Welcome to the second part of our article about Narita Airport where we’ll explore the different places you can go sightseeing if you get stuck at Narita Airport with some time on your hands. Want to hit the shops or pick up some last minute souvenirs? Then check out the first part of our article here.
No matter where you are in Japan, there’s always a temple or shrine when you need it and Narita Airport is quite close to a very famous one. Shinshoji is conveniently located just 30 minutes away from the airport. Take a train to Narita Station and make the eight minute walk up historic Omotesando street (which you can read about in our first article) to the temple. Shinshoji is popular with both tourists and locals and has a beautiful garden to explore, making it a great place for anyone who has a lot of time on their hands or is waiting for their next plane!
1, Narita, Chiba
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
Not far from Narita Airport is a museum about—you guessed it—aeroplanes! If you love aeroplanes, this is probably the museum for you. If you don’t love aeroplanes, it’s still a really great place to enjoy, with hands-on activities and full-sized replicas of historic aircraft. There is also an observation area where you can view planes flying in and out of the airport.
111-3, Iwayama, Shibayama, Sanbu District, Chiba
Feel like just taking a nap instead? Then why not try out a capsule hotel? Japan has made these tiny bedrooms famous and you can stop by Terminal 2 to try one out at 9hr. Either stay the whole night or just for a few hours.
Yamato no Yu
If you weren’t able to enjoy the benefits of an onsen bathhouse during your vacation in Japan, why not try it now? A 10-minute taxi ride from Ajiki Station will take you to Yamato no Yu where you can enjoy an outdoor onsen in a private room or join others in the public bath.
1630, Odake, Narita, Chiba