Our direct Cebu Pacific (5J-5054) flight to Tokyo left Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 by 6:15 AM and our flight took us nearly four-and-a-half hours. We had a pre-ordered breakfast on board our plane. Our plane landed at Narita International Airport by 11:30 AM (Tokyo time which is one hour ahead of Manila).
After gathering our luggage and passing through Airport Immigration, Cheska booked all of us on an Airport Limousine Bus that would bring us, from the airport, to Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu which was near the hotel we were to stay in for four nights – Centurion Classic Akasaka.
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Fare was ￥3,100 per adult (￥15,500 total for me, Grace, Jandy, Cheska and Bryan) and ￥1,550 for my 6 year old grandson Kyle. We could have taken the Metro and save more than half what we paid, but we decided against it as we were traveling with heavy and bulky luggage. Taking the taxi or Uber would have been more expensive as we would have to board two vehicles.
Our airconditioned limousine bus soon arrived and, after our luggage was loaded, we took our seats inside the bus which left promptly at 1:30 PM. Normally, travel time from Narita International Airport to Asakasa (59.7 kms. away) takes just a little over an hour but our bus trip took 30 mins. longer as the bus made a number of stops to drop off passengers at different hotels. We arrived at the Akasaka Excel Hotel by 3 PM and made the short 5-min. walk to our hotel.
After checking in at our 5th floor room (Room 509) and freshening up abit, we again went down to the hotel lobby and walked to a nearby 7-11 convenient store where we bought packed lunches, sandwiches and 1-liter bottled water. That done, we gain walked back to our hotel and had our first meal in Tokyo in the airconditioned comfort of our room.
Centurion Classic Asakasa: 107-0052 Tokyo Prefecture, Minato-ku Akasaka 3-11-8, Japan. Tel: 1-866-599-6674.