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  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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    4.5
    520 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a lead temple in the Chisan school of Shingon located in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. In order to suppress a revolt by Tairano Masakado which broke out in the Heian period, it began with the fact that Kobo Daishi was spiritually enlightened by the high priest Kancho as Acala was enshrined and became the principal image of worship at the temple. Many well-known figures had strong faith including such figures as Minamotono Yoritomo, Mito Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro, and Narita Fudo prompted many commoners to have faith. On the grounds of the temple, there are very big gardens maintained which cover an area of approximately 3.5 times that of Tokyo Dome, and you can see seasonal plants in the garden.

    Full of water features! This garden would be amazing in Spring as it is in Autumn. A least a couple of hours here as you wind along many paths.

  • Shisui Premium Outlet
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 2-4-1
    An outlet mall decorated in the fashion of a city street incorporating American art deco motifs. The mall lends baby strollers and wheelchairs and has various facilities to increase visitor convenience and comfort as they explore and enjoy the mall’s 180 establishments. Easily accessible from the heart of Tokyo and also close to Narita Airport, the mall also has a useful currency exchange counter and some stores have duty free counters.
  • Narita Yume Bokujo (Narita Dream Dairy Farm)
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    3.5
    205 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nagi 730
    Narita Yume Bokujo is a tourist dairy farm located in Nagi, Narita City. Besides interacting with the animals, there are a wide range of other activities for visitors to enjoy, including Segway rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides, an adventure playground, and a dog run, etc. There is also a campsite with parking for cars, which has saunas, coin-operated showers, etc. At Narita Yume Bokujo’s shop, visitors can buy first-class dairy products, as well as a range of other food products and local specialty gift items.

    A good place for family with children. A very nice farm with lots of animals. You could touch and feed the animals in the farm. There are two cow milking sessions on the day I arrived. My 4-year old...

  • Roadside Station Hakko-no-sato Kozaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Matsuzaki 855
    Kozaki is known for fermentation. In Kozaki, blessed with abundant water and fertile land, the Japanese hometown flavor still thrives. At this roadside station (rest area), the popular cafe restaurant, serves local fresh vegetables and fermented products. It is famous for Miso Malt Yakidon rice bowl that received the Jalan travel magazine Road-1 Jalan Award. Besides a restaurant serving cuisine with the fermentation catalyzing koji, Oryzae, the roadside station offers selected fermented goods from around the nation at the Fermentation Market.
  • Narita City Sakura No Yama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Komaino 1338-1
    In this park are transplanted all of the cherry trees that were about to be lost during the construction of Narita International Airport. Many people visit this park, located on an elevated knoll, where airplane takeoffs and landings can be watched up close while viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms.
  • Roadside Station Tako Ajisai-kan
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Katoriguntakomachi Tako 1069-1
    This roadside station is located at the intersection of National Route 296 and Prefecture Route 74. It sells specialty goods such as Tako rice and mountain yam, and fresh local produce. The adjoining restaurants offer set meals using Genkibuta pork, rice balls with Tako rice, specialty products, and various menu items utilizing fresh vegetables. In addition, you can enjoy views of the nature along the Kuriyama River and fields from the observation lounge.
  • National Museum of Japanese History
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Jounaichou 117
    The National Museum of Japanese History was founded in 1981 as a research institution to promote education with material displays and exhibitions on historical, archeological and folkloric research. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also has plans for special exhibitions offering a limited chance to view highly valuable items, making it a place that truly deepens access to Japan’s history.
  • Kintoki no Amataro
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Hanazakichou 527
    This obanyaki treat specialty shop is on the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Their Amataro-yaki features their own thin, crispy crust and is packed with homemade bean paste. They sell adzuki an (red bean paste) and shiro-an (white bean paste) varieties, and they're a popular snack with visitors walking to and from the temple.

    This is the best red bean bun I have tried in Japan. The red/white bean filling is delicious, soft and sweet. The filling is very full; the bun is very fulfilling. It is of course best to eat it when...

  • Goto Dangoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 499
    Goto Dangoya sells Dango (rice dumplings) along the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Kami-cho in the city of Narita. It is a teahouse with a long history, having been founded in 1845. Every morning, a mortar and pestle is used to pound the day's Mochi (rice paste), and the roasted Dango are then basted with a secret dipping sauce to create Yakidango, which are just one of the sweets that the shop sells. It has a tatami room furnished with low tea tables and is fine place for visitors to the temple to stop off and rest.
  • Shisui Onsen Yura no Sato
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 1-1-1
    "Shisui Onsen is referred to as ""the Heat Bath,"" because it has superb warmth preserving properties. This hot spring facility, which uses water from a natural iodine-containing sodium - salt-rich chloride spring, is said to be effective against high blood pressure. Additional features include an outdoor bath with a view of Mt. Fuji, an inside bath fed by a high-pressure carbonated spring, which expands the blood vessels and improves circulation, and Loyly sauna. After bathing, customers can relax at their leisure and take advantage of body care facilities and rest areas or have homemade udon noodles, local sake, and others in the restaurant."

    We went there with a local guide. It was an interesting cultural experience. As with all traditional bath houses, bathing takes place completely naked, so leave your pudor at the door. Learn also in...

  • Sakekasu Shizen Kobo Fukuchan no Pan
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Katorigunkouzakimachi Kouzakihonjuku 639-6
    Sakekasu Shizen Kobo Fukuchan no Pan is a bakery located along the Tone Suigo Line Highway in Kozaki Honshuku in the town of Kozaki in Katori County. It makes bread dough using natural leavening derived from the sake lees that result from the sake brewing process at Terada Honke, a brewery located in Kozaki Town. It also makes and sells soy milk bread, made with soy milk from the tofu shop Tsuki no Tofu, also located in Kozaki Town.
  • Surugaya
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    4.5
    162 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 359
    This eel vendor is near the main gate of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. They roast kyosui eel raised in the Oigawa River, fed by water from the Southern Japan Alps, over binchotan charcoal, brushed with a secret sauce made with fine varieties of soy sauce and mirin cooking sake. Dishes include eel served marinated on rice, kabayaki style, and shirayaki style. Other cuisine features carp and suigo (riverside district) fowl.

    Unagi and rice was excellent. We were happy to be taken there by our Narita guide as it is a place he only visits once a year with his wife. It’s that special! Price was Yen3000 for an Unajudon which...

  • Ishikorokan Narita
    Style / Fashion
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 547
    Located along the way to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Ishikorokan Narita sells natural stones and accessories. Among the items on sale are crystals, accessories made with natural stones, fine glass items, such as deep-sea blue glass beads with silver foil embedded in them, and raw stones. You can also have your fortune told by calling upon the gods of the four directions, so that you learn what your birthstone is and who your guardian deity is. This knowledge can help you choose your purchases.
  • Kawamura Saheiji Shoten
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 381
    Located along the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Kawamura Saheiji Shop specializes in Japanese-style pickles. Its Teppo Fudozuke, named after Fudo Myo-o, the guardian deity of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, and made from melons and cucumbers grown by a local farmer under contract. The shop also sells pickles with burdock root, mountain burdock root, and pickles with red pepper wrapped in shiso leaves, as well as Narazuke (vegetables pickled in sake dregs) and Kinzanji Miso.
  • Fujikura Shoten
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Saiwaichou 488
    "This store selling miscellaneous goods is located along the main road leading to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Based on the concept of good things, real things and valuable things, it sells bamboo, wood and rattan products handcrafted by craftsmen using natural materials. It carries approximately 3,000 differently practical items for various uses including the popular ""Takesei Daikon-oroshi daburu-ha"" (bamboo double-toothed daikon radish grater), sieves, baskets, bento lunch boxes, seiro (bamboo steamers) and ohitsu (wooden containers for cooked rice)."

    Fujikura Shoten is one of my long-time stops in Narita Town, Japan. It is about halfway along the street of traditional shops connecting the railway stations to the must-see Narita-san Shinshoji...

  • Matabee (Naritasan Monzen Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 361
    This shop in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture specializes in freshwater fish. They manufacture and sell tsukudani preserved fish and sweet stewed kanroni fish made the old-fashioned way. Their tsukudani made with goby, stone moroko, and other fish stewed in their special sauce is popular for home use and as a gift. You can dine on eel in their restaurant, too.
  • Hayashida no Osenbei
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Saiwaichou 490
    This senbei rice cracker shop located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture is along the main Naritasan Temple approach road, and was opened in 1912, making it the oldest in Narita. You can buy senbei to eat while walking, as souvenirs or to take home. The senbei made from dough has an exquisite hardness, and you can also eat them skewered with a simple soy sauce or sweet mitarashi.

    こちらのお店は参道にありますので、お土産も良いのですが、 1枚から食べ歩き用に購入出来るのが良いです。 近くでソフトクリームを食べた後に購入しましたよ。

  • Hana no Yu
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    1.5
    2 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Koudunomori 2-40-1
    "This Super Sento (Japanese style relaxation-spa) is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. It is divided into the ""Wa-no-Yu"" with a moxibustion bath and salt sauna, and the ""Yo-no- Yu"" with a mist sauna and power bath, and you can enjoy a total of 24 kinds of baths that switch daily between being men and women only. It also has a bedrock bath, restaurants and a healing space where you can relax after bathing, so you can rest your body and soul as much as you need."

    華の湯で湯上りに利用しました。たこ焼きとフライドポテトを頂きましたが業務用の冷凍食品感が強くて今一つでした。

  • Doggy's Island Resort & Villa
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Yachimatashi Koyaru 624
    Visit this dog resort in a rich natural setting for a special time with your pup. You can reach it from Tokyo in as little as 55 minutes by car. It boasts Japan's largest natural lawn dog park at about 7,000 square meters, as well as a cafe terrace and a natural buffet restaurant that also has a menu for your pet. The lodge adjacent to the dog park has four types of rooms with amenities that include toilet sheets, dog towels, and poop bags.
  • Sakura Kusabue Hill
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Ino 820
    Sakura Kusabue Hill is a park that contains a miniature railroad 1.1 km long, athletic facilities, a petting zoo, and a rose garden. It also contains a campground for tour groups, some log cabins, and an accommodation facility with a capacity of up to 200 persons. There is a market where visitors can buy produce from local farmers and a farm-to-table restaurant. Visitors can try out a number of activities, including farm work and making pottery. This is the best place not only for families but also for groups with the purpose of experiential learning and training.

    台風15号で一部倒木などの被害が出た草笛の丘に行ってきました。今回は、サツマイモ掘りが始まったと知り出掛けました。園内で特に人気なのがミニ鉄道、全長1.1kmを10分で駆け抜けるスピード感が楽しい。

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you’ll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Naritaーmost famous as the home of Narita Airportーis a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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