Have Fun at Narita Airport

Places of Interest in the Local Area

Photography Points

Aircraft take off and land into the wind. The runways at Narita Airport are aligned almost directly north-south (NNW/SSE) so aircraft land and take off to the north in a northerly wind and to the south in a southerly wind. The best location for photography will depend on the direction of landings and take offs.

Peak Aircraft Arrival and Departure Times

While aircraft may take off or land at Narita Airport between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., each day has peak traffic periods as well as times of relative quiet. Peak periods for passenger aircraft departures are between 10:00 a.m. and noon, and again between 6:00 pm. and 8:00 p.m., with more than 40% of daily flights departing during these four hours. Meanwhile, arrivals peak in the afternoon, with half of all incoming traffic between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Narita Sakura no Yama

Located at the northern end of the runways, this park offers a close-up view of arriving and departing aircraft. During Spring in particular, it attracts large crowds of people who come to enjoy the floral colors.

Address

1338-1 Yamanodai, Komaino, Narita

Car Park

123 bays

Location

North end of Runway A. Approximately 5km from Narita Interchange. Follow Route 295, then Route 44 towards Kosuge. Located on the right-hand side along Route 44.

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Sanrizuka Sakura no Oka

Sanrizuka Sakura no Oka is a park with over 100 cherry trees and azaleas, and a place of relaxation for people in the region. The grassy observation area provides a good vantage point to watch arriving and departing aircraft from a grassed observation area.

Address

1-722 Imperial Farm, Sanrizuka, Narita-shi

Car Park

Approx. 39 bays

Location

About 4 kilometers from the Narita Interchange off the Higashi-Kanto Expressway, west side of Runway A. Exit onto National Route 295 towards Shibayama, then take a right at the Iwayama Kitabashi intersection. Heading towards the airport, make a sharp right and head along the left side.

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Hikoki no Oka

Set on high ground and covering an area of 8,000 square meters, this park is divided into three zones, each offering dynamic close-up views of the aircraft, and is used by aircraft fans as well as families and couples.

Address

2012-6 Iwayama, Shibayama-machi

Car Park

51 bays

Location

10 minutes’ walk from the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences on the south side of Runway A

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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

The first aeronautical science museum in Japan. Exhibits feature real aircraft and aircraft parts, hands-on experience corners, a library, observatory and other elements that provide a fascinating insight into the history and science of humanity in flight.

Address

111-3 Iwayama, Shibayama-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba

Car Park

Approx. 300 bays

Location

South end of Runway A. Approximately 8km from Narita Interchange. Follow Route 295, then Route 62 towards Shibayama. Turn right at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences Entrance intersection, museum is on the right

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Narita Airport and Community Historical Museum

This museum was established with the objective of passing on to future generations the history of events between the airport and the local region in the construction of Narita Airport.

Address

113-2 Iwayama, Shibayama-machi

Car Park

Have

Location

South end of Runway A. Approximately 8km from Narita Interchange. Follow Route 295, then Route 62 towards Shibayama. Turn right at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences Entrance intersection, museum is on the right

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Toyomi Shinonome no Oka

This is one of the airport's noise mitigation banks on the west side of Runway B and features an aircraft observation area used by aircraft enthusiasts and locals alike.

Address

71 Shihogi, Toyoichi, Narita-shi

Car Park

63 bays

Location

About four kilometers from the Narita Interchange off of the Higashi-Kanto Expressway, west side of Runway B. Exit onto National Route 295 and head towards Narita Airport, taking a left at the Horinouchi exit (intersection) and getting on National Route 51 towards Katori. Take a left just before the Toyoichi Tunnel.

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Minami Sanrizuka Nature Trail

This is a 930-meter long wood-chip nature trail through the trees. An ideal place for taking in the forest air, hiking and jogging.

Address

264-1 Imperial Farm, Sanrizuka, Narita-shi

Car Park

None

Location

Adjacent to Sanrizuka Sakura-no-Oka on the south side of Runway A

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Shibayama Wetlands Park

A wetland area at the southern end of the runways planted with irises, water lilies and other wetland plants. It is frequently used for slow, relaxing walks.

Address

98 Miyanoshita, Iwayama, Shibayama-machi

Car Park

30 bays

Location

Opposite the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences on the south side of Runway A

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Greenport Eco-Agripark

A hands-on type natural parkland adjoining Shibayama Wetland Park. The park is home to a vast array of insects as well as fauna and flora, and offers an unspoiled rural landscape.

Address

1864-2 Nishiorido, Iwayama, Shibayama-machi

Car Park

30 bays 8:00-17:00

Location

About 10 kilometers from the Narita Interchange off the Higashi-Kanto Expressway, south side of Runway A. Exit onto National Route 295 and get on local prefectural route 62. Take a right at the Iwayama intersection and get on National Route 296 towards Tomisato.

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Asakura Yasuragi no Mori

This is a nature trail which makes use of existing forestry. Surrounded by more than 1,500 trees, it is a place of relaxation and recreation where visitors can enjoy the forest and its natural environment.

Address

451 Sannodai, Asakura, Shibayama-machi

Car Park

None

Location

Opposite Greenport Eco Agripark on the south side of Runway A

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Naritasan-Shinshoji Temple

One of the most prominent sacred sites in Japan with a history of over 1,000 years and the most popular tourist spot in Narita. People come from afar to visit this temple during the New Year period, and the attractive shops along its approach alone make this a fun area to visit.

Address

1 Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken

Location

From the Narita Interchange off of the Higashi-Kanto Expressway, exit onto National Route 295 and head towards the Teradai Interchange.

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" Tokyo Disney Resort®"

Unique amusement resort comprising two theme parks and a shopping complex with a wide variety of shops.

Address

Approximately 5 minutes from the Urayasu exit on the Bayshore Route

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Shisui Premium Outlets

Approximately 15 minutes by bus from Narita Airport. Offers an extensive selection of shops and restaurants catering to all preferences, irrespective of age or gender.

Address

2-4-1 Iizumi, Shisui-machi, Inba-gun, Chiba

Location

Immediately off the Shisui Interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway

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