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Tōkyō (東京) is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world, Greater Tokyo (which has a population of 35 million people). This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone.
Tokyo has two large airports: Narita for international flights, and Haneda for (mostly) domestic flights.
Tokyo’s main international gateway is Narita Airport (成田空港) (IATA: NRT), located in the town of Narita nearly 43 mi northeast of Tokyo and covered in a separate article. A brief summary of options for getting there and away:
Fastest: Skyliner (Keisei Electric Railway) to Nippori and Ueno Stations, under 45 minutes, ¥2,400; Narita Express (East Japan Railway Company) to Tokyo Station, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Yokohama, 55 minutes and ¥2,940 ( ¥1,500 starting January 7 2014) to Tokyo Station. Japan Rail Pass valid for Narita Express.
Cheapest: Keisei Limited Express/Access Tokkyu trains to Nippori/Ueno, 60-80 minutes, ¥1,000-1,200 (Access Tokkyu trains also serve some subway stations); “Super Shuttle” Bus to Ueno and Asakusa, ¥1,000
Most expensive: Taxi to the city, more than ¥30,000; flat-fare cabs approximately ¥17,000-19,000 More Info: Tokyo