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Tokyo Airport


The main international airport in Tokyo is Narita International Airport, however Tokyo Airport often refers to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), which is mainly a domestic airport.

Tokyo has five airports, but there are two main ones:

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)—Mainly for domestic flights.

Narita Airport (Narita, Chiba)—Major gateway for international travellers.
Chofu Airport in Chofu City—Handles commuter flights to the Izu islands.

Oshima Airport—Oshima island

Hachijojima Airport—Hachijo island

Miyakejima Airport—Miyake island

Tokyo Heliport—Koto Ward

Narita Airport (NRT)
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.

Approximate 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.

Airport facilities: Facilities 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).

Arrival/departure 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 Airport (HND)
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.

Major airlines: All major domestic airlines, including JAL (tel: (03) 54 60 05 22) and ANA (tel: (03) 34 90 88 00).

Airport facilities: Facilities include ATMs, travel agent and souvenir shops, left-luggage service, luggage delivery service, post office and car hire (Nissan, Toyota).

Arrival/departure tax: There is no arrival or departure tax.

Transport 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 approximately ¥7000.


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.

Water Bus
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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