    Amidado Hall

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    Calligraphy Museum

  4. 25

    Naritasan Park

  5. 26

    Buddhist Library

  6. 27

    Road Safety Prayer Hall

  7. 28

    Bell Tower (Shoro)

How to Worship

Here are some common ways to worship. There is no "specific" way of worship, so please see it as an example.

  1. 1
    Bow at the gate

    Bow at the gate

    Enter the precincts from the Somon Gate. Because it is the Fudo deity's garden, bow before entering.

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    Cleanse your hands and mouth at Temizuya(purification trough)

    Cleanse your hands and mouth at the purification trough

    As you go through the Somon Gate, you will find the purification trough on the right side before the stairs. Rinse the water with a ladle and pour it on your left and right hands, then pour water into your palms and rinse your mouth to purify your body and mouth.
    (Please do not touch your mouth with the ladle.)

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    Purify your spirit with Kokaku

    Purify your spirit with Kokaku

    After going up the stairs through Niomon Gate, you can see the Daihondo Hall. Let’s purify your spirit by applying the smoke of the Kokaku to the body, which is in front of the Daihondo Hall.
    In addition, it is recommended that smoke be applied to the area while wishing to improve physical condition and physical performance.

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    Gassho (Praying hands) at the Daihondo Hall

    Praying hands at the Daihondo Hall

    When you come in front of the offering box in the Daihondo Hall, first bow. After that, please put your hands together and pray with your hands together (after you put the offering). Then bow lightly.

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    Worshiping the deity inside the hall

    Worshiping the deity inside the hall

    Take off your shoes and hats when you enter the hall. Please pray after bowing towards the Fudo deity in front. Then bow lightly.
    No loud noises or photo shoot in the hall.

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    Applying for Ogoma prayer and good luck charm

    Applying for Ogoma prayer and good luck charm

    There is an Ogoma prayer reception on the left side in front of the Daihondo Hall, on the first floor of Korinkaku Hall, on the left side under the Niomon Gate. Choose your wishes and fill in the application form and apply.
    In addition, there is a talisman reception on both sides of the Daihondo Hall (west wing/ east wing) and on the left side in front of the Daihondo Hall. By wearing a talisman that is the spirit of the deity, you can be blessed with your Fudo deity protection every day.