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How To Get To Shibuya From Haneda, Narita, Tokyo, And Shinjuku

How To Get To Shibuya From Haneda, Narita, Tokyo, And Shinjuku

Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe

Written by Koshizuka Misato

Tokyo 2020.01.01 Bookmark

In this article we explain how to reach Shibuya Station from Haneda Airport, Narita Airport, Tokyo Station, and Shinjuku Station.

How to Get to Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya is a ward in Tokyo where the newest trends in youth culture can be found. The area boasts various tourist attractions representative of Japan, such as the large shopping facility SHIBUYA 109 and the bustling Scramble Crossing intersection. If you're interested in the latest Japanese youth culture, we recommend visiting Shibuya.

However, it might be somewhat difficult to understand the complicated Japanese transportation network which spreads out in various directions like a spider web. So today we'll be sharing how to get to Shibuya Station from airports and major spots often visited by travelers from abroad. We've listed directions depending on whether you're traveling by train, bus, or taxi.

The following passes and tickets are convenient and will save yen on travel in and around Shibuya and the rest of Tokyo: Tokyo Subway Ticket (24, 48, and 72-hour passes available), Japan Rail Pass, Suica IC Card Reservation

1. Haneda Airport

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Haneda Airport is conveniently located from central Tokyo. The airport boasts "Edo Koji," an area where many traditional Japan-themed cafes and restaurants are gathered together, making it possible for visitors to get a taste of Japan even before they leave the airport. After arriving, it might also be a good idea to rest a little at the airport before heading out to the city.

Train
Line: Keikyu Airport Line, JR Yamanote Line (bound for Shinjuku)
Entraining Station: Haneda Airport International Terminal Station
Transfer Station: Shinagawa
Fare: 470 yen

Notes: Transfer to the JR Yamanote Line from the Keikyu Line at Shinagawa Station.

Bus
Boarding Point: Haneda Airport International Terminal, Haneda Airport Terminal 1, or Haneda Airport Terminal 2
Exit Point: Shibuya Station
Time: About 40-70 minutes
Fare: 1,050 yen

Purchase tickets before boarding at the Ticket Booth at the arrival lobby.

Taxi
Time: About 1 hour
Fare: About 7,000 yen

2. Narita Airport

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Narita International Airport is used by 35 million people every year. Many visitors to Japan will use this airport as it operates more international flights than Haneda. You'll want to know how to get to Shibuya from here.

Train
Line: Keisei Skyliner, JR Yamanote Line (for Shinjuku)
Transfer Station: Nippori Station (transfer to JR Yamanote Line)
Exit Station: Shibuya
Fare: 2,720 yen
Time: About 90 minutes

Line: Keisei Narita Airport Line (for Keisei Ueno), Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Transfer Station: Oshiage (transfer to Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line)
Exit Station: Shibuya
Fare: 1,510 yen
Time: About 95 minutes

Line: JR Narita Express
Transfer Station: No transfers necessary
Exit Station: Shibuya
Fare: 3,250 yen
Time: About 65-70 minutes

Taxi
Time: About 150 minutes
Fare: About 26,000 yen
Notes: Taking the tax method will cost more than others, but if you are visiting in a group or have many bags with you, you might want to consider using a taxi.

3. Tokyo Station

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Many lines pass through Tokyo Station. It's a station you will probably be using whether you're coming to Tokyo by plane from overseas, or by Shinkansen from other regions.

As there are so many train lines passing through it, Tokyo Station is huge and complicated. You might want to take into consideration the time you'll need to find what you're looking for when visiting.

Train
Lines: JR Yamanote Line (bound for Shinagawa)
Fare: 200 yen
Notes: This route requires no transfers, so if you aren't familiar with trains in Japan, we recommend this route.

Lines: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Transfer Station: Akasaka-mitsuke Station (transfer to Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for Shibuya)
Fare: 200 yen

Notes: This is the cheapest and fastest route.

Taxi
Time: About 30 minutes
Fare: About 3,000 yen
Notes: Tokyo Station has two taxi stands. They are located at the Yaesu Central Exit and the Marunouchi Central Exit.

4. Shinjuku Station

Shinjuku station

Shinjuku Station is always crowded with people and has numerous train lines passing through. It's a very convenient station with connections to all areas in Tokyo and beyond. Its large size, however, makes it easy to get lost.

Train
Lines: JR Yamanote Line (for Shinagawa)
Time: 7 minutes
Fare: 160 yen
Shibuya is the three stations after Shinjuku, making it a quick ride.

Lines: JR Saikyo Line (for Shinkiba)
Time: 5 minutes
Fare: 160 yen

Bus
Boarding Point: Shinjuku Station West Exit Juku51
Line: Keio Bus
Exit Point: Shibuya Station
Time: 30 minutes
Fare: 210 yen

Taxi
Time: About 20 minutes
Fare: About 1,800 yen

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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