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The main international
airport in Tokyo is Narita
however Tokyo Airport often refers
to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), which is mainly a domestic
Tokyo has five airports, but there are two main ones:
Airport (Narita, Chiba)—Major
Chofu Airport in Chofu City—Handles commuter flights to the
Oshima Airport—Oshima island
Hachijojima Airport—Hachijo island
Miyakejima Airport—Miyake island
Tokyo Heliport—Koto Ward
Narita Airport (also known as New Tokyo International Airport) is
located 66km (41 miles) east of central Tokyo, and is the main gateway
to Japan, with 47 airlines operating out of its two terminals. The
airport is for international flights only; all domestic flights (and
China Airlines flights to Taiwan) use Haneda Airport.
flight times to Tokyo: From London is 11 hours 40 minutes;
from New York is 14 hours; from Los Angeles is 11 hours 40 minutes;
from Toronto (via Chicago) is 14 hours 30 minutes and from Sydney is 9
hours 30 minutes.
include bureaux de change, ATMs,
travel agent, tourist information and souvenir
shops (including duty-free shopping), left-luggage service, luggage
delivery service, clinic, post office and car hire (Avis, Hertz).
tax: There is no arrival tax.
The departure tax of
¥2040 is included in the airfare.
Transport to the city: JR and Keisei railway lines provide very
frequent services to the city centre. The journey time is 60-90 minutes
and tickets cost ¥1000-3000, depending on the type of train and
destination within Tokyo. Limousine buses (tel: (03) 36 65 72 20) run
several times an hour, serving major hotels in central Tokyo, Haneda
Airport and Yokohama. The journey time, depending on traffic and
destination, is about two hours and tickets cost approximately
¥3000. Taxis (tel: (0476) 328 283) to the city centre are
notoriously expensive, costing over ¥20,000. The journey time
is about 90 minutes, depending on traffic.
Haneda, Tokyo`s domestic airport, is conveniently located 16km (ten
miles) south of central Tokyo. Confusingly, Haneda continues to be
officially known as Tokyo International Airport, despite the fact that
all international flights, other than China Airlines flights to Taiwan
and those carrying high-ranking official visitors from overseas, now
use Narita Airport.
airlines: All major domestic
airlines, including JAL (tel:
(03) 54 60 05 22) and ANA (tel: (03) 34 90 88 00).
include ATMs, travel agent and souvenir shops, left-luggage service,
delivery service, post office and car hire (Nissan, Toyota).
tax: There is no arrival or
to the city: A monorail
connects the airport to
Hamamatsu-cho station on the JR Yamanote loop line. The journey time is
20 minutes and tickets cost ¥470. The Keihin railway runs to
Shinagawa station on the JR Yamanote loop line and other stations in
the centre of the city. Limousine buses run to major Tokyo railway
stations. Tickets cost ¥1100. Taxis to central Tokyo cost
Tokyo offers a variety
of transportation means, from
trains, buses, monorails to water buses and ships. Use them wisely and
you will have much less stress to travel within Tokyo.
You will likely use the trains most frequently to get around in Tokyo.
There are many lines operated by JR(Japan Railway) East and other train
companies. Each company sells various types of prepaid train cards,
which are accepted by automatic ticket gates at the stations and allow
you to get on/off and transfer the trains without buying a ticket from
the ticketing machine. Among such prepaid train cards, Suica Card and
Suica commuter pass are for JR East lines and Pasumo Card is for other
twenty-one major lines in Tokyo. Suica and Pasumo Card are pre-paid
card and rechargeable. You may check the remains and charge the card if
necessary at the card vending machine found at the stations. Passnet is
sold in three types: 1,000 yen, 3,000 yen and 5,000 yen. The record of
your usage is printed on the back of the card so that you know how much
the present remains are.
Japan Rail Pass is a great choice to save your money if you plan to
visit other regions in Japan besides Tokyo. It is a special discount
train pass sold only to tourists from outside Japan and is good for
Shinkansen (bullet trains) and other JR express and local trains.
Buses are also frequently operated in Tokyo, including local lines and
special tour buses. Free shuttle buses are also available in some
areas. From/to both Narita and Haneda airports, direct express buses
and airport limousines are operated from/to various locations both in
and outside Tokyo, including major hotels. To ride on a local bus, you
may purchase a prepaid bus card from a driver if you don't want to
bother yourself searching for right coins. The bus card is sold in
three types: 1,000 yen, 3,000 yen and 5,000 yen.
A ride on a water bus will give you not only a convenience to get
around in the Rinkai area (oceanfront area) but also gives you a
today's look of the capital city of Japan from the different view. By
taking a train on one way and a boat on your return, you may make your
trip more fun.
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