I know the question of best transportation from NRT to Tokyo has been asked many times, and I am sorry to make yet another post.
I have read as much as I can, including the FAQ section, but I do still have some questions that I would really appreciate asking.
We are a family of three flying YYZ-NRT on AC1 arriving Friday Aug 19 at 3:50 pm.
We are staying at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo (Roppongi)
We will have one large suitcase each along with our carry-on luggage.
From what I have been able to understand the easiest option would probably be to take the Airport Limousine Bus from NRT Terminal 1, direct to the hotel.
My concern with this option is possible traffic. I know that in Toronto Friday at 4pm would be the “worst” time to try and drive from the airport to downtown.
Would this also be an issue in Tokyo? I don’t love the thought of a 1.5 hr bus ride turning into 3 or 4 hours due to rush hour traffic, after a 13 hr flight.
Are there any other realistic options without spending a fortune on a taxi that would most likely be caught in the same traffic anyhow?
I have looked at the NEX, and Skyliner, but not being familiar with Tokyo at all, I am a little confused on how easy these options would be to get to the Grand Hyatt.
Keep in mind we do NOT speak, or read Japanese, and have never been to Tokyo before.
So first off, are we likely to have a major traffic delay on a Friday afternoon around 5pm when we are going to be leaving the Airport?
If so, should we consider a train or just use the bus regardless.
If a train is recommended, detailed instructions would be greatly appreciated.
All comments or suggestions welcome.