Monday, October 28, 2013

Tokyo Narita: the layover

*View of Mount Fuji from the plane*

We have often passed through Tokyo Narita airport for short connecting flights but this time, on our way to Bora Bora, we had an 8 hour layover. The time was too short to go into central Tokyo and too long to stay at the airport duty free shopping so we decided to visit the closest town to the airport which is Narita City. It is only a 10 minutes train ride away and is a small city that pleasantly surprised us!

Here are a couple of thing that you should not miss out when in Narita City:

Start your journey down Omotesando road (the main road in Narita City):

Make sure to stop by the many local boutiques to gear up on traditional goods:

Discover the friendly neighborhood:

Visit the Buddhist temple Naritasan Shinshoji, which is just at the end of Omotesando Road:

Indulge in some of the best sushi ever at Narita Edokkozushi Sandohonten restaurant, do not miss out on the Toro (Tuna Belly) Sushi/ Sashimi, it is truly exquisite!:

Admire the art of making traditional handmade Soba noodles:

For Unagi (Eel) fanatics, try one of the many specialized restaurants along Omotesando Road, they are freshly caught and grilled in front of your eyes:

Relax in the zen garden tea house of Miyoshiya, hidden in a secret alley. Their Matcha green tea is a must!: 


  1. I want to visit Narita now, it looks like a peaceful and adorable city, have enjoyed your photos, they are very lovely. Kisses! xo

  2. I really hope to visit Narita one day. Thanks for the fab tips!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  3. Wow! I didn't realise Japan did quaint. Narita looks a little gem of a town.
    Happy Tuesday ME xoxo

  4. unas imagenes increibles,mil besos.

  5. very nice pics xx
    Sorteo de 2 maravillosos collares de la mano de Baobab, mucha suerte.

  6. Wonderful reportage!!!
    I loved so much your nice pics!!
    A big kiss my dear!!!

  7. This looks so beautiful and i love that you included a pic of Mt. Fugi too. I would love to go here one day.


  8. Really beautiful pics!!!

  9. This is my dream trip!