Best Things To Do in Narita, Japan

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Japan is indeed very popular for its culture and customs. Its attractive temples that offer solace and tranquillity are must-visit while in Narita. The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, is a great place to get glimpses into the nation’s culture. It is believed that the temple dates to an early 940 AD. If you are in Narita for a layover, visiting the

Sakura-no-Yama Hill, close to the airport is a great option. You can sit in this park with cherry trees as you watch planes zooming in and out of the city. Sanrizuka Goryo Ranch Memorial Hall is also a good place to visit and is free to enter.

The Narita Tourist Pavilion gives you interesting insights into the Japanese Tea Ceremony, as does the Boso No Mura which is a living museum of traditional Japanese culture. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Narita and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Narita getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Narita with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Narita

Here is the list of things to do in Narita and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

    4.4 (666 Votes)
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Popular for fulfilling many wishes and equally popular or its stunning Asian architecture Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is loved by tourists and locals alike.The temple was founded by Kancho Daisojo in 940 with the Shingon Buddhist ideology. Dedicated to Acala (Japanese: Fudo myoo (called the ‘Fire god’), the temple is known for its its regular Goma ritual of burning wooden amulets. Fo...Read more
  2. Naritasan Omote Sando

    Walking Area, Streets

    The Naritasan Omote Sando Street is one of the most charming spots in Narita with an array of souvenir shops, local street-food vendors and a bustling pulse that merges with the historic buildings. Do try the local signature Eel dishes served here along with the kuri-yokan (chestnut bean jelly). The famous Yokan museum is located here where you can draw fortune slips and Saheiji Kawamura Store ...Read more
  3. Narita International Airport Terminal 1 5F Observation Deck

    Observation Deck, Station

    With duty free shops that sell some of the biggest accessories, gadgets and fashion brands in the world, the Narita International Airport is a must-visit for the shopaholic tourist. The international flights that depart and arrive at the airport can be easily seen from the Observation Deck at Terminal 1 and is a highlight in itself. Explore the shops and eateries when here and don’t forge...Read more
  4. Naritasan Park

    4.1 (533 Votes)
    Naritasan Park

    Park, Nature

    With three lakes that are surrounded by Japanese gardens adorned by Cherry Blossom trees and colorful flowers, the Naritasan Park is a favorite autumn spot in the city. The Chinese styled Gazebos and small architectural elements that create a striking charm with the lush-green environment, makes for a relaxing sight. Feeding the Koi fishes that have made the ponds their home, is a must! Take a ...Read more
  5. Sakura No Yama Park

    4.2 (436 Votes)
    Sakura No Yama Park

    Park, Nature

    The Sakura no yama Park is loved for its lush green trees that make way for Cherry Blossoms that liven up the whole park. The airport is located close by and make for a good place to see the planes come and go on a clear day. Stop by at the place to admire the pretty Cherry blossoms while the park is still perfect for an ideal walk any time of the day.
  6. Narita Yume Farm

    3.7 (127 Votes)
    Narita Yume Farm


    The Narita Yume Farm is a favorite family spot in Narita with Duck racing, hands-on milking experience, Pony rides and a variety of food to choose from. The place produces its own yogurt and ice-cream and other dairy products. Don’t forget to take some time here as you taste the many flavors of rich delicacies served at the restaurant in the magnificent glass hours and do make some time t...Read more
  7. Aeon Mall Narita

    3.9 (395 Votes)
    Aeon Mall Narita

    Landmark, Mall, Shopping Center

     With over 150 stores that offer a range of products- from farm fresh food to home improvement tools, clothes and even having an arcade, the Aeon Mall Narita is preferred for its close proximity to the airport and its tax-free products. The restaurants, coffee shops and food court at the mall are ideal for a quick bite while the 100 Yen shop is a crowd puller and perfect if you want to sho...Read more
  8. Yamato No Yu

    4.1 (121 Votes)
    Yamato No Yu

    Spa, Adults

    The Yamato no Yu embraces one and all with its wellness spa and baths that offer a pristine place to let your worries go and unwind with soulful massages and simplicity. The warm bamboo interiors of the place create a gorgeous place for visitors and as you take a dip in the indulging hot springs, you are left with a relaxing experience. The traditional Shiatsu massage, Aroma therapy, and Reflex...Read more
  9. Sanrizuka Sakura No Oka

    3.9 (193 Votes)
    Sanrizuka Sakura No Oka

    Park, Walking Area

    The Sanrizuka Sakura no Oka is located close to the Narita International Airport and is a preferred place for a lazy sunny afternoon walk as you admire the view all around. The grass, the walkways and the Cherry blossom trees still manage to make the simple garden, lovable. Weekends see the place crowded with families coming here to see the planes and the Cherry trees. The place is also recomme...Read more
  10. Narita Yokan Museum

    3.7 (118 Votes)
    Narita Yokan Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    The Narita Yokan Museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that illustrate the long history of Nagomi-Yoneya as well as the origins of Yokan. Spread over 2 floors, a few of the permanent exhibitions consist of Japanese confectionary, Naritasan Temple, Photographs of Yokan production using machines, and relationship between Chikuro Hiroike, the founder of Moralogy, and Chozo Morooka an...Read more
  11. Toshoji Temple

    4.3 (56 Votes)
    Toshoji Temple


    Sakura Sogo is a legend of the Edo period who saved the peasants from heavy taxes and won the respect of the locals. Today, he is still remembered for his contribution through this place that has a 13-sided 3D panorama of 66 dolls that depict the story of his life. The hall itself is loved for its architecture and its elegant structure. Visit the place to pay your respects at the Toshoji temple...Read more
  12. Narita Kankokan

    3.9 (38 Votes)
    Narita Kankokan


    Narita Kankokan offers a brief of Narita along with Omotesando of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple to tourists who are visiting the city and has a few highlights of its own. The car drawn at the Narita Gion Festival is kept on the 2nd floor. The exhibition room of the third floor that showcases trending events and the popular Tea Ceremony that welcome you in the truest sense to Japan and its rich cul...Read more
  13. Inbanuma

    3.7 (58 Votes)

    Lake, Nature

    Lake Inba-numa’s tranquil waters pull tourists from all over the city to spend some time and take in the splendor, the simplicity and the extra-ordinary beauty of the sunsets in Narita. You will often see people gather here with a camera and spending some time taking photos of the calm water as its reflects the changing colors of the sun or simply taking a walk during sunsets. The nearby ...Read more
  14. Makata Shrine

    4.3 (223 Votes)
    Makata Shrine

    Religious Site

    Dating back 1700 years, the Makata Shrine is located in the middle of a forested area with tall trees that grace the sky. Take some time to walk around the place and truly absorb the tranquility of the place to later pay your respects at the main shrine. Fun fact- the shrine has a festival held here in July that is perfect to get an insight into the rich culture of Japan and consist of offering...Read more
  15. Naritasan Calligraphy Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The art of Calligraphy is intrinsic to Japan and to see a museum dedicated to this art, is a must-see for everyone! The museum consists of some of the best calligraphic works and masterpieces that have stood the test of time. The 13 metertall exhibit is one hard to ignore and takes the center stage at the museum while the sheer variety of calligraphic art shown here (Edo period up until modern ...Read more