Chiba | 5.5h
Tracing the Sutras At Shinshoji Temple

A day out in Narita experiencing traditional Japanese culture

Shakyo, The Sutra Tracing, is performed as a means of mindfulness training. Whether one has faith in Buddhism or not, tracing sacred scripts gives us time to reflect on ourselves and practice mindfulness. On this tour you will visit a quiet temple where you can have a go at tracing the sutras with a Japanese brush and ink. Shinshoji Temple, only ten minutes away from Narita Airport, holds a vast amount of land where great historic buildings stand, and in its surrounding area there is a beautiful garden and a literature museum. The omotesando street that leads to the temple is also famous for its delicious cuisine. If you are flying into or out of Narita Airport, this tour is worth booking!


・Try delicious foods and drinks at Shinshoji Temple's omotesando street. The local specialty is eel.
・Shinshoji Temple has a history of over 1,000 years and is full of historic buildings.
・Learn about Japanese history from experts at the temple and museum.
・Try mindfulness through tracing the Sutras with a Japanese brush and ink.
・Visit Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy and learn about the art of calligraphy and brushes.
・The beautiful and vast grounds of Naritasan Park are a great place to take photographs.


・Naritasan Omotesando Street
・Naritasan Shinshoji Temple (Somon (main gate) and Niomon Gate)
・Naritasan Shinshoji Temple (Great Main Hall)
・Naritasan Shinshoji Temple Information Center
・Naritasan Sutra Tracing Dojo
・Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy
・Naritasan Park


・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

By the ticket gates at the JR line, Narita Station

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