We visited Narita back in November. As an accident. We missed our flight on the 19th and ended up at a hotel near the airport and a whole extra day to go enjoying outskirts Tokyo. It’s the first flight either of us have ever missed in our lives! After the moment of shock and the reasonable payment to change it, we made our way to the hotel with the plan to visit the temple at Narita the next day. The temple and its gardens appear on some of the “Best of Tokyo” lists, but since it’s so far out of town, we hadn’t really intended on making it happen. But it ended up being one of the best days of the trip. We took more photos in Narita than anywhere else! The weather was fantastic – sunny and a bit warmer. The temple, the gardens, and the whole atmosphere was absolutely fantastic!