Haneda Airport started as the first national airport in Japan in August 1931, has made a name for itself as the hub of Japanese domestic airline service and as the front door to the world outside Japan with the opening of the international terminal in October 2010. And it is also well known as an amusement place!
“The Haneda Airport International Terminal Station” is a conveniently located station, since the platforms are connected to the Lobby of the Airport and it takes only one minute to go from the ticket gates to the lobby of departures.
The Haneda Airport International Terminal Building, in which this station is located, is a commercial complex with many stores and restaurants. There is a design concept based on the image of “the sky,” the International Terminal has a bright, spacious feel.
The fourth floor of the International Terminal is home to “Edo Koji,” where is the old Japan-style shopping and restaurants street places like of traditional “Edo” period style(From the 17th to 19th century, Tokyo prospered as the center of the Japanese government and economy under the name “Edo”).
They sell articles of clothing and elegant small things, perfect for souvenirs, as well as cosmetics, etc. in a town reproducing the times when Samurais lived in Japan. Edo Koji was constructed with a design recreating the ambiance of Edo in those days, allowing visitors to experience traditional Japanese culture merely by walking through the area.
The terminal interior is also brimming in Italian and French restaurants and cafes. Also, “Tokyo Pop Town” on the 5th floor features a Hello Kitty specialty souvenir shop and a cafe that is merged with a planetarium, and the departure concourse, a 3rd floor restricted area after officially leaving Japanese territory, features high class brand shops like CHANEL and Gucci and a Sky Lounge complete with shower rooms.
The Observation decks offer a view of the Domestic Terminal past the runway as well as a lookout on Tama River and Mt. Fuji to the north side.
This facility is mainly to enjoy before leaving Japan if arriving a little earlier, because most people will prefer to take the Tokyo Monorail right after arriving in Japan to go to Tokyo Hamamatsucho Station, which is in the central area of Tokyo. Also in the area after going through security, there are food courts and tax free stores. Here you’ll find everything you haven’t yet bought or eaten in Japan! Please check it out!
The Haneda Airport International Terminal