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Layover in Narita-Is 9 hours enough time to go into Narita

Layover in Narita-Is 9 hours enough time to go into Narita

Mar 27th, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Layover in Narita-Is 9 hours enough time to go into Narita

Hi, I am traveling from Bangkok to Toronto in July and on the way home i have a layover in Narita. My flight gets into Narita at 8:10 am and I leave for Toronto at 5:20 pm. Is that enough time to go into Narita and see some of the sights without feeling stressed or rushed? If that is enough time to go into Narita are there certain sights that I should definitely see (I am a solo, young-18 years old, female traveler)?
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Mar 27th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Yes it is enough time. See this site for details on what to do and how to get there. Be back at NRT at least two hours before you flight out.


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Mar 27th, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Yes it's ample time, and absolutely, yes, you should visit the Naritasan temple complex, a national treasure just 10 minutes or so from the airport. There are inexpensive shuttles or taxis from the airport to town.

Inside the temple complex: http://gardyloo.us/061s.JPG
City street just outside: http://gardyloo.us/Naritasan121s.JPG

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Mar 27th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Plenty of time!
Take the short train into Narita. Amble down the road to the temple, stopping to shop and taste food samples the whole way. After visiting the temple continue down the road as it will loop back up towards the station at the top. (or cheat and take a bus or taxi from the bottom back up to the top).

From the station area, there are buses out to the local shopping center. Choose a restaurant for your lunch, then browse the big Department store's food basement for last minute souvenirs.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Have a great little adventure. We did something similar a few years ago and fell in love with Japan. Keep going back now...
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Mar 27th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Just found this on Wiki....

Narita-san has been a favorite site for excursions and pilgrimages by citizens of the nearby metropolitan area ever since the Tokugawa shoguns moved the national capital to Edo in 1603. After nearby Narita International Airport became the primary international hub for Japanese air traffic in the late 1970s, Narita-san also began to attract increasing numbers of foreign tourists, especially those who have a long layovers in transit.[2] The airport is just a short train ride from either JR East Narita Station or Keisei Narita Station. From each station, it is just a short walk to the temple, along picturesque streets with many small shops selling snacks and other foodstuffs, as well as good-luck charms and other souvenirs, such as Daruma dolls.[12]
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