We guess that everyone reading this reached Japan via airplane. After completing the necessary forms, you move to your next destination right?
To date, in Japan there are 89 airports all in all (including 28 hub airports, 54 regional airports and 7 more). Japan is home to a lot of outlying islands and to a lot of mountains, crossing the whole country. There are very few flat areas. As you know, airports require a lot of land. Due to the noise and safety reasons, airports are usually located in areas that are distant from the town center. As a result, every major city is well connected to the airport. There are shuttlebuses as well as trains. It takes about 30 minutes to one hour to reach the city center from an airport. Of course, there are also taxies that can always come in handy.
When considering the flying ways within the country, don’t forget the time you need to spend buying your ticket. Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu are each connected via land route. If you plan on crossing more than half of the Japanese archipelago, you might want to consider flying, in order to save money and time. A lot of cheap routes via air are being offered so watch out!