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minicab taxi strike in Cape Town, which led to a fatal shooting of a UK tourist after he took a wrong turn due to blockades of the airport approach road, has been called off.

South Africa tourism minister Patricia de Lille expressed “shock and regret” about the news of the British visitor who was killed during the taxi protest in Nyanga, Cape Town.

He was named as Car Hao Teoh, a 40-year-old surgeon from Hertfordshire, who was travelling with his wife and son when he was killed last week.

The minister said: “I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the tourist who was killed in this incident, and I plead with the law enforcement agencies to find the perpetrators of this violent crime as soon as possible. 

“This criminal behaviour goes against the overall spirit and nature of South Africans who are generally warm and welcoming.”

She is collaborating with various stakeholders, including the police, to review the county’s national tourist safety strategy. 

This strategy includes a call to tourism industry leaders and South Africa’s security authorities to contribute to bolstering tourism safety and acting fast against acts of criminality.

The minister added: “South Africa is dedicated to ensuring a secure experience for all who live and visit our country.

“It is a land rich with unmatched beauty, cultural heritage, and a wide variety of tourism experiences and attractions. 

“This, and more, is what visitors from various parts of the world come to experience in our country. 

“It is important that we make sure visitors to our country feel safe to enjoy our wide open spaces, warm people, and an array of tourism experiences and quality-assured establishments and facilities.”

Tokyo Transport Guide

Tokyo has developed a dense network of metro, train and bus lines that serve the Greater Tokyo area. As Tokyo is a very busy city, the public transport is the best way to get around the city. With the multilingual signage and instructions, the public transport is very accessible for tourists.

The rail network dominates the public transport in Greater Tokyo. There are several companies which operate the most extensive rail network in the world. The 13 metro lines cover central Tokyo, especially the area inside the Yamanote circle, around Ginza and east of the loop line. The busiest stations are Shinjuku Station, Ikebukuro Station and Shibuya Station.

JR East is the largest railway company in the world. It provides most of the railway traffic in Tokyo, as well as, to other destinations in Japan. There are several other companies that provide commuter train service to the nearby area. The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is fast train service that connects the major cities in Japan. The travel time from Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo is about three hours.

The bus network is not heavily used in the city centre. It's more convenient for places outside the central area. They are not as frequent as the trains, but they are a good alternative if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) is the main one serving Greater Tokyo. It is located on the border between Narita and Shibayama, around 60 km from Tokyo. There are regular train, bus, taxi and private airport transfer services to Tokyo and the surrounding area.

Narita Airport is served by express and commuter trains. Narita Express is connected to Tokyo Station via the Narita and Sobu lines. The suburban JR rapid service train follows the same route to Tokyo Station with several intermediate stops which makes the travel time longer. Keisei provides train services to central Tokyo and the suburbs, as well.

Regular bus services run from Tokyo Narita Airport to the Tokyo City Air Terminal, major hotels and railway stations in the Greater Tokyo Area. Buses are generally slower than trains because of the traffic conditions. An overnight bus service to Kyoto and Osaka is available, as well.

The airport taxi service in Tokyo is fast and reliable. They charge by the meter and additional charges may apply for night rides.

To stay away from the crowds, it's best to book a private Tokyo Narita airport transfer with us. Our premium service includes a door-to-door airport transfer in comfortable and luxury vehicles at fixed cost. The English-speaking driver will meet you at the arrivals gate and take you directly to your hotel, and we hope you enjoy the airport transfer from Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo city centre.

Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) is the second one that serves Greater Tokyo. It is located closer to the city centre, around 14 km. There are regular train and bus lines that run to Tokyo. The latest prices for a private airport taxi from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Tokyo city centre are on the link.

In Japan, we offer private transportation in Kyoto and Osaka.


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