Narita Airport, located nearly 70 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, in Chiba prefecture Narita, is Japan's largest international airport. The airport is generally modern and efficient, but sometimes overcrowded, particularly at immigration. Security has been rather heavy, especially when coming in, due to continuing controversy over land expropriated for the airport. CCTV security cameras and facial recognition systems for departing passengers and airport visitors were introduced in 2015, replacing manned ID checks.
Narita should not be confused with Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), located much closer to downtown Tokyo, which also serves an increasing array of international flights.