This temple is one of the most well known in the Kantō region of Japan and is only surpassed in visitors during the O-shogatsu period (lit: New year period) by the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The temple grounds are composed of a main gate, a steep stairwell and the main buildings (including a couple five-story pagodas), and a garden area with large pond. A very small zoo is also within the temple grounds.
The mail hall is a buddhist worship area. The interior is based on Indian buddhist design but has a distinct Japanese impression. Throughout the day visitors come to sit and to pray aloud.
April: Narita-san hosts the Kanto region's largest taiko festival. Hundreds of taiko drummers take to the streets on the second day of the festival along Omote Sando street.
The 2007 festival dates have been set for April 14th and 15th. For 2008 the festival is set for April 12th and 13th.