Aug 13, 2016

Few fliers using fast-lane immigration service at Narita

Few passengers are using the fast-lane immigration service at Narita International Airport, four months after Tokyo’s main gateway became the first airport in Japan to introduce the service, the transport ministry and the airport’s operator said Saturday. The average number of daily users stands ...

24-hour 'gyudon' restaurant arrives at Narita airport

Jul 15, 2016

24-hour 'gyudon' restaurant arrives at Narita airport

A gyūdon (shaved beef on rice) outlet launching at Narita International Airport, east of Tokyo, will be the first restaurant at the facility to remain open around the clock, responding to requests from users of the airport who stay overnight. It is very rare ...

Narita airport offers Kansai air carriers 33% discount on landing fee

Jun 10, 2016

Narita airport offers Kansai air carriers 33% discount on landing fee

Narita International Airport Corp. on Friday announced a 33 percent discount on landing fees for flights arriving from Kansai International Airport, a major gateway to Japan for Chinese tourists. The discount will be applied retroactively back to April. Japan’s main international airport hopes the ...

Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Apr 27, 2016

Low-cost bus to link Narita with Tokyo's Osaki Station

Travelers heading from southern Tokyo or Yokohama to Narita airport will have the option of a new, low-priced bus service from October. It will link Narita with Osaki Station in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, the companies involved said Tuesday. The bus aims to cut out ...

Apr 24, 2016

Narita-based bus lines reaching out to distant tourist spots

An increasing number of expressway bus services based at Narita International Airport are extending their reach to cover distant tourist areas, such as the central Hokuriku region. The trend is a result of collaborative efforts being made by Narita International Airport Corp., bus lines ...

Apr 14, 2016

Counterterrorism drill held at Narita airport ahead of G-7 summit

Narita International Airport held a large-scale counterterrorism drill Thursday ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture next month. About 170 people, including police, airline officials and personnel from security firms participated in the drill in response to possible chemical, biological, radiological, ...

Apr 8, 2016

Panel proposes new, faster Haneda-Narita subway line

A transport ministry subcommittee has proposed constructing a new bypass subway line between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture in a draft report examining new rail projects. The Council for Transport Policy will submit the report to Land, Infrastructure, Transport ...

Mar 30, 2016

Keisei stations to offer multilingual tablets for overseas visitors

Keisei Electric Railway Co. will from Thursday introduce tablets equipped with a multilingual translation app at 65 of its stations in response to growing tourist numbers. Apple Inc.’s iPad Air 2 tablets will be distributed to all Keisei Electric Railway stations except Higashi-Matsudo, Shin-Kamagaya, ...

Jan 19, 2016

Ric O'Barry, opponent of Japanese dolphin hunt, detained at Narita

Ric O’Barry, a prominent advocate for ending the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, was detained Tuesday by immigration authorities at Narita International Airport. O’Barry, who was featured prominently in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” about the Taiji hunt, was barred entry when immigration ...