Narita International Airport, formerly New Tokyo International Airport, is the predominant international airport in Japan. Also known as New Tokyo International Airport, it is the primary airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area. The facility is located approximately 60 km east of central Tokyo, in Chiba Prefecture, and resides at an elevation of 41 m (135 ft) above mean sea level. Narita International Airport is the main international hub of several local airlines, namely Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and Nippon Cargo Airlines. It is also a hub for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, and for low-cost carriers Jetstar Japan, Peach, and Vanilla Air.
Where to go
Narita Tourist Pavilion (Narita kanko-kan) - The Narita Tourist Pavilion provides visitors with information about the history of Narita. Every Thursday, the tourist information center holds a tea ceremony to introduce visitors to a part of Japanese culture. English interpretation is provided, as well as the tea, sweets, and Koto music. Visitors are also invited to try on the Kimono. Reservations for the Tea Ceremony at the Narita Tourist Pavilion are required in advance.
Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center - The Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center is a botanical garden covering an area of 5.7 hectares. It contains over 55,000 plants and flowers of about 430 different species from 90 families. The centre provides gardening classes for the general public, as well as horticulture lectures and training for budding horticulturists. Bonsai and other plants can be purchased at the center.
Narita-san - Narita-san is a Shingon Buddhist temple in central Narita. Founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, it is comprised of a large complex of buildings and grounds. The temple is dedicated to Fudō myōō ("Unmovable Wisdom King"), and is one of the best known temples in the Kantō region.
Visit the city of Delhi in the largest country in South Asia's Indian subcontinent, India, to see one of the best examples of Mughal architecture with your own two eyes: the Taj Mahal. India is also home to the monument called Gateway of India, located in Mumbai (which Narita International also connects to). Another nearby short-haul destination is Singapore, home of Universal Studios Singapore, a Night Safari, and the popular island resort Sentosa.
Top attractions in Nouméa, capital of the French special collectivity of New Caledonia, include the Aquarium des Lagons de Nouméa, Musée de Nouvelle Calédonie, Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, and Nouméa Cathedral. From Narita, it's also easy to reach Atlanta, a city in Georgia, USA, and home of the World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN Center, Fox Theatre, Georgia Aquarium, the High Museum of Art, and Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum.
How to get out
As the main international gateway to Tokyo, Narita International Airport naturally has plenty of connections worldwide. Narita International operates flights to other Asian cities like Kuala Lumpur, Busan, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Bangkok, Chengdu, Delhi, Cebu, Manila, Hong Kong, Taipei, and several others. It also operates flights to cities in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania, such as Sydney, Chicago, San Francisco, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Auckland, and Amsterdam.
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