Since our flight was in the afternoon, we had plenty of time of wake up at a later time, checked out of Shibuya Hotel En and made our way leisurely to catch the airport bus limousine to Haneda Airport. There were two stops where we could catch the airport limousine bus from Shibuya – Shibuya Station West Exit or Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu. We settled on hopping on the bus at Shibuya Excel Hotel which was but a mere 5-10 minute walk/stroll from Shibuya Hotel En.
|Waiting for the bus at the lobby of Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu|
The night prior to our departure, we had checked out the schedule and made a trip to Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu to know where the stop is located. The stop is located on the outside the lobby of Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu, and we were the first people on line. [Airport Limousine Bus Schedule]
|A one-way ticket to Haneda Airport costs 1,030¥ per adult and 1,600¥ for a round trip.|
|A one-way ticket to Narita Airport costs 3,100¥ per adult.|
Being true to Japanese punctuality, the timing for the buses was very accurate. For example, when they state 12:55pm on the schedule, it actually means that the bus actually arrives about 5-10 minutes earlier and leaves at 12:55pm, not that it arrives at 12:55pm. So it’s always better to arrive earlier with some time to spare than end up missing your bus.
|Arrival of the bus|
When the bus arrived, the driver alighted off the bus and confirmed the passengers whose destination was Haneda Airport. He collected the bus fare on the sport and loaded the luggage on the bus, before allow us to board the bus. There was a family of China tourists who had pre-purchased their tickets, while the rest of us just paid on the spot.
With the fare being paid for, we boarded the bus and made our way to Haneda Airport. Along the way the bus stopped at the other stops picking up passengers headed to Haneda Airport. Each time a stop was made, the driver would alight, collect the fare and load the luggage of the passengers before letting them on board. For each stop, the announcements were made in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese.
|Announcements made in both Chinese and Korean....|
|... as well as Japanese and English|
In about an hour or so, we arrived at our destination. The driver once again assisted us to get the luggage out. I have to say the level of service that the Japanese provide is simply incomparable, not only do they provide service with professionalism, but they are polite and do not do it grudgingly with a bad attitude (like they are forced to do it).
|Since we were a tad too early for checking-in, the counters were not yet opened so we decided to dine in on of the restaurants located on the 4th floor.|
|Up the elevator with our luggage in tow we go...|
There were so many options to choose from but we eventually decided on scrumptiously fresh sushi at Ariso Sushi.
- Cost Breakdown & Overview of our Japan Trip: Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo (9 Days/8 Nights)
- Japan Trip Day 1 Kyoto
- Japan Trip Day 2 Kyoto (Arashimaya & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 3 Kyoto (Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 4 Osaka (Universal Studios)
- Japan Trip Day 5 Osaka
- Japan Trip Day 6 Kyoto - Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 7 Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 8 Tokyo (DisneySea)
- Japan Trip Day 9 Tokyo - Singapore