7 things to Do near Narita Airport Area (For transit or layover), Tokyo

Naritasan Shinshoji temple Narita Things to do in Japan

Narita airport is the biggest international airport in Japan.
So 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 flight is not enough to come to Tokyo as a transit passenger, we recommend to enjoy around Narita airport.
There are lots of things to do.

We will introduce sightseeing spots as follows.

*We also could make your tour: Narita 4–Hours Private Walking Tour (For Transit / Layover)

0. Whole map around Narita airport area.

1. Naritasan Shinshoji temple and omotesando

At Narita, there is a big Naritasan Shinshoji temple which has over 1,000 years history.
This temple is also famous for new year, about 1 million people visit there.

In front of the temple, you could see 800 meters long road called Omotesando.
At the back of the temple, you could explore beautiful Naritasan park.
Let’s walk and find Japanese local culture and food!

Time : 9:00-17:00
Entrance : Free
Access from NRT : 8 min by JR train
Duratiion : 2-3 hours
Website :
Naritasan Shinsyoji
Naritasan Omotesando

2. Narita market

If you arrive at airport at early time, we recommend to visit Narita market.
You could enjoy similar atmosphere to Tsukiji fish market and great food.

Time : 6:30-12:00
Entrance : Free
Access from NRT : 15 min by Keisei line + 10 min walking
Duration : 2 hours
Website : Narita market

If you are interested in a local market, check  Tsukiji & Toyosu

3. Shisui premium outlet

Premium outlet market mall. Over 200 international brand shops are there.
You would find something wonderful with a good price!

Time : 10:00-20:00
Entrance : Free
Access from NRT : 15 min by shuttle bus
Duration : 2-3 hours
Website : https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/

4. AEON mall Narita

You could see what local Japanese people buy.
Many locals go there to buy daily things such as clothes, books, stationary, food and everything!

Time : 8:00-22:00
Entrance : Free
Access from NRT : 20 min by shuttle bus
Duration : 2-3 hours
Website : https://en.aeonmall.global/mall/narita-aeonmall/

5. Narita Yume bokujo dream dairy farm

You could enjoy watching cows, ducks, hamsters etc.
You could try to get fresh milk from cow by yourself!

Time : 9:00-17:00
Entrance : 1,400 yen (adult)
Access from NRT : 15 min by shuttle bus
Duration : 2-3 hours
Website : http://www.yumebokujo.com/index_en.html

Nature spots in Tokyo

6. Bouso no mura Experience Museum

Here, old Japanese landscape, houses and culture are preserved.
You could do some activities to make your trip more memorable!

Time : 9:00-16:30
Entrance : 300 yen (adult)
Access from NRT : 45 mins by public bus and walking
Duration : 1-2 hours
Website : http://www2.chiba-muse.or.jp/www/MURA/contents/1520316673745/index.html

7. Sawara area

Sawara was surrounded by rivers and old delivery center of Tokyo. At that time we carry heavy stuff by boat.
You could feel traditional atmosphere.

Time : 9:00-17:00
Entrance : Free
Access from NRT : 30 min by local train
Duration : 2 hours
Website : https://www.suigo-sawara.ne.jp/ *only in Japanese

*10 mins by taxi from Sawara station, you could visit Katori shrine, god of peace.

8. Come to Tokyo

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

If you are interested in, check out the link down below.
-Narita Airport Limousine

-Keisei Skyliner

Other activities

Go-kart experience around Narta airport

Helicopter airport transfer

If you are interested in shrines and temples, you can refer to the article below.

The Best 10 Things to do in the Kanto Region; Must See Shrines & Temples
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[REF] Tours around Narita

[FYI] Access Tokyo central to Narita Airport




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    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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