Narita Airport Station


Narita Airport Station is located in Terminal 1 of Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, in the eastern end of Tokyo. Originally built for Narita Shinkansen, it is now used by JR East Narita Line and Narita Express, and Keisei Electric Railway's Keisei Main Line.


Sakura-no-Yama Hill


Sakura-no-Yama Hill, which literally means ‘Cherry Mountain Park', is a popular hanami spot located near the northern end of the main runway of Narita International Airport. As the name implies, the hill is a beautiful park with lots of cherry trees. Visitors to the park are also treated with a spectacular view of the airport from one end of it.


Museum of Aeronautical Science


The Museum of Aeronautical Science is located about 10 minutes walk from Terminal 1 of Narita International Airport. It is Japan's first aeronautical science museum and displays materials related to the history and development of Japanese aviation.

Exhibits inside the building include a full-sized replica of Henri Farman's biplane (the first plane to fly in Japan), airplane engines, and several audio and visual displays. Various airplanes and helicopters are also on display on the lawns of the museum building. Visitors can sit in the cockpits of some of these planes to get a feel of flying. The most popular exhibit of the museum is the flight simulator located inside the building. Here visitors can sit inside the plane and get an on-board experience as a pilot. There is also an observation deck on the 5 th floor of the building from where visitors can get panoramic views of the airport.


The museum is open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fee is 500 yen.


Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center

A short walk from Narita International Airport is the Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center (Botanical Garden). This beautiful garden is spread over 5.7 hectares of land and has 55,000 plants and flowers of 430 different species from 90 families. These plants and flowers are spread over 4 “gardens” – the stone garden, the model garden, the wild grass garden, and the greenhouse.


The Chiba Prefectural Flower and Tree Center also holds lectures and provides training to budding horticulturists. Gardening classes are also offered to the general public. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Mondays. Admission is free.


Sanzurika Goryo Ranch Memorial Hall


Goryo Ranch Memorial Hall is a museum located in Sanzurika Memorial Park, a few minutes' walk from Narita Airport.


Till 1969, Sanzurika Memorial Park was home to the Imperial Pastures, after which it was moved to Tochigi Prefecture to make way for Narita International Airport. The Imperial Pastures, which is administered by the Imperial Household Agency, is a place for the development of the latest stock breeding techniques. After it was moved, the museum was built in the park to preserve the Imperial Pasture's 100 years of history.


The Park is spread over 30,000 m?. At the center of the park, there are rows of giant horse chestnut trees that line the path to the museum building. The building of the museum Goryo Ranch Memorial Hall has been constructed to look exactly like the original Imperial Pastures. On display inside the building are materials and articles related to the Imperial family and stock breeding devices. M onuments to well known poets Kotaro Takamura and Yoshu Mizuno are located in the yard in front of the building.


The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Mondays. Admission is free.
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