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All reviews unagi traditional shops eel rice japanese street narita airport food shops knick knacks shops selling traditional japan shinshoji temple japanese goods nice street both sides fresh water eel old style main street nice walk
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

While on a short stopover or a longer stay in Japan, a walk and visit on this very characteristic street is a must. Japan in miniature. Modern meets historic. Lots of shops, a historic temple, restaurants, bars and snack bars available however does not have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MountaineerLu
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Old buildings on one lane road. Shops making rice crackers, roasted chestnuts and grilling unagi (fresh water eel). Lots of tourist and an shops. towards the end of the street is a large temple complex and park. At the entrance there are a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertKona
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a ancient walking streets with different kind of stores. Great walk and eel rice not to be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leslie3663
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I love taking walks down this street and been here a few times. the street is paved with stalls that are very traditional. The "masters" perform their tasks in plain view of customers (e.g. how they kill eels efficiently). Lots of eateries and opportunities to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank William_Ng_SG
Reviewed October 16, 2018

not so many places in japan give you the feeling of japan now that, this isolated country, is no more like that . narita was a surprise ........i mean this old street .......the rest of narita is brand new ,so walking along omotesando is a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Omotesando Street connects Narita JR to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. Worshipers have travelled this path for centuries and the buildings reflect the Edo period. There are souvenir shops, restaurants and shrines along the 1 1/2 km street. A nice walk to get to the Naritasan Shinsho-ji...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CCDownunder72
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Narita town is a great place for a short visit especially when you have more than a few hours waiting in Narita airport. The street is quaint with some neat old style and new style shops. There is a bamboo basket maker, sake distillery, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank derekc609
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The Omotesando Road starts at the JR and Keisei Stations. The street is lined with very interesting shops (try the sweets, they are a great snack) and restaurants. The main food attraction there is fresh water eel dish (a must to try). People were very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Milikena
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Easy walk from the drop off point of airport hotel shuttle at the Narita Station (Rail). It's very ancient, well maintained and yet original. Actually, quite a number of those stores are the original stores for decades. Could be a bit steep for seniors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ambamb8
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I could imagine the Narita was so full of amazing history! The old town main street is just a few minutes walk from the two Narita railway stations. It'll conduct you to the magnificent templar complex of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. It definitely deserves a stop-over.

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 12, 2017|
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Response from ThaiCookingRocks | Reviewed this property |
I should be clear. If you are a US citizen you will not need a visa. I would highly recommend a tour for Narita as you will need transportation to see it properly and using cabs to hop from place to place will not be... More
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Miktorts | Reviewed this property |
If you get the free hotel bus to the Narita Staition (13 mins) Omote Sando St is just near the station about 1 minute walk!
May 1, 2016|
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Response from Zhifa | Reviewed this property |
It's not possible to walk from the location to Narita san shinshoji. As it's quite a distance away. To walk is 46 mins. For car is 9 mins. If you take cab from your hotel to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the price is... More
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Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
Logistics for an inconvenient 19h layover- (7 Replies)
I will have a long layover in Narita from 4pm on a Saturday until Sunday at 11am (next month). Upon reading on the internet I noticed that the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple opens at 8am and closes at 4pm, so there’s a possibility that I will not be able to visit it at all, however I read some posts from people saying that they went early in the morning and there were events there, so Im just wondering if it is partially open for service early in the am? Can I actually get in to the grounds...More
August 16, 2017|
Response fromRogerR-Phila|
I stayed at the Richmond. It's near the Keisei-Narita station with trains about every 20 minutes to the airport. The temple grounds are indeed open 24 hours. I visited around 7 AM, and was impressed Do wander the wooded park behind the main buildings. Can't help with dinner. Many places close early and I just ate at the hotel.
Los Angeles
Naritasan Omote Sando - how late the stores open in the eve (3 Replies)
We will be arriving in Narita airport at 7pm for a transit and would like to check out the nearby Naritasan Omote Sando for something to eat and browsing around. My question is how late do the stores and restaurants open till in the evening? Thank you!
October 19, 2013|
Response fromYobeekool|
I think all shops and restaurants will be closed after 19:00 on the pilgrimage route to the temple (Sando). There are some eateries open though around the Narita (city) station, as well as the AEON shopping mall in the suburbs until 22:00 or 23:00, but you might have more choices and easier access at Narita Airport ground-side.
Houston, Texas
Train to Narita Temple - stop to get off? (3 Replies)
Hi Back in 2014, I took a train from Narita to visit Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and walked around Naritasan Omote Sando during our 8 hr layover. Now I have to give instruction to a friend who will have the same layover but all I only remember the train station is at the basement level of the terminal, but forget the stop to get off. Greatly appreciate for the name of the that stop. Thanks
May 29, 2016|
Response fromTravelDir|
Thanks for the info. I think that I took Keisei line because it was often than JR but I cannot remember when I got off the train, first, second or third stop after entering the train at airport. It was not a long ride, so I guess it was the first stop, but not sure, can someone please confirm it? Thanks