128. Narita, Japan
Why Narita, Japan?
If you’ve visited Tokyo, more than likely you’ve flown into Tokyo-Narita airport (NRT) and thus you’ve been to Narita but not know it. It’s a great city that’s worth visiting and thus an unfamiliar destination. It has one of the largest temples in Tokyo as well.
Narita is located east of Tokyo, Japan. It is the city in which the airport Tokyo-Narita (NRT) lives.
How To Get Here
There are two train stations from Narita Airport – Japan Rail (JR) and Keisei. Keisei Limited Express has most frequent service to Narita City that departs about every 20 minutes while JR rapid trains though cost less, has only one departure per hour.
The closest airport is the Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT):
The following airlines has service to Tokyo-Narita International Airport (NRT):
Air Busan (BX), Air Macau (NX), Aeromexico (AM), Air Caledonie International (SB), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Niugini (PX), Alitalia (AZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Air Tahiti Nui (TN), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Eastar Jet (ZE), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), EVA Airlines (BR), Finnair (AY), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), Ibex Airlines (FW), Japan Airlines (JL), Jeju Air (7C), Jetstar Airways (JQ), Jetstar Japan (GK), Jin Air (LJ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LOT Polish (LO), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Mongolian Airlines (OM), Pakistan International Airways (PK), Peach Aviation (MM), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Yakutia Airlines (R3), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), SAT Airlines (HZ), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Scoot (TZ), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Singapore Airlines (SQ), SriLankan (UL), Swiss Airlines (LX), T’Way Airlines (TW), Thai Airways (TG), Thai AirAsia X (XJ), Turkish Airlines (TK), Hong Kong Express Airways (UO), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vanilla Air (JW), Vietnam Airlines (VN) and Xiamen Air (MF).
Alternatively, you may fly into the Tokyo-Haneda International Airport in the city of Tokyo and take the bus or train to Narita.
The following airlines has service to Tokyo-Haneda International Airport (HND):
Air Asia X (D7), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air New Zealand (NZ), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), British Airways (BA), Cathay Dragon (KA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), EVA Airways (BR), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Hainan Airlines (HU), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Hong Kong Express Airways (UO), Hokkaido International Airlines/Air Do (HD), Jay Ocean (NU), Japan Airlines (JL), Juneyao Airlines (HO), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Okay Airways (BK), Peach Aviation (MM), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), Shandong Airlines (SC), Shanghai Airlines (FM), Singapore Airlines (SQ), SkyMark Airlines (BC), Skynet Asia Airways (6J), Spring Airlines (9C), Star Flyer (7G), Thai Airways (TG), Tianjin Airlines (GS), United Airlines (UA), Vietnam Airlines (VN).
The Line 5, 6, Narita Airport and Circle buses goes from Narita Airport to the JR Line station in Narita as well as making other stops in Narita.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are several hotel sin Narita; both local Japanese hotels as well as chains such as Mercure. Some hotels are in the town itself, while others are at the airport. The ones at the airport all have free shuttles that will take you to Narita at different times.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Narita has many places to eat. Just walk down the main road that goes to Temple to see what I mean. You can also stop by the 7-11 and get some good eats as well as the train station. Plus there’s a McDonald’s just across from the train station.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Here are a few things to do in this neat city:
Visit Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
Take a relaxing walk through Naritasan Park
Experience the taste of old japan at Naritasan Ometo Sando
Enjoy the spectacular viewing of airplanes at Sakura Noyama Park
Great place to stop by at Aeon Mall Narita before hitting airport
Enjoy the family-friendly diversions at Narita Yume Farm
See exhibits of Yokan at Narita Yokan Musem
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information.
Currency: Japanese Yen (YEN)
Narita City Tourism Association