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International Airports in Tokyo

There are two main international airports in Tokyo.

Narita International Airport (in Japanese: 成田国際空港)

The conference venue is about two hours from Narita International Airport.

Haneda Airport International Terminal (in Japanese: 羽田空港国際線旅客ターミナル)

The conference venue is about one hour from Haneda Airport International Terminal.

From Narita to Ikebukuro

Some express trains and buses go directly to Ikebukuro (in Japanese: 池袋) from Narita International Airport. The following websites will provide you with information about routes and connections.

By JR Narita Express (N’EX) (in Japanese: 成田エクスプレス)

  • Narita Express (N’EX)
  • Duration: 90-100 minutes
  • Fare: JPY3, 390 (one-way)

The JR Narita Express (N’EX) is the most comfortable and easiest route, which takes you directly to Ikebukuro station from Narita International Airport. But not all trains stop at Ikebukuro station. Please make sure that your train stops at Ikebukuro. You can find this information by referring to the timetable of the N’EX or via the Japan Transit Planner.
From July 21 to August 31, which is the high season, the fare from Narita to Ikebukuro on the N’EX is 3,390 Japanese yen.

By Airport Limousine Bus (in Japanese:リムジンバス)

The Airport Limousine Bus from Narita to Ikebukuro will stop at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, Sunshine City Prince Hotel and the Ikebukuro Sunshine Bus Terminal. If you stay at the hotel near one of the bus stops in Ikebukuro, taking the airport bus is easy for your journeys from/to the Narita airport.

By Keisei Skyliner train (in Japanese: 京成スカイライナー)

This is not a direct way to get to Ikebukuro from Narita International Airport but the fastest one. You can take the Keisei Skyliner from the Narita airport and change trains to the JR Yamanote line at Nippori (in Japanese: 日暮里) to Ikebukuro. It takes about 12 minutes from Nippori to Ikebukuro.

By Low-cost Highway Bus to Tokyo Station

From Tokyo station to Ikebukuro station, there are two lines that take you directly to Ikebukuro.

  • By train: JR Yamanote line, about 25 minutes, JPY200
  • By subway: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, about 16 minutes, JPY200

By Taxi

Airport taxis offer flat-rate fares and metered fares to your destination in Tokyo from Narita International Airport. You can choose one of the fares when you hire a taxi at the airport. Please go to a taxi stand at the airport and tell your taxi driver the fare type you prefer to choose.

The flat fares by taxi from Narita International Airport

  • To Ikebukuro station in Toshima-ku/ward (in Japanese: 豊島区)
    • Zone D: via Keiyo Road JPY22,000
      via Bayshore Freeway JPY22,500
  • To Tokyo Seitoku University in Kita-ku/ward (in Japanese: 北区)
    • Zone E: via Keiyo Road JPY23,500
      via Bayshore Freeway JPY25,000

You will be required to pay highway tolls in addition to the flat fares.
To find more information about the airport taxis, please refer to here.

From Haneda to Ikebukuro

Some express buses go directly to Ikebukuro from Haneda Airport International Terminal. The following websites will provide you with information about routes and connections.

By Train

There are no direct and express trains from Haneda to Ikebukuro. It might be easier to get to Ikebukuro station with the Airport Limousine Bus because, with the train, you will be required to make two or three stops before reaching your final destination. We recommend you to find your routes and connections before getting on a train.

Take the Keikyu Airport line from Haneda Airport International Terminal (Keikyu) to Shinagawa station and transfer to the JR Yamanote line to Ikebukuro station.

  • Duration: 50-60 minutes in total
  • Fare: JPY670 in total

Take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport International Terminal (Monorail) to Hamamatsucho station and transfer to the JR Yamanote line to Ikebukuro station.

  • Duration: 50-60 minutes in total
  • Fare: JPY750 in total

By Airport Limousine Bus

The Airport Limousine Bus will take you to the Ikebukuro area directly. The bus will stop at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo, Sunshine City Prince Hotel, Ikebukuro Station’s East and West Exits and the Ikebukuro Sunshine Bus Terminal. If you stay at the hotel near one of the bus stops in Ikebukuro, taking an airport bus is easy for your journeys from/to Haneda.

By Taxi

Airport taxis offer flat-rate fares to your destination in Tokyo from Haneda Airport. You can choose metered fares for some areas.

The flat fares by taxi from Haneda Airport

  • To Ikebukuro station in Toshima-ku/ward (in Japanese: 豊島区)
    • JPY8,900
  • To Tokyo Seitoku University in Kita-ku/ward (in Japanese: 北区)
    • JPY8,800

You will be required to pay highway tolls in addition to the flat-rate fare.
For further information about the airport taxis, please refer to Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA).

From Tokyo Station to Ikebukuro Station

Some lines will take you directly to Ikebukuro station from Tokyo station.

  • By train: JR Yamanote line, about 25 minutes, JPY200
  • By subway: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line, about 16 minutes, JPY200

From Ikebukuro Station to Jujo Station

The closest train station to the conference venue is Jujo station (in Japanese: 十条駅) that is about 5 minutes from Ikebukuro station by train. Please take the JR Saikyo line to Omiya or Kawagoe, and disembark at the second station from Ikebukuro.

For further information about the conference venue, Tokyo Seitoku University, see Conference Venue.

Pre-paid IC Cards and Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass)

Pre-paid IC cards

The pre-paid IC cards are the most convenient. They allow you to travel on most of the major public transports across the country, not merely in Tokyo. There are two types of card available: SUICA (sold at JR stations) and PASMO (sold at underground stations). SUICA can be used in the PASMO areas and vice versa. You can top up the card at any train/underground station and on the bus. Also, there are several discount tickets for tourists traveling by train and underground.

Japan Rail Pass

If you are thinking to travel around Japan before/after the conference, the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) could be the most economical pass for foreign tourists under the entry status of “temporary visitor”. The JR pass covers all JR group bullet trains (shinkansen), except Nozomi and Mizuho, limited express trains, express trains, and rapid or local trains. You can purchase the pass before coming to Japan through the online system or the designated travel agencies across the world. Please remember that you need to visit one of the designated JR stations after arriving at Tokyo, to exchange the voucher, which is called hikikae-sho (an exchange order), to the actual pass. During March 8, 2017 to March 31, 2019, the pass is purchased inside of Japan at the major JR station, including JR stations at Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport International Terminal. For further details about the JR pass, please go to the official website of the JR pass.

Useful Links for Travelers

More Tips for Traveling in Japan

We are going to provide more tips and recommendations for your travel in Japan on the FAQs of the conference website and our community pages on Facebook.

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  • ISPA 2018 Conference Tokyo, Japan (in English), click here.
  • 第40回国際学校心理学会(ISPA)東京大会 (in Japanese), click here.

Visa

Before planning your travel to Japan, please verify the visa information website at the VISA/Residing in Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan). It depends on a visa agreement between two countries whether you need to apply for a visa or not.
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Official Invitation Letter

Letters of invitation, to apply for a visitor visa to Japan to attend the ISPA 2018 Conference, can only be issued to accepted and notified Presenters, who have completed registration. The conference cannot issue letters of invitation for accompanying persons.

If you need an official invitation letter for the conference, please contact us via email.
Email: ispa2018jpn@gmail.com.