Investing in Japan
Regional Information Tokyo
Tokyo, the city that leads businesses to success
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Tokyo has world-class transportation and distribution networks consisting of land, sea, and air routes. With the ongoing development of Three Ring Roads, a scheduled increase in the number of international flights at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), and increased cooperation among Tokyo Port, Yokohama Port, and Kawasaki Port, Tokyo's transport infrastructure system will see significant improvements.
A network of highways, such as the Tomei Expressway, Tohoku Expressway, Kanetsu Expressway and Joban Expressway, radiates from Tokyo to the entire nation. In addition, a system of ring roads, including the Three Ring Roads (Central Circular Route, Tokyo Outer Ring Road and Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway), is under construction, with the goal of relieving chronic traffic congestion. The Central Circular Route is made available for the entire route, making the area more convenient such as the time required from Shinjuku to Haneda Airport being shortened from 40 minutes to 19 minutes.
Near central Tokyo, there is Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) available 24 hours a day. With the increase in regularly scheduled international flights, the convenience of the region is increasing even more. Haneda Airport has flights to 48 cities in Japan and to 32 cities in 18 countries and regions abroad, so it has excellent accessibility to other regions in Japan and to abroad.
Please refer to the following link for access to Tokyo from abroad.
Access to Tokyo from abroad
The Port of Tokyo is Japan's principal port for international trade (with annual foreign trade container volume of 4.25 TEU), and it functions as the international logistics base for a massive inland consumer market centered in the National Capital Region. Furthermore, new container terminals have been put in place, enhancing and shoring up the port's functions as an international trading port. The city's aim is to form a new international trade and business zone that serves as an engine for Tokyo's economic vitality, collaborating with international convention facilities in Waterfront City.
A number of rail lines originate at Tokyo Station, including the Hokuriku Shinkansen, Tohoku Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, Akita Shinkansen, Tokaido Shinkansen, linking Tokyo directly with major cities such as Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Sendai. Tokyo and the National Capital Region are covered with a web of JR lines and private rail lines, as well as crisscrossing subway lines, (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation-Toei Subway, Tokyo Metro) which together form a high-density rail network running on precise schedules.