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Monzen-cho of the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and International Tourist city with the Narita International Airport

I introduce about famous Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Monzen-cho, the Sogo Reido Sanctuary that citizen of justice Sogo, Sakura is worshiped, a Japanese empty central station, various charm of Narita including the Narita International Airport as hallowed ground for a long time.

The place where Narita city does not come to

Approximately 214 square kilometers in area, the population that the Narita city is located on the north total plateau of the North Chiba center, and the west contacts with Lake Imba to Tonegawa in the north are cities of approximately 130,000 people. I prospered mainly on famous Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and a family temple, Sogo Reido Sanctuary of Sogo, Sakura where I made an effort for for general public in the Edo era as hallowed ground for a long time as Monzen-cho that was full of taste. In addition, Japanese central station, Narita International Airport are had, and approximately 14 million a year visitors are invited as International Tourist city. In 2016, as for the Narita city, the story "north total の cityscape which felt Edo north total four city Noriyuki Edo" received the authorization of the inheritance of Japan with Sakura-shi, Katori-shi, Choshi-shi. It is the city that traditional charm to enjoy walk of the cityscape full of the Edo emotion as nearest "Edo" from the world and the charm that international atmosphere is rich in harmonized.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Place of faith full of approximately 3 million prayer visitors more than 10 million people a year on the first three days of a new year for New Year holidays

The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple got close to by the nickname of "the Fudo state of Narita" is large Motoyama of the Shingon Buddhism intellect mountain group. In national eminent hallowed ground proud of the history more than 1,000 years to since a founder, the prayer visitor more than 10 million a year visits it. It is full of approximately 3 million New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine visitors on the first three days of a new year for New Year holidays and is proud of the national first place for a Buddhist temple. Five of the triple tower, Deva gate, ex-voto gallery are appointed including Shakado the light temple which is the old main hall of a Buddhist temple by the important cultural property of the country. It is extremely exceptional that five are appointed in a mass at one temple by an important cultural property, and know the early modern temple architecture; come to be valuable. Open basis 1080 is reached in 2018, and memory size exhibiting a Buddhist image is held. During a large exhibiting a Buddhist image period to have the relationship once in ten years, various events are held in Mt. Narita.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple goma prayer

Place of the prayer to continue from a highlight, the Heian era of sightseeing in Mt. Narita

The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is ordered than the Emperor for the peace period, and I have the creator of flat の Masakado omen who let a revolt converge by a goma prayer. Since a founder, a goma prayer can be continued regularly all day long in the Mt. Narita. A goma prayer is a ceremony of the Buddha's preach about truth esoteric Buddhism to pray the God of the Fire that the wish of the person of prayer accomplishes it. By the held goma prayer, anyone rises every day in a temple and can visit it in the Narita Yamadai main hall of a Buddhist temple.

Narita city X Kabuki

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and deep edge of the Ichikawa Danjuros

The Ichikawa Danjuros and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple known for a name of "the Narita-ya" are bound together in a bond of the Narita mountain God of Fire faith since the Edo Genroku era, and the Ichikawa head family school visits it on the Narita mountain every turning point. After Kabuki actor first generation Danjuro who won popularity in the Edo era not being blessed with children, and praying the Narita mountain which I believed in since ancestors, a long-awaited child (second generation Danjuro) was given. After first Danjuro being pleased with this miracle very much, and staging Kabuki concerning the Narita God of Fire, the play is a big success. Taking this occasion, the name of "the Narita-ya" came to be used. By achievement of Danjuro, the Narita Fudo was widely known to many people, and Mt. Narita prayer spread out among Edo general public. When a string removes the history, there is a story to feel the Ichikawa Danjuros and depth of the relationship with the Narita mountain a lot, and there is the ground of the connection around the Narita mountain. In the Narita city, Motoichi was visited in Mt. Narita open basis 1,070 anniversary memory event and 結婚奉告, and Ebizo Ichikawa was appointed to "a Narita city guide" for the familiar eleventh generation. Through Ebizo taking the traditional arts, culture succession of Japan, charm of Narita is sent.

Narita city X Kabuki (External link)

Mt. Narita Park

Seasonal beautiful Nature and park of peace

The very large park of 165,000 square meters spreads out behind the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. A spring plum and cherry tree, summer green, citizens many as the oasis that can enjoy the seasonal expression including autumn colored leaves and the prayer visitor of the Narita mountain visit it. The colored leaves changing color in the beginning of December from the middle of November in an average year color the whole park into a brocade color, and colored leaves festival is held. It is the popular spot where many people gather as a holiday making famous place enjoying colored leaves in the suburbs of Tokyo. In addition, I am known as a famous spot of plum, and elegance for a time can be enjoyed while feeling a taste of the real Japan by "the outdoor tea ceremony" of the plum festival performed at the time when flowers of Bairin are in full bloom.

Naritasan Omotesando Street

I take a walk through cityscape full of the Edo emotion

In front of Narita Station of JR and Keisei, Omotesando for approximately 800 meters prospered to a Naritasan Shinshoji Temple outer gate as Monzen-cho from old days of Edo. Buildings full of the emotion form a line and a color is dark and still leaves a feature of the Edo era.

A restaurant and a souvenir shop providing the specialty Freshwater eel dish of the meal of Narita link the eaves and receive much prayer visitors through the year and show turnout full of the vigor.

Narita International Airport

Air gateway of Japan

The number of the annual users of the Narita International Airport is 39 million people. 108 cities are linked to Japan from the 3 area of the world in 38 countries, and the presence that Haneda Airport was globalized now big as "Narita Airport Connecting Japan to the World" is had. In addition, the domestic airline network is linked to 17 city 18 lines, and further enhancement is planned in future. Popularity is high as a tourist attraction and can see the taking off and landing of a runway and the powerful airplane freely from the visit deck of the terminal and can enjoy the beautiful night view that gangs are different from the noon in. In addition, the shops only in the international airport assemble in full force, and each terminal can enjoy global shopping and meal.

Meal of Narita

The food culture that reflected climate and the history

There is the attractive food culture that reflected climate and the history of the land in Narita. Above all, I seemed to come to be known as "a town of the Freshwater eel" because Freshwater eel was done with an article for sale as service cooking to a prayer visitor when the Freshwater eel dish was famous, and 成田詣 became popular in the Edo era. Among shops in Omotesando of the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, approximately 60 stores take in a Freshwater eel dish on a menu now. In addition, the Pickles such as soaked in "gun" which a perilla roll and a blue red pepper are cut down in a Japanese sweet including the yokan and a gourd dug out, and were pickled is known as a constant seller of the Narita souvenir. In addition, the dairy farming to assume rice growing and Peanuts, production of the Agricultural products including the sweet potato, the fishing of the freshwater fish in the north Lake Imba, the Shimousa Imperial Stock Farm where I made use of the fertile soil in the origin is prosperous.

Transit program

The visit to Japan sightseeing promotion meeting of the transit traveler carries out "Narita Transit Program" targeting at transit travelers of Narita Airport for the purpose of connecting it with the activation of the Narita Airport area area and the next visit to Japan trip. "Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program" added targeting at foreigner tourists staying at the Narita Airport area area will be started from April 1, 2017 in order to plan uptake of the demand of the visit to Japan foreigner tourist that increase more than the future is anticipated.
To a start of "Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program", the distribution of the brochure time-out Tokyo "50 things to do in Narita" where the addition of the new tour programs such as "welcome Narita select bus tours" to rotate by a sightseeing bus to the commuter pass which can participate more casually and the sightseeing charm of the Narita Airport area area were introduced to guide map is performed.
For 2020, the further enhancement and promotion of tour contents are strengthened in cooperation with local all of Narita Airport area in future.

Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program (External link)

[Contact us about course contents]

  • Association of Narita International Airport promotion TEL: 0476-34-6333

[Contact us about periodical sightseeing bus "welcome Narita select bus tour"]

  • JR bus Kanto general affairs department (public information) TEL: 03-5334-0860