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  • Narita Airport is located in Chiba prefecture and is one of Tokyo's two main airports,

  • the other being Haneda Airport which is closer to the city center.

  • Narita handles a majority of Tokyo's international flights

  • and is the first place in Japan many visitors must navigate.

  • With this in mind, here is a brief overview of how to maneuver through Narita Airport

  • and get to downtown Tokyo when arriving on an international flight.

  • After de-planing, the first stop is immigration.

  • To expedite the process, each passenger should have their disembarkation form filled out

  • before approaching the counter.

  • Here, an officer will ask a few questions about your trip, scan the fingerprints of

  • your index fingers and take your photo.

  • Assuming everything goes well, you can move on to the baggage claim.

  • Everyone arriving on an international flight

  • except for those connecting to another international flight

  • must collect their checked luggage here

  • this includes passengers connecting to domestic flights.

  • With baggage in hand, Customs is next.

  • Each family will need to hand in a Customs Declaration Form which should be filled out ahead of time.

  • Passengers with items to declare should use the red lanes

  • while those with nothing to declare should go through the green ones.

  • Finally, after clearing Customs, you will enter the public area of the terminal where

  • there are many useful services you may want to take advantage of before leaving the airport

  • such as

  • Currency exchange & ATMs

  • Wi-Fi and SIM card rentals

  • Information counters

  • Baggage delivery and storage

  • Showers, Nap rooms, and lounges

  • Rental car pick-up and many more Also, if you purchased a Japan Rail Pass,

  • this can be picked-up at one of the two JR EAST Travel Service Centers located in the

  • basements of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

  • When you're ready to leave the airport and head into Tokyo there are many options to consider.

  • In the basements of Terminals 1 and 2 are train stations, and bus stops are located

  • on floor 1 of all three terminals.

  • The most popular train routes are: The JR Narita Express or (NEX) which goes

  • directly to Tokyo Station as well as a few other major downtown stations.

  • The NEX has comfortable seats and convenient luggage storage

  • but is also the most expensive option.

  • The Keisei SkyLiner which is the fastest train option and goes to Nippori and Ueno stations.

  • Like the NEX, the Skyliner is also has nice seats and luggage storage, but is a bit expensive.

  • And finally, there are two types of slower, but cheaper, Keisei Limited Express trains.

  • One that goes to Nippori and Ueno

  • and another that goes to Asakusa

  • and continues all the way to Haneda Airport.

  • Note that these are regular commuter trains that do not allow for seat reservations and

  • can get crowded during rush hours.

  • For buses there are two main types: The expensive Airport Limousine buses which

  • go to a variety of locations throughout the city

  • including Tokyo station and many major hotels.

  • And discount shuttle buses which go primarily to Tokyo Station.

  • Finally, it is possible to take a taxi from Narita, however this option is quite expensive

  • and will set you back around 20,000 yen to get into the city.

  • We hope this video helps you know what to expect when navigating through Narita Airport.

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  • Happy travels.

Narita Airport is located in Chiba prefecture and is one of Tokyo's two main airports,

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