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Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s older districts. It’s characterized by narrow alleyways packed with noodle shops, shopping streets, and a grand temple—Sensoji—all of which are flanked by modern department stores. The richly cultured area is a must-visit for anyone coming to Tokyo, and is also an accommodation hub. If you’re looking to get from Narita to Asakusa, these are your top transport options.

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Pro tip: If you’re traveling with large bags, you can port them from the airport to your accommodation for an easier transfer. Cheapo readers get an extra bag for free.

The best way to get from Narita to Asakusa

Fastest (and generally easiest)

Our recommendation is to hop onto the Keisei Access Express train (not the Skyliner) from either of the terminal stations at Narita Airport, and cruise right over to Asakusa Station. The trip takes under an hour and costs ¥1,290—and no transfers are required.

Cheapest way of getting from Narita to Asakusa

If you’re set on saving ¥190, there is a slightly cheaper option. You can take the Keisei Main Line train to Aoto Station, then transfer to the Keisei Oshiage Line for a 12-minute ride over to Asakusa. You’re looking at around 80-90 minutes of total travel time. Our advice? Go for the Access Express instead–it’s much easier. 

Pro tip: Read our guide to taking the Keisei Line from Narita.

Easiest with luggage

If you’ve got heavy bags and you don’t want to haul them through Asakusa Station, then an airport shuttle like this shared taxi service for about ¥6,180 is the higher cost but lowest stress option. Note: Asakusa is in an area called Taito-ku, which you’ll see on the drop-off list. Alternatively, you can take a slightly less convenient airport limousine bus for about half that.

Looking for other routes or more details? Head over to our mega guide on getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo. You might also want to see what there is to do in Asakusa for free or for cheap.

While we do our best to ensure it’s correct, information is subject to change. Post first published in December, 2016. Last updated January, 2019.

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