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The closest airport to central Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is Haneda Airport. Many airlines operate only at Narita Airport, but if you can also go to Haneda Airport, we recommend using Haneda Airport.
Three reasons why we recommend Haneda Airport
Close distance to the city center
It takes about 48 minutes at the shortest from Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station to Ueno Station (Yamanote Line). It costs about 2150 yen and it takes about an hour and a half. There are many people and I can’t sit on the train. Therefore, the physical strength is greatly reduced.
On the other hand, Haneda Airport can be reached from Haneda Airport International Terminal to Shinagawa Station (Yamanote Line) in 13 minutes. The price is also 410 yen. From these, you can feel the convenience of Haneda Airport.
It has a structure that is easy to understand.
Narita Airport is very large, and it depends on the airline you use, whether it is Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. Also, the route from the station is difficult to understand. On the other hand, Haneda Airport has separate terminals for international and domestic flights, making it easy to understand. Because the airport itself is small, you rarely get lost. Haneda Airport is a relatively new airport, so it is designed so that information signs and directions are easy to understand.
There are spots to have fun in the airport.
There are places to enjoy such as Mt. Narita (see other pages) near Narita Airport, but there is no place where you can easily go because it is a little far away. On the other hand, at Haneda Airport, there is a theme park called “Edo Koji”. Here, there are shops where you can experience a tea confectionery shop in Kyoto, and there are buildings made by the construction method used for Japanese buildings. Various alms are given so that you can enjoy the traditional atmosphere of Japan. Located on the floor above the departure lobby for international flights, it is the perfect location to stop by. Of course, you can also buy souvenirs unique to Japan.
Access to the city center and hotels
I will explain the flow from arriving at Haneda Airport to going out to the city center and hotels. From the arrival lobby, you can access various means of transportation within a 3-minute walk. (Two types of trains, buses, taxis)
Bus (Recommended: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎)
There are two bus companies as follows. You can go to most areas, so it’s a good idea to start with this! Both bus companies can book online.
Trains (Recommended: ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎)
There are two routes. You should choose according to your destination. Both platforms are easily visible from the arrival lobby, so don’t hesitate.
However, there are many types of train destinations, which may be difficult for first-time visitors to Japan.
Cab (recommended: ⭐︎)
There are no rip-offs in Japanese taxis, but we do not recommend them because they are expensive in the first place. If you want to go straight to the hotel or if you want to leave your luggage and act. The taxi stand is also relatively easy to understand.