I am stopping over in Narita for a couple of hours. What can I do?
You can visit Narita City, within 10 minutes train ride from the Airport terminal. There are dayrooms with shower facilities within the terminal. Currently, international transit passengers can use the travellers lounge free of charge and use the showers at half-price (updated 1/4/2015). Narita Airport also offers Japanese cultural events including performances and hands-on experiences. Visit the official site for the latest event schedule.
There are also transit tour programs being offered, both volunteer-guided and self-guided. See here for more information.
I am going to Japan with children. Where can I find information about things to do?
There are so many fun things to do with children in Japan. See here for some ideas.
Where can I find information on events and festivals?
Visit the JNTO events page here.
Where can I watch and/or participate in a tea ceremony?
Please click on the link below to see a list (in PDF form) of places that run tea ceremony presentations and/or lessons in English in Tokyo.
Tea ceremony in Tokyo.
How can I see a Sumo Tournament?
You can only see Sumo Tournaments at certain times and places during the year.
• Tokyo – January, May, September Tournament
• Osaka – March Tournament
• Nagoya – July Tournament
• Fukuoka – November Tournament.
Dates for tournaments differ every year. To confirm dates visit the Nihon Sumo Kyokai website.