From the Park Hyatt Tokyo, I felt slight embarrassment in requesting a bus to the airport, but the staff arranged it. To my convenience, the bus stopped at the Park Hyatt, taking 94 minutes to travel 90 kilometers to Narita International Airport (NRT), which is the busiest airport in Japan. A few years ago, I saw an infographic in an in-flight magazine that showed that Tokyo had the most expensive taxi ride from the airport into the city. This piece of information has always stuck with me, so I wanted to confirm this trivia. Sure enough, this taxi ride takes 70-75 minutes and costs $200-$250! The airport bus I took was the most expensive I have ever taken, ringing in at US$26. Still, I would need to value my time at $435 per hour to justify this time-cost differential. But at least the taxi drivers in Japan wear suits!
I flew business class on Asiana Airlines from Narita to San Francisco, with an 85-minute layover in Incheon, South Korea. This layover was short, but even if it were long, I would not mind when flying premium, as the lounges provide more creature comforts, such as food, drink, and shower. My total flying time was 13 hours, 22 minutes to cover 6426 miles.
On my last set of business-class flights with Qatar Airways, which totaled more than 15 hours, I slept only two because the entertainment, food, and drink options were worth staying up for. With this Asiana experience, I slept more than 80% of the flight time because none of those areas were worth being awake for, but the seat was still fine, if a little dated.