How To Reach Asakusa From Major Stations In Tokyo

How To Reach Asakusa From Major Stations In Tokyo

Tokyo 2016.07.30

Find out the most convenient ways of going to Asakusa station from Ueno, Tokyo, Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ginza stations. The article includes useful information about the time it will take you, timetables, and transportation

Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe

Written by MATCHA

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Asakusa is a fascinating area, visited by many people from Japan and from abroad every day. However, Tokyo's public transportation network is quite complicated, making it hard for visitors to even reach Asakusa in the first place.

We listed the ways to get to Asakusa station from seven of the major stations in Tokyo by train, bus, and taxi.

① Ueno Station

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Ueno is well-known for the Ameyoko shopping street and the Ueno Zoo. Ueno is actually right near Asakusa. If you're visiting Ueno, why not stop by Asakusa as well?

Train

Line: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (for Asakusa)
Fare: 170 yen
Time: About 5 minutes
Timetable: Ueno: Ginza Line for Asakusa Timetable
Notes: Fast and cheap!

Bus

Line: Tōzai Megurin
Exit Station: Asakusa Kaminarimon Mae
Fare: Both adults and children 100 yen
Timetable: Megurin Timetable (Japanese)
Notes: There are no steps on the platform making it easy to use for the elderly and families with children.

Taxi

Time: About 10 minutes
Fare: Around 900 to 1000 yen
Notes: Very fast! You can head directly toward your final destination.

② Tokyo Station

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Many tourists head to Tokyo Station upon arriving in Japan. Tokyo Station was designated an Important Cultural Property and is a popular tourist spot itself. There are many souvenir shops inside the station.

Train

Line: JR Yamanote Line (for Ueno, Ikebukuro), Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Transfer Station: Kanda
Time: About 15 minutes
Fare: 300 yen
Timetable: JR Tokyo Station Yamanote Line Timetable (Japanese)
Kanda: Ginza Line for Asakusa Timetable
Notes: Many train lines pass through Tokyo station so it's very crowded during rush hour. We recommend using Tokyo station during the daytime.
Official Website: JR East Tokyo Station Website (Japanese)

Bus

Platform: Marunouchi North Exit
Line: Toei Bus East 20, East 22, East 43 (for Kinshichō)
Exit Station: Asakusa Kaminarimon Mae
Time: About 30 minutes
Fare: Adults 210 yen, children 110 yen
Notes: You can enjoy seeing the modern skyscrapers around Tokyo station as well as the traditional architecture around Asakusa to get a feel of the Japanese history.
Official Website: Toei Transportation Toei Bus

Taxi

Time: About 20 minutes
Fare: Around 1,800-2,000 yen
Notes: There are many taxis waiting at the Marunouchi Central Exit and Yaesu Central Exit.

Read also: Marunouchi Station building, an important cultural asset

③ Narita Airport

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Narita Airport is known as the doorway to Japan. You might be using the airport when you visit Japan, so here's how to get to Asakusa from there.

Train

Starting Station: Narita Airport Terminal 2 - 3 station
Line: Keisei Main Line (for Keisei Ueno), Keisei Oshiage Line
Transfer Station: Aoto station
Time: About 1 hour and 20 minutes
Fare: 1,280 yen
Timetable: Keisei Main Line Narita Airport Terminal 2-3 Station Timetable
Notes: Be careful as there are several stations at Narita Airport!
Official Website: Keisei Electric Railway

Taxi

Time: About 130 minutes
Fare: About 22,000 yen

Read also: Japan’s International Gateway, Narita International Airport
Official Website: Narita Airport

④ Haneda Airport

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In recent years, Haneda Airport has been increasingly used for international flights in addition to domestic flights. There is a Japanese food street resembling Tokyo in its old days, as well as cafés and other fun attractions.

Train

Starting Station: Haneda Airport International Terminal station
Line: Keikyū Airport Line (for Inba-Nihon-Idai or Narita Airport)
Time: About 35 minutes
Fare: 620 yen
Timetable: Haneda Airport International Terminal station Timetable (Japanese)
Notes: Be careful as there are several stations at Haneda Airport!
Official Website: Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal

Taxi

Time: About 80 minutes
Fare: Around 9,000 yen

⑤ Shinjuku Station

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Shinjuku station is hustling and bustling day and night. It has been designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the busiest station in the world with the highest number of daily users. You will probably be using the station for sightseeing or transferring trains at least once.

Train

Lines: Chūō Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Transfer Station: Kanda
Time: About 25 minutes
Fare: 340 yen
Timetable: JR Shinjuku Station Timetable (Japanese)
Kanda: Ginza Line for Asakusa Timetable
Notes: Shinjuku station becomes overcrowded with people during rush hours.

Taxi

Time: About 30 minutes
Fare: 3,000-3,500 yen
Notes: Taxi stands can be found at the East Exit and South Exit.
Official Website: JR Shinjuku Station (Japanese)

⑥ Shibuya Station

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There are many places worth seeing in Shibuya, such as SHIBUYA 109, popular among the younger generation, as well as the famous Hachikō statue.

Train

Line: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Time: About 35 minutes
Fare: 240 yen
Timetable: Shibuya: Ginza Line for Asakusa Timetable
Notes: Be careful as there are other subway lines at Shibuya station: the Hanzōmon Line and Fukutoshin Line.

Taxi

Time: About 40 minutes
Fare: 3,500-3,700 yen

⑦ Ginza Station

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Long-established stores and famous brand shops line luxurious Ginza. There are also many facilities where you can enjoy traditional Japanese culture such as Kabukiza and Takarazuka theaters, making it an area popular among foreign visitors.

Train

Line: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Time: About 20 minutes
Fare: 200 yen
Timetable: Ginza: Ginza Line for Asakusa Timetable
Notes: Be careful as the Marunouchi Line and Hibiya Line also pass through Ginza station.

Taxi

Time: About 29 minutes
Fare: Around 1,400-1,500 yen

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