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Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple

Shopping along Omotesando Road
Having never traveled to Japan or Asia in general, I found Narita to be a good introduction to the country's unique culture. We arrived around nine in the morning and the temple grounds were not yet crowded with tourists.

After visiting the Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, our group ventured into the local market. The street is a narrow one and it's packed with local shops selling everything from fresh produce to traditional medicines. Although I don't speak Japanese, the locals seemed friendly and didn't mind me taking photos.

Narita is especially well-known for its restaurants that serve fresh eel, often grilled, and after trying it myself, I can't agree more. A trip to Narita works well for a day trip or even a half-day excursion depending on how much you want to see.

1 Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken 286-0023, Japan
+81 476-22-2111
Sun - Sat 8am - 4pm