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How to Get to Tokyo Metropolitan

How to Get to Tokyo Metropolitan

Among the hosts of the world Rugby World Cup 2019, Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and the gateway central gateway for those who visit it. The easiest way to get there from Osaka is by either train or flight. As Tokyo is the biggest hub in Japan, it is undeniably the easiest place to get to in Japan, located 2 hours 30 minutes from Osaka by bullet train (Shinkansen) or about 1 hour 10 minutes by plane.

1 Getting to Tokyo from Osaka

By Train

2 Hours 30 Minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Tokyo Station

Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen directly to Tokyo station for about 2 hours 30 minutes, covered by Japan Rail Pass.
Fare: ¥13,620〜
Note that Japan Rail Pass cannot be used for travel on Nozomi trains on the Tokaido. However, both Hikari and Kodama trains are included under the pass. If you take the Hikari, the journey will take about 2 hours 50 minutes.

3 Hours 30 Mins from Shin-Osaka Station to Tobitakyu Station

Tobitakyu station is the closest station to Tokyo stadium. Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen to Shinagawa station, and change JR Yamanote line bound for Shinjuku station for 20 minutes, then transfer onto the Keio line to Tobitakyu station for 25 minutes.
Fare: ¥13,900〜

By Plane

1 Hour and 10 Minutes From Osaka International Airport (Itami) – Tokyo, Haneda Airport

Haneda-Itami runs about thirty flights per day, operated by Japan’s national airlines such as JAL and ANA.

1 Hours 20 Minutes from Osaka International Airport(Itami)- Tokyo, Narita Airport

Narita-Itami runs about five flights per day, operated by Japan’s national airlines such as JAL and ANA.

1 Hour and 10 Minutes from Tokyo, Haneda Airport – Kansai International Airport

Haneda-Kansai runs about eleven flights per day, operated by Japan’s national airlines such as JAL and ANA, as well as Star Flyer.

1 Hour and 20 Minutes from Tokyo, Narita Airport – Kansai International Airport

Narita-Kansai runs about 8 flights per day, operated by LCCs Jetstar Japan and Peach Aviation.

2Getting to Tokyo Downtown from Haneda Airport

By Train

Take the Keikyu train to Shinagawa station then transfer to the JR Yamanote line to Shibuya (for 40 minutes) or Shinjuku (for 45 minutes.)

By Bus

Take the airport limousine bus directly to Shibuya station, or Shinjuku station for about 30 minutes.

3Getting to Tokyo Downtown from Narita Airport

By Train

Take the JR Narita express directly to Tokyo station (about 55 minutes) or Shinjuku station (about 1.5 hours.)

By Bus

Take the airport limousine bus directly to Shibuya station or Shinjuku station, for about 1 hour.

4From Other Hosting Cities for the Rugby World Cup 2019

・From Sapporo City (New Chitose Airport):About 1 hour 30 minutes by plane
・From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City:About 5 hours by train
・From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City:About 40 minutes by train
・From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City:About 30 minutes by train
・From Shizuoka Prefecture:About 1 hour 25 minutes by train
・From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City:About 2 hours 30 minutes by train
・From Kobe City:About 2 hours 45 minutes by train
・From Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City (Fukuoka Airport):About 1 hour 35 minutes by plane or about 5 hours 5 minutes by train
・From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City:About 1 hour 55 minutes by plane or about 5 hours 45 minutes by train
・From Oita Prefecture:About 1 hour 35 minutes by plane via Fukuoka Airport or about 6 hours 10 minutes by train