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Visit Narita

Discover the charms and character of this old city that is renowned for its ancient Buddhist temple complex and scenic park.

Located 48 miles (78 kilometers) outside of Tokyo, Narita is home to Narita Airport, Japan's largest international airport. Whether Narita is a destination or a layover trip for you, this city has several attractions and heritage buildings to explore.

The town of Narita has a distinct old-world charm. Explore the crooked streets lined with ancient shops. In contrast to the frenzied pace of Tokyo, Narita has a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the tranquility of Naritasan Park. Take a leisurely walk among the park's pagodas and koi ponds. Cherry trees and lush gardens make this a beautiful destination year-round.

The Buddhist Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, located in the heart of the city, is dedicated to the fire god Fudo Myoo. Explore the colorful buildings that make up the complex, many of which date back to 940.

As the county’s hub for flying, it is fitting that Narita is home to the Museum of Aeronautical Science. Learn about the history of flight as you tour the museum's interactive exhibits. For a unique museum experience, visit Boso No Mura. This living museum explores various aspects of Japanese culture. Tour a recreated historic street or walk through a samurai home. This area is also a popular film location for historical movies.

Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center is a beautiful botanical garden in Narita’s center. You could spend hours exploring this garden; it has more than 55,000 plants and flowers. The center offers horticultural lectures and many of its plants, including traditional Japanese bonsai trees, are available for purchase.

Learn about the country’s history of horse breeding at Japan's Imperial Pastures at the Goryo Ranch Memorial Hall. Located in the scenic Sanrizuka Memorial Park, this museum is situated among regal rows of chestnut trees.

The most convenient way to get into Narita is by plane. The airport is just a 20-minute train ride from the city. Several high-speed trains link to Tokyo, making it possible to get to Japan's capital in less than 2 hours.

Top Hotels in Narita

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Nikko Narita
Hotel Nikko Narita
4 out of 5
500 Tokko, Narita, Chiba-ken
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sakura-no-Yama Hill and within 6 mi (10 km) of Boso no Mura Open Air Museum and Naritasan Shinshoji ...

4.2/5Excellent! (6,273 reviews)

"Shuttle was easy to find, frequent, and comfortable. Driver was great. Construction taking place at hotel, but smiling greeters made it clear where to go. Even with a bus load of people checking in all at once, there were multiple agents and things moved quickly. The room is quiet and comfortable. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/22

Hotel Nikko Narita
Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
3.5 out of 5
320-1 Tokko, Narita, Chiba-ken
Free Cancellation
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Sakuranoyama Park and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Sakura-no-Yama Hill. Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and ...

4/5Very Good! (3,232 reviews)

"Business office printer / computer inadequate. Computer not adequate to print airline boarding passes. Fee for printer in yen = problem . Computer would not access airline res."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/25

Narita Tobu Hotel Airport
APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae
3 out of 5
906 Hanasaki-cho, Narita, Chiba-ken
per night
Feb 10 - Feb 11

Situated in Narita, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Narita Yokan Museum, Narita Omotesando, and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Naritasan Park and Naritasan ...

4/5Very Good! (2,564 reviews)

"Close to subway, restaurants and convenience stores."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/23

APA Hotel Keisei Narita-Ekimae

Popular things to do in Narita

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

4.5/5(95 reviews)

Explore a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple complex and attend a fire ritual performed in honor of an important Buddhist deity.

Naritasan Park
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Naritasan Park

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Delight in the bright colors of cherry blossom trees that surround the lakes, shrines and paths of this picturesque park.

Narita Wholesale Market
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Narita Wholesale Market

4.5/5(8 reviews)

During your visit to Narita, you can do some window-shopping at Narita Wholesale Market. Check out the temples and lively bars in this relaxing area.

Narita Omotesando
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Narita Omotesando

4.5/5(12 reviews)

During your visit to Nakamachi, you can enjoy retail therapy at Narita Omotesando. Check out the temples and top-notch restaurants in this culturally-rich area.

Boso no Mura Open Air Museum
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Boso no Mura Open Air Museum

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Boso no Mura Open Air Museum during your stay in Narita. Check out the temples and top-notch restaurants in this culturally-rich area.

National Museum of Japanese History
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National Museum of Japanese History

Enjoy an outing to National Museum of Japanese History during your stay in Narita. Check out the temples and top-notch restaurants in this culturally-rich area.

Reviews of Narita


Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Great service great people very helpful

4/5 - Good


Jan 16, 2020

nice Aeon Mall decent place

4/5 - Good


Jan 7, 2020

If you travel by subway From city center to the Narita airport plan at least 1,5 hours travel time. In my case subway had delays and I missed almost my flight.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Nice little city center with good food and good shopping.

4/5 - Good


Dec 26, 2019

Busy but organized

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 15, 2019

I feel like it’s just an airport city.