patient helvetica, see sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #800000;">Transportation Notes for the whole trip tour (April 28 - May 13, 2015, including Kyoto trip), short trip tour (May 1-13, 2015, including Kyoto trip); and retreat only tour (May 1-8, 2015, not including Kyoto Trip)

1. What arrivial/departure airport should I use for Tokyo ?

  • For arrival on April 28 and May 1,  and departure on May 8: Please book your light to arrive in Tokyo

    • Tokyo International Airport commonly known as Haneda Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport (IATA: HND, ICAO: RJTT) and Narita International Airport (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA), also known as Tokyo Narita Airport can be used for booking your flights to and from Tokyo. However, Haneda airport is closer to Tokyo. If flights to/from Haneda airport available then it should be your first choice. Otherwise, use Narita.

  • For departure on May 13: If possible, please book your flights to leave from Kansai International Aiport. Because of the sight seeing trip in Kyoto (May 11-13, 2015), the tour ends in Kyoto. Kansai is the nearest international airport to Kyoto. If not possible, you can book your flights to leave from Tokyo.Transportation to Narita/Haneda airport in Tokyo can be arranged, but it is more complicated and more expensive. It is better to leave from Kansai airport.

2. How do I get to the hotel upon arrival? We will arrange the transportation for you. After buying your flight tickets, please inform us about your arrival/departure information via the online registration site, Instructions will be sent to you. You will pay for the these expenses by cash. They are not included in the package cost.

Airport Information: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tokyo International Airport - Haneda Airport

Tokyo International Airport (??????T?ky? Kokusai K?k??), commonly known as Haneda Airport (????Haneda K?k??) or Tokyo Haneda Airport (IATA: HNDICAO: RJTT), is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area, and is the primary base of Japan's two major domestic airlines, Japan Airlines (Terminal 1) and All Nippon Airways (Terminal 2), as well as low-cost carriers Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, and StarFlyer. It is located in ?ta, Tokyo, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of Tokyo Station.

Haneda was the primary international airport serving Tokyo until 1978; from 1978 to 2010, Haneda handled almost all domestic flights to and from Tokyo as well as "scheduled charter" flights to a small number of major cities in East Asia, while Narita International Airport handled the vast majority of international flights. In 2010, a dedicated international terminal was opened at Haneda in conjunction with the completion of a fourth runway, allowing long-haul flights during nighttime hours.[3] Haneda opened up to long-haul service during the daytime in March 2014, with carriers offering nonstop service to 25 cities in 17 countries.[4]

Haneda handled 68,906,636 passengers in 2013; by passenger throughput, it was the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Beijing Capital Airport (Asia's busiest) and London Heathrow Airport.[5] It is able to handle 90 million passengers per year following its expansion in 2010. With Haneda and Narita combined Tokyo has the third busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City.

Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport (?????? Narita Kokusai K?k??) (IATA: NRTICAO: RJAA), also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located 57.5 km (35.7 mi) east of Tokyo Station and 7 km (4.3 mi) east-southeast of Narita Station[3] in the city of Narita in Chiba and the adjacent town of Shibayama.

Narita handles the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Tokyo and Japan, and is also a major connecting point for air traffic between Asia and the Americas. The airport handled 35,379,408 passengers in 2013.[2] It is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan,[4] busiest air freight hub in Japan,[5] and tenth-busiest air freight hub in the world.[5] It serves as the main international hub of Japan's flag carrier Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Nippon Cargo Airlines, and low-cost carriers Jetstar Japan and Vanilla Air. It also serves as an Asian hub for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Under Japanese law, it is classified as a first class airport.

Kansai International Airport

Kansai International Airport(??????Kansai Kokusai K?k??)(IATA:KIXICAO:RJBB) is aninternational airportlocated on anartificial islandin the middle ofOsaka Bay, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of?saka Station,[3]located within three municipalities, includingIzumisano(north),[4]Sennan(south),[5]andTajiri(central),[6]inOsaka Prefecture, Japan. The airport is off theHonshushore and was designed by Italian architectRenzo Piano. The airport serves as an internationalhubforAll Nippon Airways,Japan Airlines, andNippon Cargo Airlines, and also serves as a hub forPeach, the first internationallow-cost carrierin Japan.

It is colloquially known asKank?(???)in Japanese.

Kansai opened 4 September 1994 to relieve overcrowding atOsaka International Airport, which is closer to the city ofOsakaand now handles only domestic flights. During the 2006fiscal year, KIX had 116,475 aircraft movements, of which 73,860 were international (31 countries, 71 cities), and 42,615 were domestic (19 cities). The total number of passengers was 16,689,658 of which 11,229,444 were international, and 5,460,214 were domestic, sixth in Japan and second in Osaka area. However, in 2009, airport traffic has fallen by almost 20% in just two years to 13.4 million.[7]In 2010 airport traffic had risen to over 14 million, with international passengers accounting for approximately 10.4 million and domestic passengers accounting for approximately 3.7 million.[8]Freight volume was at 802,162tonnestotal, of which 757,414 t were international (18th in the world), and 44,748 t were domestic.[9]The 4,000 m × 60 m (13,123 ft × 197 ft) second runway was opened on 2 August 2007. As of June 2014, Kansai Airport has become an Asian hub, with 780 weekly flights to Asia and Australasia (including freight 119), 59 weekly flights to Europe and the Middle East (freight 5), and 80 weekly flights to North America (freight 42).[10]