Tokyo Area Narita
Tokyo Rich Sand (東京リッチサンド)
The locals describe this delightful galette as “a delicious, sweet sandwich”. It smells heavenly of toasted almonds, and is sprinkled all over with milky white chocolate. Trust us, it is an adventure for your taste buds.
Opening hours: 7.30am – 8.30pm
Tel: +81 4 7632 8685
Sushiden serves fresh, seasonal fish. One great thing about this restaurant is that you don’t have to order a lot; in fact, you can order everything a la carte.
Sakura no Yama Park (さくらの山公園)
Right next to Narita Airport, Sakura no Yama Park is the place to be if you want to do some plane spotting. This idyllic location is often a set for filming TV shows too. The park has roughly 350 cherry blossom trees, making it a beautiful area to sit and watch the planes soar into the sky.
Teppanyaki Botejyu Express (鉄板焼き ぼてじゅう屋台)
This is one place to chow down on a huge okonomiyaki, the famous savoury pancake. If this doesn’t tickle your taste buds, try other fried dishes like modan-yaki and takoyaki.
Shisui Premium Outlets (酒々井プレミアムアウトレット)
This outlet was inspired by the American art deco style, making it an intriguing and unique place to shop in. It is only a 10-minute drive from the airport. Enjoy some retail therapy!
Banana sponge cake (東京ばな奈 バナナプリン味)
This delicious combination of banana custard and light, fluffy sponge is known as a Tokyo Banana, the unrivalled sweet treat king in Tokyo. The sponge cake is exclusively sold in department stores and airports, so make sure you get this rare treat while at Narita.
TRAVELER’S FACTORY Airport Baggage Stickers (Traveler’s factory airport バゲッジスティッカー)
Looking for something to jazz up your suitcase? Look no further than Traveler’s Factory for its range of colourful and uniquely designed baggage stickers. What adventure will you take next with your personalised suitcase?
Opening hours: 8am – 8pm; Closed on Tuesdays
Tel: +81 4 7632 8378
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This capsule hotel has a 24-hour reception and is not your standard capsule hotel. If you want a good night’s sleep and a place of comfort, then you’ve hit jackpot. It prides itself on being simple and clean. It’s the kind of place you can go to recharge, even if only for naps and showers, at special rates.
Hotel Nikko Narita (ホテル日航成田)
Hotel Nikko Narita is just 10 minutes away from Narita Airport by its free shuttle bus service. Its executive room is a very calming, Japanese-themed space with simple wood furnishings and a unique art piece created on beautiful Japanese washi paper. This hotel is perfect if you are seeking that authentic Japanese hotel experience.
Narita-san Shinshoji Temple (成田山新勝寺)
This popular 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple receives as many as 10 million visitors a year. People often come here to pray for safe journeys and their family’s well-being. What better place to go than this before you catch your flight?