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Temple town (Monzen machi)


Temple town (Monzen machi)

Strolling around the temple town

One of the delightful things to do when visiting Naritasan is to stroll around the temple town. The main pathway (Omote-sando) runs through from JR Narita station to Naritasan. There are many shops along this path. From Keisei Narita station, cross the Kaiun bridge with its red balustrade to get to the main pathway (Omote-sando).

Omote-sando Photo

Omote-sando Photo

The main street runs from the station to the the entrance gate of Naritasan. There are quite a few old stores with more than 100 years of history, many Chinese medicine stores built of Dozo(warehouse) style, and large wooden Three-story hotels. There are unexpected surprises not only on the main street but also down the narrow side streets.
Another charm of temple town are the local products like Sweet jelly of azuki beans (yokan), Japanese pickles (tsukemono), fish boiled in soy sauce (tsukudani) or local rice-wine (sake) and strolling along the main street eating hand made rice crackers ( teyaki-senbei) or eating broiled eel in a restaurant.


Restaurants for overseas visitors

Restaurants for overseas visitors Photo

Being an international city Narita, there are many visitors walking along the main street and also some restaurants and noodleshops are almost used exclusively by overseas visitors.

Restaurants for overseas visitors Photo




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