Airports in Japan
The smaller of the two airports serving Tokyo, Narita International Airport is nonetheless a huge facility serving more than 32 million passengers each year. Formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport, the facility is made up of two terminals; Terminal 1 is larger and contains the largest duty-free brand boutique mall in Japan. The facility is clean and modern, and has amenities like massage and reflexology parlours, barbers and beauty salons, a dentist and a pet hotel.
Located 35 miles (57km) east of downtown Tokyo, Narita International Airport is served by a number of convenient and quick public transport options, including buses, taxis, and trains. High-speed trains are the fastest way to get into Tokyo from the airport, and can take 20 minutes less than a bus or taxi.
Flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport come in from all over the world, including destinations like Moscow, Toronto, Mexico City, Paris, Delhi, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Rome, Bangkok, Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, London, Honolulu, Vienna, Washington DC, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Helsinki, Sydney, Doha and Istanbul.
The airport is located 40 miles (66km) north-east of Tokyo.
Getting to the city
Trains, buses and taxis connect to the city centre. Each airport terminal has a separate railway station. Terminal one uses Narita Airport Station and Terminal 2 is Airport Terminal 2 Station. Different train services on the JR or Keisei lines serve Tokyo and surrounding destinations. The journey to Tokyo takes one hour; if possible book a seat in advance but remember to use the correct departing airport station. Terminal 1 Tel: JR +81 (0)476-33-1655, and Keisei: +81 (0)476-32-8501. From Terminal 2 for JR and Keisei +81 (0)476-34-6005 and +81 (0)476-34-8763. Depending on line fares are roughly US$30. Buses connect to the domestic airport and hotels in the city centre; the journey takes between one and two hours from the pick up at departure lobbies of terminals 1 and 2. Tickets should be bought at the ticket counter for about US$31. Fixed fare taxis are available and a concierge directs passengers to available cars. Fares are determined by city zone but are between US$150 and US$240 (Tel: +81 (0)476-34-8755) . The tourist information desk in the arrivals hall can help travellers with their transport needs.
Switchboard: + 81 (0)476 322 802. Flight Information: +81 (0)476 34 5000.
With a spacious terminal and plenty of passenger amenities, shops and restaurants, Osaka Kansai Airport is ideal for most travellers. It is located on a man-made island in Osaka Bay, just 24 miles (38km) from downtown Osaka.
The airport is well connected to the mainland and passengers have a variety of public transport options to choose from when using Osaka Kansai Airport. It is also one of the best-rated airports worldwide. Passengers with some time to spare should visit the Refresh Capin Lounge or the Relaxation Forest, while the Observation Hall offers great views of the surrounding area as well as the runways.
The airport is located 30 miles (50km) south of downtown Osaka.
Getting to the city
Taxis are available, but the journey takes around an hour and the fare is likely to be very high, so most passengers take the bus, train or high-speed ferry to Osaka. Minibuses go to the major hotels, departing from International Arrivals. The airport shuttle bus service connects to the ferry terminal for the ferry to Osaka.
Tel: + 81 (0)724 55 2500.
The airport is located 8.7 miles (14km) south of Tokyo.
Getting to the city
There are both railway and monorail connections for getting into Tokyo from Haneda Airport. Nonstop express routes take roughly 16 minutes to get into downtown Tokyo.
Located in Tokoname, in the Aichi Prefecture of central Japan, Central Japan International Airport (usually abbreviated to Centrair) is built on an artificial island in Ise Bay. The primary transport hub for the Chûbu (central) region of Japan, the facility is modern and spacious with all the high-tech amenities you'd expect from a major Japanese airport (including a Relaxation Plaza with a soothing bath house).
Central Japan International Airport is a busy facility serving 12 million people each year, and makes a convenient gateway to Japan with high-speed rail links to Kyoto and Shizuoka. Flights to Central Japan International Airport are available from many cities throughout Asia, and a few major airports in Europe like Frankfurt and Helsinki.
Tokyo Narita International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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