All posts tagged: tokyo

How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo

There are two main airports servicing Tokyo, Haneda and Narita. In general Haneda handles the internal flights and Narita handles the international flights. This is definitely a generalisation as Haneda does do international flights as well, but if you’re coming from the UK, America or Europe, you’re most likely to land at Narita. The other difference between the two airports is that Haneda is much closer to the centre of Tokyo. If your flight to Japan was a long one, then I’m sorry to tell you that arriving at Narita is by no means the end of your already-long journey. Narita by train By train is by far the easiest way to get from Narita Airport. Although deciding which train to use is a bit tricky. Here are your options… Narita Express (JR) – This one is a direct, non-stop train to Tokyo Station. It’s a great option if you’ve got the JR Pass as it covers the Narita Express. On the map it looks like it takes a fairly long route as it passes through Chiba, …

The Best Ramen in Tokyo?

And definitely the best Ramen I’ve ever had If you’re after the best ramen in Tokyo, this place is definitely worth a look. The fact we found it on our first jet-lagged day just makes the story all-the-more amusing. Manchester to Tokyo is a long way to fly and by the time we arrived at our hostel, we were well and truly jet lagged. It was nearing dinner time by the time we were unpacked and settled. So I searched Google maps for something in the Ikebukuro area. This restaurant had a decent rating and was worth a look. We followed the app and found our way to the small ramen restaurant called Mutekiya. To our surprise there was a long queue outside, waiting to go in. We debated trying somewhere else until I pointed out that if there was a queue, that probably meant it was good. Plus, we needed to kill some time anyway to stay awake until a reasonable time. So we queued for about an hour, in our jet-lagged state, barely …