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Author Topic: What should I do at Narita??  (Read 1009 times)

Offline MRFREAK

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What should I do at Narita??
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:01:47 AM »
Hey guys.

I am going to travel to Hawaii via. Tokyo Narita on 27-28th of May. And since my flight from Copenhagen arrives during the morning at approx. 9.30am. on the 28th and my flight to Hawaii will depart at 9.30pm. I was just wondering if anyone knows what to do during that time? Because I've been to Tokyo before and know that it's easy to go from Narita Airport to Tokyo by the Kesei Train Line. And I've recently read on different websites that there are some stuff to do around Narita City as well.

But I can't really make up my mind, if I should bother take a 40 min. train ride to Asakusa or Ueno or should I stay in the Narita area? BUT if there is any of you around here, that could recommend one thing or another or maybe a third option that would be really helpful.

Cheers!
MrFreak
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 11:10:16 AM by MRFREAK »

Offline swiftus27

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 02:12:27 AM »
This means you will have to clear customs, doesn't it?

Offline Dan380

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 07:04:42 AM »
Look at the planes and pretend it's one massive game of AirwaySim.

Offline MRFREAK

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 08:55:01 AM »
This means you will have to clear customs, doesn't it?

Yeah that's true, but I have to do that anyway, because I can't check in all the way to Hawaii from Copenhagen.  :laugh:

Look at the planes and pretend it's one massive game of AirwaySim.

How would that even work?? Should I go around and complain about some airline is slot hoarding or what?   :laugh:
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 08:57:55 AM by MRFREAK »

Offline mtnlion

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 09:09:13 AM »
Obviously you have already done some reasearch. You should count 3 hours (both rides together) to the train rides, just to be safe, and plus leave 2 hour margin before the flight. You did not specify at what time you arrive? But If you had, lets say 6 hours of time to spend in Tokyo, I would definitely go! My favourite city on the planet!

If you were to arrive to Ueno, you could probably see Ueno+Akibahara. If you were to arrive to Tokyo Station, you could check the Park around the ruins of Edo-jo. Asakusa is nice too, with the Sensoo-ji. Though basically you could go anywhere quite easily because of Yamanote line is so convenient. Anyway, I too have heard that Narita City is nice, but I've never been there myself. It's right next to the airport.

Ps: Oh, there is faster train also; the Narita Express, but it's quite expensive and to be safe you should book the tickets in advance. I almost missed my flight to Helsinki once, because I did not realise that NEX could be sold out.  ;D

Offline Infinity

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 10:42:23 AM »
Go to Disney Land and visit Tomorrowland!

Offline swiftus27

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 10:48:01 AM »
I was in Hawaii last year ... I can help you plan that trip.

Also why fly to HNL via NRT ?    If you flew to the USA, you couldve saved a lot of time and cleared customs just once.   

I am jealous you get to go to NRT....   I want to go to Japan badly. 

Offline MRFREAK

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 11:33:51 AM »
Go to Disney Land and visit Tomorrowland!

Oh god no! No no no no no!!! I ain't going back to Disney Resort Tokyo.... Last time I was there, 1 year ago. Me and my friend was standing in line for almost 3 hours for Space Mountain and only managed to try 4 attractions on a whole day and that was on an ordinary Tuesday at the end of november! :D

Obviously you have already done some reasearch. You should count 3 hours (both rides together) to the train rides, just to be safe, and plus leave 2 hour margin before the flight. You did not specify at what time you arrive? But If you had, lets say 6 hours of time to spend in Tokyo, I would definitely go! My favourite city on the planet!

If you were to arrive to Ueno, you could probably see Ueno+Akibahara. If you were to arrive to Tokyo Station, you could check the Park around the ruins of Edo-jo. Asakusa is nice too, with the Sensoo-ji. Though basically you could go anywhere quite easily because of Yamanote line is so convenient. Anyway, I too have heard that Narita City is nice, but I've never been there myself. It's right next to the airport.

Yeah, I've been to Akihabara and Asakusa before during me and friend's 1 month japanese adventure, and I really like those places, NO! I love those places! Since Tokyo and Japan is my favourite travel destination.  ;D But I am just a little skeptical of going there because I am a little afraid of missing my flight, if i should mess something up.  :laugh:

I was in Hawaii last year ... I can help you plan that trip.

Also why fly to HNL via NRT ?    If you flew to the USA, you couldve saved a lot of time and cleared customs just once.    

I am jealous you get to go to NRT....   I want to go to Japan badly.  

I am flying on standby tickets with Scandinavian Airlines and there is more available seats through Tokyo than via. San Fransisco and also because I love Tokyo. Also i want to try flying with ANA from NRT-HNL. But if I have the posibility, I will be flying through the US mainland on the way home, with the main reason of I want to be the first in my family to fly around the world, so I can rub it in my big brother's face  ;D

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 12:55:42 PM »
I've been lucky to travel to Japan a few times, once back in 2011 for 4 weeks and actually just got back from again a few weeks ago. Out of all the places i have travelled in the world, and around Asia, Japan is by far my favourite. I dont know what it is, the people always seem very friendly and always come up to chat! We actually found 'Oktoberfest' in Tokyo, and that was good fun getting drunk with many local Japanese!

But anyway, im getting sidetracked!
I have heard that there are many things around Narita to go see, i think its mainly like "older" Japan which is all very interesting. Personally, i would just jump on the NEX or skyliner and go straight into Tokyo.

Check out http://www.japan-guide.com
Its an excellent website, and great guide we used both times!

Enjoy your stop over!

Offline MRFREAK

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Re: What should I do at Narita??
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 02:13:41 PM »
That is true Wardie9

Japan is an amazing country with kind people and a rich culture. That is what make me thrilled of going there again, even if it's only a 12 hour overlay. I find the old japanese areas very interesting but i also like the modern japanese life.

I've been looking a lot at www.japan-guide.com and that is why I've become skeptical over either going to Asakusa, Ueno or Akihabara or if i should stay in the Narita area and look at the antique Japan and go to the Aeon Mall. (I think it's called Aeon Mall).

I'll probably take a look at it, and it will also probably depend on how long it will take with the customs and stuff at the airport.  :P


 

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