This is a tour for people of the layover. Starting from Narita Airport, we're going to Narita Station by train. And we will stroll Naritasan Omotesando Street. Then we will visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple with a history over 1,000 years. You can also visit Naritasan Park behind the temple. Here is a temple town, so you can feel the old-time atmosphere of the Edo Period.
This is a tour for people of the layover. If you have some spare time during the transit to the next flight, you can enjoy this " 3 Hour-Transit Tour from Narita Airport ". You will visit
Naritasan Omotesando Street, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Park.
Starting from Narita Airpot, we're going to Narita Station by train ( JR or Keisei Line ).
First we will go to Naritasan Omotesando Street.
The 800-meter-long road that leads from JR/Keisei Narita Station to the main gate of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple is lined with numerous restaurants and souvenir shops bustle with pilgrims and other visitors throughout the year. Strolling on the street, you will be attracted by appetizing smells ( especially broiled eel ), souvenir shops and the historical view.
Next you will visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.
This temple is popularly known as " Narita's Ofudo-sama ", and is the grand head temple of the Shingon sect, Chisan school. With a history over 1,000 years, this temple is one of the Japan's leading sacred sites. 3 million worshippers visit the temple during the first three days of New Year and over 10 million visit annually.
And The Grand Main Hall of the temple is famous for its platform for the Goma Ritual ( Sacred Fire Rite ) being practiced.
You will visit The Grand Main Hall, Shaka-do Hall ( Previously used as the Main Hall ), Gaku-do Hall ( Displayed here are votive tablets and pictorial offering tablets ), Komyo-do Hall ( Originally built as the Main Hall ) and Great Pagoda of Peace ( This 58m high pagoda symbolizes the teaching of Shingon Buddhism ).
Finally you will visit Naritasan Park.
Behind the Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple stretches the spacious park full of natural scenic landscapes including a waterfall, ponds, plum trees and brilliant greenery.
Originally completed in 1928, and re-designed in 1998. Naritasan Park covers a huge area of some 165,000 square meters ( 16.5 ha or 40 ac ).
This area is reminiscent of the Edo Period. You can feel a atmosphere of old times.
Here you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine ( famous for charcoal-broiled eel ) and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.
transportation fee ( you and guide ), hotel pick-up in Narita area, hotel drop-off in Narita area, lunch ( you and guide ), dinner ( you and guide ),
notice : from Narita Airport to Narita Station by train - about 500 yen each ( round trip ),
My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).
Tokyo Metro 24-hour Ticket is 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for children.
Please remember that all transportation fees for you and guide are not included in my tour price.
I don’t do the tour using arranged cars and buses.
This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. There are few shops receiving a credit card.
After being told by so many people I know that getting a guide in Japan is a bad idea, Dai emphatically proved them wrong! He was communicating with me up to the morning of our tour and accommodated all of my requests for locations and was happy to show me and my friend around. Dai took a personal interest in our enjoyment, ease of travel and interests as it pertained to the places we visited! I cannot recommend Dai and his services enough! He left nothing to be desired and went above and beyond in all he did for and with us. Thank you for the amazing experience Dai!
Thank you so much for taking your precious time to give me such a wonderful review, Roman. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you guys around Tokyo. I also had a great time and it was so much fun to talk with you and your friend. I really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your days in Tokyo. You have to do much much more fun and crazy things in Japan. Have an amazing time in Akihabara!!! I hope you will have awesome new experiences in Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your friend. Thanks a million!!!
Dai was very patient with our group that, among others, contained two teenage boys who derailed our tour partway through and wanted to go elsewhere. He managed to find a vegan restaurant that was amazing for our group, navigated us through the beautiful, busy streets of Asakusa (I would love to go back), and then switched up and took us over to Akihabara so the boys could anime it up. Thanks for putting up with us, Dai!
Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate review, Aerin. I was afraid that your children might not like my tour. I was worried about it all the time. But I had such a great time thanks to you. Also, I was very surprised that all of you, especially your sons could speak some Japanese and tried to communicate with local people. That was amazing. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wonderful children. Thanks a million!!!
Our guide for the day "Dai" was excellent. He met us right on time and guided us through the Tokyo metro system; seeing all the sights we had agreed prior to the tour. We would never have been able to see as much as we did without him. Even though we used the metro to get around the city there was still a lot of walking, so glad we all had suitable footwear. If you are only in Tokyo for a short time and want to see as much as you can, then this tour is spot on.
Thank you, Anthony for giving me such a thoughtful review. I'm so glad to hear that you had an excellent day. It was nice talking to you during the tour. I learned so much from all of you. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your lovely family and friends. Have a great cruise trip!!! Thanks a million!!!
Thank you Dai for the fun tour today! We enjoyed traveling with you and appreciated your additional information and context. Very good guide.
Thank you so much for a kind comment, Glenn. I also enjoyed traveling and talking with both of you. I hope you will have a wonderful time in Tokyo. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your wife, Mary. Thanks a million!!! Good luck in the Tokyo Marathon 2023!!!