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From Narita Airport to Ginza plus 4 days in Tokyo - suitable transport options?


We will be arriving in Narita International Airport on 11th October and going to our hotel in Ginza (Hotel Oriental Express Ginza).

We will be spending 4 days visiting Tokyo attractions like Showa Memorial Park (for cosmos), Mukojima Hyakaen Garden (for Higa Tunnel), Hama Rikyu and the Shinjuku area.

On Day 5, we will take a train to Yokohama to join our cruise.

Is there a train / limousine bus + pass that we could use for the 5 days?



  • There is no all encompassing pass like you mention. But if you want a cheap way to get to Ginza from Narita, the lowest is the Access Narita bus.
    Though you are limited to one large check-in bag per person, plus your carry-on stuff.
    From there, you'll likely arrive dead tired, so the easiest way to get to the hotel is just catch a taxi the rest of the way, taking less than 5 minutes. One of the easiest ways to get around is to get a Suica or Pasmo IC card. You can use them on virtually anything, and while there are insignificant savings in them, you don't have to calculate fares or carry a bag of coins around with you.

    If you are interested in traditional gardens, Tokyo has the highest concentration of them in the country. You mentioned Hamarikyu already, but there are many more, including Kyu-Shiba Rikyu just 10 minutes on foot from Hama Rikyu, plus some of the best are Koishikawa Korakuen, Rikugien, and Kiyosumi.

    Mukojima Hyakaen can be good if you are visiting when one or more of its flower types is in full bloom - I went in May last year though and it was rather lackluster. For the cosmos flowers, you don't say when you are traveling, but at the Showa Kinen Park the cosmos are typically in bloom from around now til the first week of November. Another very good place for them is the Hitachi Seaside Park near Mito - they have over 2 million of them, but they are mostly in bloom in October.
    The Showa Kinen Park is an absolutely massive place though - it would take you close to 45 minutes of walking without breaks to get from one side to the other.
    Of course, Tokyo has a wide range of other places to see as well.

    Another top notch garden in the country is Sankeien, in Yokohama.

    Best regards.
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