If you crave a combination of ancient civilizations and constant innovation, then catch the next flight to Tokyo (HND), where you’ll explore opulent palaces and rub elbows with technology mavens. As you fly toward Tokyo Bay, check out the eclectic skyline of shiny high-rises, lush city parks, and classic shrines. You’ll love the energy of the streets, and the quiet gardens where you can meditate and recharge between shopping till you drop on Takeshita Street.
Once you’ve booked your plane tickets to Tokyo, get to work filling your itinerary, because you’ll need a game plan and a comfortable home base. Hotels near Haneda Airport are easily accessible via taxi, rail, and bus—plus, they’re likely to share the same bay views you gushed over before landing. To start your visit with a trip to city center, you can catch one of two major metro rail lines from your terminal. Both airport terminals are serviced by the Keikyu Line and the Tokyo Monorail, which provide the city with one of the most efficient public transit systems in the world. Buses are also available if you prefer a street-level commute. You can purchase tickets on the first floor of each terminal and meet your ride curbside. If you’re going straight from baggage claim to Edo Castle, why not reserve a limo and make a grand entrance?
From avant-garde cuisines to a tech industry that just won’t quit, Tokyo has a reputation for extremes, and those come with high price tags. Fortunately, you can book cheap flights to Tokyo with Travelocity. Reserve hotel accommodations in Tokyo and airfare in the same place and save even more on Tokyo vacation packages, and remember, a stroll through the Jindai Botanical Garden is priceless.