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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tours To Be Offered For Narita Transit Passengers

Above, departure gates at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Have you ever had to sit at an airport for more than four hours for your connecting flight? Well, people in Japan have a great idea to make those long waits rewarding ones.

According to NHK World News:
People in Japan will offer local sightseeing tours to foreign passengers enduring a long wait for connecting flights at Narita Airport near Tokyo. 
Each year about 2.8 million foreign travelers use the airport as a transit point for international flights. A quarter of them spend more than 4 hours awaiting their connecting flights. 
A council formed by Japan's transport ministry and local governments near the airport has decided to offer 5 sightseeing tours for transit passengers.
So, instead of sitting and waiting bored stiff at the airport for a connecting flight, foreign passengers can take a tour starting later this month.

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