Formerly known as New Tokyo International, newly renovated Narita International Airport (NRT) is located 57km (35 miles) east of central Tokyo and is Japan’s second-busiest airport.
Narita International consists of two terminals. Terminal 1 includes the North Wing, Central Building and South Wing. Two round satellite buildings connect to the North Wing, while a rectangular satellite concourse links up with the Central Building. The South Wing houses Narita Nakamise, Japan’s largest duty free brand boutique mall. Terminal 2, by contrast, consists of the Main Building and the Satellite Building, and a number of linear concourses. Facilities are generally clean, operations are efficient and the staff courteous.
Transport options to and from Narita International are numerous – trains, taxis, public buses and airport limousine buses. The streets of Tokyo are always busy, though, so consider taking a train to save time at the start (or end) of your holiday.