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What to Do in Narita: 10 Most Popular Spots in Narita (October 2019 Ranking)

What to Do in Narita: 10 Most Popular Spots in Narita (October 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 8 November 2019

These are the top recommendations for Narita, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Aeon Mall - Narita, Goemon, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Narita!

1.Aeon Mall - Narita

1.Aeon Mall - Narita

It has 174 stores that cover dining, clothing, living and entertainment, and includes a supermarket, fashion stores, household goods retailers, and a variety of restaurants. It is popular for being a place where you can find any items you want. At the event plazas situated sparsely in the building, events that include special sales promotions for a collection of delicious food from all over the country and music concerts are held. At a food court that gathers 12 food vendors, you can enjoy a variety of Japanese, Western, or Chinese dishes and sweets such as ice cream and doughnuts. There is a nursing room and a kids' area as well.

2.Goemon

2.Goemon

40th Anniversary
Opened the first restaurant in 1976
and we are the Pioneer of eating spaghetti with chopsticks.
We have been creating outstanding Japanese-style Spaghetti
for forty years using ingredients directly imported from Italy.
Please enjoy our taste which has been modified
and evolved for long time.

3.Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

3.Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

It is the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple that was built in 940 in hopes for peace so that the revolt by then-War General Taira no Masakado would end. Fudo-myoo (Acala, a Buddhist symbol), which is said to lead people to enlightenment with its facial expression filled with fury and wrath, is the temple's main object of worship. Fudo-myoo has been worshiped by many historical figures. As kabuki classical Japanese dance-drama programs gained popularity, with Fudo-myoo performed by Ichikawa Danjuro, in the Edo period, the temple attracted more worshipers and is visited by many worshipers every year even today. The main worship hall, which is the most important place for offering prayers, is open to all visitors. There are many historical buildings for you to see, including the 58-meter-high Great Peace Pagoda with the messages for peace given by the heads of states, and the 25-meter-high, three-story pagoda, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property with beautiful carvings on the outside. On the temple grounds, a large park with a waterfall and a pond are maintained, so visitors can enjoy a relaxing time surrounded by flowers. The temple is a 10-minute walk from the JR Narita Station or the Keisei Line's Keisei Narita Station. It is also only an 8-minute train ride from the Narita Airport Terminal 2 Station to the JR Narita Station.

4.Narita airport GPA passenger service SIM card sales

4.Narita airport GPA passenger service SIM card sales

・Would you like to stay connected with the rest of the world even during your travel?
Please purchase the SIM card at the GPA counter in Narita airport.

In addition to that,
・Have you exchanged your foreign currency?
・Make use of the airport delivery service to send your heavy luggage and suitcases and enjoy sightseeing without any baggage.

You can receive guidance at the GPA counter at Narita airport for all arrangements to enjoy a wonderful travel.

What is GPA? - “Exceed the expectation of all travellers.”
GPA cordially offers services to travelers as a Narita Airport Group.
・SIM Card Sales
・Mobile Phone/Wi-Fi Rentals
・Currency Exchange
・Baggage Delivery
・Reflexology
・Bus Tickets

https://www.gpa-net.co.jp/

5.JAL ABC counter (Baggage Delivery & Storage Service, Rental mobile phones)

5.JAL ABC counter (Baggage Delivery & Storage Service, Rental mobile phones)

JAL ABC is a service counter providing services such as baggage delivery & storage, rental mobile phones, SIM card sales, and more. We have counters on both the arrival and departure floors at Narita Airport Terminal 1 (North and South wings) and Narita Airport Terminal 2. With our airport baggage delivery service, customers can specify the delivery date and time slot. (Bookings are required for baggage delivery to the airport) Temporary baggage storage is available for everything from small to large pieces of baggage. We also sell SIM cards usable within Japan. The Unlimited Type offering 7 days of unlimited use from activation is our number 1 seller. We recommend the Unari-kun SIM featuring cute packaging decorated with Narita Airport's popular mascot. Rental Wi-Fi, and rental mobile phones are also available. Please contact the JAL ABC Call Center with any inquiries. 03-3545-1131 (Operator Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays)

6.Tenshodo

6.Tenshodo

“I never knew there was such a nice shop like this at the airport! I’m definitely buying my souvenirs here from now on.” This is the sort of positive feedback Tenshodo receives from customers on a daily basis. There are many craftspeople in Japan producing amazing items, and Tenshodo’s mission is to have the people of the world come to know them all the better. With that in mind, the shop began operations at Terminal 1 of Narita International Airport, allowing communication and interaction with a variety of global customers from all across the globe, people who are sure to walk away with a perfect gift from abroad. The theme of the shop is “Gorgeous Japan,” and the product selection here has been carefully chosen from workshops across the country. “I’ve never seen such something like this in my life!” Customers’ delight and surprise like this are Tenshodo’s raison d'être. The shop features many Tenshodo original products created in cooperation with nationally-famed artisans. When passing through Narita Airport, be sure to drop in for an enjoyable shopping experience!

  • Tenshodo
    Goods
    • Address In front of Narita International Airport first passenger terminal south wing Gate 33, Narita-shi, Chiba, 282-0011
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    • Nearest Station Narita Airport Station (JR Narita Line / Keisei Main Line / Narita SKY ACCESS Line)
      5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 0476-33-5161

7.Lake Inba

7.Lake Inba

Inba-numa Pond, located in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, consists of two natural swamp lakes: Kita-Inba-numa Pond (North) and Nishi-Inba-numa Swamp (West), connected by the valley-like Inba-numa cutoff channel.Strolling Inba-numa Pond with the Satoyama walking map (free) in hand, the quiet satoyama scenery helps you to forget about busy life in the city.At the Sakura Furusato Hiroba (folk plaza) facing the lake, you can enjoy views of Dutch windmills and tulip fields, sightseeing by cruise or rental bike, and barbecuing against the beautiful sunset.Also, there still remain valleys where fireflies dance in summer, tended by dedicated city volunteers.Recommended are the shines and temples associated with the large Yoshitaka cherry tree and legends of dragons, as well as fine food such as eels and Japanese sake. To get to the Kita-inba-numa Pond, take a Narita City Community bus on the Kita-suka route departing from the Keisei Line Kozu-no-mori Station. Then, get off at the Jinbei-watashi bus stop and walk toward the Jinbei Park. To get to the Nishi-inba-numa Pond, take a Sakura City Loop bus from the Keisei Line Sakura Station North Exit, then get off at the Furusato Hiroba (a folk plaza) bus stop and walk towards the Sakura Furusato Hiroba.

8.Stylish Travel

8.Stylish Travel

We offer a wide range of travel-related products and popular fashions at our general store.
Our unique assortment of products, including stickers and buttons, Narita-exclusive t-shirts and suitcases, and eco-friendly shopping bags, is perfect for any traveler.
We also have Narita Airport-exclusive stickers and souvenirs that are perfect for sharing your travel experience with someone special.
You’re sure to find the perfect memento of your travels here!

  • Stylish Travel
    • Address Narita International Airport second passenger terminal building Main Building 4F M4072, 1-1, Furugome, Furugome, Narita-shi, Chiba, 282-0004
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    • Nearest Station Airport Terminal 2 Station (JR Narita Line / Keisei Main Line / Narita SKY ACCESS Line)
    • Phone Number 0476-34-8676

9.Kyu Hotta Residence

9.Kyu Hotta Residence

This is a private residence that Masatomo Hotta, who was the last lord of the Sakura Domain in the Edo era, built in Sakura, part of his former territory, in 1898 after the era changed to Meiji. It is a rare, Meiji-era house that exists to tell the history and culture of the Sakura city. Under the name of the Old Hotta House, the seven sections of the residence: the entrance wing, parlor wing, living wing, study wing, bath house, storehouse, and gatekeepers' lodge were designated a National Important Cultural Property in 2006 and its garden designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty in 2015. Currently, the garden is affectionately known as the ”Sakura Garden.” Its characteristic is the composition of low pine trees planted in the wide lawn, and the green lawn in spring and summer and the colorful foliage in fall can be enjoyed. The residence is often used as a filming location for movies and dramas. It is a 20-minute walk from the JR Sakura Station or a 5-minute walk from the Koseien Iriguchi bus stop on a bus route bound for the Shisui-Narita area.

10.Sakura Samurai Houses

10.Sakura Samurai Houses

Numerous old samurai houses still remain in the Sakura City and three of the five samurai residences still standing along the street called Bukeyashiki-dori are currently open to the public. They are the former Kawara House, a Chiba Prefecture-designated Cultural Asset, the Tajima House, and the Takei House, a Sakura City-designated Cultural Asset. All three of them were constructed in the latter Edo period and inhabited by samurai of the Sakura domain. The Kawara House, the oldest of samurai houses in Sakura, exhibits furnishings that well represent the lifestyle of the samurai clansmen back in the day. The Tajima House has been at this place since the Edo period, and it is allowed to go inside for a viewing. Inside the Takei House are the excavated artifacts related to samurai houses on display. The street facing the samurai houses are lined with earthwork and hedges, in which the vestige of the castle town Sakura can be seen. These samurai houses are also used as the locations for shooting TV dramas and films. It is a 15-minute walk from the JR's Sakura Station or a 15-minute walk from the Keisei Sakura Station.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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