Now’s your change to look just like John, Paul, George, and Ringo did when they first touched down in Tokyo in 1966.
One other Sega franchise will join Sonic on the special train, which will be in service in Tokyo for one month.
It turns out Tokyo’s most convenient airport is also its most awesome for Pokémon Trainers.
Ground control to Major pilot, smile for the camera, you are cleared for takeoff.
Thousands of passengers arrived at their destinations all over Japan last night, only to find that everyone’s bags were left behind.
Good news! Tokyo Monorail has announced this week that it will be providing free Wi-Fi on the Haneda Airport Line later this year.
A beloved mushroom travel companion lost in transit, never to be seen again? Not on our watch!
In Japan, going on a trip often means you’ll be coming back with about twice as much luggage as you left with, as you are almost always expected to bring back souvenirs for your friends, family, coworkers, teachers, neighbors…pretty much everyone you’ll run into at some point after returning from your trip, even if it’s just a weekend getaway.
The plus side of this? Pretty much anywhere you go in the country, you can find local treats available only in that specific area, and sometimes also limited to the seasons as well. Tokyo is no exception, and today we’re going to be taking a look at some rare, special eats that you’ll only find within the terminals of Haneda Airport.
Anyone who dabbles in taking pictures may be familiar with the concept of tilt-shift photography, wherein the focus is shifted in such a way that the resulting photo looks like a scene created out of miniatures. The effect can be whimsical but also quite stunning, especially when a subject of great majesty and importance ends up looking like a child’s play thing.
This is exactly the effect achieved when one videographer used tilt-shift and time-lapse photography to capture Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Check out the full video after the jump.
Flying into Narita International Airport, many travelers are surprised to learn they are almost 60 km outside of Tokyo and need to take an hour train ride to get into the city. Its location in rural Chiba Prefecture was chosen in the 1960s when the government realized the smaller Haneda airport could not keep up with the booming postwar air traffic in and out of Tokyo. Many locals protested the new airport that bulldozed over their formerly quiet lives and the bitter fight left the area with some very odd landmarks, such as a heavily secured and monitored shrine that sits almost directly in front of one of the runways.
If you’ve traveled to Japan, you may be aware that while Narita Airport has been the main international port of access into the Tokyo area for many years, there is now an increasing number of International flights in and out of Haneda Airport, which functions as the main domestic airport in the Tokyo area. And since Haneda Airport is located much closer to central Tokyo than Narita Airport, and with more flight options through Haneda becoming available, we guess it’s understandable if some travelers to Japan prefer to use Haneda Airport instead.
Well, for a limited time, there may be even more of a reason to fly into Haneda — in the form of a large welcome poster that should delight you particularly if you’re an anime fan!
People in Japan love Starbucks coffee and their cute, branded drinking tumblers. In big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka you can even buy limited edition tumblers with different local designs. The regional travelling cups are sold at a number of stores though, so they’re actually not that difficult to come across. For die-hard fans looking to get their hands on the Holy Grail of Starbucks drinking vessels, you’d be better off heading to a store at Haneda airport, the one place in the world that sells this very exclusive tumbler.