If you arrive Narita or Haneda airport , you are finally in Japan!
Welcome to Japan!
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of.
Now you have to do 3 things before coming to Tokyo city area.
1:Change 300 dollars (30000 yen )for Japanese yen.
You can use credit card most of the places.
But you need cash for buses , taxis , entrance fee for museums and purchases in small shops and restaurants.
In Narita airport there are several currency exchange before and after passport control at each 1,2,3 terminals.
One of the currency exchange
2:Rent a portable wifi.
If you don’t have the international available cellphone, rent a portable wifi( I recommend this because 2-3 people can use one wifi) or buy SIM card.
There are many offers from various companies in the airport , almost same price 3000 yen(30 dollars) per 1 week.
You go out the exit and look for the sign of ‘wifi rental’.
If you don’t have a budget ,look for free wifi at stations , hotels , public areas , MacDonald , Starbucks in Tokyo city area.
This is one of the rental wifi shops.
3: Chose transportation to Tokyo.
From Narita airport
Cheapest way:‘Airport bus TYO-NRT‘
1000 yen(10 dollars)adult ,half for children to Tokyo station by approximately 90 minutes.
You don’t need to book in advance , buses leave every around 10 minutes.
You go to LCB( low cost bus) ticket counter 7am-11pm to buy ticket. The bus after 11pm costs double by midnight charge.
LCB (Low cost bus) ticket counter .
Left is regular bus ticket counter for various destinations. Average 3000yen(30 dollars ) very expensive .
Embarkation bus stop. Terminal 1 31
Terminal 2 2 ,19
Terminal 3 1 , 2
Airport bus TYO-NRT https://tyo-nrt.com/en
On the bus you download ‘Japan Travel`app. It’s useful to search train route .
You look for the way from Tokyo station to your near by hotel station! You can get travel information from this app too.
Relax way: Narita express
One way costs 3070yen(30.7 dollars) half for children ,round trip 4070yen(40.7 dollars,one way 20.35) half for children.
Train stations (Narita airport sation from Terminal 1,Narita airport 2nd station from terminal 2 closest from the exit takes several minutes .
From terminal 3 you walk 650m to Narita airport
2nd station though) ,
leave every 30 minutes.
It takes 80minutes to Tokyo station.
Good seat and relaxed atmosphere .
You can book in advance 1 month.
Narita express train.
Narita express https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
From Haneda airport
Easy way1: Monorail.1 change total 30 minutes 660yen(6.6 dollars)
You walk several minutes from the exit to the station .
Monorails leave every 5 minutes to Hamamatsu-cho station,takes 20 minutes 500yen(5dollars) ,half for children.
Then change JR( Japan rail) YAMANOTE or KEIHINTOHOKU line(platform 1or2) for Tokyo station by 6 minutes 160yen(1.6 dollars) half for children.
Easy way2: Keikyu train line . 1change 35 minutes 460yen(4.6 dollars)
You walk several minutes from the exit to Keikyu station. Keikyu trains leave every several minutes to Shinagawa station 300yen(3 dollars ) half for children by 15 minutes.Then change JR(Japan rail) YAMANOTE or KEIHINTOHOKU line(platform 1or4) to Tokyo station 170yen(1.7 dollars) half for children by 8-10 minutes.
There are 1/3 Keikyu trains which go to other destinations than Shinagawa like Zushi, Kurihama,Kanazawa-bunko. Don’t get on these trains . If you worry ask station guy or passenger that your train goes to Shinagawa.
Bus for other towns than Tokyo
Bus is not good for Tokyo station , takes around 35-45 minutes and leave every 45-60 minutes costs 950yen(9.5 dollars) half for children. If you go to other towns like Shinjuku ,Ikebukuro and many others,check the Airport Limousine below.
These buses go directory to towns above ,very easy to go .
Airport Limousine https://webservice.limousinebus.co.jp/web/en/Top.aspx
Now you are in Tokyo ! Take a shower or soak in the hot water bath tub like Japanese do and have a good rest ! Next day will be the start to enjoy different culture fully !!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!