Narita, Japan

In April I worked my first trip to Asia- most specifically to Narita, Japan! Narita is a quaint town about an hour outside of Tokyo. The timing of the layover didn’t work to make the journey to Tokyo so instead I explored Narita with some of my flight crew.

One of my bucket list items has always been to see the Japanese cherry blossoms (yes, just like the Bath and Body Works fragrance) and luckily for me my trip was at the end of their peak season. I unfortunately missed the official festival but I still saw so many beautiful blossoms while wandering around the temples.

Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Narita has a beautiful Buddhist temple which was founded in 940!! The grounds are pretty massive and I could have spent all day exploring the area. There is one main temple and several buildings on the grounds.

Having studied a course on Buddhism at university this temple was extremely interesting for me to see. Each building is a work of art and all the engraving were fascinating. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best so I can’t wait to get back and see more of the grounds.

On our way back to the bus stop we stopped to grab lunch at a small restaurant which seemed to cater to airline employees as they had airline memorabilia all over the place. The food was beyond amazing! I was a bit skeptical of the menu because I tend to eat very basic items- but it turned out great! Then I grabbed a Japanese coffee and was set for my flight home to the States. I can’t wait to get back to Narita and hopefully make my way to Tokyo next time too!

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