I spent 24 hours in Narita, Japan.
I’ve been flying for a little more than a month now and every time I get on a plane it blows my mind how easily I can get from one location to another, from one continent to another within hours.
This week I had the pleasure to go visit a country I’ve always wanted to see: Japan.
24 hours when you’re a flight attendant is all you really need to visit the city you’re in, walk around, take photos and connect with the vibe of the city.
Narita, Japan is where I was on Saturday.
Narita is just an hour away from Tokyo. Next time I go back, I am definitely going to explore Tokyo!
24 hours in Narita, Japan
After quickly changing into a pair of jeans and a shirt I went out to explore the town and the best part of it was the temple site. The Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, a very popular Buddhist temple in the town. I had the pleasure of visiting it at night and then I decided to go back in the morning when I would be able to see more and also have the chance to see more people too.
The town looks almost as if it was made of lego. the buildings are small and the streets very narrow, there’s just enough space for one car to move in one direction. I really enjoyed seeing this difference, especially since I am coming from a country as big as Canada is.
There were statues all around of different animals representing the Chinese Calendar. I saw a horse, a goat, a monkey and a rabbit.
In the temple area we found a lot of stray cats that live around the area and wait to be fed by tourists and locals. In the photo below you’ll see many of them just laying on the street with their bright eyes staring at us while we pass by.
These 24 hours spent in Narita were filled with excitement and I can’t wait to go back to see more!