|Above, the arrival lobby of Narita Airport's Terminal One. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
This program had been mentioned on this blog before, but since its inception in March, the Narita Transit Program has become a popular item for foreign travelers.
According to The Japan Times:
Waiting for a flight in transit at an airport is an unwelcome burden for travelers. But at Narita International Airport, that spare time could become a memorable part of the journey.
The Narita Transit Program offers tourists who have plenty of layover time before flying out of Japan a short tour to get a taste of the country’s history and culture in the area around the airport.
Since starting up in March, it has gained popularity among overseas visitors passing through the airport.
Responding to demand among passengers seeking a way to utilize their layover, the transportation ministry and the airport teamed up to let them experience the country’s unique culture, said Kazuki Nozawa, a spokesman for Narita International Airport Corp.
Transit passengers at Narita can apply for the tour at a reception desk in the arrivals lobby of Terminals 1 and 2. Advanced reservations are also available.To read more, go here.