7 things to do around Narita airport area (For transit or layover), Tokyo

Narita airport is the biggest international airport in Japan.
So many people use there as a transit or layover hub airport.

The Narita airport is located at 1.5 hours away from center of Tokyo.
If your flight is not enough to come to Tokyo as transit passenger, we recommend to enjoy around Narita airport.
There are lots of things to do.

We will introduce sightseeing spots as follows.

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 800m 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

3. Shisui premium outlet

Premium outlet market mall. Over 200 international brand shops are there.
You would find something wonderful with 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, 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.
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

6. Bouso no mura Experience Museum

At here, old Japanese landscape, houses and culture are preserved.
You could do some activity to make your souvenir.

Time : 9:00-16:30
Entrance : 300 yen (adult)
Access from NRT : 45 min 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


If you are interested in Japanese old town, please refer to below article.

One day trip to Nostalgic Japanese old town “Kawagoe”

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


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

【Things to do in Tokyo and Kanto area】10 must see Shrines & Temples in Tokyo & Kanto Area

Do you find any interesting places?
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[REF] Tours around Narita

[FYI] Access Tokyo central to Narita Airport

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1 Comment

  1. 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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