So you’ve just landed in Tokyo, you’re probably starting to feel a little jet lagged and there may have been a small panic when you thought you’d lost a piece of your luggage. The last thing you want to do is traipse around looking for the right train or bus, attempting to decipher signs and work out where the taxis are. But you’re in luck, since Japan has one of the most efficient and convenient public transport systems in the world, which makes getting from the airport to your accommodation a breeze. So we suggest skipping the taxis and coaches, and getting on one of the trains, as they offer the fastest routes into the city.
There are two airports in Tokyo, Narita and Haneda. From Narita, the best option in terms of value, speed and convenience is to take the Skyliner train, which requires an easy transfer onto the JR Yamanote line if you’re going to major stations like Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro or Tokyo stations. You can also take the Narita Express which goes direct to major stations like Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Shibuya, so you can enjoy the views as you speed through rice paddies, and not have any of the worries that come with needing to change trains. To Tokyo station, the price is 3020 yen, and to Shinjuku and Shibuya 3190 yen. It’s also worth remembering you can only buy Express tickets at the airport, and with a foreign passport, but if you have a Japan Rail card you can activate it and begin it’s validity period to get into town. If