Narita Airport
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Narita Airport

Narita Airport (NRT) is the main international gateway to Japan. It’s one of two international airports in Tokyo (the other is Haneda Airport). Note, however, that Narita is not actually in Tokyo: it’s located about 65 kilometers (or 40 miles) away, in the city of Narita, Chiba Prefecture.

Narita Airport has three terminals, including one (Terminal 3) for low-cost carriers (LCCs), and two runways. All terminals offer a wide range of facilities including shops, restaurants, and lounges. For more info on airport services, see our in-depth Narita survival guide.

There are a number of ways to get between central Tokyo and Narita Airport. Narita Airport has two train stations, Terminal 1 Station and Terminal 2/3 Station, both of which are served by JR and Keisei lines, including the Narita Express and the Keisei Skyliner.

You can also use buses or taxis to get into the city. To get between terminals, there is a free shuttle bus. You can also walk between Terminals 2 and 3.

Layover in Narita? The airport has a program, the Narita Transit Program, which offers guided tours to nearby attractions like Narita-san Shinshō-ji Temple, in neighboring Narita City. There are also exhibitions and art displays within the airport, plus shower and napping facilities. Narita Airport even famously has a capsule hotel, Nine Hours Narita, attached to it.

For more ideas, and for DIY layover itineraries, see our Narita layover guide.

First time in Japan? Check out our guide to arriving in Japan

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