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

Tokyo 2017.01.25

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

Translated byTakuya Erik Watanabe

Japanese-English Translator from OC California.

Written by Koshizuka Misato

Shibuya is a city 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.

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 (for Shinjuku)
Entraining Station: Haneda Airport International Terminal Station
Transfer Station: Shinagawa
Fare: 580 yen
Timetable: Keikyu Line Haneda Airport International Terminal Station (Japanese)、JR Yamanote Line Shinagawa Station (Japanese)
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: 1030 yen
Timetable: Keihin Kyuko Bus (Japanese)
Notes: Runs in the late night and early morning, so it is convenient for visitors arriving late at night or early in the morning.
Purchase tickets beforehand at the Ticket Booth at the arrival lobby.
Official Website: Keihin Kyuko Airport Bus (Japanese)

Taxi
Time: About 1 hour
Fare: About 1600-1700 yen

2. Narita Airport

成田空港飛行機

Narita International Airport is used by 35 million people every year. Many visitors to Japan will use this airport often called the "entrance-way to Japan." You'll want to know how to get to Shibuya from here.

Train
Line: Keisei Narita Airport Line (for Keisei Ueno), JR Yamanote Line (for Shinjuku)
Transfer Station: Nippori
Exit Station: Shibuya
Fare: 1500 yen
Timetable: Keisei Main Line Narita Airport (Narita Airport Terminal 1) Station (Japanese), JR Yamanote Line Nippori Station (Japanese)
Time: About 90 minutes

Line: Keisei Narita Airport Line (for Keisei Ueno), Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Transfer Station: Oshiage
Exit Station: Shibuya
Fare: 1400 yen
Timetable: Keisei Main Line Narita Airport (Narita Airport Terminal 1) Station (Japanese), Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Oshiage Station (Japanese)
Time: About 95 minutes

Taxi
Time: About 150 minutes
Fare: About 26,000 yen
Notes: This route 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: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Transfer Station: Akasaka-mitsuke (transfer to Ginza Line for Shibuya)
Fare: 200 yen
Timetable: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Tokyo Station (Japanese), Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Akasaka-mitsuke Station (Japanese)
Notes: This is the cheapest and fastest route.

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

Taxi
Time: About 30 minutes
Fare: About 3000 yen
Notes: Tokyo Station has two taxi stands. They are located at the Yaesu Central Exit and the Marunouchi Central Exit.

4. Shinjuku Station

安心お宿は新宿駅東南口から直ぐの場所にあります

Shinjuku Station is always crowded with people and has numerous train lines passing through. If you're visiting Tokyo, you will probably be using this station at least once or twice.

Shinjuku Station is also giant and complicated. If you're going to transfer to a different line, check out this article as well: JR Shinjuku Station: A Beginner's Guide.

Read also: JR Shinjuku Station: A Beginner's Guide

Train
Lines: JR Yamanote Line (for Shinagawa)
Time: 7 minutes
Fare: 160 yen
Timetable: JR Yamanote Line Shibuya Station (Japanese)
Notes: Shibuya is the third station from Shinjuku.

Lines: JR Saikyo Line (for Shinkiba)
Time: 5 minutes
Fare: 160 yen
Timetable: JR Saikyo Line Shinjuku Station (Japanese)

Bus
Boarding Point: Shinjuku Station West Exit Juku51
Line: Keio Bus
Exit Point: Shibuya Station
Time: 30 minutes
Fare: 210 yen
Timetable: Shinjuku Station West Exit (Japanese)
Notes: Shinjuku Station has many exits. Be careful not to use the wrong one.

Taxi
Time: About 20 minutes
Fare: About 1800 yen

Information

JR Shibuya Station

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 1
First Train: Yamanote Line 04:37 (for Shinjuku and Ikebukuro)
Last Train: Yamanote Line 01:07 (for Shinagawa)
Wi-Fi: No
Credit Cards: No
Phone Number: +81-50-2016-1601 (JR East Japan Lost and Found)
+81-50-2016-1603 (for inquires in English, Chinese, and Korean)
Official Website: JR Shibuya Station

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