Narita and other Chiba destinations for a day trip

A walk through Narita: traditional shops, restaurants, and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Take Narita's Omotesando street to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

"On the way to the temple from the train station, you will never feel bored, as the main street to the temple, called "Omotesando", is the main attraction of visiting the temple. Traditional style wooden buildings stand along the street as shops, local food stores etc. What we can find on the street are interesting and some are rare even for us, local Japanese."

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Make your visit extra special by putting on a kimono

"I’d never visited this temple before, but I had a wonderful time here! The temple complex is full of history, and of course, a perfect backdrop for photos. There’s also a park (Naritasan Park) nearby with greenery, ponds and waterfalls. A perfectly pleasant backdrop for a leisurely walk… Narita City is not just the site of Narita Airport, it has a lot more to explore as a historic city.”

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Visit an old trading town and a long-established brewery

Sawara - see the Edo-period townscape from its waterways

“The Sawara district of today is endearingly referred to as “Little Edo.” One of the best ways to enjoy the townscape is to go on a sightseeing boat ride on the Onogawa River. As you cruise down the river, the view of the riverside streets passing by helps you imagine how the townspeople lived in Sawara's heyday. People used to ship products to the capital city "Edo" by water, giving rise to this backdrop of shops and warehouses lining the river.”

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Learn how rice is turned into sake in Shisui

"Have you ever visited Shisui Town near Narita City in Chiba? The place is named after a popular story about a well where sake seemed to have sprung up. There is a long-established (300 years old) sake brewery in the beautiful rice field countryside... After the factory visit, enjoy the tasting of several different sake and have lunch at the traditional Japanese house style café.”

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Explore gorgeous views, good hiking, and vintage trains

Mt. Nokogiri - take the ropeway or hike to the lookout

"Mt. Nokogiri, literally “Saw Mountain”, is located on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture. It's only about a 1.5-hour drive, or a 2-hour train ride from Tokyo, so it's perfect if you're looking for a relaxing and worthwhile day trip. The best way to start your visit is to take the ropeway cable car up to the peak of the mountain. Mt. Nokogiri is best known for its lookout spot perched on top of an overhanging cliff called “Jigoku Nozoki”, literally meaning “a view of Hell.”

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Take a Kominato Railway vintage train to Yoro Valley

“Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quaint scenery while riding on the Kominato Railway Line… You can take a closer look at the quaint station facilities and take in the old-style vibe, or explore a bit around the surrounding areas. A stop at Yoro Keikoku Station drops you off in the Yoro Valley, a famous hiking spot in Chiba Prefecture. The area is known for its natural hot springs, they even have hot foot baths at the station to enjoy at the end your trip!”

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