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Updated: August 30, 2019

Getting to Tokyo

Once thought to be a city too far out of reach, Tokyo has never been more accessible. If you’re coming from somewhere far away, you will almost certainly fly into Narita Airport in the neighboring prefecture of Chiba, or into the more centrally located Haneda Airport.

By Plane

Direct flights to Narita and Haneda are the most common ways to access the country. Once you arrive, you can jump on an express train or Limousine bus that will transport you into the heart of the city. Alternatively, you can fly into Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya from abroad. These airports are great access points for exploring areas such as Kyoto, Osaka, Ise, and Takayama, before visiting the capital. You can easily take a domestic flight to Tokyo from these two airports, as well as a host of other local airports that are dotted around the country. An increasing number of budget airlines offer fares at very wallet-friendly prices.

By Train

The bullet train is another option for accessing Tokyo from other cities around the country. From Kagoshima in the southern island of Kyushu to Hakodate in the northern island of Hokkaido, a network of sleek and speedy express trains criss-cross the country providing you with a quick and easy travel option to Tokyo.

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