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 a shared taxi transfer to your hotel for ¥5,200 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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