Narita-san Shinsho-ji Hatsumode (New Year’s Visit to a Shrine)

Written by Editorial department
16 Dec 2018
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Go visit a historical shrine to celebrate a beginning of a New Year

A historical main temple of Chizan School of Shingon Sect, founded in 940.
With the grounds as big as 220,000㎡, it is one of the largest temples in Japan.
Every year, between January 1st and the 3rd, as many as 3 million people visit the place for New Year’s.
Every day at the same time, a training called “Goma Kitou (Goma Fire Ritual)” is held in the main hall. During this training, blazing fire is made and prayers are made. It is said that if people hold objects related to their wishes over the fire, their wishes will come true.

Also, during the Hatsumode period between January and mid-February, you can buy limited-time only items including charms.
Given that there will be traffic regulation in the surrounding areas in January, it is recommended that you take a walk to the shrine when making a visit.

Video of Narita-san Shinsho-ji Hatsumode

Basic information on Narita-san Shinsho-ji

Narita-san Shinsho-ji

Address
1 Narita, Narita City, Chiba
Tel
0476-22-2111
Closed
Open every day
Admission
Free
URL(English)
http://www.naritasan.or.jp/english/