Introducing Japanese Culture Events

Introducing Japanese Culture Events

We are once again hosting more events that highlight unique aspects of Japanese culture for travelers from overseas to deepen their understanding of Japan and encourage them to visit us again.

Schedule

Terminal 1

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

New Year Decorations

The theme for the 2018 New Year decorations will be ""Expand"" featuring the auspicious pine, bamboo and apricot symbol of happiness and good fortune, etc. in a dazzling New Year display in the departure lobbies.
The staff at the information counters will also be dressed in colorful kimono on New Year's Day.


Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

New Year Decorations

The theme for the 2018 New Year decorations will be ""Expand"" featuring the auspicious pine, bamboo and apricot symbol of happiness and good fortune, etc. in a dazzling New Year display in the departure lobbies.
The staff at the information counters will also be dressed in colorful kimono on New Year's Day.


Terminal 3

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

New Year Decorations

Date

December 26 to January 10

The theme for the 2018 New Year decorations will be ""Expand"" featuring the auspicious pine, bamboo and apricot symbol of happiness and good fortune, etc. in a dazzling New Year display in the departure lobbies.
The staff at the information counters will also be dressed in colorful kimono on New Year's Day.


Terminal 1

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Lion Dance Procession

Date

1 to 3 January ①10:00 a.m. ②11:00 a.m. (30 minute programs)

By special arrangement, the lion dance, a New Year tradition in Japan will take place throughout the passenger terminals offering prayers for the safety and good health of our customers and staff.
The public can request souvenir photos or place their head in the jaws of the lion which is said to be a gesture of respect to the lion which will bring good fortune.


Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Lion Dance Procession

Date

1 to 3 January 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (30 minute programs)

By special arrangement, the lion dance, a New Year tradition in Japan will take place throughout the passenger terminals offering prayers for the safety and good health of our customers and staff.
The public can request souvenir photos or place their head in the jaws of the lion which is said to be a gesture of respect to the lion which will bring good fortune.


Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Exhibition of Traditional Performing Arts

Date

26 January ① 3:00 p.m. ② 4:30 p.m.

A live performance of the traditional Japanese musical instrument, the koto, will be staged with the cooperation of the Chiba Prefectural Cultural Promotion Foundation.
The public is invited to see and hear the beautiful sound of Japanese music.


Terminal 1

Areas Inside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Traditional Japanese Culture Experience Corner

Once again, airport users will be able to experience Japanese culture and take souvenir photographs in these popular corners of the passenger terminals.
January will feature opportunities to try on a samurai armor, hands-on Ukiyo-e printing, kimono dress-up, as well as calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making.
Events are held every day in the departure area after the security check and passport control.

Dates & times Event Details
1 to 9 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Samurai armor dress-up
10 to 21 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing
22 to 28 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Kimono dress-up
29 to 31 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Samurai armor dress-up

Terminal 2

Areas Inside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Traditional Japanese Culture Experience Corner

Once again, airport users will be able to experience Japanese culture and take souvenir photographs in these popular corners of the passenger terminals.
January will feature opportunities to try on a samurai armor, hands-on Ukiyo-e printing, kimono dress-up, as well as calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making.Events are held every day in the departure area after the security check and passport control.

Dates & times Event Details
1 to 7 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing
8 to 14 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Kimono dress-up
15 to 22 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Samurai armor dress-up
23 to 24 January   1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ■ Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
25 to 31 January   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing

Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Anime Photo Opportunities

Date

20 to 21 February   10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Japan is well known for its pop culture. Two elements of this, anime and manga, have grown tremendously in popularity and Narita Airport will feature this in its first ever pop culture event. The event will offer photo opportunities with the anime characters as well as displays of some of the giant objects that appear in anime books.


Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Ink Painting of Shogi Pieces

Date

22 to 23 February   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

An event featuring the making of Tendo decorative shogi pieces, a traditional craft in Japan, will be held for the first time at Narita Airport. The public are invited to enjoy the crafting of these shogi pieces bearing their choice of letter, character or icon, and also have a souvenir photo taken.


Terminal 2

Areas Outside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Japanese Classical Dance Performances

Date

26 February   2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Performances of nihon buyo, a traditional classical Japanese dance, will be staged in association with the Chiba branch of the Japanese Classical Dance Association.
This colorful program will showcase festive pine decorations which are used to convey best wishes for the approaching beginning spring, and offer the opportunity to see, hear and enjoy the culture of Japan first hand.


Terminal 1

Areas Inside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Traditional Japanese Culture Experience Corner

Once again, airport users will be able to experience Japanese culture and take souvenir photographs in this popular corner of the passenger terminal.
February will feature dressing in samurai armor, calligraphy, Ukiyo-e printing as well as dressing in kimono. Events are held every day in the departure area after the security check and passport control.

Dates & times Event Details
1 to 5 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Samurai armor dress-up
6 to 9 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Calligraphy
10 to 21 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing
22 to 28 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Kimono dress-up

Terminal 2

Areas Inside Passport Control (Outgoing)

Traditional Japanese Culture Experience Corner

Once again, airport users will be able to experience Japanese culture and take souvenir photographs in this popular corner of the passenger terminal.
February will feature dressing in samurai armor, calligraphy, Ukiyo-e printing as well as dressing in kimono. Events are held every day in the departure area after the security check and passport control.

Dates & times Event Details
1 to 7 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing
8 to 14 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Kimono dress-up
15 to 25 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Samurai armor dress-up
26 to 27 February   1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ■ Kimono dress-up
28 February   2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ■ Ukiyo-e printing