Tokyo Day 1: Flight to Narita

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Welcome to Tokyo

And so the photospam begins!  Day 1 we arrived safe and sound at Narita airport.  We booked our flight with United but the carrier was ANA.  They fed us a ton of food on the flight!  Watched lots of movies too.  Nana on my iPad and The Hobbit, Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Rise of the Guardians on the plane entertainment system.  After clearing immigration and customs, picked up our portable WIFI.  A service we used shipped it to the post office in the airport.  And finally, took the NEX – Narita Express train – to Shinagawa and then a cab to our apartment in Ebisu.

This train package was great:  It is a very comfortable and efficient way of travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station.  We opted to get off at Shinagawa as it is closer to where we are staying.  With the Suica & NEX package, available for 3500 yen to foreign tourists only, you can travel by Narita Express from the airport to Tokyo and receive a Suica prepaid card worth 2000 yen (500 yen refundable deposit plus 1500 yen worth in train fares). A round trip version is available for 5500 yen.  You can purchase it in the basement of Narita airport.