Naha Airport

There are ferry services to Okinawa with Marue Ferry, but they are much more expensive and slower than flying. Even standard airlines such as Japan Airlines will be a lot cheaper. Budget airlines service Okinawa from various locations Peach Airlines: Osaka, Fukuoka Jetstar: Tokyo, Osaka Access Take a bus to/from Naha city center (15 mins).

How to get to Osaka

By Air Osaka is served by Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Itami Airport (ITM).  Both are close. It’s best to compare prices online, so check our air travel guide Some travel centers, such as the Japan Travel Centre (UK), offer cheap tickets for under 25s, so call your local travel agent specializing in Japan travel and ask for anyContinue reading “How to get to Osaka”

Book your flight to Japan

It’s best to reserve as early as possible. Japanese budget airlines offer particularly cheap fares if you book far in advance. Check various dates as well, as prices vary dramatically based on Japanese national holidays. Budget travel tips If you live in a large city, contact a Japanese travel agency (such as the Japan TravelContinue reading “Book your flight to Japan”

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

How to get into Kyoto From Kansai Airport station, take the Nankai Airport Express to Shinimamiya station.  Then take the JR Yamatoji line or Osaka Loop Line (JR lines) to Osaka station.  From here, take the JR Special Rapid train (JR line) to Kyoto station (1780 yen, 105 minutes) How to get into Osaka From Kansai Airport station, take the NankaiContinue reading “Kansai International Airport (KIX)”

Itami Airport (ITM)

How to get into Kyoto Taking the train is cheapest way.  From Osaka Airport station, take the Monorail to Hotarugaike.  Next take the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (private line) to Juso station.  Then take the Hankyu Kyoto Line to Karasuma Station (650, 1 hour). This is in central Kyoto and quick ride on the Karasuma Line (subway) takes you to KyotoContinue reading “Itami Airport (ITM)”

How to get to Kyoto

By Air Kyoto doesn’t have it’s own airport, but is served by Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Itami Airport (ITM).  Itami Airport is a lot closer, so try to reserve for this airport if you can. Some travel centers, such as the Japan Travel Centre (UK), offer cheap tickets for under 25s, so call your local travel agent specializingContinue reading “How to get to Kyoto”

Haneda Airport (HND)

How to get into Tokyo Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) is not that far from central Tokyo, so the journey doesn’t cost much. To Shinjuku, take the Keikyu line (private line) to Shinagawa station, then take the Yamanote Line (green JR line) to Shinjuku station (590 yen, 45 mins) To Shibuya, take the Keikyu line (private line) to ShinagawaContinue reading “Haneda Airport (HND)”

Narita Airport (NRT)

How to get into Tokyo (without a Japan Rail Pass) Don’t take the expensive Narita Express from JR (national rail).  Instead use Keisei Railways. Take the Keisei line (private blue coloured line) to Keisei-Ueno (1200 yen, 69 mins).  From  Keisei-Ueno, you can easily access anywhere in Tokyo.  Check Jorusan.com for the latest train times. HowContinue reading “Narita Airport (NRT)”