Waiting for a Flight at Haneda Airport


2018.04.09

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

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    Visit the Cool and Hot Zones

    Visit the Cool and Hot Zones

    Visit the Cool and Hot Zones

    Sitting around 30 minutes from central Tokyo Haneda Airport is much closer to all the action than the city’s other major airport Narita, making it a convenient and accessible option for those wanting to visit Tokyo. Compared to Narita, this airport services a lot more domestic flights and it’s estimated that this airport sees around 60 million passengers pass through each year, making it one of the world's five busiest airports. If you find yourself with a little extra time to kill when waiting for a flight at Haneda, here are a handful of things for you to check out.

    Visit the Cool and Hot Zones

    Visit the Cool and Hot Zones

    Sitting on the fifth floor of the international terminal, you’ll find an impressive anime haven, known as Tokyo Pop Town. The small town is split into two zones, the Cool Zone and the Hot Zone. Both zones are practically overflowing with toys, souvenirs, and other anime related paraphernalia making it the perfect place to pop by to pick up any last minute gifts. Beyond shopping, the two entertainment zones also host a few other attractions including race slot cars and a planetarium, so even if you’re not looking to shop it’s still worth a visit.

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    Take a ride in the flight simulator

    Take a ride in the flight simulator

    Take a ride in the flight simulator

    Located right near Tokyo Pop Town you’ll find another fifth floor attraction, TIAT Sky Road. Here you’ll find recreated model planes and diagrams for future airport ambitions. However the Sky Road’s main attraction is its four flight simulators. Hop inside and to experience just what it’s like to be a jet pilot. Do be wary though it is pretty small, so it’s recommended mainly for children.

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    Have a beer and watch all the action on the observatory

    Have a beer and watch all the action on the observatory

    Have a beer and watch all the action on the observatory

    One of the most popular activities to pass the time while hanging out at Haneda airport is to head up to the observation deck to watch the incoming and outgoing plane traffic. If the weather is good, follow the signs up to the sixth floor Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Observation Deck to check out all the action. Here on the deck Haneda now also serves its very own craft beer, Haneda Sky Ale created by the nearby Tennozu's TY Harbor Brewery.

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    Stroll Across Haneda’s Nihonbashi

    Stroll Across Haneda’s Nihonbashi

    Stroll Across Haneda’s Nihonbashi

    If you take a walk around the fourth floor, heading on to the fifth in the international terminal you’ll find Haneda’s very own little old Japan town complete with its own Nihonbashi bridge. Stretching half-size replica 25 meters long, this half-size replica is a quaint little taste of Edo Japan. For a little more old Japan exploration, make your way to international terminal fourth floor, where you’ll discover Edo-koji. Edo-koji is a collection of over 20 Edo-inspired Japanese restaurants, some of which are open 24 hours. Here you can get your fill of udon, yakitori or oden before continuing on your travels.

    First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1

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    • First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1
    • First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1

    The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3

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    • The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3
    • The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3
    • The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3
    • The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3
    • The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Handa Airport Terminal 3

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