Foreign Tourist Information Center (Terminal 1)

Foreign Tourist Information Center (Terminal 1)

Foreign Tourist Information Center (Terminal 1)
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Sandra G
Narita, Japan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The competition was at the Marroad International Hotel which is i we stayed also. Wonderful and very interesting buffet in the mornings, especially for us coming from Minnesota. The hotels in the area all had shuttles to the airport. At the airport you could sign up for free tours, nominal fee tours and some more expensive tours. We took one seeing an old farm and it went to a farmers market where we ate and met some wonderful women. We had rice that the one lady had grown, there were many rice fields in this area. Also we could take a bus into town and just walk around. There were temples and see the old and new of Japan
Written February 9, 2020
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Michel S
Calgary, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
What a brilliant idea from the Narita Transit to match volunteers with travelers to give them a tour of the area. It was my very first visit to Japan and thought the volunteers did an excellent job giving me a great first impression of Japan. Besides the tour in the Narita old temple and gardens, they helped shop and find the perfect give for a family member.

Narita Transit Program is a little known gem, and it deserve much more publicity.
Written September 1, 2015
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Leo d
Vancouver, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
I had an 8 hour layover in Narita on my way back home. I found a brochure from the Narita Transit Program that offers free tours for people who have layovers. I found the counter with help and was immediately greeted by a very friendly lady who explained that they are government funded to encourage tourism to Japan. I waited for less than 15 minutes and then met my 2 guides who were local volunteers. We took the train (about 10 minute ride) into Narita. We walked through the old streets and got to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Then we headed to the Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple complex. It was a great way to spend 4 hours walking through the temples and beautiful gardens. At the end of the tour, I was provided with a thank you orgami crane and access to their lounge to rest and refresh.

If you have a stopover at Narita Airport, I highly recommend seeking out the Narita Transit Program and take a tour. There are 6 different tours and all are free with guides. All you have to do is pay for your train ticket (about Y500 for a return ticket) and food and shopping you want to do.
Written June 18, 2015
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NC_Brad
Blowing Rock, NC463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Luckily chanced upon the NARITA TRANSIT PROGRAM at the Foreign Tourist Information Center in Terminal 1. Handily, there was an electronic locker station 25 yards away, but it accepts Japanese currency, (500 yen for a large locker) so you need to convert some money first thing after you get off the plane.

The wonderful Narita Transit Program utilizes volunteer guides that don't accept tips.

We walked up, and were fortunate that a husband and wife tour guide ( Ted and Taeko (sp?) came within just a few minutes to accompany us on the subway into town. A roundtrip ticket was 480 Japanese Yen ( approx. $4.50 US).

Ted and Taeko were a very friendly knowledgeable older couple that showed us things we would have never experienced had we been on our own. They also were fluent English speakers.

Ted and Taeko took us to a beautiful section of downtown Narita where they took us to Naritasan Omote Sando to be outfitted in a Kimono and slippers to attend a nearby Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Kimono "rental" service only charged 500 yen ( about $5 US) per person as a cleaning fee. This was really a FREE service. Three wonderful ladies there dressed my wife and fussed over her til she looked like we were going to get married right then. Such a special experience !!

Then we visited the beautiful Shinshoji Temple, walked back through Narita stopping at a few shops and got back with plenty of time before our plane started boarding.

This trip took 3 hours. We had a 6 1/2 hour layover, and were back at the terminal 1 hour before boarding began on our flight home.

Thank you to Ted and Taeko and the Narita Transit Program for this wonderful experience ! !
Written May 2, 2016
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Aldmar
Lansing, MI634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
Go there and ask for the NARITA TRANSIT PROGRAM. They offer free guided tour, they offer 3 options. I the the temple option and only spent 480 for train ticket. The guides don't accept tips. It is a 4 hour tour well worth it! If you get there and there is no tour guide they show you how to get where you want to go for a self guided tour. My tour guides were awesome, they speak a very good English!
Written March 12, 2016
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haipham2015
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
1st time to Japan and that was a transit. i did check the info from Web before but the experience was so great. The process is fast, easy, and comfortable. The tour guide are so nice and very discipline - one of a great character of Japan people. It is not only free but you got much of thing: the fresh air of Japan, the culture, the food... and also some cute gifts they gave at the end of the program. No more word to say - do join the program when you have a chance.
PhamHai
Written October 31, 2015
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Jsj9p
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Narita Transit Program is a FREE opportunity to receive a guided tour of Japan during your layover. We had a 9-hour layover at Narita Airport and it was the best way to experience the culture and food. Our guides taught us how to ride the train, took us through Narita City and, and ate an amazing sushi lunch with us. During our tour, we also tried on traditional kimonos, received a separate guided tour of the Narita-san pagoda. The only cost is ¥480 ($4.34), but we obviously took advantage of the great sushi! If you have a layover in Narita, I would recommend this!
Written April 22, 2016
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PVN18
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
In expectation of a 12 hours layover at Narita airport, we booked a guided visit online. Our favorite (Narita city and the Shinshoji Temple) was already booked so we opted for the Boso No Mura, the open air museum which turned out to be a great choice.

It required a much longer transit, almost 40 minutes: train + bus + walk than a simple Narita city and temple tour, which was hard for the kids (4 and 6yo, good walkers, but not so much after a 12 hours flight) (so little families if the Narita city is not booked, it is still a better option). Plus, the bus does not come very often, so you need to rely on the guides, in our case Norio and Kazuko who knew the timetable perfectly and could schedule a lunch break at the restaurant while waiting for the next bus.

Boso no mura was very interesting. It is a replica of the late Edo, pre-Meiji period village life, which includes a merchant street, a samuraï house and a farmer's house. There must be more to it, but the kids were exhausted so we had to head back to the airport. The village and reconstitution is great and gives a very good insight of how lively and modern pre-industrial Japan was.

Norio and Kazuko our guides were so knowledgeable and so nice with the kids. An absolute pleasure to be in their company. For families, it is a privilege to have someone help out navigate the transit system, help with buying train and bus tickets etc.

To all future customers, be aware that the volunteer guides are totally volunteer: Norio is retired and spends a tremendous amount of his time to show Narita, his home town, to visitors. Kazuko is teaching at a secondary school and is taking time off to work as a volunteer. If we had known that, and especially because they would not let you invite them for lunch, bus or train tickets, nor accept any kind of tips, we would have brought two little gifts for them before coming.

Thanks for this great experiences. The kids still talk about you two and practice their "arigatô" with everyone here!
Written March 4, 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We just arrived in Japan and I was fully ready to tackle the subway and train system in Japan as I was ready because I did my homework. I thought I did. It was quite confusing as everything looked the same to me. There were multiple banks to withdraw money and each had their own special rules. I needed help. I looked over and saw a foreign tourist desk. I spoke very slowly as I thought the attendants wouldn’t speak English well, and so I asked for help choosing an ATM and directions to the Limited Express train. The attendant spoke perfect English, understood all my questions and tremendously helped me which calmed a bit of anxiety that was beginning to develop lol. The man (I forgot his name!) was helpful, courteous and reassuring. He then went on to help me plan the next couple of days of sightseeing by directing me to the best and cheapest means of transportation. It was an awesome experience!
Written February 23, 2018
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Narita is a huge International Airport and can be very intimidating especially if you arrive for the first time. You come into arrivals hall, and there are a million signs, taxi, cafes stairs, restrooms, elevator, exchange banks, and bla, bla, bla, bla. So stop for a moment to gather your thoughts. Even if you have all planned out, it is nice to be pointed in the right direction. It will save time. The staff are helpful and if you do not already have one grab some maps, they are made friendly for tourists to use.
Written May 24, 2017
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