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Taking the bus from Narita Airport to Tokyo

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On the bus

On the bus

There are several ways to travel from the Narita International Airport to Tokyo.  Because the taxi can be very expensive most people are left with choosing between the Airport Express train or the “Airport Limousine”  bus. Both take about the same time to get to various hotels in Tokyo.

The train can be great but then you’re left with having to work through crowds at the train station to the taxi stand to take you to your hotel.  And if you have a couple of suitcases, this can be a real problem.  It can be close to unmanageable.

Passing lane

Passing lane

The bus service will take you straight to most major hotels. It frees you from having to mess with your luggage.  The Airport Limousine counter is located outside the baggage carousal area through the Japan Customs inspection checkpoint.

And sometimes you get to meet some interesting people.  I struck up a conversation with the guy in the photo who happened to be using an old Hexar (Konica) film “rangefinder” camera.  Nowadays a film camera is rare to run across and a rangefinder doubly so.  I’m always on the alert for rangefinders since I carry two Leicas (M8 and M6).  In some ways it felt like we are part of an exclusive network of photographers using older type equipment.

Time for a photo

Time for a photo

Where's the next photo?

Where's the next photo?

Passing lane

Passing lane


Written by leolaksi

October 29, 2008 at 12:25 am

Posted in Japan, Travel

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  1. I love the white gloves on the taxi drivers and the lace seat covers.


    October 29, 2008 at 3:06 am

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    Asoke Place Painters

    October 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

  4. i like the last photo “passing lane”. such a right timing!!


    October 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm

  5. thanks foofoo. i took lots of photos to get that one. maybe 30.


    October 29, 2008 at 9:26 pm

  6. Really nice photos. Someday I shall visit that fine country. Every time I see a blog on it, I long to go.

    Keep up the great work! I look forward to dropping by again soon!

    Shawn Michel de Montaigne

    January 16, 2009 at 2:22 am

    • Thanks Shawn. For me, travel is an essential part of life. Always look forward to my next trip. Leo


      January 16, 2009 at 4:05 am

  7. The article posted in this blog with the photos are very useful and the information provided about the airport limousine services through buses are very helpful. Useful info !!!


    March 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm

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