Narita Shinshoji is well known for fortune since Shogun Tokugawa era. The tall pagoda and garden of maples are so impressive.
Right in front of Shinshoji this street is full of traditional Japanese restaurant and souvenir shop. We stayed at old Ryokan in front of the temple's gate. Each room has a small garden. My wife from Colorado loves this Ryokan. JR railway station is on the top of the street.
Typical "Unagi lunch set. I like draft beer with it. Unagi (eel) is barbecued.
Narita has International Airport. This is in Chiba prefecture that is well known for Unagi Eels. Tonegawa River produces ton of water for eel ponds. I will recommend you to visit this temple town by JR before you leave for USA..
I am proud of my country
I am proud to be a descendant of HEIKE. One in four Japanese have Heike DNA. Heike lost the war against Genji, however, Heike left Buddhist temples, Hiragana, Waka that became Haiku later, kimono and Lady Murasaki. "The Tale of Heike" is still the best seller today, it is a sad story. Our Emperor also has Heike DNA.
Please ask me any question in the comment column. Good luck to you all at the ISESHIMA SUMMIT.
Iseheijiro/Christine Aragon Louisiana USA