Question

Want to fly to tokyo-which carrier should I take?

Which airline is best to fly to Tokyo? I'll be staying in the Ginze area. How's this place's accessibility? Is it at a walkable distance to all major points in okyo or should I use public transport? Are shibuya area and Tokyo tower within walking distance?

Location

City: Edo

Prefecture: Tokyo

Country: Japan

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Couldn't advise on carriers, especially considering I don't know where you're flying out of - but as for your other questions; Ginza is central and within walking distance to some, but not all of what is Tokyo. Again walking distance is relative, but most find it easier to take the subway. The particularly spry might enjoy a walk to the tower from Ginza.
Good reply, David. "The best carrier," is way too generic of a question.
Generic answer is "cheapest one." I suspect these people ask these questions to improve there rate, so they can become "#1" or top 100 in the World. So ratings mean nothing here. Just ask a lot of stupid meaningless questions and you can be #1~
Wow. Am I impressed!

My rating is total bogus, too.
#1? It's a joke on me!

Walkable distance? Sure. You can walk everywhere in Japan if you are a good walker. How are your knees, steeler fan?

Accessible? Like, to a wheel-chair? Or that you can walk in them? What is the point to having an in-accessible shop??

With a quick application of rational thought, it is plain to see these questions really have no point or meaning.

It is regrettable when people don't consider their questions wisely.
Ginza Bellevue Hotel is nice. Training around is best. Just speak clearly and a little slower with a kind face and you will get around fine. Better to take the subways!!
I like the Asian airlines because the attendants are beautiful! Im a steelers fan too!! I've lived in South Park.
hi there, as for the airline is difficult to say, usually for me is the one with the best arrival time and the cheaper price. as for Ginza is pretty central but at one point you have to get on train or taxi if you want to see something else. if you are interested in shopping then Ginza is the place to be.
From Los Angeles you can take American Airlines, from Houston its Continental or Northwest from George Bush Int.Airport,and from New York its American Airlines from Kennedy.
Ginza has a few close places within walking distance you can visit, but most of the major places in Tokyo are too far to walk to, so you'd need to take a subway.
You can get to Tokyo tower from Ginza by taking the Hibiya line and get off at Kamiyacho station.
You can get to Shibuya by taking the Ginza subway line directly there.
From Shibuya you can access any other major part of Tokyo by taking the Yamanote line, the loop line that runs all around Tokyo.
It will take you to Shinjuku, Harajuku, Ikebukuro, Ueno, Tokyo Station, Shinagawa, all good places to visit.

here are some helpful links for you.








If you need any more help let me know.
Dear Str, as which airline is better or more convenient I cannot answer as I do not know Your departing point. Yes Ginza is very central and very easy to move around by Tokyo Metro, bus and Taxi,it is easy to walk to places, it depends of your stamina.F.e. From shibuya to Aoyama,Omotesando etc.
Personally,I like walking.
Which airline is the best to fly to Tokyo?

Basically it depends from what country you come from and how much your budget will be. The main gateway for Tokyo is Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture, which is about an hour from central Tokyo via train. Perhaps major airlines that ply Tokyo route are the best choice. Again, it depends if your home country offers that route. Since, I am from the Philippines, I always take Northwest Airlines. JAL, Philippine Airlines and Thai Airways fly from Manila through Tokyo (Narita) too. But Northwest is the cheapest, while Philippine Airlines and Thai Airways are considered average priced ones, while, of course, Japan Airlines is the most expensive.

I'll be staying in the Ginze area. How's this place's accessibility? Is it at a walkable distance to all major points in okyo or should I use public transport?

Ginza is a high-end shopping district area and is very accessible, via subway. Central Tokyo is connected to a series of subways and trains. In fact, as a first time traveller, you find it very overwhelming to travel in Tokyo. Subway maps are different from trains. There are basically 2 major railway maps in Japan. Here are the links.


--> This is the Japan Railways Train Map


--> This is the Tokyo Subway Map. A conglomerated map of different government and semi-private railway company. Toei and Tokyo Metropolitan companies. Print a copy of this before travelling to Japan.

Are shibuya area and Tokyo tower within walking distance?
Yes. They are walking distance, if you like walking. But I suggest you use this portal to travel around Tokyo, and the rest of Japan.


This will plot the train route from point A to Point B showing the easiest, fastest, cheapest and most expensive routes, in ENGLISH.

Shibuya can be very well accessed by subway and JR lines, using the Ginza, Hanzonomon, Fukutoshin, Tokyu Toyoko, and of course the famous Yamanote Line.

Tokyo Tower can be best accessed using the Yamanote Line, which you can get-off either at Hamamatsuchou or Tamachi Station. Using the Mita Subway Line, and getting off at Shiba Station. And the Oedo Line and getting off at Akabanebashi Station. From these stations it would roughly take around 5-15 minutes of walking.

If you are visiting for a short period of time, I suggest you purchase a 1-day pass for Tokyo Subway and Railway for only 1,580 yen a day. Or roughly around 15.80 dollars a day. Click this link.



Also, from Narita, you can either take 3 fast options.
1. Airport Limousine Bus (Depending on the destination)
2. Keisei Line (around 2000 yen), which will go to Ueno Station in central Tokyo for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
3. Narita Express (JR Line), Depending on the destination
Delta flies here through Atlanta mostly, Northwest flies from Detroit or Chicago, JAL flies here from most west coast cities (most expensive)

Walking from Ginza you can visit the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower and a big temple near there called Zozoji
and of course there are many department stores and restaurants in Ginza.
Tokyo has an underground (Metro) and JR lines for Shibuya, Harajuku and other popular sightseeing places you will use
the JR Yamanote line, it's a circular line around the city,
minumum ticket is $1.30 and up based on distance, it's easy to use and English is everywhere, no worries.
Taxis cost $7.30 for the first 2 kilometers.

Have a great trip
Christiaan
Delta flies here through Atlanta mostly, Northwest flies from Detroit or Chicago, JAL flies here from most west coast cities (most expensive)

Walking from Ginza you can visit the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Tower and a big temple near there called Zozoji
and of course there are many department stores and restaurants in Ginza.
Tokyo has an underground (Metro) and JR lines for Shibuya, Harajuku and other popular sightseeing places you will use
the JR Yamanote line, it's a circular line around the city,
minumum ticket is $1.30 and up based on distance, it's easy to use and English is everywhere, no worries.
Taxis cost $7.30 for the first 2 kilometers.

Have a great trip
Christiaan
Judging by your e-mail address and your writing style, I reckon you want to fly from the US. Here are some reasonable plane tickets from different American cities in the following order: City Airline Price (round trip)
Atlanta United Airlines Inc $750
Boston United Airlines Inc $750
Charlotte United Airlines Inc $750
Chicago Delta Air Lines $790
Cincinnati Delta Air Lines $790
Dallas United Airlines Inc $770
Denver United Airlines Inc $740
Ft Lauderdale United Airlines Inc $770
Houston United Airlines Inc $770
Los Angeles United Airlines Inc $620
Seattle Asiana Airlines $610
Phoenix Asiana Airlines $680
Ginza is a very good place to stay at. For a Steeler, it is at a walkable distance to all major points in Tokyo area. However, a Steelers' fan should probably buy a travel pass and enjoy the luxury of Tokyo public transportation system.
If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Regards,
Chip
Since your name is "steelersfan," I am assuming you are from the States, possibly Pittsburgh?
I usually fly into Chicago O'Hare via United. There is a direct flight from Tokyo.
About staying in Ginza, it is a fairly good location, but that depends on what you want from this trip. Tokyo is a gigantic city and it's impossible to walk everywhere from one point. However, if you prefer high-end shopping, traditional tea gardens such as Hama Rikyu and catching the Tsukiji Fish Market, then this is a good location for you. Subways are also fairly accessible here, bur you may want to consider staying on somewhere on the Yamanote line such as Shinagawa or Shinjuku. These are major train hubs. Also, be prepared to take the train a lot as taxis are prohibitively expensive.
I would take United or All Nippon Airways ,ANA (flies from LA,SF,Chicago,NYC,DC), flew both, could recommend :)). Tokyo is very big, traffic on the other side, compared to US,be careful. Would recommend use of subway, makes accessability easier than by walking, some distances are also simply too far,Subway is very organized and fast. Here is a link to everything:
Assuming you come from the US, you can fly via JAL, ANA, AA, Delta, Northwest and United to Narita Airport. As for the walkability around Ginza (and Tokyo in general), it's doable if you have the time and feet for it. Otherwise I would recommend taking trains. Tokyo has the most systematic train system that I've seen in the world. Just don't get caught during rush hour. Enjoy!
american airlines is offering a good price from NY, 950.
The service on Cathay Pacific is the best, or British airways.
You will have no trouble getting around Tokyo, the trains are so easy, and get you everywhere
Good luck!
Which airline depends on where you are coming from, you can check on yahoo which will specify all the low carriage places.


Ginza is considered the center of Tokyo, it is easlily accessible from everywhere by subway train-Tokyo metro or JR. it's faster to use subway but it's ok on foot too. Ginza is quite an expensive city to live though, u might want to try Shinjuku or Shibuya which is relatively center of Tokyo but cheaper.
Please do NOT SEND silly questions !!!!
DON"T STAY IN GINZA!!!lts a shopping area stay in Shinjuku Ginza has 0 nightlife once the shops are shut.
Evidently the gentleman that answered DONT GO TO GINZA does not know Tokyo, even the BLACKLIST PARTY moved tp GINZA from Roppongi, etc
Evidently the gentleman that answered DONT GO TO GINZA does not know Tokyo, even the BLACKLIST PARTY moved tp GINZA from Roppongi, etc
Hi, i know that North West Airlines has good service to Japan and othe rasian countries, i used it myself to travel inside asia, its very good.
Arie
Hi, I always take the cheapest flights to Tokyo Narita Airport it has been always acceptable until now.

There are 2 way's of transport to get you to Tokyo from Narita Airport. Train or Bus. I personally prefer the "Freindly Airport Limousine" bus service it takes you 1,5h to get you into the city center. I personally find it more convenient than the train because you will have to carry your baggage. Please take Yen with you to pay for public transport.

Tokyo is a very big city of +/- 23million people devided in 23 different cities ( we would call it wards) Ginza is one of them. Most of the Tokyoites use public transport metro, JR Train or taxi. I would suggest to use the metro to get to Shibuya and Tokyo Tower from Ginza. Usually taxi drivers don't understand English very well and have difficulty to find your destination, mainly because there is no street naming and the numbering is not sequential as we are used to.

Ginza is a nice area. It is an elegant and stylish ward (city). This is the place for sophisticated Tokyoites. Fashionable people walking down Ginza Dori lined up with both traditional shops and the world's leading brand shops. There are many opportunities to experience Japanese culture such as Kabukiza Shinbashi Enbujo Theater and Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, all living proof of Ginza's long history. In neighboring Tsukiji, you can still feel the spirit of old Edo at Tsukiji market. This outdoor fish market is open to the public in the morning for eating and shopping.

Recommended Route through Ginza:

One-day course to experience the Edo atmosphere of the morning fish market, enjoy theater plays, and shop in Ginza, the place for sophisticated urbanites.

Tsukiji shijo Sta. -> Tsukiji Market -> Kabukiza -> Ginza Dori/ Ginza 4-chome Intersection -> Sony Building -> Yurakucho Marion -> Yurakucho Station (metro)

I don't know how much time you are going to spend in Tokyo but 1 or 2 day's is not enough to see all major points in Tokyo.

I hope this helped.

Enjoy Tokyo and have a save trip.
Well, I used Northwest Airlines to get over here, and I liked it well enough. Two meals, an ice cream break in the middle. Lights darkened at the appropriate moments/times and complimentary headphones.

If you're a student, I suggest using , although I've heard that sometimes you can get thru even if you're not a student

Ginza is located nearby the Tokyo Imperial Palace (if you want you can get a 2 hour tour or so, just have to schedule ahead of time. at the end, they'll lead you to the very famous Eastern Gardens). It's also nearby Tsukiji Fish Market; wake up early 5AM or so; afterwards, you can also visit Tsukiji Honganji (temple) which is nearby. I'm not a sushi whiz either, so I've learned that you can use the phrase "omakase" which means, in essence, "It's up to you" to the chef. it usually brings you high quality stuff in a set.

Ginza isn't within a comfortable walking distance of many other Tokyo locations. Akihabara is probably about 2 hours walk away, but I'm working from memory, from Hibiya Park (nearby Tokyo Imperial Palace). Otherwise, taking the subway is your best option. Last trains usually run until 12AM or so. Plus, you can choose areas that are walking distance within each other, like Shibuya, Harajuku, and Yoyogi; they're three stations on the Yamanote line and are very close to each other, so one, it'd be a waste to go by train and two, it's nice to look around.
I'm sorry replying late, I'm in my hometown in America so I didn't have access to the internet.
I believe taking the American or the United Airline might be the best because its service is nice even thought the price is low. I also consider Singapore Airline because its fuel charge is very low compared to other Airlines. I guess asking a Airline consultant and ask for all the airline ticket price might be the best.
Ginza is close to Tokyo station, but its kind of like Beverly Hills in California, and there is only the subway station there so I believe the accessibility is not quiet well. I consider using public transportation by the JR (Japan Railroad) because you will be walking a lot using the subway.
From Ginza, Shibuya will be nice to go because you can go there using the subway called the Ginza line of Tokyo-Metro. Tokyo tower will be near the JR station like Tamachi, or the subway Toei-Mita line Mita staion. It is close to the Keio University in Mita.
Please ask me more if you need further questions. I will be glad to answer you ASAP. Thank you.
Ginza is an excellent location. Jump on the Ginza subway line and it will take you to some great places like, Asakusa, Ueno, Nihombashi, Ometosando, and Shibuya. I use this line everyday.
Would be happy to help out. Just send me an email:

Regards,
Lance Robinson

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