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.

Bus 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.  20180212_061156_resizedThe 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.

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The Haneda bus leaves from Stand 12 at NRT Terminal 1.

The bus takes about 65 minutes to get to HND.  It is comfortable enough for a short ride.

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HND

ANA Haneda Lounge

The ANA Lounge in the International Terminal at HND is located near Gate 110.

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The ANA lounge is one level above the concourse.

Access

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.

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ANA Lounge entrance

This is a large lounge.  It shaped like a 6,000 square foot hockey stick.  Operating hours are 05:00 – 01:00 daily.

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These Star Wars characters are displayed just inside the lounge entrance. ANA outfits some of its aircraft with a Star Wars livery.

Seating

The lounge has a dark but relaxing atmosphere.

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Work stations and TV lounge
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Seating areas have tarmac views.

Food and Beverages

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.

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Salads and sandwiches
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Hot entrees
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The alcoholic beverage selection is somewhat limited.  The lounge has an automatic beer pouring machine which is nice.

Other services at this lounge are showers, very good wifi, internet terminals, and free use of copiers and printers.

Overall Impression

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.

 

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