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|Narita Airport to Tokyo|
|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 09 February 2008 05:52|
This guide will hopefully help those who are coming to Japan for the first time, and want to get from Narita to Tokyo. When you arrive in Narita and once you’ve gotten through the security areas. You will be faced with a busy international airport. Unlike most international airports I found Narita airport to be quite narrow. It will be full of people heading in both directions.
Getting from Narita to Tokyo you basically 3 options, express train, local train, or bus. I highly suggest you take the first option. Sure you will save a bit of cash taking the bus or the local train, but for comfort, and sake of ease the express train will save you time and frustration.
Bus - Narita to Tokyo
The bus takes a longer and you have most likely already been sitting far too long for comfort. Also at the end of the ride you will most likely need to find your way to the station which is not easy your first time in Japan Shinjuku station is HUGE!
Here are locations for overseas ticket purchaes
Local Train - Narita to Tokyo
With the local train you will at least be in the station but then again it’s a long ride!
Express Trains - Narita to Tokyo
There are two express trains to Tokyo. The Skyliner Airport Express to Ueno and the Narita Express to Shinjuku.
The Skyliner Airport Express takes 51 minutes
You can reserve a seat with a major travel agency, at a convenience store, on the Internet, or by cell phone site or phone, as well as at the Skyliner stop stations.
Keisei Ueno/Nippori Station to Airport Terminal 2/Narita Airport
Reservation by phone
The Narita Express N'EX to Shinjuku
The Narita Express N'EX to Shinjuku is operated by JR and is located in the lowest level of Narita Terminal 1 & 2.
The Narita Express also has a Green Car (First Class) which has larger seats and mroe leg room. Personally the regular seats are just fine for me and I am pretty tall.
Free for Japan Rail pass Holders
You are now in Tokyo...now what?
Okay well the first thing is to get your bearings. Tokyo is a big loop so you can’t get lost, theoretically. The Yamanote Line is the Green Line and it basically circles Tokyo with all the suburbs sprouting off it. Most of the major cities are on the Yamanote Line.
To Name a few I will start at Ueno and circle around:
Ueno, Akihabara, Tokyo, Shinagawa, Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Yoyogi, Shinjuku,