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21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

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21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

Hi Everyone!

I have a 21 hour layover in Tokyo at the Narita Airport en route from Chicago to Jakarta.

My flight arrives at NRT at 8:45PM on a Sunday, and leaves the next day at 5:40PM.

My question is, do I have enough time to get into the city and see any sights? Or are there are any things that are equally amazing closer to the airport?

I am seeing on Google Maps that it's about a 2 hour train ride from NRT to Tokyo. Perhaps it would be easier to get a taxi, unless that's really expensive?

Also, I am a USA citizen/passport holder, it's my understanding I don't need a visa to enter Japan, correct?

Thanks!

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1. Re: 21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

You do have time for a visit. You do not want to take a taxi between NRT & Tokyo. Extremely expensive.

Best access option to Tokyo - https:/…nex_oneway.html

What to see/do in Tokyo - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

If you'd rather stay closer to NRT - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6400.html

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2. Re: 21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

if u like sushi, on the way to the city on the keisei line, there is a train station called keisei tateishi. right next to the train station there is a good stand-up sushi place, sakae sushi. fantastic shellfish sushi like mirugai, akagai, kaki, etc, fish on the other hand is not that good. and really cheap too.

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3. Re: 21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

Perfect, thank you!

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4. Re: 21 Hour Layover In Tokyo (NRT)

Narita Airport will have new 9 hours (capsule) hotel starting July 20.

They will hold the luggage for the day after you check out. Also women only floor, too but check for this new place.

http://ninehours.co.jp/en/news/#no2

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