NORMAN Y. MINETA SAN JOSÉ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Amateur Egyptologists, take note: The best collection of artifacts in the western United States is within reach. Modeled after the Temple of Amon at Karnak, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium has a full-scale replica of a noble's tomb, human and animal mummies, tools and objets d'art, and a garden filled with statues of the gods. $9. 1342 Naglee Ave., (408) 947-3636, www.egyptianmuseum.org
Distance from airport: three miles. Best transportation option: taxi.
SEATTLE - TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Who doesn't have a little time for fun and games now and then? Hit the lanes at Acme Bowling Billiards & Events, a capacious new bowling center five minutes from Sea-Tac. Forty lanes, billiards, an arcade, plasma TVs, and a restaurant. Plus Wi-Fi. 'Nuff said. 100 Andover Park West, Tukwila; (206) 340-2263. Or check out Sykart Indoor Racing Center. Go-karts on a track - can you say corporate team building? 17450 W. Valley Hwy., Tukwila; (425) 251-5060.
Distance from airport: Both locations are five miles away. Best transportation option: taxi.
TOKYO NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
You can't do Tokyo, but you can do a real Japanese temple in Narita-shi, the small town one train stop from the airport. Take the Keisei line and walk from the station to the town square just a few blocks away. Walk past the McDonald's and follow the street downhill for about a kilometer to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and Park. The grounds include centuries-old buildings, a prayer wheel and bell tower, and a park. (Our thanks go out to Michael G. Newman's excellent guide at www.mgnewman.com/narita/.)
Distance from airport: six miles. Best transportation option: train or walking.