Travel Information

How to Get to Yokohama

Haneda International Airport

Tokyo International Airport, or Haneda Airport as it is commonly known, is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo area. It is the primary base of Japan’s two major domestic airlines and in 2010, a dedicated international terminal was opened in conjunction with the completion of a fourth runway, allowing long-haul flights during the night time. In 2014, a daytime long-haul service was opened to include carriers offering nonstop service to 25 cities in 17 countries.

Haneda Aiport is the third busiest airport in Asia and the fifth busiest in the world. It sees upwards of 90 million passengers per year, following its large expansion in 2010. 

Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport is another international airport option which can link delegates into Yokohama by way of the Narita Express Train (approximately 90 minutes). 

By Railway 

Keikyu Monorail

The Haneda Airport is served by the Keikyu and Tokyo Monorail. The monorail has two dedicated stations (Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station and Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station). Keikyu operates a single station between domestic terminals, and both lines stop at the International Terminal Station.

Keikyu offers trains to Shinagawa Station and Yokohama Station and service to the Toei Asakusa Line, which makes several stops in eastern Tokyo.

Narita Express Train

Yokohama is approximately 90 minutes via the Narita Express train from the Narita International Airport and costs 4,290yen or USD 38. Tokyo is approximately a 27 minute train ride to Yokohama.

Getting Around Yokohama

By Railway
There is an extensive train system located in and around Yokohama. 

By Motorway
The Shuto Expressway is a network of toll expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is operated and maintained by the Metropolitan Expressway. The speed limit is 60km per hour on most routes, but 80km per hour on the Bayshore Route and 50km per hour on the Inner Circular Route. All trips on the expressway require a toll be paid. A standard car is 930yen or USD 8.20.

Public Transportation

Rail Travel in Tokyo & Yokohama

  • The Tokyo public transport system is the fastest and most convenient way to travel around the city
  • It is advisable to avoid the morning rush hour between 07:30 and 09:00, as these are the peak and busiest hours for train service
  • Both overground trains and subways run from around 05:00 to 01:00
  • You can buy a prepaid fare card which you can use on trains, subways and buses in Tokyo and Yokohama. For further information, please click here.
Passport, VISA and Border Crossing Information

Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter Japan must have a passport, which will remain valid during the period of their stay. In order to enter Japan, visitors usually must comply with the conditions of their visas and authorizations of resident eligibility. However, visa exemptions can be made for citizens of sixty-six different countries provided that their stays are within ninety days such as with stays for sightseeing purposes and that they do not engage in activities where they earn compensation.

*For further information, please visit our Visa Requirements Page.

Letter of Invitation for VISA Policy

An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment received by the Conference Secretariat.

Banks and Currency Exchange

1 USD = 109.80Yen (as of April 24, 2017)

Post offices throughout Japan are equipped with cash dispensers (ATMs). You can withdraw cash in Japanese yen from your bank account via an ATM using debit cards/credit card issued in your country. 

Yokohama & Tokyo Railway Map