The majority of international flights to Japan arrive at Narita International Airport, located in the town of Narita in the Chibu Prefecture approximately 70km northeast of Tokyo. Getting to Tokyo from the airport takes approximately an hour and a half to two hours, depending on mode of transport and traffic. Thanks to Japan’s extensive rail network, travelling by train is often the easiest and most affordable option. The Narita Express is the most popular option, taking 90 minutes to reach the shopping, dining, accommodation and attractions of Tokyo Central Station.
Limousine buses are also available for direct transfers from the airport to major Tokyo hotels taking approximately two hours. Taxis are a much more expensive option and it can be difficult to bridge the language barrier when it comes to explaining where you want to go. Getting to Japan ski fields is similarly easy with flight or rail connections available from the airport or Tokyo Central Station.
Located in the northern island of Hokkaido, getting to Niseko is as simple as a short domestic flight from the Narita International Airport to Sapporo’s Chitose Airport before catching one of the regular bus services from the airport to Niseko.
Located in Nagano, getting to Hakuba is as simple as catching the Narita Express to Tokyo Central Station and then changing trains for the 90 minute bullet train ride on the Nagano Shinkansen line. Once arriving in Nagano, a regular bus services offers transfers to Hakuba.