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From Experts at Tokyo Foreign Independent Tours! Why Do We Recommend Using Tokyo Monorail?

There are several modes of transportation that can take you to the center of Tokyo from Haneda Airport, such as buses, taxis, rental cars, and trains (such as Tokyo Monorail). Experienced travelers visiting Japan know which of these ways best suits their needs at any given time.

Haneda Airport, Near Metropolitan Tokyo
Haneda Airport, Near Metropolitan Tokyo

This article will focus on Tokyo Monorail, a hugely popular choice for transportation. Here we have gathered 5 reasons we recommend Tokyo Monorail, based on our own research as well as the opinions of those who travel frequently. If you are going to be visiting Haneda Airport for the first time or planning a Foreign Independent Tour (FIT), this could be a helpful read!

Recommendation Reason #1: Smooth Travel and Convenient Service!

If you take the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport, you can reach Hamamatsucho Station, which connects to the JR Yamanote line, in as little as 13 minutes.
Another perk is that you can access the Wi-Fi network “TOKYO MONORAIL Free Wi-Fi” at all stations and inside the trains!

Service Logo (Image)
Service Logo (Image)

※This logo sticker will be displayed wherever the service is available.

Recommendation Reason #2: Easy-to-Understand Stops for Your Destination!

Tokyo Monorail connects Haneda Airport directly to the heart of Tokyo. You can transfer to the JR Yamanote line, which services some of Tokyo’s main stations like Shinjuku Station and Ikebukuro Station, from Hamamatsucho Station. Additionally, since JR Hamamatsucho Station and the portion of Hamamatsucho Station that services the monorail line are directly connected, transferring lines is smooth and convenient.
There are also trains that travel non-stop from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station, called airport express lines, so you can relax and not worry about missing your stop.

Simplified Image of Tokyo Monorail Route Map
Simplified Image of Tokyo Monorail Route Map

Recommendation Reason #3: In-Train Storage for Large Luggage Makes Your Trip Easier!

When you’re travelling over a long distance from the airport, large suitcases and luggage are inconvenient and get in the way.
However, the Tokyo Monorail makes travel easy thanks to the large luggage storage areas in the train cars! There’s no chance of your suitcase rolling around in the train! If you don’t have to be worrying about holding on to your luggage, you can use your phone to check up on information about where you’re headed, or you could just look out at the beautiful view through the windows!

Luggage Area that Easily Accommodates Large Items
Luggage Area that Easily Accommodates Large Items

Recommended Reason #4: The View from the Train’s Windows is Beautiful!

When you’re looking out the window on the Tokyo Monorail, during the day you can enjoy lovely scenery like Mt. Fuji on sunny days, and at night you can see the lights of the airport shining beautifully. Unlike most trains, the Tokyo Monorail runs on a high-up track, giving it a great view. Tokyo Monorail isn’t just a way to get around; it’s an experience you can enjoy!

Mt. Fuji is Visible on Clear Days
Mt. Fuji is Visible on Clear Days

Recommendation Reason #5: The Monorail is Very Safe!

Every station that is serviced by Tokyo Monorail is equipped with platform screen doors, so everyone can have a safe trip. The Tokyo Monorail is also so quick to respond to changes in weather that it’s been called the “snow-resistant Tokyo Monorail.”
2017 also marked the completion of seismic reinforcement for all supporting rails along the Tokyo Monorail.

Seismic-Resistant Support Pillars
Seismic-Resistant Support Pillars

This concludes our 5 reasons we recommend Tokyo Monorail. Tokyo Monorail continues to strive for convenience, safety, and comfort for all passengers. Whether you’re visiting Tokyo on a Foreign Independent Tour, stopping through Haneda Airport for the first time, or have never experienced the Tokyo Monorail before, it is sure to fit your needs.