Once you have booked your airfare to Tokyo you will need a little information to make your trip more enjoyable. Most international flights to Tokyo arrive at either the Narita or Haneda Airports. Haneda is located in Ota, and it is the busiest airport in Asia. However, most people coming from overseas will arrive at Narita. You can find cheap flights to Tokyo through some of the discount airlines that fly there. The Narita Airport is a modern and efficient facility with plenty of eateries, cafés, and amenities such as ATM access and tourist information centers. You can take a tour of the elegant town of Narita when you arrive or even during a layover.
Narita is around 40 miles from Tokyo, so you will need transportation if you arrive at this airport. Many people arrange shuttle or taxi service when they book Tokyo flights. The cheapest fares are for the Keisei Limited Express and the Tokkyu subway trains. The most expensive are the local flat-fare taxis. There are a number of options for traveling within the city itself. It is very crowded, and parking fees are quite high, so using a rental car is not practical. Tokyo offers buses, boats and ferries, trains, and subways as alternatives. Boats and ferries are the best way to see waterfront areas of Tokyo, and they are also reasonably priced.
The sites of Tokyo are extensive, but most visitors enjoy Asakusa for its temples as well as the Imperial Palace located in Chyoda. The Harajuku district is home to the ancient Meiji Shrine, another popular attraction. People who are interested in the urban areas of Tokyo may enjoy the many museums in Ueno as well as the Roppongi Hills and the Rainbow Bridge. There are numerous tours offered that focus on both classic and modern Tokyo, so a tourist can see both sides of this amazing city.
Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ginza are the primary areas of interest for people who like to shop. They also have a lot to offer for the nightlife. Shinjuku has a wealth of dining and entertainment venues. The Shibuya district caters to the younger crowd, and it is close to the major shopping districts of Harajuku and Omotesando.
Tokyo is also one of the most diverse cities when it comes to cuisine. You can find anything to eat just about anywhere you go in Tokyo. Many shopping centers offer cafés and diners inside their stores so you will never go hungry and you will never get bored while visiting this wondrous city.
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