HND check-in following NRT HND transfer

Old Dec 11, 18, 12:49 am
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HND check-in following NRT HND transfer

Scheduled on 22:10 departure HND SYD. Self transfer from NRT by train, arriving HND by 16:00ish. Will ANA allow check in at T-6 hours? Would love to speed sightsee through TYO if possible.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 10:01 am
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https://www.ana.co.jp/en/us/internat...nter/open.html

Ana hnd counter opens at 6:25. Check in anytime after that

What do you want to do/see in tokyo

I would suggest one of the two:
note that lockers may be occupied and you have to walk around hunting for an empty one. At major stations like Tokyo station/Shinjuku, there are manned luggage storage counters
https://tokyocheapo.com/living/lugga...rage-in-tokyo/
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A) less travel time/transfer
1) Narita express to Tokyo station, yamanote one stop to shinbashi, store luggage in lockers
2) subway/walk back to Ginza, explore department stores and depachikas
3) returnrto shinbashi, get souvenirs at don Quijote shinbashi
4) retrieve luggage, take direct train on asakusa line to hnd

B) travel time is longer
1) Narita express to Shinjukus/shibuya, store luggage there
2) explore Shinjuku/shibuya, there's don Quixote and department stores there too
3) retrieve luggage, go to hnd (need to transfer)

Hnd has rokurinsha/tsukemen, can skip the ramen street at Tokyo station

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Old Dec 12, 18, 8:30 am
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If you plan to arrive and check in at Haneda before heading back to southern Tokyo (Shinagawa area) for dinner, 6 hours lead time is doable. Nothing much to do airside or landslide at the airport.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 12:54 am
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Paper, thanks for the luggage storage suggestion. Now looking into inexpensive bus NRT to TYO station, and going from there. Time is of the essence in layovers. Desired destinations were Shibuya crossing or possible water bus Asakusa to Odaiba.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by etna View Post
Paper, thanks for the luggage storage suggestion. Now looking into inexpensive bus NRT to TYO station, and going from there. Time is of the essence in layovers. Desired destinations were Shibuya crossing or possible water bus Asakusa to Odaiba.
From a time of day and duration perspective, I would say it is very unlikely to fit the water bus in.

If you are looking at the cheap bus to Tokyo Station, actually do Ginza station. Find somewhere to store your luggage there, and do Tokyo Station, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, and Ginza areas. You'll use too much time going from there to Haneda, and back to somewhere interesting and these areas have a lot of things to see and do
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Old Dec 13, 18, 12:54 pm
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I do NOT like navigating Tokyo Station. I would hate to do that on a first trip to Japan.

I would take the Keisei Skyliner to Ueno and store the bags there. Discount RT is 4300 yen. Ueno is my hood in Tokyo.

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If Ueno isn't your favorite destination, you can take the Yamanote line onward. Or take the Ginza line 4 stops to Asakusa. Or just walk to Asakusa from Ueno.

BTW, the Skyliner is faster and cheaper than the NEX.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 1:39 pm
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I think Shibuya/Harajuku is a good area for a quick visit. 16:19 NEX departure from NRT arrives Shibuya at 17:39. Gives you ~2 hours to explore IMO. Leave for HND around 20:00 on the Yamamote line to Shinagawa for the Keikyu line to HND.

Exploring Ginza gives you more time but I think it's a less interesting area IMO.

Originally Posted by roberto99 View Post
I do NOT like navigating Tokyo Station.

BTW, the Skyliner is faster and cheaper than the NEX.
I agree Tokyo Station is a nightmare, but I disagree that the Skyliner is explicitly faster than the NEX because that depends on where you want to go in Tokyo. I prefer transferring at Shinagawa to/from the NEX.
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Old Dec 13, 18, 6:13 pm
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well, last april on a sunday afternoon, took me 20+ min to find an empty large locker in Shibuya

some stations have a live map showing what lockers are available, some don't
Shinjuku: ?????
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Tokyo station: ?????



tokyo station isn't that bad - narita express arrives in the basement, OP'll either be looking for the green yamanote line or yaesu south exit towards ginza

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Old Dec 14, 18, 3:49 am
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Thanks for the great info I've come to expect from FT'ers. Consider this thread asked and answered.
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