Airport Information

New Tokyo International (Narita) Airport and Kansai International Airport are the two main international airports in Japan. Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport handles mainly domestic flights linking these airports to various other cities across Japan.

Airport fees are included in the flight fares to all overseas destinations if departing from Narita Airport or Kansai Airport or Fukuoka Airport. Airport fees are not charged at Haneda Airport or any other airport in Japan. There is no need to pay airport fees if leaving Japan on the same day.

Narita Airport

The largest airport in Japan, New Tokyo International Airport, is located 60 km to the east of central Tokyo.

Airport Services :

Tourist Information Center
Stop at the TICs located in the arrival lobby of Passenger Terminal 1 and Passenger Terminal 2 for information. They are staffed by multilingual travel experts who can answer questions and provide free maps and brochures. A stop at the TIC saves travel-planning time in advance. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, every day all year-round.

Money Exchange
Japanese public transport, stores and restaurants are legally forbidden to accept foreign currencies. You do need small amounts of yen currency for immediate needs. If you have foreign bank notes other than U.S. dollars, it is wise to convert some of them in to yen while at the airport. Traveler's Checks can be cashed quickly at banks, but few stores or restaurants accept them. Unused yen (bank notes only; no coins) can be reconverted into foreign currencies at the airport with no limitation, provided the exchange center has sufficient funds for re-conversion.

For handing currency exchange, there are 16 banks and 2 post offices at the airport, with one or more open from 6:30am to 11:00pm

Japan Rail Pass Order Exchange
Obtain your Japan Rail Pass by exchanging your Exchange Order at the airport's Japan Railway (JR) ticket counter (open daily 6:45 am to 9:30 pm). The date of validation of your Pass can be any day within 3 months of the issuing date of your Exchange Order. You can use the Pass for the JR train trip between Narita Airport and Tokyo.

Luggage Delivery
If you do not wish to carry your luggage, you can arrange to have it delivered to your hotel in Tokyo the next day. Delivery service counters at the airport include ABC Co. Ltd., Kamataki Unyu Co. Ltd. (QL Liner), New Passenger Service (NPS), Sky Porter and Green Port Agency (GPA). Charge per piece up to 30kg is 2,000 yen.


Tokyo Narita Airport :
http://www.narita-airport.or.jp/airport_e/index.html


Access
Access to Tokyo metropolitan area from New Tokyo International (Narita) Airport

Trains :
Narita Express - Japan Railways (JR)
53 min. 2,940 yen non-stop to Tokyo Station.
Some trains go to Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Yokohama.

Sobu Line Rapid Train - Japan Railways (JR)
83 min. 1,280 yen to Tokyo Station.
At Tokyo, the Sobu Line becomes the Yokosuka Line
for Yokohama and points beyond in the Miura
peninsula.

Skyliner - Keisei Railways
60 min, 1,920 yen to Keisei-Ueno Station.
Stops at Nippori Station.

Limited Express/Express - Keisei Railways
80 min, 1,000 yen to Keisei-Ueno Station.


JR East
TEL: (03) 3423-0111
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html


Kesei Railways
TEL: (03) 3831-0131
http://www.keisei.co.jp/

Limousine Buses : The limousine bus service departing from Narita Airport has a vast network of routes across the Tokyo metropolitan area. It links the New Tokyo International Airport at Narita with the Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT), the Yokohama City Air Terminal (YCAT), Haneda Airport and most major Tokyo hotels. Buses leave from in front of the arrival lobby at Narita Airport, taking you directly to the entrance of major hotels in Tokyo together with your baggage. The buses operate every day leaving every 5 to 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the 1st Floor Arrival Lobby.

Shinjuku Area: 85 min, 3,000 yen
Ginza Area: 80min, 3,000 yen
Shinagawa Area: 85min, 3,000 yen
Tokyo Disney Resort Area: 60-80 min, 2,400 yen
Haneda Airport: 75 min, 3000 yen
Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT): 55 min, 2,900 yen
Yokohama City Air Terminal (Y-CAT): 90 min, 3,500 yen
TEL: (03) 3665-7220
http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/

Taxis :
About 90 min to central Tokyo.
Fare: about 25,000 yen.

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Kansai Airport

The second largest airport in Japan, Kansai International Airport, is located in southeast Osaka Bay, 5 km off the coast and about 60 km. from JR Shin-Osaka Station.

Airport Services :
Tourist Information Center
Stop at the TIC located on the arrival lobby (first floor) for information. They are staffed by multilingual travel experts who can answer questions and provide free maps and brochures. A stop at the TIC saves travel-planning time in advance. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, every day all year-round.

Money Exchange :

Japanese public transport, stores and restaurants are legally forbidden to accept foreign currencies. You do need small amounts of yen currency for immediate needs. If you have foreign bank notes other than U.S. dollars, it is wise to convert some of them in to yen while at the airport. Traveler's Checks can be cashed quickly at banks, but few stores or restaurants accept them. Unused yen (bank notes only; no coins) can be reconverted into foreign currencies at the airport with no limitation, provided the exchange center has sufficient funds for re-conversion. For handling currency exchange, there are nine banks at the airport, with one or more open from 6 am to 11 pm.

Japan Rail Pass Order Exchange :
You can obtain your Japan Rail Pass by exchanging your Exchange Order at the JR Information Counter in the International Arrivals Lobby (1st floor, open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.), the TiS-Travel Service Center (open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or the Green Window (Midori-no-Madoguchi) Reservations Ticket Office (open daily, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.) at JR Kansai Airport Station. The date of validation of your Pass can be any day within 3 months of the issuing date of your Exchange Order. You can use the Pass for the JR train trip between Kansai Airport and Kyoto/Osaka.

Kansai International Airport :
http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/english/index.htm


Access :

Area Destination Transport Time Fare
Osaka JR Shin-Osaka Station JR Limited Express Haruka 45 min 2,980 yen
JR Rapid Train 70 min 1,320 yen
Taxi 80 min 18,500 yen
JR Osaka Station JR Rapid Train 65 min 1,160 yen
Airport Bus 60 min 1,300 yen
Taxi 60 min 16,900 yen
Nankai Namba Station Nankai Railway Limited Express Rapi:t 29 min 1,400 yen
Express 43 min 890 yen
Osaka Airport (Itami) Airport Bus 80 min 1,700 yen
Taxi 70 min 21,000 yen
Kyoto JR Kyoto Station JR Limited Express Haruka 75 min 3,490 yen
JR Rapid Train 100 min 1,830 yen
Airport Bus 105 min 2,300 yen
Kobe JR Sannomiya Station JR Rapid Train 90 min 1,660 yen
Airport Bus 70 min 1,800 yen
Taxi 70 min 22,000 yen
K-CAT on Port Island Jet Foil 25 min 2,400 yen

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Haneda Airport

Mainly handles domestic flights and China Airlines international flights to and from Taipei.

Access :
Haneda Airport is reached by monorail from JR Hamamatsucho Station (22 min), by train from Keihin-Kyuko Line from JR Shinagawa Station (30 min), and by limousine bus from JR Tokyo Station (45 min), JR Shinjuku Station (35-65 min), major hotels, and Narita Airport (75 min).

Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport :
http://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp

JR East - East Japan Railway Company :
http://www.jreast.co.jp

Limousine Bus :
http://www.limousinebus.co.jp

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  Information provided by Japan National Tourist Organization.

 

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