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Getting to Yokohama

Yokohama is a large city with over 3 million people. Yokohama station is the central spot of Yokohama. Many trains stop at Yokohama station, e.g. JR Tokaido Line, Yokosuka Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Keikyu Line, Sotetsu Line. CHI 2021 venue is located near Yokohama station, 3 minutes by train plus 10 minutes walk.

Here is some travel information from the local chairs for getting to Yokohama and traveling to nearby places in Japan before, during, and after CHI 2019 in Japan.

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Getting to Yokohama

Yokohama is served by two airports: Haneda Airport (NHD) and Narita Airport (NRT).

 

Getting to Yokohama from Haneda International Airport

By Train

Trains are a common means of transport from Haneda International Airport to Yokohama. It takes about 30-45 minutes. You may have to change trains once according to the train you take at Haneda train station.

  • From the airport: take the Keikyu Line. If the train does not directly go to Yokohama (such train stops at Shinagawa station), you have to change trains at Keikyu Kamata, from Keikyu Line to another Keikyu Line to Yokohama.
  • From Yokohama: take the Keikyu Line. If the train destination is not Haneda Airport, you have to change trains at Keikyu Kamata, from Keikyu Line to another Keikyu Line. There are 2 train stations for the airport. Get off at Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station for international flights. The other station is for domestic flights.
  • A ticket for the trains costs around 400 JPY per adult. Buy a paper ticket in cash at the ticket machine at the departure station.
  • Prepaid e-money cards are available for transportation, such as PASMO and SUICA. If you buy this card and prepaid enough, you can pass the station gate just by touching the gate with the IC card.
  • For further information, visit Keikyu train line map and Haneda airport access guide.

 

By Bus

Bus is another choice to get to Yokohama. Airport limousine service that directly connects the airport and Yokohama. It takes about 40 minutes.

  • From the airport: catch the limousine bus to YCAT at Pole No. 7. See Getting on the Bus to YCAT.
  • From Yokohama: walk to YCAT (Yokohama City Air Terminal) from Yokohama station and catch the limousine bus to Haneda airport at Pole No. 3 (Pole No. 1 for late night and early morning services). Haneda airport has 3 terminals and Terminal 3 is for international flights.
  • It costs 590 JPY for one-way, 980 JPY for round-trip. You can use prepaid e-money cards, PASMO or SUICA.
  • For further information, visit YCAT.

 

By Taxi

Yokohama station is about 20 km away from Haneda airport. It takes 30-60 minutes and costs approximately 8,000 JPY from the airport to Yokohama station.

  • Information about the taxi stand at the airport is here.
  • Please note: Uber is available in Japan, however, it is not so popular in Japan because its service is limited due to Japanese law. We recommend that you pick up a taxi at taxi stand or stop a taxi on streets by raising your hand.

 

Getting to Yokohama from Narita International Airport

By Train

The Trains are a common means of transportation from Narita International Airport to Yokohama. They take on average almost 2 hours. There are many options; it might get confusing. The best route, in terms of trip time, fare, or the number of transfers, depends on the time of day. We recommend you check route search, Narita Airport access navigation, or Yokohama station on google map to find the routes and select one of them.

Narita Express (N’EX) and Keisei Skyliner are popular to get to Yokohama. Here are examples. There are 2 train stations at Narita International Airport, check your airport terminal. Narita Airport Terminal 1 Station is for Terminal 1 and Narita Airport Terminal 2/3 Station is for Terminal 2 and 3.

  • From the airport using Narita Express (N’EX): buy a ticket for N’EX. If your N’EX does not go to Yokohama, change trains at Tokyo station. Use Tokaido Line or Keihin Tohoku Line to get to Yokohama from Tokyo.
  • From the airport using Keisei Skyliner: buy a ticket for Skyliner and board it. Change trains at Ueno station. Use Tokaido Line or Keihin Tohoku Line to get to Yokohama from Ueno.
  • From Yokohama using Narita Express (N’EX): board Narita Express at Yokohama station. Narita Express is a limited express train and you have to buy both a fare ticket and a limited express ticket before boarding. It is possible to board N’EX at Tokyo station after you get to Tokyo using local trains.
  • From Yokohama using Keisei Skyliner: take Tokaido Line or Keihin Tohoku Line to Ueno station. Transfer to Keisei Line to board Keisei Skyliner. Keisei Skyliner seating is reserved and you have to buy a ticket before boarding.
  • Prepaid e-money cards are available to buy a ticket, such as PASMO and SUICA.
  • For further information, visit Narita Airport Access page.

 

By Bus

Busses are another choice to get to Yokohama. Airport limousine service that directly connects the airport and Yokohama it takes about 1 h 40 minutes.

  • From Yokohama: walk to YCAT (Yokohama City Air Terminal) from Yokohama station and catch the limousine bus to Narita airport at Pole No. 1. Narita airport has 3 terminals. Get off at your proper bus stop.
  • From the airport: catch the limousine bus to YCAT at each terminal. See Narita Airport to YCAT.
  • It costs 3,700 JPY for one-way, 6,200 JPY for round-trip.
  • For further information, visit YCAT and Narita Airport access navigation.

 

By Taxi

Yokohama station is about 100 km away from Haneda airport. It takes about 1h 40 minutes and costs approximately 30,000 JPY from the airport to Yokohama station.

  • Information about the taxi stand at the airport is here.

 

Getting to Yokohama from other cities in Japan

Yokohama is a very convenient travel start to visit to other cities and areas in Japan. For example, it takes 30 minutes to Tokyo station, 30 minutes to Shibuya, 40 minutes to Akihabara, 150 minutes to Kyoto, and 3 hours to Osaka. Check route search or Yokohama station on google map to find the routes to your favorite place in Japan. Enjoy your stay in Japan. Followings are example routes using Shinkansen bullet train or plane.

By Train

Shin-Yokohama station is the nearest Shinkansen bullet train station to Yokohama station. It takes about 15 minutes from Shin-Yokohama station to Yokohama station. If you use Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train, change trains at Shin-Yokohama station. Take Yokohama Line at Shin-Yokohama station to Higashi-Kanagawa station and change to Keihin Tohoku Line for Yokohama station. If you use other Shinkansen bullet trains, such as Tohoku Shinkansen, change trains at Tokyo station. It takes 30 minutes from Tokyo station to Yokohama station on Tokaido Line.

By Plane

Land at Haneda Airport. After landing, the same as “Getting to Yokohama from Haneda Airport”.

 

Getting to the Conference Venue

From the nearest train stations

Train stations around the conference venue.

From the nearest train stations (from www.pacifico.co.jp)

 

The CHI 2021 conference venue, PACIFICO Yokohama North, is located 1.5 km away from Yokohama station. You can walk to the venue from Yokohama station for 20 minutes, however, we recommend you walk from Minato Mirai station. It is the nearest station to the venue. Minato Mirai station is on Mina Mirai Line connecting Yokohama station and Motomachi Chukagai station. So you can change trains at Yokohama station. From Minato Mirai station, the venue is almost 600 m away and it takes several minutes on foot. If you use the Entrance to Queen’s Square, you can avoid getting wet in the rain on most of the route. Sakuragicho station on JR Negishi Line is also within walking distance. You can get to the venue in 12 minutes from Sakuragicho station on foot.

See here for walking routes and further information.

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