|HANEDA AIRPORT (HND)
|Top 5 of the best world airports according
to www.worldairportawards.com/ . Haneda Airport (both domestic terminal
www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/en/ and international terminal www.haneda-airport.jp/en/ ) is located in very near to city center,
south of downtown Tokyo, actually southern
most tip of Tokyo metropolitan city. Compare
to Narita Airport (both domestic route and
international route), better access, faster
access, cheaper access, newer facilities,
once the international terminal awarded as
cleanest airport of the world.
|Access to/from Asakusa is as easy as ABC.
A : Airport Limited Express (Keihin Kyuko = Keikyu
There are frequent direct train service to/from
Asakusa, 36 minutes JPY620 for international
terminal, 39 minutes JPY660 for domestic
terminal. Let's not be stingy to ride free-shuttle-bus
between international terminal and domestic
terminal because it does not worth JPY40
(^^); but for airplane fan, it is worth trying.
There is another rail method for city center
(Hamamatsucho on JR Yamanote line), but this
Tokyo Monorail is not highly recommended
for Asakusa simply because above Airport
Express is much faster, cheaper, easier,
but of course if you were a monorail fan,
and with JR Pass, you may try changing at
Hamamatsucho station (JR <=> Monorail).
Maybe not with big luggage.
B : Bus via Highway
Since there is above mentioned
service, it is not advisable
to take this
highway bus for Asakusa.
Although, it is
worth riding on Shuto Expressway
Tokyo scenery, the same
vision as you may
see on Shutoko Battle on
PS3 (or PSP). There
are only two in the morning
and other two
in the afternoon, takes
double time (more
than 60 minutes, and you
know the jam of
Tokyo sometime as bad as
your city) also
C : Cab or Taxi or Uber
It is relatively expensive, but easy and
reliable, smooth and flexible, direct and
"reservable". Limo style nice car
is available at this site, reasonable one is here, and Japan Dream Tours is recommended together with your accommodation/transportation/itinerary
|Let's find and track your flight on www.flightradar24.com/.
Interested in flying cheap in Japan? Please
find LCC information.
|Because downtown Tokyo has no 24-hour public
transportation yet, you may consider crashing
down on couch either at the terminal, well, international terminal is comfortable,
actually much better than cheapo-ish hostel
:D or how about FIRST CABIN (new type of capsule hotel) at domestic
terminal 1? And here's newly opened
Royal Park Hotel at international terminal. Onsen Hot Spring
lovers must visit Heiwajima. Let's watch sunrise reflecting on Mt.Fuji,
and move onto your destination with smile
|Not a JR Pass holder? No problem at all .......
here's several useful town crusing tickets.
Haneda + Tokyo Metro
Haneda + MonoRail + JR East
Haneda + Bus via Highway
JR TOKYO Wide Pass (including Haneda Airport)
Haneda => Downtown => Kanazawa =>
Kyoto/Osaka => KIX