After arriving at Tokyo, Japan on ANA Flight 11, I needed to get to Haneda Airport (HND) for the flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL). I wasn’t looking forward to it.
Transfer to Haneda
The process, however, was a lot easier than I had anticipated. I purchased a ticket for the Airport Limosine bus to HND on the first level near baggage claim. The cost was 3,100 Yen or about $29. The bus to HND departs from the first level. There are signs and multilingual attendants to ensure passengers get on the right bus.
The bus takes about 65 minutes to get to HND. It is comfortable enough for a short ride.
ANA Haneda Lounge
The ANA Lounge in the International Terminal at HND is located near Gate 110.
Since I had only Silver status with United and was on an economy ticket, the only way to access the lounge was by paying a fee. Star Alliance passengers with Gold status or higher have free access as do those flying in premium economy or higher. For everyone else, ANA sells access at the door or online. The cost online is JPY 4,000 ($37) and at the door the price rises to 6,000 JPY ($55). I paid at the door. Both prices were reasonable especially considering the six hours at HND before my next flight.
This is a large lounge. It shaped like a 6,000 square foot hockey stick. Operating hours are 05:00 – 01:00 daily.
The lounge has a dark but relaxing atmosphere.
Food and beverage offerings include salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and rice balls. Hot dishes rotate monthly and include stir fried noodles, ANA chicken curry, soups, and stewed duck. The noodle bar has a picture menu with descriptions of various items in english.
Other services at this lounge are showers, very good wifi, internet terminals, and free use of copiers and printers.
The ANA lounge at Tokyo Haneda International Terminal is a very good business-class lounge. The noodle bar makes it easy for westerners to try the Asian noodle bar experience. The wifi, comfortable seating, and airport views can make a long layover productive and enjoyable. For my six-hour HND layover, this lounge was well worth the $55 ($37 online) price of admission.