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3 Hour-Transit Tour from Narita Airport

3 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), Spanish ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a tour for people of the layover. Starting from Narita Airport, we're going to Narita Station by train. And we will stroll Naritasan Omotesando Street. Then we will visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple with a history over 1,000 years. You can also visit Naritasan Park behind the temple. Here is a temple town, so you can feel the old-time atmosphere of the Edo Period.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Dai.

  • Visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
  • Stroll Naritasan Park
  • Stroll Naritasan Omotesando Sreet
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine
  • Buy traditional Japanese souvenirs

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What to Expect

This is a tour for people of the layover. If you have some spare time during the transit to the next flight, you can enjoy this " 3 Hour-Transit Tour from Narita Airport ". You will visit
Naritasan Omotesando Street, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Naritasan Park.

Starting from Narita Airpot, we're going to Narita Station by train ( JR or Keisei Line ).
First we will go to Naritasan Omotesando Street.
The 800-meter-long road that leads from JR/Keisei Narita Station to the main gate of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple is lined with numerous restaurants and souvenir shops bustle with pilgrims and other visitors throughout the year. Strolling on the street, you will be attracted by appetizing smells ( especially broiled eel ), souvenir shops and the historical view.

Next you will visit Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.
This temple is popularly known as " Narita's Ofudo-sama ", and is the grand head temple of the Shingon sect, Chisan school. With a history over 1,000 years, this temple is one of the Japan's leading sacred sites. 3 million worshippers visit the temple during the first three days of New Year and over 10 million visit annually.
And The Grand Main Hall of the temple is famous for its platform for the Goma Ritual ( Sacred Fire Rite ) being practiced.
You will visit The Grand Main Hall, Shaka-do Hall ( Previously used as the Main Hall ), Gaku-do Hall ( Displayed here are votive tablets and pictorial offering tablets ), Komyo-do Hall ( Originally built as the Main Hall ) and Great Pagoda of Peace ( This 58m high pagoda symbolizes the teaching of Shingon Buddhism ).

Finally you will visit Naritasan Park.
Behind the Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple stretches the spacious park full of natural scenic landscapes including a waterfall, ponds, plum trees and brilliant greenery.
Originally completed in 1928, and re-designed in 1998. Naritasan Park covers a huge area of some 165,000 square meters ( 16.5 ha or 40 ac ).

This area is reminiscent of the Edo Period. You can feel a atmosphere of old times.
Here you can enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine ( famous for charcoal-broiled eel ) and buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Narita Airport
Ending Point Narita Airport

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide ), hotel pick-up in Narita area, hotel drop-off in Narita area, lunch ( you and guide ), dinner ( you and guide ),
notice : from Narita Airport to Narita Station by train - about 500 yen each ( round trip ),


My tour is a walking tour using public transportation, mainly Tokyo Metro (Subway).
I don’t do the tour using an arranged car.

This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
Please bring Japanese yen for souvenirs and Japanese sweets. There are few shops receiving a credit card.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 158 )
4.9 (158) Reviews
Very Good
Cindi Cindi United States ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Group of 5 in Tokyo ”

Dai did an amazing job filling a large “want list“ from five very different personalities I’m sure it was a daunting task for him, but we spent two days with Dai and left feeling that we had a fabulous tour of Tokyo And a good understanding of the city He made sure that we were also able to squeeze in some great food and shopping along the way. Dai was flexible, patient, and considerate of every one in the group - a true pro.


Thank you so much for a considerate review, Cindi. I also had amazing two days with all of you. Especially I was happy to be able to see you guys enjoyed Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles in Harajuku. I believe all of you were safely back to the States. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your husband, Gary, lovely Marci, pretty Jennifer and cool Jacob. Thanks a million !!!

Alan Alan United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Typhoon couldn’t stop him. ”

In spite of a typhoon the day before, he was always in contact with up dates on the possibility of doing the tour. When the storm was over and as soon a public transport was again running he not only showed at the assigned meeting point (our hotel), but he got there early. He gave us a great tour. A lot of walking with all the sites we had wanted to see. Would without reservation recommend to all who wish to see highlights of Tokyo in a day. His command of English was outstanding. Thanks Dai.


Thank you so much for giving me such a considerate feedback, Alan. It was a quite hard day for me to organize the tour yesterday. But you were always super kind before and during the tour. I really appreciate your kindness and cooperation. I totally enjoyed talking and walking with both of you. I hope you will have super wonderful days the rest of your great journeys in Japan. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to beautiful and active Shelley. Thanks a million !!! Keep on traveling !!!

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ 1 day tour ”

Had a great day with Dai. We had a full 8 hour day and saw so much with him. We would have never been able to see as much as we did without him. Very knowledgeable about Japanese history. He even helped us with our JR passes and figuring out what trains we should be using for the remainder of our trip. Would highly recommend.


Thank you so much for giving me such a thoughtful review, Elizabeth. It was absolutely my great pleasure to have showed you around Tokyo. I also had a great day with both of you. I believe you could enjoy staying in Kyoto as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to COOL Ben. Thanks a million !!!

Graeme Graeme Australia ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Very good guide ”

Our group of 4 (mature) travellers went from Yokohama with Dai by train to Tokyo, and had a nice experience seeing some of the sights. He speaks English well, has a pleasant manner and is very knowledgeable. We could not have managed the train system without him. However, with the benefit of hindsight we probably should have amended the itinerary, as train travel took up a lot of the day. There was also a lot of walking, particularly to the Meiji Jingu Shrine, and as we are quite slow getting around this meant we had to miss some attractions we had planned. Overall - happy to recommend TripleLights for their communication - and Dai as a guide. He is very well-travelled which probably helped.


Thank you so much for taking your precious time to write such a considerate review, Graeme. It was absolutely my great pleasure to show you around Tokyo. Yes, it actually took a lot of time to get around and get to Tokyo from Yokohama. Unfortunately we couldn’t visit some places. But still I was happy to be able to see all of you enjoyed taking pictures of NISSAN cool cars. I hope you will have a wonderful time in Kyoto as well. Please take good care of yourself and give my best regards to your lovely friends. Thanks a million !!! Have an amazingly awesome cruise trip !!!

Yi Yi United States ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ Got to see a lot ”

We had a very fulfilling day with Dai. He was early and prepared for our day tour in Tokyo. He was flexible to accommodate our needs. And we had a very nice experience with him. He taught us about a lot of habits and common sense of Japan.


Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Yi. It was super fun to talk and share the time with both of you. Especially I was glad to see you enjoyed some seafood at Tsukiji Outer Market. Please come back to Japan again in the future, maybe in April to see cherry blossoms. Take care of yourself and please give my best regards to your family. Thanks a million !!!

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