Haneda Airport, or the Tokyo International Airport, is one of the two main airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area. The airport serves as the primary base for two of the country’s major domestic airlines such as Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, in Terminals 1 and 2, respectively. The airport also serves as a hub for Skymark Airlines, Air Do, and Skynet Asia Airways. Haneda Airport has four asphalt concrete runways at around 2,500 to 3,300 metres or 8,200 to 11,000 feet in length.
What to see & do
Tokyo is among the 47 prefectures of Japan. It is also the capital of the country, and the centre of the Greater Tokyo Area. Being the most populous metropolitan area in the world, the prefecture is often referred to as a ‘metropolitan prefecture’. Attractions to be seen when in Tokyo include a vast array of sights but some of the spots on top of the tier are the gardens of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda, the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, and Mori Art Museum. Cities within the prefecture include Akihabara, Roppongi, Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Odaiba, and Ikebukuro, among others. As an alpha+ world city and ranking first in the “best overall experience” category of TripAdvisor’s World City Survey in 2013, Tokyo is most notable for its nightlife, shopping, hospitality, and cleanliness and efficiency of the roads and public transportation. Natural parks are also abundant in Tokyo; 36 percent of its total land area was designated as Natural Parks, one of the more popular is the Ogasawara National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Nature and Science, Shitamachi Museum, and National Museum for Western Art can be found in Ueno Park.
How to get around within Tokyo
Moving around Tokyo is efficient, with the prefecture having one of the most extensive mass transit systems in the world. Among the options for transportation include rail, with the JR Yamanote Line, which goes around central Tokyo, along with other inter-regional JK lines and private lines which start at a station onto Yamanote. Other JR lines include JR Chuo, and Sobu, which run side-by-side. Subway travel in Tokyo is primarily done via the Tokyo Metro with its nine lines to Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya, Tozaai, Chiyoda, Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku, and Fukutoshin lines. A separate Toei operates Asakusa, Mita, Shinjuku, and Oedo lines. Tokyo can also be explored by taxi, bus, and bicycle, among others. When in Tokyo, taxis can be a bit expensive, but can be of value for larger groups of around three or more. Bus travel is also an option when within the Tokyo areas that are not easily accessible by train. Buses within the prefecture operate within 23 wards of Tokyo, and have a fixed fare. Most bus routes are named in Japanese, although recently there have been announcements in English on some lines, but are still very rare. Bicycle travel in Tokyo is common, although the prefecture lacks basic bike amenities such as bicycle lanes. Bicycles can either be purchased or rented.
How to get there
Getting to Haneda Airport in Japan can be easily done with its flights from destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Beijing, Asahikawa, Paris, Akita, Fukuoka, Bangkok, Honolulu, Seoul, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Dubai, Taipei, Jakarta, Honolulu, Matsuyama, Akita, Bangkok, Singapore, Shirahama, Ishigaki, Seoul, Manila, Sydney, Doha, Shanghai, Singapore, Sapporo, Kagoshima, Kitakyushu, Ube, and San Francisco, to name a few, via AirAsia X, Air Canada, Air China, Air Do, Air France, All Nippon Airways, All Nippon Airways operated by Air Japan, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Dragonair, Emirates, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Japan Airlines, Japan Airlines operated by J-Air, Japan Airlines operated by Japan Transocean Air, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, StarFlyer, Thai Airways, United Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines.