Enjoy the comfort and style of premium luxury air travel when you book a flight from Sao Paulo to Tokyo with Qatar Airways. You’ll be delighted at just how spacious and comfortable aircraft seating can be, with our modern fleet of aircraft designed to take all the stress out of travelling by air. You’ll also be able to choose from award-winning services and dine on delicious cuisine, served by friendly and attentive cabin crew.
Although Tokyo is a forward-looking and even futuristic city on some levels, traces of the old Shogun capital are still plentiful here. Cherry blossom festivals and Sumo tournaments are prominent in the city’s cultural life and the quiet alleys and grilled-chicken (yakitori) stands are reminiscent of the old Samurai days. There are more Michelin-star restaurants here than in any other city and excellent museums such as the mechanised Ghibli and the Tokyo National Museum are well worth a visit when you’re not dining on the best sushi in the world.
Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (also known locally as Cumbica Airport) is the main international airport serving Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Its central location and proximity to the country’s main tourist resorts makes it a hugely important passenger hub. It also has the accolade of having the Tropic of Capricorn pass through its southern tip. The airport is modern, busy and has plenty of facilities for passengers flying from Sao Paulo with Qatar Airways.
Parking and transportation
The airport is vast, but is well served by a network of buses supplied by both the airport and independent operators. Line 13 of the Sao Paulo's suburban rail system, the CPTM, is under construction and is expected to begin operating this year.
Taxi stands are located outside the two terminals, and hotels along Paulista Avenue and Rua Augusta are happy to organise airport transportation by limousine or taxi for passengers.
There are two main parking locations, one of which is located approximately 2km from the airport but connects to the terminals with regular bus shuttle services. A second short-stay ‘Park and Board’ car park is located four minutes from the main airport.
Arriving at Sao Paulo
Passengers flying from Sao Paulo with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 3 Hall F. The open plan design of the terminal should make locating check in desks relatively easy. Large lounge areas for passengers are dotted throughout the terminal with access to a range of amenities including cafeterias and duty free shopping.
Facilities and amenities
Terminal 3 has recently been revamped, and there is a selection of retail outlets selling premium quality goods and accessories now located in T3. Currency exchange facilities and ATMs are positioned throughout the terminal, as are a number of refreshment suppliers, including cafés for light snacks and drinks. These are mainly focused around the mezzanine area in T3.
While most people will constrain their visit to Narita purely to travel to and from the airport on the way to nearby Tokyo, the town itself does have plenty to offer visitors who are willing to stop and look around. Book a flight to Narita with Qatar Airways and you could discover this interesting little destination for yourself, before you head to the bright lights of Tokyo.
Charming and with plenty of traditional Japanese character, Narita is a relatively tranquil location that gives visitors a taste of the real Japan. The people are friendly and welcoming, and are happy to show tourists willing to interrupt their journey to the capital around their little town. Nearby attractions make this off-the-beaten-track location well worth exploring.
The town is known for its ancient buildings, and one of the best is the Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, the site of which dates back to the 10th century. Classical pagodas and tranquil gardens are complemented by a European style garden too, making it an interesting fusion of two distinctly different cultures.
To really understand a little more about Japanese culture, take a trip to Boso No Mura, a living museum dedicated to the culture of the Japanese people. It includes a reconstructed traditional Japanese street, burial mound and a samurai residence. The centre hosts festivals and events celebrating the native culture of Japan’s islands too.
The Museum of Aeronautical Science is about 15 minutes by bus from the airport, while at the northern end of the runway you’ll find a surprisingly tranquil spot, Sakura-no-Yama Hill. This is a great spot to watch the aeroplanes take off and land, and during the spring the cherry trees turn this peaceful little park into a riot of colour.
Flights to Narita with Qatar Airways land at Narita Airport, Japan’s largest international air transport hub. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Narita please check the visa and passport requirements.
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