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Any day or half-day sightseeing tours from NRT?

Any day or half-day sightseeing tours from NRT?

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Old Dec 16, 09, 7:57 pm
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Any day or half-day sightseeing tours from NRT?

e.g. such as those offered at some other airports such as Singapore's Changi? Appreciate that NRT is considerably further from the city than SIN. Have read responses to "what to do at NRT with 10 hours," however none mention this possibility.
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Old Dec 16, 09, 8:07 pm
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JNTO tried that for a short while some years ago and then stopped. You're on your own if you want to do any touring, but it isn't that hard.

You could get to one of these places if you have 6 daytime hours between flights and it's not a Monday when they are closed:

--Boso no Mura living museum of old style Japanese life

--National History musem in Sakura
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Old Dec 17, 09, 2:43 am
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Have read responses to "what to do at NRT with 10 hours," however none mention this possibility.
Not quite true
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan...endations.html
As explained by RichardInSF, tours were offered for about 6 months and then scrapped in 2006.
For a first time traveller I'd recommend a trip to the Asakusa temple area (Keisei Ltd Express to Aoto station then a hop across the platform for the train to Asakusa station) - takes an hour and a quarter and costs about 1,060yen each way. You can take in Kappabashi (Kitchen town) which is in an adjacent district if you still have time to spare.
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Old Dec 17, 09, 6:18 am
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Six hours might be cutting it close for Tokyo. Ten hours would be better.

For an unhurried trip out of the airport, I suggest the city of Narita, especially for someone who has never been to Japan before.

The temple provides pleasant, wooded grounds to relax in as well as fairly typical temple buildings. There are all the shops and restaurants typical of a Japanese city, many of them tourist-friendly, given the number of airline personnel who frequent the area.

Take a 250-yen ride on a non-express train to Keisei Narita, pick up a map, walk to the temple one way and back another way. The sunlight will help you get over your jet lag, and you'll see daily life in Japan up close.
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