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Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 00:57
May i know Which is the most convenient way to travel by train from Narita to Gaein-mae Station, the station nearest to the hotel I will be staying, Nippon Seinenkan Hotel.
Is taking the Narita Express the better options than Keisei Skyliner?
There are so many options in the net, I am confused as Tokyo has many lines.
My daughter will be arriving into Haneda airport, and going to same hotel.
Please advise which is the best options train for her From Haneda.
Thank you.
by SheilaW (guest)  

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 11:11
Hyperdia is your friend. If you will have a JR Pass, you probably want to take the Narita Express to Shibuya and transfer to subway. Otherwise it depends on your priorities (comfort vs. speed vs. cost).
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 11:14
Check the hotel web site, scroll down to ACCESS section, and both Haneda and Narita routes are explained.
http://nippon-seinenkan.or.jp/en/
by Edokko101 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 11:58
Check the hotel web site, scroll down to ACCESS section, and both Haneda and Narita routes are explained.

They give one possible route, which is not necessarily the best
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 13:58
My daughter will be arriving into Haneda airport, and going to same hotel.
Please advise which is the best options train for her From Haneda.


At Haneda, take a Keikyu Line (rapid or limited express) train which goes directly into the subway Asakusa Line, and at Shimbashi station(A 10), change for the subway Ginza Line bound for Shibuya, and get off at Gaien-mae station, the fifth stop. Only one transfer from Haneda.

https://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/subway/stops/asakusa_sogo.html
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 22:03
First of All,Welcome to japan.If you Dont Buy JR Nationwide pass,then you can Buy ,Our Dream pass:
Known as kC{pXV= 10850~ From Narita Intl Airport,Then you come to JR Shibuya station. Now you pay 170~ for Gaein-mae Station by using Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for ASAKUSA.
by Ron (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: your questions (1) 2017/12/12 23:04
When will you / your daughter come?
How is your / her flight arrival to NRT / HND scheduled?

My answers shown below are on the supposition that you / she will get through the immigration procedures and become free to travel in Japan while trains will be still available, neither very late nor very early.

Gaein-mae Station,
the station nearest to the hotel I will be staying, Nippon Seinenkan Hotel.

This station is Gaiemmae Station (G-03) on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
(Gai: outer, en: garden, -mae: in front of.)

- Tokyo Subway Route Map
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/pdf/rosen_en_1702.pdf

[From HND to Gaiemmae Station]

My daughter will be arriving into Haneda airport, and going to same hotel.
Please advise which is the best options train for her From Haneda.

She can travel to (A-10) Shimbashi Station of Toei Subway
by Keikyu lines + Toei Subway Asakusa Line, taking a through train.

Keikyu trains leaving Haneda Airport [HND] run in a few different directions with many destinations; please feel free to ask a Keikyu station attendant which train she should take to go to Shimbashi.

According to the current timetables, the last Keikyu-Toei through train for Shimbashi is scheduled to depart at 23:09 on weekdays and at 23:20 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from the station in HND International Terminal.

Or,
she can travel to Shimbashi Station of JR
first by Tokyo Monorail until Monorail Hamamatsucho Station
then from Hamamatsucho Station of JR either by the Keihin-Tohoku Line (Track 1) or by the Yamanote Line (Track 2).

In Shimbashi she can make a transfer to Tokyo Metro; then she travels by the Ginza Line from Shimbashi (G-08: Track 1) to (G-03: Track1) Gaiemmae.

[Gaiemmae Station]

Gaiemmae Station (G-03) is not fully equipped with elevators | escalators.
When you go dragging a heavy suitcase, you cannot get out smoothly to Exit 3 (, which is closest to your hotel), due to a few staircases.

- Map (in Japanese) of subway Gaiemmae Station (G-03)
http://www.tokyometro.jp/station/yardmap_img/_station_G03%E5%A4%96%E8%...
: There is no elevator or escalator between the platforms and the concourse for Exit 3.
: The escalators between the platforms and the other concourse are in operation for going up only.

by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/12 23:36
[From NRT to Gaiemmae Station]

Which is the most convenient way to travel by train from Narita to Gaein-mae Station

Please note (, especially when you fly out from NRT,) that (JR) Narita Station and Keisei Narita Station are outside the airport.
You see the word "airport" in the name of every rail station in Narita Airport [NRT].

Currently there is no rail station in NRT Terminal 3.
If your plane arrives to Terminal 3 and you hope to travel by rail for Tokyo, you first go to Terminal 2 by bus or on foot.
(There are some bus routes connecting NRT Terminal 3 and Tokyo's urban area.)

Is taking the Narita Express the better options than Keisei Skyliner?

You have a choice between
a little slower route (mainly by JR Narita Express) with two transfers of a shorter walking distance,
which is shown below as (A),
and a little faster route (mainly by Keisei Skyliner) with one transfer of a longer walking distance,
which is shown below as (B).

The length of the required time seems not to be much different.
Depending on the time zone, in a case where the first Narita Express train which you can take departs earlier than the first Skyliner train, you might get to Gaiemmae Station earlier by Route (A) than by Route (B).

Anyway, it is strongly recommendable that you pack lightly.

- Luggage in Japan
https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2274.html

[Routes in brief: From NRT to Gaiemmae Station]

(A) Narita Airport | Airport Terminal 2 --[JR: Narita Express]-- Tokyo --[Walking]-- Tokyo (M-17) --[Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line]-- (M-13) Akasaka-mitsuke (G-05) --[Tokyo Metro Ginza Line]-- (G-03) Gaiemmae.

(B) Narita Airport Terminal 1 | Narita Airport Terminal 2 --[Keisei: Skyliner]-- Keisei Ueno --[Walking]-- Ueno (G-16) --[Tokyo Metro Ginza Line]-- (G-03) Gaiemmae.

For your information:
If your flight arrival is estimated in the morning and you have got through the immigration procedures smoothly, I can recommend Route (A), because you may have a chance to see the interior and exterior of Tokyo Station's Marunouchi station building while there are not so many passengers, between a weekday's morning and evening rushes.
It was in 2014 when the work for preservation and restoration of Tokyo Station's Marunouchi station building was finished.
Also, the square in front of this station building was completed early in this December 2017.

by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Correction 2017/12/13 00:02
NOT: "Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel" (Title)
BUT: "Re: your questions (2) "

NOT: strongly recommendable
BUT: strongly recommended
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: From HND to Gaiemmae Station 2017/12/13 02:00
Firas: If you will have a JR Pass, you probably want to take the Narita Express to Shibuya and transfer to subway.

That may be a good option, especially when you are a backpacker or a good walker.
It looks geographically a bit roundabout, but it's not so longer time-wise compared to Route (A).

(Currently you cannot always soon take this way after 17:30,
when there are a few Narita Express trains running not via Shibuya.)

Its possible demerits are
the two Shibuya platforms are apart from each other
and that you have to get to the further Ginza Line platform
(via indoor staircases or the outdoor ground)
because the nearer platform is for arrival only.

- JR-East: Map of Shibuya Station
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e808.html
: Narita Express trains use Tracks 3 and 4.

- Tokyo Metro: Map (in Japanese) of Shibuya Station
http://www.tokyometro.jp/station/yardmap_img/_station_%E6%B8%8B%E8%B0%...

by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Correction: typo 2017/12/13 02:03
Oops! A typo is in the title of my previous response.
"HND" is a typo for "NRT" there.
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/13 14:22
Thank you v much everyone. I willl be arriving in Tokyo on the 15th Dec, Narita T1. and my daughter also arriving same day to Tokyo, Haneda T1. Our arrival in at 3pm.
by SheilaW rate this post as useful

Re: Support at the station in HND | NRT 2017/12/14 06:11
my daughter also arriving same day to Tokyo, Haneda T1.

Is that a domestic flight?
Haneda Airport has a separate terminal for international flights; Terminals 1 and 2 are used by domestic flights.

[Haneda Airport International Terminal]

- JR EAST Travel Service Center
(open from 6:45 to 18:30, in the Tokyo Monorail station)
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/customer_support/service_center_haneda.html

- Keikyu Tourist Information Center
(open from 7:00 to 22:00)
http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/airport/service.html

[Narita Airport Terminal 1]

- JR EAST Travel Service Center
(open from 8:15 to 19:00)
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/customer_support/service_center.html

- Skyliner & Keisei Information Center
(open from 7:00 to 21:00)
http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/findus/index.php
by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/14 11:29
Firas: If you will have a JR Pass, you probably want to take the Narita Express to Shibuya and transfer to subway.

That may be a good option, especially when you are a backpacker or a good walker.
It looks geographically a bit roundabout, but it's not so longer time-wise compared to Route (A).


It's certainly a roundabout way, but the point is that if you have a JR Pass, the Narita Express is "free" and you only pay the short subway leg. It seems to be a no-brainer versus Skyliner plus a long subway leg.
by Firas rate this post as useful

Re: Nippon Seinenkan Hotel 2017/12/14 11:46
If you Dont Buy JR Nationwide pass,then you can Buy ,Our Dream pass:
Known as kC{pXV= 10850~ From Narita Intl Airport,Then you come to JR Shibuya station. Now you pay 170~ for Gaein-mae Station by using Tokyo Metro Ginza Line for ASAKUSA.


Please stop this nonsense. Yes, you are very happy that you know about this pass, but going from NRT to Shibuya by ordinary JR train adds at least one more transfer, and obviously is not making this pass pay off.

This pass is just an alternative Seishun 18, it's only attractive for people with a lot of time on their hands and who want to travel extensively at low prices at the expense of speed and comfort. There is no indication this applies to OP (it probably doesn't, as foreign visitors usually have very limited time).
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