Although Haneda was originally the primary airport for the Tokyo region, it now shares that role with Narita International Airport, which is a 70-minute ride away by limousine bus. Today, Haneda Airport is almost entirely limited to domestic traffic. Just a short train ride away are plenty of attractions, including Asakusa, Yokohama and Ginza, home to large number of luxury shops and well-established department stores.
The easiest and most scenic way from Haneda to the city is the Tokyo Monorail with a station in each terminal running to Hamamatsucho, where visitors can connect to almost anywhere in Tokyo on the JR Yamanote line.
There are a large number of hotels in the vicinity of the airport, with some – like the Haneda Excel Hotel – just a five-minute walk away. Conveniently located next to Terminal 2, the Haneda Excel offers spectacular views of the airport and Tokyo Bay.