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accommodation for flights arriving late at night

Accommodation for Flights Arriving Late at Night

My flight arrives at Tokyo Haneda at 11pm and I was wondering if anyone knows if hostels in the city accept late check-ins and if transportation into the city is still running at that hour (could be later depending on how long it takes to get through customs)?

Or, are there any reasonably priced accommodations near the airport that might offer a free shuttle to their location? It might be worth it to splurge a bit on a hotel room for the first night considering the late arrival time.


Hi there!

The Haneda JR Pass exchange counter closes at 18:30, so you will need to travel into Tokyo without a JR Pass as you arrive after this time.

The last monorail into Tokyo (Hamamatsucho) is at 00:05-00:10, so you should have enough time to catch the last transport into Tokyo (or at least get on your way). Here is the timetable of the monorail at this time. The limousine bus service may not be available at this time, so you could consider hotels near Shinagawa with Shuttle services (or cheap access by Taxi). There are decent budget options, such as the Toyoko inn (with shuttle service), and also more pricey hotels such as the Nikko. As a left field choice, how about a hotel in Yokohama such as the Yokohama Park hotel

Most hotels will allow you to check in later if you let them know you are arriving into Tokyo late in the day. Hostels may have stricter curfews, so you will need to check directly with them as to if this is an issue or note.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks again Mari. I'll definitely look into Toyoko Inn with their free shuttle as well as other options in the city.


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