Naritasan Omote Sando

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Susan S
Gympie Region, Australia8 contributions
We visited this traditional village and we amazed at the culture.
We met Japanese friends here and there took us to a authentic restaurant which was amazing experience in the building having Japanese food and drinks.Very highly recommend this attraction
Written January 31, 2020
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jubaanne
Pottsville, Australia606 contributions
Solo
A lovely street to stroll to the temple and gardens. Full of interesting shops where you can buy quality Japanese items to take home as souvenirs. Lots of choices for eating here, you can be adventurous too with eel if you want. There is a McDonalds in the railway station square at the start of the street if you want a coffee stop before you start your browsing the street. It is a sloping street downwards walk so allow sufficient time to walk back up the street if you have a particular bus time to meet. A lot of the local larger hotels in the area have complimentary shuttle services that pick up and drop off in the railway station square area which makes it handy to organise a visit to the temple, the gardens and this interesting street for a visit prior to your later flight out of Japan or your arrival in Japan.
Written February 21, 2020
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Isabelle S
45 contributions
A great walk down to Naritasan with typical restaurants, some typical Japanese restaurant and a few tourist shops as well. There is a mix of very old beautiful buidings and some new ones. I would recommend this walk. Not just for tourists...
Written February 23, 2020
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BROs IN JAPAN
Japan182 contributions
We were quite surprised to find a street that reminds us of Kyoto's famous Kiyomizu-dera Slope only one station away from the Narita Airport.

The buildings of this 800m long shopping street get more traditional the deeper you go, and shops and stalls offer a variety of sweets and snacks to enjoy while walking towards the Naritasan Temple.

If it's your last day in Japan or you're staying near the airport make sure to check out Narita Omotesando.
Written January 31, 2021
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Emma C
Oxford, UK2,270 contributions
Friends
I liked it here. Lots of traditional architecture with wooden shutters, pot plants outside and the scent of grilled eel. There are lots of restaurants, boutiques and craft places to have a look around. I would add though that a lot of it was closed on the Sunday we were there.
Written January 28, 2020
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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece645 contributions
Business
It is the road that leads to the main temple of Narita.
It is full of souvenir shops and restaurants with local specialties.
You will see traditional Japanese cooks cooking fish in a traditional way in front of your eyes and you will find beautiful things for gifts for your friends.
The whole experience is incredible
Even you stay in Tokyo, on your way leaving back to the airport, make a short stop in Narita.
Written May 12, 2021
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Susie C
Australia12 contributions
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Today I had the most wonderful experience of being dressed by 3 elderly Japanese stylists in a kimono. It was a fantastic experience. They let me choose my kimono and accessories and then they took photos.
They invited me to walk through the village in the traditional dress, and took me to the sweets factory across the road where I bought beautiful traditional sweet delicacies and then I was accompanied in the traditional garden out the back.
After we drank green tea.
It was a wonderful experience, and I met three beautiful and gently women who were proud to share their culture.
They asked for nothing in return, no money or favours.
They were simply sharing the beauty of their traditional dress and were very proud to show me a part of their village.
It really made my trip.
It is wonderful to get a true feel for a culture when you have so little time to experience it thoroughly!!

I'd definitely recommend this to each and every woman who visits Narita!!
Written June 27, 2014
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jimboblaze
Hillsboro, OR64 contributions
Couples
If you have a long layover or time to burn before your flight, I would hit up this street.

We arrived at the airport the night before, checked our bags in the morning and headed down to the city of Narita. Our flight left at 5PM. We left our carry on baggage in lockers at the airport so we could travel light. I would recommend this approach. It gives you a relaxed last day in Japan and a chance to reduce your shortfall of Japanese omiyage (souvenir).

I am so glad we did this! Here is why.

The city of Narita is a 15 to 20 minute walk from JR Narita or Keisei Narita Stations. It is only a few stops from the Narita Airport on the train and only costs a few hundred yen (a few dollars). The street is next to the airport. Just follow the people and head downhill.

You will find lots of souvenirs. Some are priced right and many are over priced and targeted for tourists passing thru who don't want to walk more than 100 feet from the station. The further away from the station you go, the more reasonable the prices.

Do yourself a favor, skip all the stores and go farther down the street to the many flea markets. You will find cheaper new souvenirs. Better yet, you will find decently priced junk from peoples houses that are treasures back home.

I picked up a sweet looking, antique Hokkaido bear statue. It sat in someone's house on a shelf for 40 years and then came to the flea market and now it will sit on my shelf for 40 years. That makes it an antique, right? Who cares, it's awesome looking! I only paid $10 for this statue that new might cost $100 plus. It is one of those hand carved wooden Japanese brown bear statues. I passed up three others, but they cannot all fit in my bag. On top of that, the reason police (spouse), thinks two bears is enough for one house. Yes, I already had one. Wooden bears need friends too, right?

We also picked up a ton of smaller gifts from a variety of street vendors.

On that note. Beware the older women that run some of the tent shops. They might hound you and pester you to buy something. They are sweet and will negotiate a bit on price. Don't worry if you make an offer to an older gentlemen and he re-buffs you. It happens. Trust me. You will find cool gems here that are not made in China and sold at a 100 Yen store.

Along the way, you will also find a lot of temples to visit or peak into if you are not templed out from your trip to Japan.

Lots of small restaurants on this street with very friendly hosts.

This is a great spot for someone with at least 4 hours plus to burn at the airport. More time is better and you could spend most of a day there. Just factor in train time, train wait time and security check in time when returning so you do not miss your plane.

Some of the roads can be a little steep. So, if you are slow on hills, give yourself a bit more time or catch a taxi to the bottom of the street.

You can also catch a bus from the station or the airport to the local Aeon Mall. Boooooring! You can do that in the US. Hang out in the city of Narita. You will not regret it. Just put it on your travel checklist now.
Written January 14, 2015
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zweihigh84
Las Cruces, NM10 contributions
Solo
For only 500 Yen (around 5.00 dollars) I got to try on a real kimono. In the old part of Narita, on the way to the Temple (a must see), there is a little alley and they have a sign out pointing to kimono try on. I thought, what the heck, might be fun. There were 3 or 4 little Japanese ladies there and they have tons of gorgeous kimonos to try on. I was there around an hour, it took at least 20 minutes for them to dress me up, I felt like a princess. They even do your hair. Then you get to take pictures inside and out. I highly recommend this. I think the tourist board sponsors it. They have men's kimonos as well. They are only open on Wed-Friday
Written March 2, 2017
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David T
Singapore, Singapore5,626 contributions
Couples
between my first Narita Transit Program visit with volunteer guides in 2016Jun & my own return 2017Dec the amazing journey of new to old world is such a great experience for everyone with 2 hours or 3 to spare out of Narita Airport...

~I've downloaded nothing short of 6 paid apps (yes i paid) from city sights to maps to train & subway apps but there is one that impressed me more than everything combined it was more responsive with the fastest refresh and accuracy and it's free... just use Google Maps!

~from the Airport there are 2 trains you can hop on depending on the time, I've taken both the Keisei & the JR and their Narita town train stations are just 5 minutes apart so you can start your journey from the same way point... the Keisei does have a more scenic bridge to Omotesando Street

Let's start at the cross roads, get to McDonald's from both Keisei & JR Train Stations you'll easily spot it. you'll find the street sign for (green) Omotesando St. pointing left, (blue) Ipponmatsu-dori Ave. pointing right and (red) Shiyakusyo-dori Ave. pointing up ahead...

~go left down that narrow street and you're on your way

~if you wanna take the scenic route from the Keisei train station, take the WEST exit, cross the zebra crossing at "Time Light" store and go right, it's goes up and across a bridge into a narrow alley with some shops going up a gentle hill till you see the sign for Naritasan Shinshoji Temple 800m ahead (go right)

~ from a sleepy 10am stores start opening, there's gonna be many open air eateries already way into their mid morning business so look out for fresh chestnuts, fresh sea urchins, "unagi" fresh eels, fresh milk, fresh rice crackers!

~Fresh = you can see them being made out in the open

~the sushi, ramen, tempura shops open closer to lunch hours

~once I got to the end of the street typically the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple I'd turn back and grab a few snacks & you must try "Sake" ice cream!

~the shopping for souvenirs are plenty for locally produced knickknacks, I recommend the Kinomo shop and a place I buy "toe" socks with Japanese motifs :)

Every time I'd stopover at Edokkozushi for the LARGEst Nigiri/Sushi slices by the English speaking "Daisho" just yell out "DAISHO" when you enter and the sushi chef who responds to you in English is the one you'd order with

uploaded more than 100 photos for just the street experience along Omotesando :)

I super HIGHLY recommend a visit you won't wanna miss this part of Narita if you're ever in for a >3hrs layover
Written December 16, 2017
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