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I'll be flying into Tokyo Haneda at 10:25pm on a Sunday and rather than try to figure out the public transit system that late in the day when I'm already probably going to be exhausted I was thinking I'd prefer to just take a taxi to the hotel. My question is... do taxis loiter around at the airport, waiting for passengers, as they do in the USA?

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Yes, of course there are. Depending on where you're going, it may cost you up to ¥10,000 (~US$100) if you board after midnight.

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If you're wanting to save a little money on extortionate Tokyo taxi fees there is a direct monorail service from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho, cutting the distance required by taxi significantly. Outside Hamamatsucho (the main 'departing to Haneda' station) are a huge fleet of taxis. The monorail is fast and the station is inside the terminal.

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    Just beware that the last weekday service departs at 0:10, although clearing Customs etc in an hour and half should not be a problem. Also, depending on where you're going, the Keikyu railway (also within terminal) might get you closer to your destination. It's nowhere near as fun though ;) Commented Feb 26, 2014 at 2:40
  • True, I arrived around 11pm on an Emirates flight recently and made it with about 10 minutes to spare. Just make sure to not dawdle as you leave :) Commented Feb 26, 2014 at 11:25
  • I had considered that option for a flight but decided I wouldn't be able to get to suburban Tokyo so chose another flight. Good call on taking the monorail to central Tokyo and then a taxi though... that way even if trains shutdown you can still get place, but save the cost of the trip into Tokyo.
    – Jeff B
    Commented Feb 26, 2014 at 20:30

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