|Start of fire ceremony|
I didn't pay attention to some of the itinerary changes to my flights, so I ended up with a 7 hour layover in Narita. When I called American Airlines to change it, the agent couldn't change the flights due to capacity. She did recommend a tour of the Narita Temple to pass the time. I sent a few emails to Narita Rainbow Tours and arranged the tour. (If you have a 4-5 hour layover, you can still do the tour.)
The Narita temple is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Japan, and many Japanese continue to visit the temple today.
|Main entrance. Rightmost one is for snakes. Recently constructed, built of a rare wood.|
|Water dragons protecting temple from lightning|
|Hot Dog plaque was donated by a Tokyo business a century ago|
|Previous main temple. Was moved 40 years ago as it did not meet fire code (replaced with concrete temple with ventilation)|
|Shinto shrine within temple complex. Named after landowner who donated the land.|