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    Need an ATM?

    by flynboxes Written Oct 24, 2010

    Favorite thing: Seemed like getting cash in Timbuktu was easier but here if you need cash..get it at one of the airport ATMs on the lower levels or if you are in Narita city at night the 7-11 behind the narita JR station is the best place to get some spending money as not all of the small eateries in Narita take credit cards as I found out one night. You will see other ATMs on the numerous drug stores around town but they only take local bank cards. Neither the Holiday Inn nor the Raddison had working ATMs.
    Vince the guy that runs the Jet Lag Club told me about this place.

    Fondest memory: Finding an ATM here was a bit of an adventure. It is located down the back stairs from the JR station.

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    Place for kids to play at the airport....

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2008

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    children play room

    Favorite thing:
    There is a CHILDREN'S PLAY ROOM, in TERMINAL 2 satellite building....

    It caters to passengers with small children, there are toys, books, tv games.....

    OPEN from 7am to 10pm, last admission being at 9pm...and its FREE

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    Arrival procedure.....

    by cheesecake17 Updated Feb 4, 2008

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    Favorite thing:
    First When you get off the airplane you will reach the immigration counter, an officer checks the DISEMBARKATION CARD you have filled in before hand on the plane.....

    and stamps an entry permit in your passport....

    also as of SEPTEMBER 2007, there is a new law that require ALL foreigners to be finger printed..
    click

    within a few years.....many tourist staying less than 3 month will have to fill out a special card.......which tell will have to carry while in japan.....supposely is one of the measure to reduce crime.....

    Next, you claim your luggage ....

    Finally, you need to declare any articles that exceed the duty free allowance...

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    Luggage & Lockers

    by cheesecake17 Written Feb 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing:
    At Narita International Airport, delivery service counters will send luggage to your hotel the next day or from your hotel to the airport for about ¥2,000 for bags up to 20 kilograms .

    Coin-operated lockers are located at all major JR stations, such as Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Ueno, as well as at most subway stations.

    Lockers cost ¥300 to ¥700 depending on the size

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    Narita has two terminals-don't miss your flight!

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    Favorite thing:
    I found out that there are two terminals at Narita. I had arrived and departed via Terminal 1 on my first trip to Japan when we flew here on Singapore Airlines in late 2004.

    On my second trip in May 2005, I had arrived and departed via Terminal 2 when flying MAS. Make sure you get to the right Terminal, because the immigration queues at Terminal 2 are really long and you'd best observe the minimum 2 hours pre-check-in rule in order not to miss your flight. For flights departing from Terminal 2, please check the Narita Airport Guide.

    Fondest memory: Latest Update: May 2005. This tip originated from VT'er Sumtingwong: he's right to say that the shopping at Narita airport is limited and you should do your shopping downtown. However, I wish to explain that it does depend as to which Terminal your flight takes off from. The shopping at Terminal 1 of this airport was certainly nothing to write home about as Terminal 1 had only 3 souvenior shops, a couple of small duty free shops focusing on Japanese snacks, branded cosmetics and some branded clothing, and there was also a Swatch & Flick-Flack watch counter. Out of desperation, I had purchased a few small coin purses and a couple of photo-frames (RM400-500 yen each) to bring back as souveniors to my colleagues back home (had neglected to buy anything for them in Tokyo based on the misguided belief that there would be something at the airport).

    However, if your flight takes off from Terminal 2, there is a good range of souvenior shops and food outlets. The pricing is very competitive although the items are almost the same in all the shops. You can buy colourful wooden dolls in different sizes, key chains, coin purses, fridge magnets, and Japanese snacks.

    During this trip, I had bought my souveniors at Narita town, and that was a great experience due to the excellent customer service that I received. The range and selection was also larger.

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    Craigy Trees & Flapping Birds at Naritasan Temple

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Feb 2, 2006

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    Craigy ancient trees
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    Favorite thing: Gnarled and Craigy Trees
    When you visit the Naritasan temple at Narita, you will come across some beautiful craigy trees that look typically Japanese, rather like Bonsai. Take a photo of them in the evenings when the sunshine sparkles through their branches and you will appreciate their shapes even more.

    Turtles and Pigeons
    In the temple grounds, there was a pond where turtles lived. There were also birds a flutter there and I managed to snap a picture just when the bird flapped its wings. Have a look at the picture, the blur of movement you see is the bird taking off. The next picture shows the bird resting on the ledge.

    Fondest memory: Although there are many beautiful trees in the world, I have always had a special fondness for those that are found in Japan. Set as they are near ancient temples and shrines, with the unique architecture that is unmistakably Japanese, I cannot help but admire them with my eyes. Indeed, I have fallen in love with these ancient craigy trees and can imagine just what secrets they may share with me, if only I would care to listen...

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    Something about Narita

    by dennisKL Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Entering the Naritasan Temple

    Favorite thing: Most people will remember 'Narita' which being of the TV program 'Doremon'...:)
    This is what my 1st impression...
    Farmer is around the corner and you can imagine a piece of gree land. Observe the surrounding area just before the flight landing is fantastic!!!...another famous well known local stuff is 'green tea' you can actually get here!!!
    What others thing you may need to know about Narita is...the people there are peaceful, you may also notice lots of parking land provide with a very low price as they offer to those who need to park their cars and go for overseas. In the airport is costly! They are actually good offer.

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    The unknown bike

    by skatzcatz Written Jun 10, 2004

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    the unknown bike

    Favorite thing: wandering around Narita one day i came across the bicycle. It remained in this spot for 2 days and to this day i wonder is it still there. Waiting for who?

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