A 165,000-square-meter large garden using the hills behind Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
Naritasan Park is a large garden of 165,000 square meters using the hilly land behind the Main Hall of Shinsho-ji Temple completed in 1928. Naritasan Calligraphy Art Museum is attached. Approximately 350 cherry trees planted in the garden will reflect its beautiful appearance in the park’s pond at the time of flowering. They will please blossom viewers to visit.
There are also plenty of red plums and white plums about 500, Azalea, Satsuki, Momiji etc, and you can enjoy the flowers of every season. Every year the “Plum Festival” is held, and on Sundays and public holidays there are Japanese music performances, tea ceremonies and sweet alcoholic hospitality.
At the back of the Naritasan Shinshoji temple main hall is a majestic “the Pagoda of Peace” boasting a height of 58 meters. A garden coloring the four seasons called Naritasan Park is spreading below it, as seen in the tower symbolizing this peace. A small mountain in the precincts of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is called “Naritasan” (Mt. Narita), and Naritasan Park is the area full of dense and trees behind the symbol of the Great Hall.
Natural undulations are skilfully taken in the park and you can walk about the promenade by following the undulations. In particular, around the three ponds “the first pond”, “the second pond” and “the third pond” in the center of the garden, there are ume and cherry in spring, green in early summer, autumn leaves in autumn , they will show you the facial expression every season. The plum festival held from late February to early March is particularly famous, and the tea that you can taste while the bamboo scent is coming is special. There is Naritasan Calligraphy Art Museum in the park, and next to the park there are many places of interest such as Naritasan Reikokan and Naritasan Buddhist Library.
Introducing access to “Naritasan Park”. If you are heading from Tokyo, take the Japan Railway Sobu Line Rapid Service bound for Narita Airport. Get off at “Narita” station and walk to the destination in about 15 minutes. Alternatively, take the Keisei Main Line Limited Express from Keisei Electric Railway “Keisei Ueno” station and get off at “Keisei Narita” station. You will reach the destination in about 15 minutes on foot from Keisei Narita Station.
Charms and Highlights of Naritasan Park
The large garden of 165,000 square meters
Speaking of Narita, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple is famous, and solemn “the Pagoda of Peace” which is proud of 58 m in height at the place, which followed further advanced to the back of man hall of the of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, is built. While being watched by the tower symbolizing this peace, there is the zone full of dense and trees in its hilly land. The large garden of 165,000 square meters using this place was “Naritasan Park” and it was completed in 1928.
You can stroll through the undulating promenade
As the name of “Naritasan” (Mt. Narita), the whole area of the precincts of the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a small mountain.
Natural undulations are skilfully taken in the park and you can stroll through the undulating promenade.
Reminiscent of the obvious nature that tends to be forgotten
You can feel the expressions of the four seasons like fresh green, cicada, autumn leaves, snow scenery etc. by being shined by the sunlight that inserts from among the trees while enjoying forest bathing.
There is something in the Naritasan Park reminiscent of the obvious nature that tends to be forgotten.
The center of the garden shows seasonal expressions
Numerous carpes are swimming in the surroundings of Ukimido in Ryuchi no Ike pond. The natural scenery gives peacefulness to people who visit. The area of the three ponds as the first pond (Ryuchi), the second pond (Ryuju), the third pond (Monju) in the center of the garden shows seasonal expressions like cherry blossom and plum in Spring, fresh green in early summer, autumn leaves, every season.
Brilliant gradation from green to red
At Naritasan Park, events are held to enjoy the four seasons with plum blossom festival in spring and autumnal-leaves in autumn.
In the autumn tints, autumn leaves that show brilliant gradation from green to red are especially vividly colored, and the tea ceremony will be held at Sekishoan in the wonderful view.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Narita 1 Narita, Chiba 286-0023 Japan|
|Access:||JR Narita-sen Line “Narita-eki Station” (20 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81) 476-22-2102 (Narita City Tourism Association)|