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International Airports in Japan

Japan has four international airports.
They are Narita, Haneda (near Tokyo), Kansai (near Osaka) and Chubu (near Nagoya).
These airports have the flights from many cities in the world.

Also each airport near large city has the flights from some cities around Asia.
They are Shin-Chitose (near Sapporo), Sendai, Niigata, Hiroshima and Fukuoka.

And many other airport have the international flights from one or a few cities in Korea and China.

Narita International Airport

Map of Narita International airport This is the biggest international airport in Japan, and is located 60 km east of central Tokyo.

Narita International Airport official website

You can arrive at central Tokyo from the airport by train or bus.

If you want to move by train, the "Narita Express" (JR Line) or the "Skyliner", "Cityliner" (Keisei Line) is aveilable.

The former (JR) goes to Tokyo Station, and many trains go to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Yokohama, and so on.

The latter (Keisei) goes to Ueno.
It has two routes to central Tokyo, and the fastest limited express runs on the northen route.

"Skyliner" is the most rapid train, and comes to central Tokyo within 40 mimutes.
"Narita Express" and "Cityliner" take about an hour to central Tokyo.

The express of JR Line - "Narita Express"
The express of Keisei Line - "Skyliner"

The highway express bus "Airport Limousine" is available, too.
It goes to main terminal "Tokyo City Air Terminal (T-CAT)" and some hotels in central Tokyo.
It takes about 60 to 90 minutes, but if it get caught a heavy traffic, it takes longer than usual.

The highway express bus - "Airport Limousine"
Tokyo City Air Terminal

Haneda Airport

Map of Narita International airport Haneda Airport is in the south area of Tokyo. So it is at the very concenient position to visit Tokyo.
And it is most biggest domestic airport in Japan, and many flights to the cities around Japan arrive and depart.
The nickname of the airport terminal is "Big Bird".

Big Bird (Haneda Airport) official website

From Haneda airport to central Tokyo, there are two methods.

Monorail

The "Tokyo Monorail" goes direct to Hamamatsu-cho in the central Tokyo area.
It takes about 20-25 minutes.

Tokyo Monorail

Train

"Keihin-kyuko(Keikyu) Line" (a private railroad company) goes to Shinagwa, Asakusa, Yokohama and so on.
It takes about 20 minutes to Shinagwa.

Keikyu Web, Worldwide Page

Kansai International Airport

Map of Kansai International airport This is the main international airport in western Japan, and is located 40 km southwest of central Osaka.

This area has the popular historic cities and spots such as Kyoto, Nara, Koyasan, Kumano-kodo.

And, Itami Airport near central Osaka has the domestic lines to many areas in Japan.
(Its formal name is "Osaka International Airport", but it has no international flight since the open of Kansai Airport.)
In addition, Kobe Airport has the domestic lines to some cities in Japan.

Kansai International Airport official website
Itami Airport official website
Kobe Airport official website

You can arrive at central Osaka from the airport by train or bus.

If you want to move by train, the limited express "Haruka" (JR Line) or the limited express "Rapi:t" (Nankai Line) is aveilable.

The former goes to Osaka Station, and many trains go to Kyoto and so on.

The latter goes to Nanba in central Osaka.

Both trains take about 40 to 50 minutes to central Osaka.

West Japan Railway Company
Nankai Electric Railway

To many destinations in Kansai area, the buses of "Kansai Airport Limousine" start from here.
At Nanba, there is a main terminal "Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT)".
It takes about 50 minutes from the airport to OCAT.

Osaka City Air Terminal

Chubu Centrair International Airport

Map of Central Japan International airport This is the international airport in central Japan.
It is located 30 km south of central Nagoya.

"Chubu" means "central Japan", and "Centrair" is the nickname of this airport.
Commonly, it is called "Chubu Airport".

Nagoya is the central city in this area, and you can visit Takayama, Shirakwa-go, Ise Shrine from here.

Chubu Airport has the domestic lines to more cities than Narita and Kansai Airports.
When you want to visit small or medium cities in Japan first, it is convenient to come this airport.
Additionally, there is Nagoya Airport to the north of Nagoya city. It has also some domestic lines.

Centrair official website
Nagoya Airport official website

You can arrive at central Nagoya from the airport by train.
If you want to move by train, the limited express "μ-SKY" {μ=Greek letter for MU} (Meitetsu Line) is available.
It takes about 40 minutes to central Nagoya.
And most trains go to central Nagoya in 45 to 55 minutes.

Meitetsu (Nagoya Railroad)

Most buses from Centrair go to the cities around Nagoya.
Therefore, if you go to Nagoya, you had better use train.

Other airports with international flights


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Asahikawa    
Hakodate        
Aomori          
Akita          
Sendai Honolulu
Ibaraki
     
Niigata     Harbin, Khabarovsk (I.S), Vladivostok (I.S)
Toyama  I.S   Dalien
Komatsu      
Shizuoka     Wuhan
Okayama

 
Hiroshima Dalien, Chengdu
Yonago          
Takamatsu     Shenzhen
Matsuyama        
Fukuoka Busan, Jeju, Dalien, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Honolulu, Amsterdam
Saga       Shenzhen
Oita          
Nagasaki        
Kumamoto          
Miyazaki        
Kagoshima     Hong Kong
Naha   Busan, Taichung, Hong Kong

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