On my last full day in Japan, I checked out early from my apartment in Tokyo and headed to my hotel next to the airport in Narita (Chiba prefecture). I then spent the rest of the afternoon strolling around Narita. The main highlight of the city is Naritasan Shinshoji Temple: It is a large buddhist temple dedicated to Fudo Myo. Besides the temple buildings, Naritasan is famous for its Gion festival, held every summer, its massive Great Pagoda of Peace and a large garden.
Above, the Narita Omotesando road goes from the train station to the temple. It is lined with shops and statues from the Japanese zodiac.
Above, main gate of the temple.
Above, main hall.
Above, three-story pagoda.
Above, Great Pagoda of Peace.
Above, in the temple garden.
Above, Naritasan Shusseinari Shrine.