Finding your way around
Tokyo Narita International Airport (www.narita-airport.or.jp) is located 66km east of Tokyo. Trains connect the airport with the Tokyo train station, also a hub for most downtown metro lines (Narita Express or NEX, www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html).
Buses depart from Yaesu, the Tokyo bus station and travel to most cities in Japan, including Kyoto and Osaka. Schedules and tickets are available at the JR railway stations.
The shinkansen (high-speed trains) service the majority of Japan's cities. Tokaido is the busiest rail line because it operates between Osaka and Kyoto, departing from the Tokyo train station.
By Public Transportation
The JR train lines which serve the downtown area and nearby suburbs of Tokyo are connected to the capital's 13 metro lines. This extensive network is crowded day and night but it can bring passengers almost anywhere in the city, in record time.