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Wide view of New Chitose Airport with travelers and people = shutterstock

Transportation

2018/11/18

New Chitose Airport! Access to Sapporo, Niseko, Furano etc.

New Chitose Airport is the biggest airport in Hokkaido. It is approximately 40 minutes by JR express train from Sapporo city center. This airport has international terminals and domestic terminals. If you travel around Sapporo, Niseko, Otaru etc in Hokkaido, you should use New Chitose Airport. On this page, I will introduce details of New Chitose Airport. I introduce the outline of New Chitose Airport first, after that, I will explain individually what many guests from abroad want to know. Summary Maintenance workers who waved to ANA's plane at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido = shutterstock Click to display Google Maps on a separate page New Chitose Airport has international terminals in addition to domestic flights. Since there is JR New Chitose Airport station in the airport, it is good access to Sapporo. There are counters of rental car companies in the airport. They have a reception desk at the counter and a free bus to the parking lot. If you go to Minami Chitose Station which is one station ahead from JR New Chitose Airport station you can also ride on the JR express train going to Kushiro, Obihiro etc. Access To Sapporo Station 40 minutes by JR express train To Niseko 2 hours by car, 2 hours 30 minutes - 3 hours 30 minutes by bus (depending on ski resort) International flights At New Chitose Airport, scheduled flights are operated with the following airports. Bangkok (DON MUEANG), HANGZHOU, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, NANJING, Manila, Cheongju, Vladivostok, Y - SAKHALINSK, BUSAN, SEOUL, Daegu, BEIJING, Tianjin, SHANGHAI, ...

Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

Transportation

2018/6/11

Kansai Airport (KIX)! How to get to Osaka, Kyoto / Explore Terminals 1, 2

When you go to Japan you have the option of using the airport in Osaka besides the airport in Tokyo. Osaka has "Kansai International Airport" which operates 24 hours. On this page, I will introduce the outline of this airport and how to get to Kyoto, Osaka etc. from this airport. Outline of Kansai International Airport (KIX) Kansai Internal Airport or KIX is the 2nd largest airport of Japan , located near Osaka city = shutterstock Click here to see the Kansai airport official website on a separate page Points Kansai International Airport is one of Japan's leading airports located on the artificial island, 5 km offshore in the southern part of Osaka Prefecture. It is connected to the other side by a bridge of 3.75 km in length. Roads and railroads pass through this bridge. It is about 40 kilometers away from Osaka station. Between Kansai Airport and the city center of Osaka, JR and the Nankai train are operated. There are two terminal buildings in Kansai Airport. From Terminal 1 you can board international flights and domestic flights of regular airlines. From Terminal 2 you can board LCC international flights and domestic flights. However, some LCCs also arrive and depart from Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is much more inconvenient than terminal 1, so if you use LCC, I recommend you to choose an LCC that leaves from Terminal 1. Kansai Airport or Itami Airport ? There are Kansai airport and Itami airport in Osaka. Which of these should be used better? Kansai Airport > ...

Narita Airport In Chiba Prefecture, Japan = Shutterstock

Transportation

2018/6/11

Narita Airport! How to get to Tokyo / Explore Terminals 1, 2, 3

Narita International Airport is the second biggest airport next to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in Japan. Narita Airport, with Haneda Airport, is fully operational as a Tokyo Metropolitan hub airport. If you travel in Tokyo, you may use these Airports. So on this page, I will introduce about Narita Airport. Since Narita Airport is quite far from the city center of Tokyo, please check the access to Tokyo center. Narita Airport or Haneda Airport? Planes from Japan Airlines (JL) at the Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT). Narita is a hub for Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airlines ANA (NH) = shutterstock International flights and LCC base Various international flights can be used Tokyo Metropolis has Haneda Airport located in southwest Tokyo and Narita Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. There used to be only Haneda airport, but in the 1960s Japan developed economically and the number of passengers of aircraft increased sharply. For this reason, Haneda airport alone could not deal with increasing demand, and in 1978 Narita airport was opened. Tokyo's international flights were moved to Narita Airport, and Haneda Airport was regarded as the airport for domestic flights. However, Narita Airport is more than 60 kilometers away from the city center of Tokyo even at a straight line distance. It is too far away as a hub airport in Tokyo Metropolis. Meanwhile, at Haneda Airport, there has been a significant expansion. International flights arriving and departing from Haneda are now being operated. A new international terminal building was opened at Haneda Airport. LCC flights have ...

Shinkansen bullet trains lined up at Torikai rail yard, Osaka, Japan =Shutterstock

Transportation

2018/5/31

Shinkansen (Bullet train)! Japan Pass, Ticket, Introduction of Trains

In the Japan, the network of Shinkansen (Bullet train) is spreading. The Shinkansen is a super express that exceeds 200 km/h. If you use the Shinkansen, you can move comfortably between the major cities of Japan very quickly. If you use an airplane, you have to go through the airport, so It takes time in surprising. In contrast, the Shinkansen travels between major stations, so you can travel very efficiently. You should enjoy riding the Shinkansen in Japan! Outline of Shinkansen network Clicking the image will display this Shinkansen map on the official website of Japan Rail Pass on a separate page How to book and purchase Shinkansen tickets Regarding shinkansen ticket reservation and purchase procedures, I introduced the details in the following article. Including the Japan Rail Pass, please refer to this article for details. Nozomi, Hikari, Kodama ... How different? The Shinkansen network consists of one long route that penetrates the Japanese archipelago and several routes branching from it. In Shinkansen routes, there are trains that only stop at major stations and trains that stop at each station. For example, on the Tokai Shinkansen connecting Tokyo and Osaka, there are "Nozomi" "Hikari" stops only at major stations and "Kodama" at each station. Every train, the vehicles used are almost the same. However, because the number of stations to stop is different, the time required will differ. The following are each stops on the Tokaido Shinkansen. In addition to the station where Nozomi stops, Hikari stops at some stations. Which station Hikari stops depends on ...

Haneda Airport is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area = shutterstock

Transportation

2018/5/31

Haneda Airport! How to get to Tokyo / International & Domestic Terminals

Haneda Airport is the hub airport of Tokyo Metropolis. You may travel Japan by a international flight arriving and departing from the Haneda airport. And you may travel around Japan using the Haneda airport. So, on this page, I will introduce you useful information about the Haneda Airport. Haneda Airport or Narita Airport? Haneda airport is much closer to Tokyo center than Narita airport Passengers queuing and checking in at airlines counter at Haneda International Airport = shutterstock Outline of Hanede Airport Haneda Airport (official name: Tokyo International Airport) is Japan's largest airport in the southwestern part of Tokyo. It is about 18 kilometers away from the city center of Tokyo. It is approximately 30-40 minutes by train or car from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station. Haneda Airport, together with Narita Airport (Chiba Prefecture), plays a role as a hub airport of Tokyo Metropolis. Up to now Narita Airport has developed as an airport where international flights arrive and depart. On the other hand, Haneda Airport has been fully operated as an airport where domestic flights arrive and depart. However, recently, Haneda airport has greatly expanded. A new International Terminal Building opened. In this way, Haneda Airport has begun to develop as a huge airport that not only domestic flights but also international flights arrive and depart. There are three passenger terminal buildings at Haneda airport. One is a domestic line terminal building. The remaining two are domestic terminal buildings. These terminal buildings are connected by a free bus. >> Click here for official website of ...

Transportation

Transportation

2018/5/28

Transportation in Japan! Japan Rail Pass, Shinkansen, Airports etc.

When traveling in Japan you can move very efficiently by combining shinkansen (Bullet train), airplane, bus, taxi, car hire etc. If you add a Shinkansen ride to your itinerary, it will be a pleasant memory. In that case, purchasing "Japan Rail Pass" would be very reasonable. On this page, I will introduce an overview of them. This page is quite long. If you click the "show" button in each item, detailed hidden contents will be displayed. please take advantage of the table of contents.  You can return to the top by pressing the arrow button on the bottom right of this page. Japan Rail Pass Official website of "Japan Rail Pass". Click it and it will be displayed on a separate page Clicking the image will display this map on the official website of Japan Rail Pass on a separate page About If you plan to travel within Japan using JR trains such as Shinkansen, you may want to purchase "Japan Rail Pass" before departure. Japan Rail Pass (also commonly called JR Pass) is a very cost effective rail pass that JR offers for foreign tourists. You can ride a lot on JR 's Shinkansen and regular express etc. The price of Japan Rail Pass is, for example,  33,000 yen per person (7 days, Ordinary car type). In Japan, it takes about 28,000 yen for one person to go back and forth between Tokyo and Osaka at Shinkansen. If you use a lot of JR, Japan Rail Pass will become your very powerful "friend". Below is the ...

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