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Narita-san Shinshoji Temple is Chiba Prefecture's most famous temple. Belonging to the Shingon Buddhist Sect, it holds many of Narita's major festivals such as Setsubun. Four buildings are also Important Cultural Properties.A short walk from JR and Keisei Narita Stations.
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Map of Narita-san temple buildings.
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Narita-san is a large temple complex that includes a Japanese garden, including cherry blossoms.
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About Narita-san temple.
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Somon Gate is what you first see, Narita-san's main gate. 総門
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Next is Niomon Gate, an Important Cultural Property built in 1830. 仁王門
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Going through Niomon Gate which has a large paper lantern.
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Going through Niomon Gate which has a large paper lantern.
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This is on Setsubun day, Feb. 3. Very crowded.
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The Dai-hondo main hall of Narita-san temple. 大本堂
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Narita-san Dai-hondo main worship hall. These people are waiting to see the taiko drum performance. 大本堂
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Incense burner in front of the main hall.
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Narita-san priests
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Priests at Narita-san.
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Priests enter the temple at Narita-san.
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Inside Narita-san Shinshijo temple's Dai-hondo main worship hall.
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Connected to the main worship hall is the East Wing.
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East Wing
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The East Wing sells talismans.
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Narita-san's Three-story Pagoda, an Important Cultural Property
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Narita-san's Three-story Pagoda was first built in 1712.
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Shotoku Taishi Hall built in 1992.
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About Shotoku Taishi Hall.
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Issaikyodo Hall (Buddhist Scriptures Hall) 一切経堂
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About Issaikyodo Hall (Buddhist Scriptures Hall) 一切経堂
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Bell Tower first built in 1701.
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About the Bell Tower
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Talisman for sale
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Prayer tablets
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Prayer tablet at Narita-san. Fudo-myoo is depicted.
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Prayer tablet at Narita-san. Fudo-myoo is depicted.
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Narita-san Park has a Japanese garden, quite scenic in spring with cherry blossoms.
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Narita-san Park cherry blossoms. The park opened in 1928. 成田山公園
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall
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Turtles huddle for sunshine.
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Cherry blossom grove
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Tower of Peace, Narita-san Heiwa no Daito, built in 1984. 平和の大塔
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Tower of Peace, Narita-san Heiwa no Daito 平和の大塔
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Komyodo Hall, Important Cultural Property at Narita-san. Built in 1701 and dedicated to the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha, the principal image of Shingon Buddhism. 光明堂
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Marker indicating that Emperor Meiji visited Narita-san.
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Main temple office
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Assembly Hall
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