Spots in Narita / Sakura Area

  • Kawatoyo Honten
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    4.0
    377 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 386
    It is a long-established eel restaurant located on the road approaching Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Every day, it is crowded with customers who come aiming to eat eel. The secret sauce enhances the flavor of the eel which has been gently grilled with proficient skill to retain a full texture: the secret sauce has continued to be added to the eel extract since the establishment of the business in 1910 during the Meiji period. The interior of the store is a place you can feel relieved as if you had come back to the countryside. Please be advised that seats cannot be guaranteed by making a reservation.

    Well, demonstration was interesting, disappointed by actual unagi meal. The bones were not soft enough, annoying! That was the third unagi meal I had in this trip and not impressed at all.

  • Surugaya
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    4.5
    165 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 359
    This eel vendor is near the main gate of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. They roast kyosui eel raised in the Oigawa River, fed by water from the Southern Japan Alps, over binchotan charcoal, brushed with a secret sauce made with fine varieties of soy sauce and mirin cooking sake. Dishes include eel served marinated on rice, kabayaki style, and shirayaki style. Other cuisine features carp and suigo (riverside district) fowl.

    Unagi and rice was excellent. We were happy to be taken there by our Narita guide as it is a place he only visits once a year with his wife. It’s that special! Price was Yen3000 for an Unajudon which...

  • Narita Life-spring Yamato no Yu
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Odake 1630
    At Narita City, Chiba Prefecture’s Narita Life-spring Yamato no Yu, the 120 liters of natural spring water that gushes up every minute is briefly heated, and then piped directly to the baths for a hot spring using spring water fresh from the source. The outdoor bath uses natural stones for the feel of nature on your skin. There are eight outdoor baths, large and small, as well as a limit of three rooms with attached outdoor bath.

    Clean onsen. 2 stops from airport, 1 train change & 20 minute walk onsen. Friendly staff, but not too fluent in conversational English. Wish they included towels as part of entrance fee. The entrance...

  • Kikuya Japanese Cuisine
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    4.5
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 385
    A Japanese restaurant located along the Omotesando (temple approach) to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple in Nakamachi, Narita City. The restaurant serves all sorts of set meals, formal meals, individual dishes and course meals, as well as unagi-ju and unagi-don (types of eel on rice dishes) using domestically sourced eel and naturally sourced eel on rice depending on the season. The restaurant has honorably received the Imperial chrysanthemum emblem from Shinsho-ji Temple which has been used as the current restaurant name since from at least the Tenpo period.

    Stopped by for dinner on a Thursday night and there was no wait. Walked right in and were greeted by warm and friendly English speaking staff. We LOVE eel and were excited to eat at a restaurant that...

  • Nagomi-Yoneya Main Shop
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 500
    This is a Japanese confectionery shop, founded in 1899, located on the Omotensando Road in Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. It is known as the shop that introduced chestnut yokan, sweet bean jelly, to Japan and the jelly was based on the vegetarian cuisine ‘chestnut soup’ of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple. The sweet bean jellies such as the Gokujo-oozao-youkan made by traditional methods, are famous and have been loved for many years as a souvenir of pilgrims to Naritasan. The Peanuts Monaka, a sweet using peanuts, a special product of Chiba, as well as standard Japanese sweets such as kintsuba and dorayaki, and seasonal sweets are also available.

    Ive noticed each time I went to this shop that the shop assistants were not friendly. They had only one kind of yokan (mushi-yokan) for tasting. It was nice to have a tiny piece with a cup of tea...

  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a lead temple in the Chisan school of Shingon located in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. In order to suppress a revolt by Tairano Masakado which broke out in the Heian period, it began with the fact that Kobo Daishi was spiritually enlightened by the high priest Kancho as Acala was enshrined and became the principal image of worship at the temple. Many well-known figures had strong faith including such figures as Minamotono Yoritomo, Mito Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro, and Narita Fudo prompted many commoners to have faith. On the grounds of the temple, there are very big gardens maintained which cover an area of approximately 3.5 times that of Tokyo Dome, and you can see seasonal plants in the garden.

    醫王殿は、平成29年(2017年)開基1080年祭記念事業として建立された。御本尊は薬師如来は、病からの苦痛取り除き、延命に功徳があるとして崇められ信仰されている。

  • Ristorante CASTELLO
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Usui 1567-2
    This Italian restaurant is on Prefectural Route 64 in Sakura City. They offer daily multi-course meal specials featuring vegetables from their own garden and carefully selected ingredients, as well as about 4,000 wines. They have three multi-course lunch options where you can choose the pasta and main dish. It's a good place for a relaxed meal away from the daily grind.

    It has been too long since I was at Castello. Lunch there yesterday with my staff was outstanding. Even though we selected the smallest and cheapest course, it was more than enough. Always...

  • Shisui Premium Outlet
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    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 2-4-1
    An outlet mall decorated in the fashion of a city street incorporating American art deco motifs. The mall lends baby strollers and wheelchairs and has various facilities to increase visitor convenience and comfort as they explore and enjoy the mall’s 180 establishments. Easily accessible from the heart of Tokyo and also close to Narita Airport, the mall also has a useful currency exchange counter and some stores have duty free counters.
  • Kintoki no Amataro
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Hanazakichou 527
    This obanyaki treat specialty shop is on the approach to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Their Amataro-yaki features their own thin, crispy crust and is packed with homemade bean paste. They sell adzuki an (red bean paste) and shiro-an (white bean paste) varieties, and they're a popular snack with visitors walking to and from the temple.

    This is the best red bean bun I have tried in Japan. The red/white bean filling is delicious, soft and sweet. The filling is very full; the bun is very fulfilling. It is of course best to eat it when...

  • Makata Shrine
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    4.5
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Daikata 1
    This shrine is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. The over 1,300-year old large Japanese cedar tree on the grounds is said to be the biggest in eastern Japan, and has now become popular as a power spot. Besides the Setsubun Festival and Otaue Festival (rice-planting festival) held in February and April, there is also an annual festival praying for bountiful harvests and to ward off evil on the last Sunday of July.

    An incredible x rated shrine. Well worth a visit - hilarious with somber overtones. Quite extraordinary.

  • Doggy's Island Resort & Villa
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Yachimatashi Koyaru 624
    Visit this dog resort in a rich natural setting for a special time with your pup. You can reach it from Tokyo in as little as 55 minutes by car. It boasts Japan's largest natural lawn dog park at about 7,000 square meters, as well as a cafe terrace and a natural buffet restaurant that also has a menu for your pet. The lodge adjacent to the dog park has four types of rooms with amenities that include toilet sheets, dog towels, and poop bags.
  • Hana no Yu
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Koudunomori 2-40-1
    "This Super Sento (Japanese style relaxation-spa) is located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. It is divided into the ""Wa-no-Yu"" with a moxibustion bath and salt sauna, and the ""Yo-no- Yu"" with a mist sauna and power bath, and you can enjoy a total of 24 kinds of baths that switch daily between being men and women only. It also has a bedrock bath, restaurants and a healing space where you can relax after bathing, so you can rest your body and soul as much as you need."

    My wife and I plan a few extra hours at Narita, just to enjoy these baths. A quick train ride (2 stops on Keisei Line) and short walk permits a five hour layover to go very quickly. Very relaxing...

  • Sakura Kusabue Hill
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Ino 820
    Sakura Kusabue Hill is a park that contains a miniature railroad 1.1 km long, athletic facilities, a petting zoo, and a rose garden. It also contains a campground for tour groups, some log cabins, and an accommodation facility with a capacity of up to 200 persons. There is a market where visitors can buy produce from local farmers and a farm-to-table restaurant. Visitors can try out a number of activities, including farm work and making pottery. This is the best place not only for families but also for groups with the purpose of experiential learning and training.

    バラ 満開の時に行った バリアフリーが無くて 不都合だったけど キャンプ場借りて BBQ 皆さんと 楽しい時間を過ごした 経験あり キャンプ場借りる人は 駐車場は 優先されて 沢山 歩かなくても良い バラは 綺麗だった

  • Pizzeria Positano
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Hanazakichou 533
    Just one minute's walk from Narita Station in Hanazaki-cho in the city of Narita, Pizzeria Positano specializes in pizza. In addition to Neapolitan pizza, including the Margherita variety, the restaurant serves pasta along with wine, coffee, or other drinks.You can take away pizza and drinks.

    I went here in 2017 and was looking forward to going back and wasnt disappointed. The pizzas were fabulous!! So delicious and great service too.

  • Sakura Juntendo Memorial Hall
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Motomachi 81
    Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building commemorates Juntendo, the medical school and clinic founded by Sato Taizan, a practitioner of Dutch medicine, in 1843. The remaining parts of this building, which was built in 1858, has been designated a Historic Site of Chiba Prefecture. The Memorial Building contains medical books and medical instruments used at Juntendo in its early days.

    日本にはオランダ医学が西洋医学として入ってきました。しかしその後、オランダ医学はドイツ医学を主体にしていると分かり、日本でもドイツ医学が主流になったそうです。ここで展示されているのはオランダ医学。日本の西洋医学のあけぼのというわけですね。興味深かったです。

  • Shisui Onsen Yura no Sato
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Chiba Pref. Imbagunshisuimachi Idumi 1-1-1
    "Shisui Onsen is referred to as ""the Heat Bath,"" because it has superb warmth preserving properties. This hot spring facility, which uses water from a natural iodine-containing sodium - salt-rich chloride spring, is said to be effective against high blood pressure. Additional features include an outdoor bath with a view of Mt. Fuji, an inside bath fed by a high-pressure carbonated spring, which expands the blood vessels and improves circulation, and Loyly sauna. After bathing, customers can relax at their leisure and take advantage of body care facilities and rest areas or have homemade udon noodles, local sake, and others in the restaurant."

    We went there with a local guide. It was an interesting cultural experience. As with all traditional bath houses, bathing takes place completely naked, so leave your pudor at the door. Learn also in...

  • Miyoshiya
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Nakamachi 386-2
    Remodeled in December 2016, Miyoshiya Is a tea house on the main path to Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple. You can enjoy some relaxed sweets while gazing at the Japanese-style garden. The gentle sweet flavor of home-made omochi topped with soybean flour and Narita-grown peanut paste is popular. The cream anmitsu syrup-covered anko bean paste and cream mitsumame, a mixture of boiled beans with fruit pieces and syrup are also delicious options.

    Nestled in a small alleyway, it opens up to a doorway to an intricate Japanese garden setting which grows more magical under falling snow. The sweets, a mixture of traditional and the new, are...

  • Unagidokoro Ishibashi
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Funakata 910-1

    The place is a bit hard to get there but the food is Delicious. One of the best Eels in Narita city. The place is small so it can be pack with people during the noon.

  • Inbanuma Sunset Hills
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Inomachi 27
    This automobile campground is in Iinomachi, Sakura City. Here on this site, overlooking the Inba marsh day camping or overnight campsites are available. The grounds have barbecue pits and even rock ovens for baking a pizza. Visitors can use the tennis courts and also enjoy bird watching in the woods bordering the grounds.

    サイクリングをしていてたまたま見つけたのですが、聞いた話ですが夏は混みすぎのようですね。かといってオフシーズンでは物足りない気がして。晴れた秋か春がいいのでしょうか。

  • Narita Yume Bokujo Yakushi-do-mae Shop
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Kamichou 562
    Since 1887, Narita Yume Bokujo has created dairy products known for making you rediscover just how delicious dairy can be. This shop, located in front of the Yakushi-do and directly operated by Narita Yume Bokujo, specializes in selling Makiba no Yume homemade cheesecake. The shop’s soft serve ice cream and cheese bread are also popular.

    やはり暑い日は食べたくなりますね、ソフトクリームが 成田ゆめ牧場の看板を見るとより美味しく感じました。

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you'll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Narita - most famous as the home of Narita Airport - is a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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