7 Things to Do Near Narita Airport, Tokyo

Naritasan Shinshoji temple Narita Transportation

Narita airport is the biggest international airport in Japan. Many people use it as a transit or layover hub airport. Narita airport is located 1.5 hours away from the central part of Tokyo. If your layover time is not enough to come to Tokyo as a transit passenger, we recommend to enjoy the area around Narita airport; there are lots of things to do!

Naritasan Shinshoji temple & Omotesando

At Narita, there is a large temple called Naritasan Shinshoji. The temple has over 1,000 years of history and is also a popular spot for Hatsumode. Every year on New Year’s Day, about 1 million people visit the temple!

Omotesando Narita

In front of the temple, you can see 800 meters long street called Omotesando. At the back of the temple, you can explore the beautiful Naritasan Park. Go explorethe area and find the Japanese local culture and grab some delicious foods on the street!

Naritasan Shinsoji Temple
9am – 5pm
Free admission

From Narita Airport: 8 min by JR train

Narita Market

If you arrive at the airport early in the morning, we recommend you to visit Narita Market.
You can enjoy a similar atmosphere to Tsukiji Fish Market, lively market with fresh seafood!

Narita Market
6.30am – 12pm
Free admission

From Narita Airport: 15 min by Keisei line + 10 min walking

Shisui Premium Outlet Mall

How about some discount shopping at Shisui Premium Outlet Market Mall. Over 200 varieties of shops are there including international brand shops and you can find some good stuff at affordable price. And tax refund is available for international travelers!

Shisui premium outlet
10am – 8pm
Free admission

From Narita Airport: 15 min by shuttle bus

Narita Dream Dairy Farm

Spend your free hours outside in the beautiful nature. Enjoy watching cows, ducks, hamsters etc. and try some delicious fresh milk from at the farm!

Narita Dream Dairy Farm
9am 5pm
Admission fee ¥1,400 yen (adult)

From Narita Airport: 15 min by shuttle bus

Bouso no mura Experience Museum

At this open-air museum, the old Japanese landscape, including houses and display of culture are very well preserved. You can do some activities to make your trip more memorable, such as craft workshops and cooking classes too!

Bouso no Mura
9am – 4.30pm (closed on Monday)
Admission fee ¥300 (adult)

From Narita Airport: 45 mins by public bus and walking

Sawara area

Sawara was surrounded by rivers and functioned as an delivery centre for Tokyo. Back in the old days, people transported heavy stuff using boats. At this place you can still experience the traditional scenery of the town.10 min by taxi from Sawara station, you can visit Katori shrine, dedicated to the god of peace.

9am – 5pm
Free admission

From Narita Airport: 30 min by local train

AEON Mall Narita

This might be just a local supermarket but many locals go there to buy daily products, clothes, books, stationary, groceries and everything! If you need to grab some snacks and travel essentials before your flight, make a quick stop at AEON!

AEON Mall Narita
8am – 10pm
Free admission

From Narita Airport: 20 min by shuttle bus

Visit Tokyo

If you have more than 5 hours, you could enjoy Tokyo as well. It takes about 60-90 min to go to the central part of Tokyo with Airport limousine bus or Skyliner express.

If you are interested in making your way to the city, you can read all about the different options you have on our blog. Check out the link down below.

Tours around Narita

Other activities

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  1. GSE Solutions says:

    Hi there! Thanks for sharing. As a regular business traveler with GSE Solutions, I was recently at the Narita Airport in Japan. If I ever have a lay-over here again, I will definitely look into the Shisui premium outlet, which looks great! Ryan at GSE Solutions.

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