Finding Solace In Narita, Japan.

Home to one of Japan's main international airports, Narita is located roughly equidistant from the Pacific Ocean and Tokyo bay; thus making it a natural political and commercial centre for the region. Though gaining importance as a pilgrimage destination in 940AD for its prominent Buddhist Temple, Shinsho-ji, Narita has not always been a place for peace and prosperity, as it was also the site of the Taira Masakado revolt and had also been subject to numerous air raid bombings by allied forces during World War II.

Examining back further, before the modern era, archeologists have discovered stone tools dating to 300,000 years prior at the site of Narita's international airport; allowing scientists to speculate that the costal region had been inhabited since the Japanese Palaeolithic Era up until now — a true connecting-ground for human migration.