Narita International Airport, also known as Tokyo Narita Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is located 57.5km (35.7 miles) east of Tokyo Station and 7km (4.3 miles) east-southeast of Narita Station in the city of Narita in Chiba and the adjacent town of Shibayama.
It handles the majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan, and is also a major connecting point for air traffic between Asia and the Americas. The airport handled 36 million passengers in 2007 and is the second busiest passenger airport in Japan and ninth busiest air freight hub in the world. It serves as the main international hub of Japan's flag carrier Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways.
New Tokyo International Airport was originally envisioned to have five runways, but protests led to a downscaling of the plan to three runways: two parallel northwest/southeast runways 4,000m in length and an intersecting northeast/southwest runway 3,200m in length.
The airport has two terminals. Numerous restaurants and cafes grace the terminals and in each terminal's basement there are rail line connections to the city.
To ensure the safety of customers and of airport operations, all personnel entering Narita Airport (including passengers and those seeing off and meeting passengers or visiting the airport) are required to produce identification.
There are numerous services at the airport for all travellers. These include travel insurance, baggage delivery and storage and coin-operated lockers, currency exchange and credit card service counters, cell phone rentals and all manner of personal services, including an oxygen bar. Day rooms with showers and sleeping facilities are available on the third floor in Terminals 1 and 2. Sleeping facilities can be reserved in advance. They are available only to departing passengers who have completed passport control formalities. Baggage storage services and coin-operated lockers are available in the airport as well. Prayer rooms are available at Terminals 1 and 2 for those who would like to worship.
Various restaurants are available in the airport, including halal-certified ones.
For those needing to travel between the terminals, a terminal connection bus is available for transfers between Terminals 1 and 2 for free.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 17 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Narita International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.