Naritasan Omotesando Street leads up to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, and is lined with traditional shops and restaurants. This was the last kilometer of the long pilgrimage route from Edo (modern-day Tokyo), and here tired pilgrims found inns at which to rest as well as numerous places to eat. One food reputed to provide a special energy boost is unagi, a grilled eel dish usually served over rice, and its popularity with visitors to Narita has led it to become a local specialty. Today you can choose from dozens of different unagi restaurants, including some at which you can watch the chefs prepare and grill the freshly caught eel.
Experience this on the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program by booking a free Volunteer Guided Tour.