AIRPORT

Tokyo has two airports, Narita International Airport (成田空港, Narita Kūkō, NRT), which handles a large number of international flights as well as domestic and international flights by many low-budget airlines, and the more centrally located Haneda Airport (羽田空港 , Haneda Kūkō, HND), which handles the city’s main share of domestic traffic and an increasing number of international flights.

Narita Airport is located in the city of Naritain Chiba Prefecture, about 60 kilometers outside of Tokyo. It consists of three terminal buildings: terminal 1, terminal 2 and terminal 3. Terminal 1 and 2 each have a railway station in their respective basements. Terminal 3 serves low-budget airlines and is connected with terminal 2 by a pedestrian walkway. Free shuttle buses operate between all three terminals.

Haneda Airport is located less than 14 kilometers south of central Tokyo, considerably closer to the city center than Narita Airport. Compared to Narita Airport, Haneda Airport handles significantly more domestic flights, but fewer international flights. With over 60 million passengers per year overall, Haneda Airport is by far Japan’s busiest airport and ranks among the world’s five busiest airport.