Your arrival in Japan

Most international flights are concentrated on 2 airports, in Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai International).

Since October 2010, the other airport in Tokyo hosts a new international terminal, located less than 30 minutes from the capital.
Find all the useful information here (maps, pictures, advice...) about Tokyo-Narita Airport, Tokyo-Haneda Airport and Osaka-Kansai International Airport.
 

5 things to know about NARITA Airport

 

1. What is NARITA Airport?
It's one of two main airports of Greater Tokyo, the other airport being Tokyo-Haneda. It receives most of the international flights unlike Haneda located far closer to Tokyo which receives domestic flights. It is located in 66 km north-east of the capital. 

 

2. Where do you find your airline’s main desk in the airport?

Terminal 1
North Wing:
Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Korean Air
South Wing:
Air China, All Nippon Airways, Asiana , Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss.

Terminal 2
Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines

3. How do you get to airport ? How do you leave from the airport ?

Narita SKY ACCESS Line  Skyliner or Access Limited Express
Keisei Main Line City Liner Morning Liner Evening Liner Rapid Express

JR Line  Narita Express (N'EX) Airport Narita (Rapid Service)


4. By Limousine Bus

Between 7.30 a.m. a shuttle passes by each of the 2 terminals and goes to the centre of Tokyo by making a stop in front of the major hotels.
The journey time depending on traffic is between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes
You have to book in advance, by buying a ticket which costs 3100 yen.
In the opposite direction the Limousine Bus travels between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
 

5. Link to Haneda Airport

The Limousine Bus is good for this transfer, it costs 3100 yen and takes between 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes.



5 things to know about HANEDA Airport

 

1. What is Haneda Airport?

It is located in Haneda, 30 km south-west of Tokyo, in the borough of Ota. It is one of two main airports of Greater Tokyo, the other being the international airport of Narita located 66 km north of Tokyo
The international airport of Tokyo-Haneda is the main connecting hub for domestic flights by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways and several low cost Japanese airlines.

2. Where do you find your airline’s main desk in the airport?

Terminal 1
Japan Airlines (domestic flights)
Transocean 

Terminal 2
All Nippon Airways (domestic flights)

Terminal International
Japan Airlines
All Nipon Airways (Asia flights)
Korean Air
Asiana
 

3. How do you get to airport ? How do you leave from the airport?

The monorail to Haneda airport departs from Hamamatsucho station near Tokyo Tower. Since 1998 the line for the Keikyu network also goes to the airport (620 yen for 30 minutes).
 

4. By taxi

Taxis to and from Tokyo station cost about 6,000 to 8,000 yen and the journey takes about 30 minutes. 
 

5. Lin to NARITA Airport

The Limousine Bus is good for this transfer, it costs 3000 yen and takes between 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

5 things to know about KANSAI INTL Airport

 

1. What is Kansai International Airport?

This is the international serving point for the entire Kansai region including the cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto.
It's the longest building of the world, 1.7 km from end to end; a monorail carries passengers from one end of building at the other.

 

2. Directions in Kansai International Airport

International flights

Arrivals: customs and luggage claim are on the ground-floor.
Departures: checking in is done on the third floor, boarding on the second floor.

National flights
Departures, arrivals, registration and the baggage collection are done on the first floor.


3. How do you get to airport? How do you leave from the airport?

Opposite the arrivals hall is 'Kansai Airport' station.
The 'JR West Haruka' runs every 30 minutes to Tennoji, Shin-Osaka (45 minutes) and Kyoto (a good 70 minutes).
The 'JR Rapid Service' which runs to Osaka station (a good 60 minutes) but also to Tennoji, is cheap. In Osaka there are connections for trains to Kobe or Kyoto.
The 'Nankai rapi:t' trains go to Namba station in Osaka (30 minutes).
The best way to travel to get to Osaka is the 'Nankai Rapid Service' which also stops at Namba station but it lasts a little longer (a good 40 minutes). 


4. By car and by bus

The airport is 50 km south-west of Osaka. As the airport is built on an artificial island, there is only one access road via a toll-bridge (depending on the car's size: 1,200 to 1,800 yen, information via tel). The bridge is connected to the Hanwa Expressway.
In front of the arrival hall the bus for Limousine Airport (tel: +81(0)72 456 6280)departs, which takes you directly to the hotel district and other destinations in and around Osaka (among others, to Kobe and the domestic flights airport Itami).
Kaijo Access (tel: +81(0)72 456 6458) ensures a link by fast boat to Kobe airport (duration of travel about 30 minutes). A shuttle runs from the terminal to this ferry's departure point.

5. By taxi

The taxis here are more than sufficient in number but charge a high rate. A single to the city centre of Osaka soon costs 16,000 yen!

The taxi-minibuses of MK Taxi and KIX HP are cheaper but you have to book at least two days in advance (tel : +81(0)75 702 5489 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +81(0)75 702 5489      end_of_the_skype_highlighting).

 

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