Tokyo International Airport, commonly known as Haneda Airport (Haneda), is one of the two major airports serving the greater Tokyo area, the other being Narita International Airport (Narita). Haneda is located in Ōta, the largest of the 23 districts in Tokyo Prefecture, just 15 kilometers south of Tokyo Station and is closer to central Tokyo compared to Narita, which is located about 60 kilometers east of central Tokyo in Narita, Chiba.
In the past, Haneda was used primarily for domestic flights in Japan. Then, in 2010, it launched its new international terminal, now called Terminal 3, making it a convenient airport for international travelers visiting Tokyo.
Haneda Airport’s Terminals
The airport is divided into three terminals, with Terminals 1 and 2 handling mostly domestic flights and Terminal 3 operating mostly international flights. (See Highlights below for more information).
Travel between terminals is easy with the airport’s free and frequent shuttle buses that have travel times of less than 10 minutes.
Passengers with transfers between international flights (international to international, domestic to international, or international to domestic) can acquire a Transit Boarding Ticket for the Keikyu Line or Tokyo Monorail free of charge. These rail services travel between Terminals 1 and 3 and Terminals 2 and 3. Travelers with international flight transfers can also utilize the airport’s Transit Bus Service, which runs every 15 minutes and, similarly, travels between Terminals 1 and 3 and Terminals 2 and 3.
Terminals 1 and 2 are linked via a 400 meters long moving walkway.
Haneda provides a plethora of services to ensure that guests’ travels go as smoothly as possible. Some essential travel services include ATM’s, money exchange, travel insurance, luggage storage, coin lockers, and Wi-Fi rental, to name a few. The airport also has clinics and drugstores on-site.
In addition to its convenient offerings, the airport also prides itself on creating comfortable and enjoyable experiences for travelers. For instance, guests can relax in lounges, unwind in massage chairs, or refresh themselves in the shower rooms.
For passengers with long layovers, the airport is home to three hotels (one in each terminal). Guests can stay at First Cabin (capsule hotel) in Terminal 1, Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu in Terminal 2, or The Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda in Terminal 3. Haneda also connects travelers to hotels in the surrounding area via free shuttle services.
All three terminals have convenient car rental counters, including popular Japanese companies such as Nippon Rent-A-Car and Orix Rent-A-Car.
View an extensive list of Haneda Airport’s services.
Enjoy Haneda Airport!
Apart from its efficient and excellent travel services, Haneda also has no shortage of restaurants and shops for guests to pass the time. With early morning, late night, and 24 hour restaurants located before and after security checks, passengers will not be disappointed. The restaurants sell Japanese, Western, Chinese, cafe, and fast food, as well as alcohol at bars. Terminal 3 is home to an especially fun eating experience at Edo Ko-ji, which is a traditional styled Japanese “street” lined with restaurants.
Please note that many restaurants are closed or have reduced hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. Haneda Airport Restaurant details.
After refueling with some food, guests can peruse the airport’s shops during their downtime and pick up some last minute souvenirs. Haneda has a wide range of stores, including duty free ones, that sell nearly everything from famous clothing brands to unique toys to travel goods to books to Japanese confectionaries. The airport’s breadth of offerings provides travelers wonderful opportunities to experience Japanese culture before departing. Haneda Airport Shop details.
Haneda is constantly evolving to provide international travelers unique, enjoyable, and comfortable travel experiences with the goal of being an exciting gateway to Japan. The airport is scheduled to open a large commercial complex called Haneda Airport Garden. This facility aims to encompass the charm of Japanese culture and food with hotels, shops, restaurants, and hot springs, and will be directly connected to Terminal 3.
Once international travel restrictions are lifted, visitors will not want to miss exploring this hub of tourist-driven activities and accommodations.
Terminals 1 and 2 are home to the two major Japanese domestic airlines Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) as well as AIR DO, SKYMARK, Solaseed Air, and Star Flyer. JAL primarily operates out of Terminal 1, while ANA mainly uses Terminal 2. Although both terminals mostly handle domestic flights, Terminal 2 runs a few international ANA flights.
In addition to international flights via Japanese airlines ANA, JAL, and Peach, Terminal 3 also hosts a number of foreign airlines from around the world, including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, and Korean Air. View a complete list of Haneda’s international airlines on its website.
Edo Ko-ji, located in Terminal 3, is a traditional styled Japanese “street” lined with restaurants and shops. The warm red and wooden tones of the area create an inviting atmosphere and transport visitors from the modernly designed airport to Japan’s Edo past. Enjoy delicious cuisine, including sushi, yakitori, and oden, pick up some confectioneries, and peruse the cultural wares.
Travelers with early morning or late night flights should be mindful of the time when planning their use of public transportation as many of the lines do not run 24 hours. Listed below are the main travel services in the area.
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