It takes only 10 minutes from the airport by train, Narita is a best place to have your first meal after arriving in Japan. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes in Narita. You can enjoy perfect-first meal in Japan here, as well as visiting the famous temple-Shinshoji.
Narita is famous for its delicious eels. People here have had a habit of eating a lot of eels since the past and many eel restaurants have opened in this area so that travellers visiting temple-Shinshoji can get energy by eating eels.
Kawatoyo : 386 Nakamachi, Narita, Chiba 286-0027
2. Dango (Baked Chinese dumpling)
If you walk in the Naritasan Omotesando Street, you can smell those baked Dango (Chinese dumplings) in front of the store. Firstly you can choose the kind of Dango (white or green), and you can choose the flavor of the sause next (miso, soy sause, red bean paste, pumpkin bean paste).
Enokiya : Kamicho, Narita, Chiba 286-0032
Imagawayaki is one of the Japanese traditional pancakes. The outside is crispy and inside of it is filled with sweet red beans paste or custard cream.
Kinjinokantaro : 527 Hanasakicho, Narita, Chiba 286-0033
4. Kushi senbei
There are many Senbei stores in the Naritasan Omotesando Street, but here Hayashidanoosenbei is the oldest one among all of them. As well as famous Kushi senbei (skewered senbei), they have more than 30 kinds of senbei and that’s going to be your perfect souvenir in Japan.
Hayashidanoosenbei : 490 Saiwaicho, Narita, Chiba 286-0028
They are using fresh milk that they got from a farm in Narita for its gelato and soft cream. In a hot day, why don’t you visit here and try fresh and cold gelato?
Narita yume bokujo Monzenmae : 601-2 Azumacho, Narita, Chiba 286-0025
6. Sake manju
Sake manju is Japanese steamed dumpling filled with sweet red bean paste inside. Its outside is chewy and inside of the dough is soft and fluffy. If you like sake, you should definitely try this since it uses sake for its dough.
Nabeyagengoemon : 338-1 Honcho, Narita, Chiba 286-0026
7. Japanese Pancakes
Have you ever tried or seen soft and jiggly Japanese pancake? If you want to try any Japanese pancakes you need to go to here, because this cafe, NICO is said that they serve the best pancakes in Japan. If it is during busy time, you might need to wait for a few hours so it is better to come earlier.
NICO : 3 Chome-38-1 Kozunomori, Narita, Chiba 286-0048
Look at these big shrimp tempura in the photo! Those tempura are crispy, and combination of tempura and hot rice is perfect.
Oumiya : 384 Nakamachi, Narita, Chiba 286-0027
Soba is a kind of Japanese noodles which is made from buckwheat flour. You dip the noodle into a sauce or noodle soup and eat.
Jinbeesoba : 3 Chome-565-4 Sogo, Narita, Chiba 286-0004