Overview

Narita City (成田市) is Chiba's international city! It features the gateway through which most (all?) of us entered this country, Narita Airport. The city has a population of around 120,000 but with neighbouring town Tomisato essentially connected the actual number of people living nearby is higher. The city is serviced by three train lines - the JR line and two Keisei lines. Its most popular tourist destination is without a doubt Narita Shinsho-ji, an impressive temple complex with lovely gardens.

Festivals, Events, Tourist Spots


Taiko Matsuri (太鼓祭り) (Japanese site/English PDF)
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(usually mid-April)
April 12-13, 2014
One of the biggest drum festivals in the country at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Omotesando Street.
Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) (Japanese site)
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(held the closest Fri-Sat-Sun to July 7-9)
One of the biggest festivals in all Chiba Prefecture.


Restaurants


Name
Genre
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Hours
Website
Notes








Baan Phu Thai (バーン・プータイ)
Thai food
成田市花崎町533-12
533-12 Hanazaki-cho, Narita City



TEL: 0476-23-0224

Daily Life Resources


Shopping/Supermarkets

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Narita AEON Mall (成田イオンモール)
10-20:30
成田市ウイング土屋24
24 Wing Tsuchiya, Narita City
Access
The big 'un! The mall includes a D2 homewares shop, Starbucks, Village Vanguard, Daiso, a good watch repair shop, a nice little liquor store with some tasty beers, a plethora of clothing stores and a slathering of food joints. Next door you will find the Humax movie theater including a brand spanking new IMAX theater. Surrounding the mall are other useful shops - a bike shop, a K's denki (electronics shop) and Nishi Matsuya, a shop for new parents.
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A small shopping center across the road from Narita Public Library. Haven't been inside...

Government Offices

Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Narita City Hall (市役所 shiyakusho)
Weekdays
8:30-17:15
成田市花崎町760
760 Hanazakicho, Narita City


Narita Library (成田市立図書館 narita shiritsu toshokan)
Tues-Fri
9:30-19:00
Weekends & holidays
9:30-17:00
成田市赤坂1-1-3
1-3-1 Akasaka, Narita City
Google maps
Those living in Narita and its surrounding towns have access to about eight shelves of English book with, for some reason, a heavy leaning towards books on the current American political climate and the financial meltdown. Half of the shelves are also fiction though. A bit light on the literary side but most people will find something to satisfy their tastes. Also plenty of books on Japan.

Medical


Name
Hours
Address (JP)
Address (ENG)
Access
Notes
Chiba University Hospital (千葉大学病院)




Serious illnesses. Need referral letter and previous doctor must make appointment.













Car Stuff and Places to Park


Transportation


Trains

  • The JR Narita Line (成田線 narita-sen) has three branches. The Main line (本線 hon-sen) runs from Sakura (where it connects to the Sobu line that runs from Choshi to Chiba/Tokyo), up to Katori and ends at Choshi. The Abiko branch (我孫子支線 abiko-shisen) runs from Abiko (near Ueno Station) to Narita Station. The Airport branch (空港支線 kuukou-shisen) connects Narita Station with Narita Airport.
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  • The Keisei Main Line (京成本線 keisei-honsen) runs into Ueno via Funabashi. Riding to Ueno will take around 70 minutes and cost you 1000 yen.
  • The Keisei Sky Access Line (京成成田空港線keisei narita kuukou-sen or 成田スカイアクセスnarita sukai akusesu) also runs into Ueno, via Shin Kamagaya and Higashi Matsudo. The stop for Narita is Narita Yukawa. Before this are Terminals 1 and 2 (the Airport). Traveling from Terminal 2 will see you in Nippori (the stop before Ueno and the first chance to jump on Tokyo's Yamanote loop line) in about 60 minutes, costing you 1200yen.
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Planes--Narita Airport

  • Narita Airport features two passenger terminals - Terminal 1 and 2. The airlines servicing each are available here - http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/guide/t_info/index.html. Both JR and Keisei lines run into the airport. Unless you live in West Chiba (i.e. Matsudo, Kamagaya, Funabashi, Noda, Kashiwa etc.) it is likely you will come in on the JR lines via Sakura or Chiba city.

Buses

  • Narita has an extensive bus service. Buses leave from the east and west exits of both JR Narita and Keisei Narita stations. For Narita Newtown (the libary and Narita Yukawa station) take buses from JR Narita's West exit. For Narita Aeon Mall, take the pink bus from Keisei Narita's West exit (200 yen).

Local Tips and Tricks/Misc.



External Links