Discover Narita

While most famous for its international airport, Narita has much more to offer visitors. Step back in time at the Boso no Mura Open Air Museum, where you can experience traditional Japanese life, or explore the historical shopping streets near the impressive Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Delve into the hidden treasures of Narita and uncover its rich heritage.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Narita

The easiest way around Narita is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. 

Getting to Narita

For those arriving via local trains, the journey typically involves a transfer at Tokyo or Chiba. From Tokyo, you can take the JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) to Chiba Station, and then transfer to the JR Narita Line for Narita City. This trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. From Chiba, the JR Narita Line directly connects to Narita City in approximately 40 minutes.

Alternatively, the Keisei Electric Railway offers a more direct and faster service from Tokyo to Narita City. The Keisei Skyliner, an express train, takes about 45 minutes to reach Narita from Ueno Station in Tokyo. This option is particularly efficient for those traveling from central Tokyo.


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How long to stay in Narita

We recommend staying here for about half a day.

Hotels in Narita

Flights to Narita

The nearest and most convenient airport to Narita is Narita International Airport (NRT).

  • by car: approximately 10 minutes

  • by public transportation: approximately 8 minutes

Festivals in Narita

  • Narita Gion Festival

    • Date: July 5th until 7th


  • Narita Furusato Festival

    • Date: August 24th and 25th


  • Naritasan Mitama Festival Bon Odori Festival

    • Date: August 23rd and 24th

    • Time: 19:00 - 21:30


  • Narita Traditional Performing Arts Festival

    • Date: September 14th and 15th

    • Time: 10:00 - 21:00


  • Narita Airport Sky Day Festival

    • Date: September 22nd and 23rd


Be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 

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