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Narita International Airport, Narita

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Take a good look at the airplanes flying in and out from Narita International Airport, a spacious fenced platform with benches and telescopes. You can see the entire length of a runway, extending for some 4,000 m (13,123 ft) with small openings in the wire fence allowing you to get your camera through for a good shot. Watch the bustle as passengers enter shuttle buses, and baggage handlers and air traffic staff do their thing, as you kill time before your departure. To visit Narita International Airport on your holiday in Narita, and find out what else Narita has to offer, use our Narita tour planner.
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  • We travelled from Okinawa and transit Narita on our return flight to Singapore. Unlike transiting at Haneda where we needed to collect our luggage and check in again if we are switching from internati...  more »
  • Spanish regulations better signposts clearly. Follow the signs for convenience. Not lost There are booths stores, transit trip.
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  • In normal viewing area airport is a little hard to see? I think if you go all the way other airports are better.
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  • The airport is quite nice and well organized. Lots of stuff to do if you have some time to kill, and facilities for printing, packing, post office etc. Service is friendly. However be aware that personnel may respond to your questions even when they don't really know the answer (I speak Japanese)... and having to run any extra distance with 100 kg of luggage (and even worse, having to check it in twice because ANA doesn't understand/agree with Air China's procedures) is a little exhausting when traveling long-distance. However all in all, very well organized.
  • World class airport. It's a very busy place as its a international hub for many airlines to Asia. They have everything in this place including sleeping pods. There is even a train that will take you directly to downtown Tokyo in 30 minutes which is awesome service given it is about a 2 hour drive by car. If there any place I'd want a layover it would be Narita.
  • My next flight was "Korea airline" and when we arrived there , there was No sign for East or West Wing.. we all get confused to find the counter for check in. Even a person who working at airport, does not know and speaks no English. At the end, we found it and it was at the different wing( walk 5 minutes) . I like the way Airport wating area. We had a quick lunch and last Japanese sushi at there. Very comfortable seating area. Can even sleep...
  • Narita airport is just like any other big city airports with the clinical feeling to it but without the chaos. It's far far away from Tokyo, so if you have the choice, do me a favour and fly in to Haneda instead, but since most major airlines fly here when they fly in Tokyo maybe you do not have a choice. Transport to/from the airport: It's quite a jungle out there with multiple choices on which transportation made you take to go to the city. Unfortunately the map provided at Narita website does not quite help. It only shows you the multiple trains they have from Narita, not exactly helping you to make a choice When I first arrived in Japan, I chose the limousine bus because it has direct route to Ikebukuro, where our hotel was. This time we took the Keisei Electric Railway since our hotel was nearby Toei Asakusa line, on which this Keisei train changed name when they left the airport. On our way back to Narita this time we chose the super expensive N'ex (Narita express) from Tokyo station, simply because it was convenient (ticket price at 3020 yen, double the price of those Keisei train) because it was direct to Narita and we had two big bags. Do yourself a favour and do good research on which choice is easiest for you, and you could save a lot of money (choosing JR line - change at Chiba, or Keisei line, instead of taking the expensive N'ex). Airport ground service: Departure: Check-in is fast and efficient. We checked previously online and we got our luggage label and printed our boarding pass before we went queuing and everything was done and fast with Japanese efficiency. Unfortunately not many plenty eating choices to pick from when you're on departure level but there are tons of duty free shops to pick from (Terminal 1) if you're into duty free shopping (some offer Japanese specialties (sake, matcha and other Japanese delicacies) and some give you last chance for gift shopping (Akihabara tax free near gate 31-47) that also stocks on Totoro, Doraemon goods along with electronics as well as sweets. Arrival: It's quite overwhelming to arrive in Tokyo for anybody, especially in this airport, but immigration was fast and painless - they have staff who would point you to the shortest queue. Restaurant-wise, ironically there are more eating choices on the central building / arrival center than the departure side (north / south wing). I don't need to eat at the airport, I'd rather eat in the city. Oh well. You can also get pasmo, suica and other transport card here as well as exchange your money. All in all, pretty painless and efficient airport to get in to / get out from, but the transportation option is a chaos. Pick the one that is easiest for you depending on where you stay in Tokyo.
  • In March 2016 I traveled from Los Angeles to Narita airport. It was a long flight and I was exhausted but needed to get to my next flight to Fukuoka. I deplaned and got to customs. There were some problems as I needed to find my hotel address and couldn't figure out how to get internet. Just to tell anyone who has the same problem, just go to open a browser page on your phone and it will bring up a page explaining rules of the internet and approve to be able to use. Then voila! You have internet. The employees were all very polite and helpful. I got lost a few times making my way to my next flight but everyone I asked stopped to help me. When I only had about 10 minutes to check my bags but the line was incredibly long I was able to talk to an agent for the flight who got me through the line faster. The security guys were great! They got me through the line quick and were very kind. I probably looked very freaked out and frazzled! Barely made my flight and definitely would have without all of the kind people who work at this airport.