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Layover in Narita Airport – A Trip to Narita City


Naritasan Temple

Naritasan Temple
naritasan Temple
H and I had a 6-hour layover at Narita Airport after trip to Korea. We were stuck between taking a train to the city for Ichiran or to stay in the airport lounge. Thankfully H found a place we can visit during our layover. & it was surprisingly fun!
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Storing Your Luggage in Narita Airport
Narita Airport Layover
Storing Your Luggage in Narita Airport
If you are still unable to check in or you are doing a transit with your hand carry on, you may store your luggage at the airport locker. We kept our stuff in the lockers before we set off. Remember to keep a copy of the ticket and snap a photo of the ticket in case you lose it. Locker Luggage cost from 300 yen to 1000 yen depending on size. 

Getting to Narita City from Narita Airport
Things to do around Narita Airport
Narita Stopover
Narita City is just 2 stops and 30 minutes away from Narita Airport. Board Keisei Metro line and alight 2 stops later. Do remember to check the return train timing before you start exploring. Depending on the day you visit, there is time table for weekday and weekend.  
Cost per trip is 260 Yen. 

Explore Naritasan’s Omotesando
Naritasan’s Omotesando
stopover at narita airport
stop over in narita airport
stop over in narita airport 
stop over in narita airport
There are many restaurants and stores selling traditional craft and snacks along the streets. Grab a couple of dorayaki and start your adventure. Also, this is one of the places you can grab some last-minute Japanese souvenirs home other than at the airport! Plus, you can spot many locals wearing their traditional attire there!

Try Ungai in Naritasan’s Omotesando
Naritasan’s Omotesando
Naritasan’s Omotesando

Narita City is popular with its freshwater eel dishes and one should definitely try the eel when you are there! The city is one of the oldest places to serve eel dishes in Japan. The eel is soaked well in the sauce and grilled. Definitely better than Man-Man in Singapore.

There are many stores selling Unagi in Narita City and the most popular restaurant is Kawatoyo Narita. Unfortunately, they only accept cash and we are short of it. Thus, we end up visiting the restaurant next door. The grilled Unagi is the best I had tasted so far. Hopefully, one day we can visit Kawatoyo!

Visit Narita-San Shinshoji Temple & Narita San Park
Narita-San Shinshoji Temple & Narita San Park
Narita-San Shinshoji Temple & Narita San Park
Narita-San Shinshoji Temple & Narita San Park
Afterwards, make your way to Narita-san Shinshoji Temple. Naritasan was built to worship the statue of the Buddhist Fudo Myoo Diety. The temple is huge and there is also a route that allows takes you to Narita San Park. As we had limited time, we skip the park.

Overall, we find that a trip to Narita City from the airport is worth the trip. Not only, but you can also save on travelling time, you get to experience the culture and eat delicious grilled unagi. Highly recommend visitors who have a layover in Tokyo to visit Narita-San.

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