There are many reasons why you have to stay in Narita Airport. You may miss your next flight, so you need to re-schedule your trip. Or, you are on a layover. Late and early arrivals can also be the reason why you should spend time staying in the airport. but the question is, how are you going to handle this situation? The long waiting can be so much boring, especially when you have no idea what to do.
Fortunately, Narita Airport is a modern international hub with so many facilities. The operator has done a lot to make travellers enjoy their stay. If you are still asking what to do, here are the clues:
1. Spare a moment to chat with NariCo (Narita Concierge)
She will answer your questions about what to eat, shop or do. NariCo is a Google’s Personal Assistant available to be downloaded to your own mobile phone. It works in English too. In case you need translation service, you can take advantage of the NariTra, an app that will translate every spoken word into the different language you need.
2. Explore the theatre culture where you can taste how it feels to be Japanese
You can try wearing yukata or watch ikebana exhibitions and dance performances. One of the best spots to take a look is the Kabuki Gate. It is a gallery and shops with kabuki theme where you can find traditional artform performances. You can even wear the customs and take a photo-shoot and be a theatrical superstar in one day.
3. Make sure you also taste Japanese cuisine
There are many restaurants, cafes and bars you can find at the airport. Interestingly, they do not only provide international cuisine. They also mostly serve local culinary dishes, as the introduction to Japanese culture.
4. Travelling won’t be complete without shopping for souvenirs
It goes the same even when you just spend a little time at Narita Airport. Though it is such a public transportation hub, it has its own customized souvenirs. You can visit Pokemon Store in Terminal 2 to buy the fluffy pilot-Pikchaus or cabin attendant Pikachus. There are also other souvenir stores offering cool items to remind you about Japan.
5. Another option for souvenirs
Whether it is for your folks at home or clients you are going to meet, is sweet Japanese snacks. Fortunately, you can find the tax-free shops offering various kinds of traditional sweets from all across Japan like Hokkaido’s Shiroi Koibito cookies, Kyoto’s Yatsuhashi and Tokyo Bananas.
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6. Play with Gacha toy machine with your 100-500 yen coins
You will get unique toys based on the number of coins you insert. It is a cool way of spending the coin-exchange to keep your wallet light.
7. Watching the planes land and take off can be a delightful treat for the eyes
You can go to the observation deck of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 to get the perfect view of the huge metallic birds. There are even telescopes provided to let passengers keep eyes on the planes they like.
8. Decorating nails with Sushi-like theme? Why not?
You can visit Nailquick to get your fingertips transformed into morsels of sushi. Just hold your back to not lick them and make yourself to look weird in front of other passengers.
9. Experience modern Japanese toilets
You will surely get amazed and amused how the airport management providing cool stuff for every passenger privy needs.
10. Sleep in a capsule room
If you just need a small space to rest your bones and relax, you can make a reservation at a capsule hotel located inside of the airport. It is much more convenient rather than you just lay on any free sofas. You can keep your stuff safe with you or book a locker room for hassle-free luggage.
See? Japan is so well-known with its modernity in all aspects. You may not realize that time flows so fast when enjoying all the provided facilities in the airport. So, why do not you just book a flight to Japan now from Airpaz official website?