Updated: November 7, 2022
The Tokyo International Forum (TIF) is Tokyo’s flagship convention and arts center, conveniently located adjacent to the central Tokyo JR railway station, the departure station for Shinkansen (bullet) train lines heading to various parts of the country and the transportation hub of Tokyo. Close to the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Park, several top-class shopping and restaurant complexes and not far from the premier shops of Ginza, TIF is at the heart of Tokyo’s bustling metropolis.
Completed in 2003, TIF features two connecting buildings in an open style of architecture with glass facades and atriums. It was designed by U.S. architect Rafael Viňoly, who won a design competition for the center. The conference facilities, located 11 stories above ground and 3 below, boast the most advanced conference and A/V technology.
TIF can be reached in a short 5-minute walk along a connecting passageway from Tokyo JR Station, and in only 1 minute from JR Yurakucho Station. Yurakucho Metro station is also very close by.
For more information, please access the TIF website:
ACCESS from the two international airports
Tokyo is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world. We have 2 international airports that serve the greater Tokyo area.
Narita Airport is located northeast of Tokyo with excellent access by several express train services, taking 40 min. to 1 hour to travel into the city center.
Express airport bus services are also available directly to Tokyo Station and to many hotels in Tokyo.
Haneda Airport is closer to the city and operates 24 hours a day. Haneda is approximately 20 minutes from central Tokyo.
Both of these airports are served by major international airlines with direct flights to many global cities, as well as low-cost carriers (LCC).
1. Access from NARITA International Airport (Tokyo)
Important note: if you are carrying large luggage, we recommend utilizing the Airport Limousine Bus service direct to your hotel or Tokyo Station (connected to Tokyo International Forum, the venue) from Narita Airport, so you do not have to be concerned with moving around/transferring in the train stations with your luggage. Express train services are also noted for reference.
- A) EXPRESS BUS: Airport limousine bus service from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station
On this list, select “Tokyo Station Marunouchi North” which is the nearest bus terminal to Tokyo International Forum. Buses operate approx. 1-2 times per hour, depending on the time of day; takes approx. 1 hr. 45 min. to Tokyo Station, depending on traffic.
- B) EXPRESS BUS: Airport limousine bus service from Narita Airport to Tokyo hotels
On this list, select the area of your hotel, to view the hotels and other details.
- C) TRAIN: Japan Railways (JR) Narita Express N’EX
The Narita Express N’EX trains operate approx. once per hour or more to JR Tokyo Station, a journey of approx. 1 hour.
- D) TRAIN: Keisei Electric Railway (KS)
Another train option is the Keisei Skyliner bound for Nippori that requires a transfer (at Nippori station) to either the Yamanote Line [JY] or Keihin Tohoku Line [JK] to Tokyo Station.
The journey takes approx. 36 min. from the airport to Nippori, then 12 min. from Nippori to Tokyo Station.
2. Access from HANEDA Airport, International Terminal
- (1) TRAIN: Tokyo Monorail and Train
Tokyo Monorail will take you to the Hamamatsu-cho terminus in as little as 13 minutes, where you can transfer to JR train lines, Yamanote Line [JY] or Keihin Tohoku Line [JK], for Yurakucho and Tokyo Stations, a journey of just 6 minutes.http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/english/guidance/index.html
- (2) TRAIN: Keikyu line
From the International Terminal station, adjacent to the International Terminal building, you can reach various part of Tokyo such as Shinagawa, Shibuya, Asakusa, etc., using the fast and efficient subway network.https://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/en/
- (3) EXPRESS BUS: Airport limousine bus service from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station
On this page, select “Haneda Airport routes” and then “Tokyo Station Yaesu North/Tekko Building.”
Buses operate approx. 1-2 times per hour, depending on the time of day; takes approx. 55 min. to Tokyo Station, depending on traffic.
- (4) EXPRESS BUS: Airport limousine bus service from Haneda Airport to Tokyo hotels
On this list, select “Haneda Airport routes” and then the area of your hotel, to view the hotels and other details.
For more information and all transportation options, please access each airport’s website.
3. Welcome desks at the airports
Welcome desks will be placed at the airports to be a one-stop information counter for international delegates arriving in Tokyo.
Dates: December 5 (Mon) and 6 (Tue) 8:00-20:00
- Narita Airport Terminal 1, 1F International Arrival Lobby, near Central Exit
- Narita Airport Terminal 2, 1F International Arrival Lobby, near Central Exit
- Haneda International Airport, 2F Arrival Lobby, Meeting Service Counter
♦ Narita Terminal1/2: Both are located in the center of the Arrival Lobby (1F)
♦ Haneda International Passenger Terminal: Arrival Lobby (2F)