Subject: 'Narita City'
Posted by Chia on: Friday, February 10, 2006 at 01:34 PM PST
Narita is the international airport where most all flights to/through Japan lands. Although known to travelers as a "transit" city, Narita has a long rich history of buddhism and temples. The famed Naritasan-Shinshoji Temple is a historical temple ground that receives 13 million visitors each year. The park on which the temples are built is very spacious and nature-filled.... For vegetarians, Narita is big challenge due to the fact that all restaurants serve meats, and even the soup stocks they use are meat flavored. There is NO known exsiting pure vegetarian restaurant at the time of this writing (February 2006). However, you can ask politely for alterations... like a udon noodle soup with veggies only and no meat stock. Mostly locals do not speak English, so you have to ask around for someone to help you! But don't worry, people are very polite and are friendly.... HappyCow lists a few places that will cater to vegetarians upon request. Although the selections are few, at least one won't starve!