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Introducing Japanese Culture Events
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Introducing Japanese Culture

In fiscal 2015, we will continue to hold new and popular events to introduce some of the unique aspects of Japanese culture to customers from overseas to deepen their understanding of Japan and foster their desire to visit again.
August at Narita Airport will feature wandering performers dressed in the cool yukatas that are typical of summer in Japan, Narita's very first Bon dance festival, and cut glass exhibitions and workshops.

Location

Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Terminal 3

Schedule

Terminal 1, 2 After Passport Control All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from July 6 (Mon) - 27 (Mon)Nankin Tamatsudare (Nanjing Lily)
    [Schedule for Appearances]
    July 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27
    ① Terminal 1 12:00 - 13:30
    ② Terminal 2 16:00 - 17:30

    July 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24
    ① Terminal 2 12:00 - 13:30
    ② Terminal 1 16:00 - 17:30

    Performers clothed in brilliantly colored kimono carry on a playful banter with their audience as the demonstrate their skills.
    Traditional arts with visual and listening delight greet passengers on their way to departure.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control South Wing, 3rd Floor, Behind the Information Counter on Airside

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • July 13 (Mon) - 17 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Fun with origami and Ukiyoe coloring is scheduled for July. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    July 13 (Mon) - 15 (Wed)
    Origami making
    14:00 - 17:30
    July 16 (Thu)·17 (Fri)
    Ukiyoe coloring
    15:00 - 18:30

Terminal 1 Before Passport Control South Wing, 4th Floor, Around Island G

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, South End Waiting Area, “SKYRIUM”

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Yukata wearing: 7th only (Terminal2 SKYRIUM)16:00 - 17:00
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

  • Mon, Wed, Fri from July 1 (Wed) - 31 (Fri)KOTO☆LIVE - Sounds of Japanese Wa -
    [Times]
    ①15:00 -  ②16:00 -  ③17:00 -
    July 20 (Mon., public holiday)
    Venue has changed to the rear of Island I (in front of Tully's Coffee), South Wing, Terminal 1

    KOTO LIVE, another popular event among visitors from abroad comprising live koto performances and lessons, will be held in different locations. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Japanese Wa.

  • July 5 (Sun)The Collaboration of Harmony - 3 Rings of Japanese Culture
    [Times]
    10:00 - 16:00

    Last year's popular introduction to Japanese culture by students from Narita International High School will be held again this year.
    Students from the established traditional calligraphy, tea ceremony and sokyoku (koto music) clubs will demonstrate the skills they have acquired from daily practice.
    Experience the sight, sound and flavor of Japanese culture as you mingle with the students and enjoy dynamic calligraphy performances, and feel the elegance of Japan in the calming sounds in koto performances.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, International Departure Lobby, Central Section

  • July 22 (Wed) - 31 (Fri)Bonsai & Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    Globally popular bonsai will also be on display with a summer theme.
    A Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) area will be created in conjunction with the bonsai exhibition to demonstrate formative art in Japan for all to enjoy.
    Staff from the Nippon Bonsai Association will be present at the venue to provide explanations on the works and how to take care of bonsai.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 'NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA' Event Space (connecting corridor between main and satellite buildings)

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • July 6 (Mon) - 10 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Chigire (torn paper collages) and mizuhiki (decorative paper chords) making is also scheduled for July. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    July 6 (Mon)
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    13:30 - 16:00
    July 7 (Tue)·8 (Wed)
    Chigirie (torn paper collage) making
    13:30 - 17:00
    July 9 (Thu)·10 (Fri)
    Mizuhiki making
    13:30 - 17:00

Terminal 3 Before Passport Control 2nd Floor, Beside the information counters near the Terminal entrances/exits

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

Terminal 1, 2 After Passport Control All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from August 3 (Mon) - 21 (Fri)Summer Stroll in Yukata
    [Schedule for Appearances]
    August 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20
    ①Terminal 1 13:00 - 14:30
    ②Terminal 2 16:00 - 17:30

    August 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21
    ①Terminal 2 13:00 - 14:30
    ②Terminal 1 16:00 - 17:30

    The very popular greeting events will take place in Terminals 1 and 2 this month as well.
    Wandering performers dressed in yukata will typify the Japanese Summer theme. Visitors to the airport can have photos taken with the performers and also take home the fans that will be given out as souvenirs.
    Come and enjoy a cool time at Narita Airport.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control South Wing, 3rd Floor, Behind the Information Counter on Airside

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • August 4 (Tue) - 7 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Japanese fan making workshops are also planned for August. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    August 4 (Tue) - 7 (Fri)
    Japanese fan making experience
    15:00 - 18:30

Terminal 1 Before Passport Control South Wing, 4th Floor, Around Island G

  • August 16 (Sun)An Airport? A Danceport? A Funport?
    ONE DAY SUMMER PROJECT
    [Times]
    14:00 - 17:00

    Unique to Narita Airport. Draw your own aircraft and fly it on the giant 10-meter wide screen.
    Have your photo taken in front of a plane and take the photo home on an original mount.
    Join in and create an exciting memory of your trip.

Terminal 1, landside, 5th Floor, Observation Deck

  • August 16 (Sun)An Airport? A Danceport? A Funport?
    ONE DAY SUMMER PROJECT
    [Times]
    16:00 - 18:00

    Bon dancing will take place overlooking the aircraft on the observation decks at Narita Airport, Japan's portal to the world.
    Japanese drum performances will also inject greater excitement into the Bon dancing.
    Join in and create an exciting memory of your trip.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, International Departure Lobby, Central Section

  • August 1 (Sat) - 5 (Wed)Bonsai & Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    Globally popular bonsai will also be on display with a summer theme.
    A Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) area will be created in conjunction with the bonsai exhibition to demonstrate formative art in Japan for all to enjoy.
    Staff from the Nippon Bonsai Association will be present at the venue to provide explanations on the works and how to take care of bonsai.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 'NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA' Event Space (connecting corridor between main and satellite buildings)

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • August 10 (Mon) - 14 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. August will also see workshops in calligraphy and kite making. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    August 10 (Mon)
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    13:30 - 16:00
    August 11 (Tue) - 14 (Fri)
    Calligraphy
    14:00 - 17:30
  • August 18 (Tue) - 31 (Mon)Edo Cut Glass Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    Performances: 18 (Wed) · 19 (Tue)
    * from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days

    Narita Airport will hold its first exhibition of Edo cut glass, a traditional Japanese craft, under the auspices of the Edo kiriko Cooperative Association.
    Pamphlets in English are available for visitors from abroad and demonstrations by artisans will take place on the 18th and 19th.
    Come and enjoy at the delicate patterns produced by the artisans and the beautiful colors produced by the sunlight.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, South End Waiting Area, “SKYRIUM”

  • Mon, Wed, Fri from August 3 (Mon) - 31 (Mon)KOTO☆LIVE - Sounds of Japanese Wa -
    [Times]
    ①15;00 - ②16;00 - ③17;00 -

    A koto concert will be held, featuring this well-known traditional Japanese musical instrument. The mini koto classes afford customers from both home and abroad a chance to enjoy Japanese culture in a casual setting.

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