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  • Narita International Airport (NRT)

  • Narita Nakamise

    At almost 38,000 square feet, Narita Nakamise is the largest airport duty-free boutique mall in Japan, linking 19 full-blown stores, including fash... More
  • National Art Center, Tokyo

    The bold structure of undulating glass walls designed by Kisho Kurokawa is Tokyo's largest art venue. More
  • Nihon Saisei Sakaba

    Tachinomi, casual, inexpensive bars without seating, is a trend with a formula: low-key atmosphere, countertops and no chairs, bumping music. It wo... More
  • Noriko Townsend

    New favorites: The old Nakasendo Road between Magome and Tsumago runs into thick forest where soft adventurers can spot boars, black bears, and ser... More
  • Observation Deck, Tokyo Narita Airport

    Both terminals have free observation decks, but the one attached to Terminal 1 offers the best views of the main runway. The spacious terrace is en... More
  • Ogasawara Marine Center

     From July through October, get up close to the just-hatched baby sea turtles in the breeding tank. More
  • Oidemasekan Yamaguchi Shop

    Sprinkled throughout the city are “antenna shops,” which stock hard-to-find jizake (regional sake), regional food and crafts, and literature on tra... More
  • Oiwake

    For a unique night out in the city, attend a performance of Tsugaru shamisen, music with origins in northern Japan, played on a traditional three-s... More
  • Okochi-Sanso

    The five-acre residential gardens of the late samurai film star Denjiro Okochi. More
  • Oxygen Lounge Juko

    In this minimalist space, an attendant seats guests along a row of self-serve tanks that pump exotically flavored oxygen, from eucalyptus menthol t... More
  • Patisserie Sadaharu AOKI

    Japanese pastry chef Sadaharu Aoki established a reputation in Paris before opening his all-white, ultra-modern Marunouchi shop, where exquisite pa... More
  • Patisserie Satsuki

    The bakery in the New Otani Hotel specializes in mont blanc desserts. More
  • Pet Inn Royal

    Known informally as the pet hotel, this facility—accessed from the first-floor basement in the north wing of Terminal 1’s car park—is staffed with ... More
  • Pierre Hermé

    France's top pasty provocatuer is a household name in Tokyo, with several boutiques and a swank marbled Bar Chocolat created by Wonderwall, the cut... More

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