Located on the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple grounds behind the main hall, expansive Naritasan Park has lovely walking paths, several ponds and a waterfall, and many flowering trees and shrubs that accent the seasons. The 58m tall Great Peace Pagoda is impressive even from a distance, and there you can try sutra copying, a kind of meditation, to relax the mind. Many people come to the park in early spring for the Plum Blossom (Ume) Festival, or in autumn to admire the beautiful colors of the leaves. While strolling through the park keep an eye out for stone tablets – these are inscribed with haiku poems written by greats such as Matsuo Basho and Takahama Kyosi.
Experience this on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program by booking a free Volunteer Guided Tour.