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Sweets and Sembei in Narita City

Posted By on Dec 23, 2013

Japanese snacks come in all sizes, shapes, colors, textures, and flavors. Along the spectrum lie two quite distinct yet equally enjoyable treats: sembei (rice crackers) and Japanese confectionary sweets. The former is often salty, sometimes sweet, while the latter is usually as flavorful as sugar can be. Along Omotesando Street in Narita City, visitors will encounter both. Visitors of the large sweets emporium, Nagomi No Yoneya, will...

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Narita Tourist Pavilion

Posted By on Dec 20, 2013

Conveniently located before Narita-san Shinshoji Temple in Narita City, the Narita Tourist Pavilion is a great source of information, entertainment, and cultural education. The best part of all is that it is all free. Visitors begin at the bottom floor, where they can pick up pamphlets and brochures and speak with a staff member for directions and information. There are also restrooms available in the building. Heading upstairs,...

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National Museum of Japanese History

Posted By on Dec 19, 2013

Home to more than 200,000 artifacts and displays of historical and cultural importance, the National Museum of Japanese History is located near Sakura Station in Chiba. Open from 9:30am to 4:30pm in the winter (5pm from March to September; closed on Mondays and New Year), the museum is a great introduction to Japanese history from a cultural viewpoint. More information can be found at the museum’s website. Highly affordable, the...

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Unagi Cuisine in Narita City

Posted By on Dec 17, 2013

  Entering Kikuya, visitors are welcomed to an old-fashioned world of antique furniture and delicate unagi (eel) dishes. Traditional preparation passed on from generation to generation – for 270 years – is quite noticeable in the beautifully mastered meals served in the 300-year-old house. Tucked into a private room upstairs or seated alongside others on the lower floor, customers can enjoy the highest quality and freshness of...

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Developed to reproduce the atmosphere of old samurai residences, farmhouses, and constructions of the Boso era some 150 years ago, Boso no Mura (or Boso Village) is a great excursion from Narita City. As visitors begin their day at Boso no Mura, they are welcomed by helpful guides and beautiful architecture. The most striking feature before the entrance is a western style house that was relocated for preservation, though it now stands...

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Easily accessible from Narita International Airport, Narita Tokyu Excel Hotel is a comfortable, convenient stay. Whether getting some beauty rest before the next day’s flight or enjoying a relaxing escape in a city with much to offer, the hotel is suitable for many needs. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and very helpful from check-in to check-out (and a day later when you realize you left something behind). Search JTB’s...

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