Tokyo has five airports
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)—Mainly for domestic flights.
Narita International Airport (Narita, Chiba)—Major gateway for international travelers.
Chofu Airport in Chofu City—Handles commuter flights to the Izu islands.
Oshima Airport—Oshima island
Hachijojima Airport—Hachijo island
Tokyo International Airport (HND)
Tokyo International Airport is located in Ota, Tokyo. It is commonly known as Haneda Airport. Haneda consistently ranks among the world’s busiest passenger airports (ranking fourth in 2005), even though nearly all of its flights are to destinations withinJapan. By passenger throughput, Haneda is the busiest airport in Asia, handling 62.3 million passengers in 2004. Most travel is serviced by Japan Airlines and Nippon Airways.
Narita International Airport (NRT)
Narita Airport serves as the main international hub of Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, and as an Asian regional hub for Northwest Airlines and United Airlines. Narita Airport has two separate terminals with separate underground train stations. The only connection between the terminals is by shuttle bus (buses are available both inside and outside the security area): there is no pedestrian connection.
From and to Narita Airport
There are three choices to travel between Narita airport and Tokyo:
Limousine Bus: convenient for tourists as it stops right in front of most major hotels. It takes about 90min and cost 3000yen to central Tokyo.
Train: the cheapest solution and possibly the quickest, depending on your destination. There are several lines going to Tokyo. You should check which is the nearest station to your destination and work out backward which way is the most convenient for you.
Taxi: the most expensive alternative. Count on at least 15.000-20.000 yen to central Tokyo.
Driving is not convenient in Tokyo. Traffic jams that back up 20-30 miles, lasting an entire day, are not uncommon, especially during peak travel seasons.