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When one talks about Tokyo, usually it refers to the metropolitan city. With over 26 million residents and spanning over four prefectures--Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama--Tokyo is one of the most densely populated city in the world.

The city of Tokyo is a collection of distinct neighborhoods linked together by the train and subway network. Each neighborhood has their own distinct characteristics. For example, Shinjuku is a business center, Okubo is the Korea town, Akihabara is the electronics district, and so on.



  • Tokyo (Marunouchi) 東京丸ノ内
  • Shinagawa 品川
  • Shibuya 渋谷
  • Shinjuku 新宿
  • Ikebukuro 池袋
  • Ueno - Asakusa 上野 浅草
  • Akihabara 秋葉原
  • Odaiba お台場

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Tokyo is serviced by two airports: Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport. Most of overseas flights arrive at and depart from Narita Airport. The airport is rather out of the way in Chiba prefecture so it is some distance from the town center. There are several options to go from the airport to the city.

First of all, do not ever take a taxi from Narita Airport to Tokyo city proper unless someone else is paying the bill. The fare will cost well over 20,000 JPY.

JR East and Keisei provide rail service between Narita Airport and Tokyo. Both companies offer an express service, Narita Express and Skyliner respectively. Which train to take depends on your destination. Narita Express offers nonstop service to Tokyo, Shinagawa, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Nakano or Yokohama. Skyliner goes to Nippori and terminate at Ueno. In July, 2010, Keisei will start the new Skyliner service that will cover the distance between Narita Airport and Nippori in just 36 minutes.

If you are not pressed for time, you can opt for the JR Narita line rapid service and Keisei limited service without the express premium.

Limousine Bus costs as much as Narita Express but offer door to door service to select hotels.

There is also a helicopter service.

Within the city, trains are the preferred mode of transportation. You have a choice between JR East, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway and Keikyuu rail lines.