Narita International Airport Reviews
In Japan, there are two airports that service the air networks of Japanese people: Haneda International Airport (HND) and Narita International Airport (NRT). The airports differ in type of traffic they are focused on. HND charters international flights, but focuses on domestic air traffic, whereas NRT handles the majority of the international air traffic for Japan. In this review, we’ll be taking you to a tour of Narita International Airport.
Narita International Airport (NRT) was formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport. Initially, it was planned in the 1960s with an aim to help Haneda Airport’s traffic. It took them a decade to finally finish the first NRT’s runway. In 2004, the privatization of the airport was the gateway for the routing and endless success of the renamed Narita International Airport (NRT).
NRT has 2 information desks, one is located in the Main building, 1st floor near Exit A, and the other is on the Central building, 1st floor facing the south wing. There aret a total of 12 restrooms throughout NRT, and their toilets are exclusively designed by Gallery TOTO ― eight are found in Terminal 1 and 4. Shower rooms are present in both terminals, and it costs 1,030 yen per 30 minutes’ usage.
In Terminal 1, there are 15 branded boutiques and 9 duty free stores. And, in Terminal 2, there are 9 branded boutiques, 7 duty free stalls, and 18 food and beverage establishments. Terminal 3 was just recently built in April 2015.
There are several ways to reach NRT: through Rail, Buses, Taxi, Automobile, and even by Helicopter. By Rail, there’s JR Narita Express, JR Sobu, Keisei Skyliner, Keisei Limited Express, and by bus, there’s limousine, Tokyo shuttle, and the access or via ARK Hills Heliport which will take the customer to the airport in approximately 20 minutes. To get more brief information on To/From Narita Airport, click here. To go around and through the 3 Terminals of the airport, just take a 10-minute free shuttle bus connecting drive to each terminal area.
But, if travelling via personal vehicle from Central Tokyo route to east/northeast from Higashi-Kanto expressway or Keiyo Road – either of which – just make sure travelers will reach Shin-Kuko Expressway because this directly connects to the airport.
Location – Traffic – Service
NRT is located 60 km east of Tokyo and, with the current statistics, it shows that Narita International Airport receives 35.5 million passengers annually, making NRT the major international airport. NRT was ranked on the 13th place worldwide based from volume of international passengers, and 7th place in terms of international cargo. NRT is the main base for the following airlines: All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Peach, United Airlines, and Vanilla Air. NRT serves with 2 runways.
Aside from these airlines making the airport their main hub, 80 more carriers are flying to and from NRT, which caters over 100 cities in 30 countries and 3 regions across the world.
*For reference: http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/guide/map/index.html
NRT was continuously nominated as “Asia’s Leading Airport” since 2005 up to the present, and was a nominee as well in 2007 as “World’s Leading Eco-Friendly Airport;” this was recognized by World Travel Awards. In 2014, NRT had gathered a lot of awards: 3rd Best Airport in 30-40 million passengers annually, 10th Best Airport Shopping Center, 5th Best Airport security, 3rd Best International Airport, 4th World’s Cleanest Airport, 9th best airport in Asia, and 10th with the best staff in Asia.
- Airport Code: NRT
- Phone number: +81 476-34-8000
- Website URL: www.narita-airport.jp
- Address: 1-1 Furugome, Narita, Chiba Prefecture 282-0004, Japan
Based on Narita International Airport reviews, the airport had a high reputation to take care of – from the moment they started operating, their mindset was to aim higher and improve wider. This kind of attitude led them to their obvious several awards. With those massive traffic, NRT can smoothly accommodate their passengers with exclusivity. I wonder how does NRT look like up close.
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