【旅行記】明治神宮と成田山新勝寺 Travel Guide: Meiji-Jingu(Tokyo) and Naritasan-Shinshoji(Chiba)

あけましておめでとうございます

西村です

新年初投稿は初詣の名所明治神宮と成田山新勝寺を紹介します

I`m Nishimura. The first article of the new year will introduce Meiji Jingu and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple.

明治神宮 Meiji-Jingu(Tokyo)

初詣の王道といえばここですね

3が日は混雑する場所です

今年は人が多かったです

There were many people at this year’s Meiji Jingu. It is especially crowded during the New Year holidays.

原宿駅から臨時改札を通るとショートカットできます

落ち着いた雰囲気がいいですね

It ’s a solemn atmosphere.

明治神宮でクラスターが発生し16日まで参拝中止となりました

A cluster occurred at Meiji Jingu after I worshiped, and general worship was canceled until January 16th.(https://www.meijijingu.or.jp/)

場所 Access

You can take a shortcut to Meiji Jingu by exiting the temporary ticket gate from JR Harajuku Station. This temporary ticket gate is only installed during the year-end and New Year holidays.

成田山新勝寺 Naritasan-Shinshoji(Chiba)

行ったのはコロナ前の1月でしたが初詣の時期で参拝客が多かったです

毎年節分で著名人が豆まきをする場所です

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. Although it has the name “Narita”, it is located far from Narita Airport. Every year on February 3rd, there is an event called “Setsubun”, so it is very crowded here.

↓This is Naritasan Shinshoji Temple at the time of Setsubun (2/3). It is very crowded.

https://www.naritasan.or.jp/2020/02/04/14819/


途中の参道で池や庭園があり自然を満喫できました

Head to Shinshoji Temple while walking along the road. There is a Japanese garden in the back of Shinshoji Temple.

新勝寺を右に進むと庭園がありました
松尾芭蕉の句碑です

It is a monument of Basho Matsuo(Japanese Poet).

場所 Access

From Tokyo Station, take the JR Yokosuka Line to JR Narita Station(about 75minute~2h). It is about a 15minute walk from JR Narita Station. Be careful of cars as the walking road is narrow.

川豊(うなぎ料理店)Kawatomi(Eel restaurant)

新勝寺に行った日のお昼ご飯は川豊でいただきました
うなぎの料亭です

There are many eel restaurants around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, but here is the most popular. Lunch time is always crowded. You can enjoy freshly baked eel.

川豊の場所 Access of Kawatomi

It is on the way between JR Narita Station and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Lunch time is crowded, so make a reservation before entering the store. You had better go to Shinshoji Temple while you wait.

ここまでお読みいただきありがとうございました

西村裕太(Written by Yuta Nishimura)

Translated by HIROKI