Getting from Narita to Asakusa

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Sensoji is a major attraction in the Asakusa neighborhood. | Photo by baron valium used under CC

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. So if you’re looking to get from Narita to Asakusa, opt for one of these methods of transport.

The best way to get from Narita to Asakusa

Fastest (and easiest):  Our recommendation is to hop onto the Keisei Access Express (not the Skyliner) from either of the terminal stations at Narita Airport, and cruise right over to Asakusa. The trip takes just 51 minutes and costs ¥1,290—and no transfers are required.

Cheapest: If you are set on saving ¥90 yen (you can’t even get a drink from the vending machines for that, so it’s not really worth it …), there is a cheaper option. You can take the Keisei Main Line to Ueno Station, and then transfer to the Ginza Line for a five-minute ride over to Asakusa. You’re looking at around 90 minutes of total travel time. Our advice? Go for the Access Express instead.

Easiest with luggage: If you’ve got heavy luggage and you don’t want to haul it through Asakusa Station, then this shared taxi service for about ¥5,600 is the higher cost but lowest stress option.

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Looking for other routes or more details? Head over to our mega guide on getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo on a budget. Read this if you want to know what there is to do in Asakusa for free or under ¥105.

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2 Responses to “Getting from Narita to Asakusa”

  1. Carlos Lugo

    If you “stay” at Toyoko Inn Asakusa there is shuttle bus every 30 min for free in Ueno station, it stops very close to Sensoji temple. Asakusa area also have very cute Megurine mini bus line for 100 yen. Other 2 good recommendations in Asakusa: stunning view from The Gate Hotel (for free). And if you need a place to sit and use your laptop few hours, Marugoto Nippon have a terrace with wifi (for free), eat snacks and beer from Don Quijote shop are allowed.

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