Updated at 2022-04-16
Unari-kun is the mascot of Narita City. The eel-airplane hybrid character represents Narita International Airport, the gateway to Japan, and the freshwater eels of Narita, particularly the eel products surrounding Millenium-old Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. According to legend, eel dishes were prepared for pilgrims visiting the temple. Gradually, eel became a local specialty. Unari-kun was instated in 2010. It was even selected as Japan's No. 1 mascot!
Agreement date: September 16, 2016
Area: 213.84 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 131,797
Main industries: Tourism and agriculture (jurisdiction of Narita International Airport)