[Kanto day trip spot] [Chiba Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Narita Airport! Traveling alone on a Harley to the gateway to Japan

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta.
This time, I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo to Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture.
Narita Airport is famous as the gateway to Japan, but what is it like to get there by bike? I will bring you my touring report.


What is Narita Airport?


Narita Airport is an international airport located in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture.
The port opened in 1978 and currently has three terminal buildings: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3.
It handles both domestic and international flights and is used by approximately 40 million passengers annually.
The airport is full of service facilities such as restaurants, shops, hotels, and spas, making it a place you can enjoy without having to fly.

Route to Narita Airport

I started from central Tokyo.
The motorcycle is my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide.

I entered the Metropolitan Expressway Route 9 Fukagawa Line in Koto Ward from Sumida River Ohashi Bridge and Fukuzumi.
There is a charge for this section, but it is necessary to ride the Shuto Expressway Wangan Line.
The Shuto Expressway Bayshore Route is an expressway that runs around Tokyo Bay, and the scenery is spectacular.
It feels great to ride while looking at landmarks like Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba, and Tokyo Gate Bridge.
However, please note that this section also has a fee.

I entered the Higashi-Kanto Expressway from the Shuto Expressway Wangan Route.
From here, we will drive through Chiba Prefecture.
The Higashi-Kanto Expressway is connected to the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line and the Tateyama Expressway, and is an expressway that connects the southern part of the Kanto region.
There is a fee for this section, but it is often relatively empty, so you can ride comfortably.
On the way, I took a break at the Ichihara service area.
There are shops here that sell peanuts and loquats, which are special products of Chiba Prefecture.
I bought and ate a peanut-shaped Japanese sweet called Peanuts Monaka.
It had peanut paste in it and was sweet and delicious.

I took the Narita International Airport line from the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
From here, it’s just a short walk to Narita Airport.
The Narita International Airport Line is an expressway that connects Narita Airport’s Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
There is also a fee for this section, but as you approach the airport you will see more planes.
It’s fun to run while feeling the atmosphere of the airport.

Highlights of Narita Airport


I have arrived at Narita airport.
I headed to Terminal 2.
Terminal 2 is primarily used by airlines such as SkyTeam and Star Alliance.
Terminal 2 has two wings: the south wing and the north wing.
I went to the south wing.

The south wing contains the departure lobby and arrival lobby.
The departure lobby has check-in counters and a baggage inspection area.
The arrival lobby has an immigration and customs inspection area.
There are elevators and escalators between the departure lobby and arrival lobby.

When you head from the departure lobby to the departure gate, you will come to a concourse lined with duty-free shops and restaurants.
The concourse also has a connecting walkway connecting the south and north wings.
In the concourse, you can enjoy souvenirs and gourmet food from various countries and regions.
I bought and ate a chocolate cake with strawberries from Chiba Prefecture called Chiba Mille-feuille.
The sourness of the strawberries matched the sweetness of the chocolate and it was delicious.

When you go from the concourse to the departure gate, you will find the boarding gate to board the plane.
There are also service facilities such as a lounge and playroom near the boarding gate.
I went from the boarding gate to the observation deck.
From the observation deck, you can see planes arriving and departing from Narita Airport up close.
This is an irresistible spot for airplane lovers.

Motorcycle parking lot at Narita Airport

Narita Airport also has a parking lot for motorcycles.

is. Motorcycle parking is available at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Motorcycle parking in Terminal 1 is located on the north side of the P1 parking lot. Motorcycle parking in Terminal 2 is located on the south side of the P2 parking lot. Both are covered and available 24 hours a day. The fee is 200 yen per day. Parking tickets will be issued by an automatic ticket machine when entering the parking lot. Please complete your payment using the payment machine when leaving the parking lot. Payment machines are located near the entrances and exits of each terminal building.

I parked at the motorcycle parking lot in Terminal 2. It is about a 5 minute walk from the parking lot to the terminal building. There are also lockers in the parking lot where you can leave your helmet and luggage. The locker usage fee is 100 yen per day. You can check the availability of lockers on the monitor near the entrance.


This time, I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo to Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture.

Narita Airport is a place where you can not only watch planes, but also enjoy shopping and gourmet food.

If you go by bike, you can also enjoy the scenery around the expressway and airport. We also have a parking lot and lockers for motorcycles, so you can use them with confidence. We recommend touring to Narita Airport.

The above was sent to you by _hiroyuki.ta. Next time we look forward to!