Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Asia. The city offers the massive population and visitors unmatched facilities and urban entertainment that contrasts very well with traditional Japanese culture and customs. From fresh sushi at Tsukuji Market to the electronics paradise in Akihabara, the natural beauty of Mt. Fuji and the serenity of the Sensoji Temple, Tokyo has something for everyone. Not to mention that millions of visitors land here, get a car for hire in Tokyo Airport and head out to other destinations in Japan.
Tokyo is such a big city with so many districts that you would still be still be struggling to make sense of the city formerly known as Edo after a month. The only thing you can do in a week or a weekend is to get a car for hire in Tokyo and hit the most famous districts and attractions. This means you have to see the Sensoji Temple and the Imperial Palace East Gardens. Ueno Park is a must-visit if you are here in late March to early April when the Cherry Blossoms can be seen. If you want to go shopping, then go to Shibuya. Harajuku is the best place to be if you just want to hang out with the crowd. Akihabara is where you buy electronics goods. The highest place in Tokyo with a great view is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Last but not least, do not forget to hit the Tsukuji Fish Market for an early morning Sushi breakfast.
For residents in Tokyo, the best day trip is a visit to Tokyo Disney Resort at Urayasu to enjoy the two parks – Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Urayasu is about half an hour from Tokyo if you drive your own car. Another popular destination among visitors is Mount Fuji, about three hours from Tokyo. You could also stop at Hakone en route to Mt. Fuji. Yokohama is just an hour away and is Japan's second biggest city. Historic destinations near Tokyo which offer plenty of temples and shrines include Kamakura and Nikko.
Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) is Japan's second busiest airport after Haneda. Narita is located about 35 odd miles from Tokyo Station and is the main hub for most international flights to and from Japan. The airport has two terminals, both with their own underground rail stations. Passengers can move between the two terminals using an airport shuttle bus. Bus service to the city is generally less frequent and slower than the rail. You can take a cab or rent a car and be in the city in less than an hour.
You can find six agencies providing vehicles to passengers who want to rent a car in Tokyo Airport. All six have counters in both terminals. You will find them on the 1st floor of the arrivals hall in Terminal 2. In Terminal 1, they are divided between the arrivals halls in the north wing and the central building. The best way for you to have a car waiting is to compare these agencies online, select the best deal on offer and book your vehicle right now.
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