Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and has been the capital since 1869. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese government and the National Diet. Tokyo has 39 million residents, 50% more people than any other urban area, with a $2.5 trillion economy larger than that of any other city; if it were a country, Tokyo would be the 8th largest economy in the world. Tokyo is often referred to as a city, but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo. This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan, and has something for everyone.
Tokyo's districts vary wildly by character, from the electronic blare of Akihabara to the Imperial gardens and shrines of Chiyoda, from the hyperactive youth culture Mecca of Shibuya to the pottery shops and temple markets of Asakusa. The sheer size and frenetic pace of Tokyo can intimidate the first-time visitor. For the best experience in Tokyo, it is best to have Royal American handle all of your ground transportation needs. Your driver will be professional, bilingual, and locally knowledgeable, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the views as you navigate the best possible routes for your destination. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, our extensive fleet of vehicles will have something to meet your unique needs.
Tokyo has two large airports: Narita for international flights, and Haneda for (mostly) domestic flights. Tokyo's main international gateway is Narita Airport (IATA: NRT), located in the town of Narita nearly 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Tokyo. Haneda Airport (IATA: HND), officially known as Tokyo International Airport, in Ota is one of the busiest airports in all of Asia despite a majority of flights being domestic. For the best airport transfer experience, let Royal American pick you up upon your arrival, take your bags, and get you to your first destination in a timely and comfortable manner. On your return, take the extra time you need to get organized before you leave, knowing your driver is waiting to take you to the airport with more than enough time, so you can comfortably prepare for your departure.