A guide to Haneda Airport (HND)

As one of Tokyo’s primary airports, Haneda Airport (HND) is also the fifth busiest airport in the world — but it’s so well-run that you’d never notice.

Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Image credit: Sean Pavone/iStock
Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Image credit: Sean Pavone/iStock

Haneda International Airport was primarily a domestic airport until 2010, when its dedicated international terminal opened. Now, Haneda Airport (also known as Tokyo Airport or HND Airport, after its IATA code) is used primarily for international business flights, with its sister Tokyo airport, Narita International Airport (NRT), hosting more leisure routes.

Having Haneda Airport maps on hand can help you navigate this complicated airport, as can this handy airport guide.

Airlines flying from Haneda International Airport

Haneda Airport’s terminals divide the international and domestic flights between them. Take a look at this list of airlines flying out of Haneda to determine which terminal you need.

International Terminal

  • Air Asia X
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • American Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Dragon
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • EVA Air
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Hong Kong Express
  • Japan Airlines
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Okay Airways
  • Peach Aviation
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Spring Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tianjin Airlines
  • Tigerair Taiwan
  • United Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines

Domestic Terminal

  • Air Do
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Japan Airlines
  • Japan Transocean Air
  • Skymark Airlines
  • Solaseed Air

Haneda Airport lounges – comfort and convenience

Haneda International Airport offers several lounges and waiting rooms reserved for holders of specific credit cards. In addition, several airlines provide lounges for their premium passengers.

Airport Lounges

Haneda Airport offers three lounges in Terminal 1 and three in Terminal 2, all of which are open to cardholders at various elite levels of 19 different international credit cards, including American Express and Diners Club. These lounges all provide comfortable seating, free soft drinks, and separate smoking rooms. Children may be admitted for a fee, and shower rooms are available in the central lounge in Terminal 1 and the north lounge in Terminal 2, also for a fee.

ANA Lounges

All Nippon Airways offers two nearly identical lounges at Haneda Airport, one near Gate 110 and one near Gate 114. Both lounges are available to business-class passengers, with separate rooms within the lounges reserved for first-class flyers.

The spacious seating areas offer coat racks with hangers for you to shed your jacket, and lounge attendants circulate regularly to offer passengers warm towels to freshen up. Several private phone booths are available, as well as some private pods that feature writing tables, power outlets, and headphones. Several shower rooms are also available.

Food offerings are split between Japanese and Western dishes, and the chef at the noodle bar can cook whatever unique dish you want. As an extra element of fun, ANA’s partnership with the Star Wars franchise means you’ll find themed displays throughout the lounges. If you’re flying out of domestic Terminal 2, you’ll find similar ANA lounges at Gates 60 and 62.

Japan Airlines Sakura lounges

These lounges for Japan Airlines and oneworld business-class travelers are available in the international terminal and domestic Terminal 1. In some cases, premium economy passengers may also be able to gain access to these lounges.

Dining areas and relaxation areas are separated in these lounges (sometimes by being on separate floors), and you’ll also find private booths for making phone calls and sending faxes. Lockers are available to let you store your carry-on luggage, and privacy cubicles provide sheltered spots for working. Lounge areas also offer some massage chairs. A salad bar, soups, pastries, and several hot dishes are available at the buffet, which includes both Japanese and Western entrées.

Japan Airlines First-Class Lounge

Japan Airlines also operates a separate lounge for its first-class passengers, and oneworld elite members also have access to the lounge. Seating in this lounge offers power outlets at each chair, along with individual lumbar pillows, ottomans and pull-out side tables. Several themed rooms create a unique atmosphere in this lounge. In the Library Room, you’ll find travel books and artifacts, while the Gallery Room features vintage aviation art. Head to the Play Room to enjoy chess and other games, or to the Bar Room for self-serve sake and Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

The dining options in the first-class lounge are extensive, centering around a teppanyaki chef cooking made-to-order beef dishes. You’ll also find a hot and cold buffet, as well as Japanese beer dispensers. In addition, the lounge offers a complimentary spa with both massage rooms (for over-the-clothes treatments) and massage chairs.

Cathay Pacific lounge

This lounge is open to Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, and oneworld first-class and business-class travelers, as well as to elite Marco Polo Club members. Visitors to the Cathay Pacific lounge can enjoy fresh noodles made on the spot, a daily menu, as well as cold buffet and Japanese breakfast dishes. A business center features Mac computers and printers, and power outlets and chargers are located throughout the lounge. At the bar, baristas make cocktails to order as well as a wide variety of coffee drinks.

Haneda Airport hotels – in and outside the airport

Haneda International Airport (HND) features three hotels inside the airport itself, one in the international terminal and two in the domestic terminal. If you don’t have time to stay in Tokyo’s center, you can find several excellent hotels near Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Alternatively, if you are in Tokyo on business, there are plenty of top-notch business hotels in Tokyo for you to make the most of your stay.

The Tokyo skyline with Mount Fuji in the background. Image credit: yongyuan
The Tokyo skyline with Mount Fuji in the background. Image credit: yongyuan/iStock

First Cabin Airport Hotel

The First Cabin Airport Hotel in the domestic terminal features sleeping accommodations similar to the first-class cabins on a high-end international flight. Showers and baths are available, as is a private lounge. Travelers needing to rest before making a connection may rent a cabin by the hour or overnight.

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu

With rooms overlooking the airport and an entrance directly from the domestic departure hall, the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is ideally positioned to care for passengers waiting for an extended layover. Each room offers nightwear, so you don’t even have to unpack. The hotel’s restaurant, Flyer’s Table, is the largest in the airport, making it a great choice for meeting colleagues while traveling.

Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda

This upscale hotel connects directly to the international terminal’s departure lobby. If you only need a hotel room for a few hours, you can book a Refresh Room, which offers a private sitting area with a TV as well as a shower. Those who prefer a longer stay can take advantage of the Royal Park Hotel‘s meeting rooms and a restaurant and bar.

Kawasaki Nikko Hotel

About eight kilometers from the airport, the Kawasaki Nikko Hotel focuses on providing the services that business travelers need. Rooms are relatively spacious and offer expansive views, while three restaurants provide everything from elaborate buffets to intimate dining. Meeting rooms of several sizes make it easy to convene a meeting, and massage services and karaoke rooms are available when it’s time for a little relaxation.

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

This resort hotel sits just eight kilometers from Haneda Airport. Rooms are spacious and appointed with European styling, with seating areas to let you get some work done and panoramic views of Tokyo Bay. The Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba hosts 11 restaurants, including a grill and a teppanyaki restaurant, both on Another Dimension, Another Tokyo, a dedicated floor with spectacular views. A spa, outdoor pool, and fitness club help you stay relaxed and fit during your stay.

Haneda Airport shopping – whimsical shops and duty-free luxury

Most of the shopping at Haneda Airport is in the international terminal, which is not surprising given that’s where most passengers are bound. The duty-free area of this terminal is extensive, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to pick up high-end designer fashion without having to pay customs when you return to your home country. Check out the boutiques for designers including Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Coach, and Hermès. If you’re in the market for fine jewelry and luxury watches, stop by Cartier, Bulgari, Omega, Rolex, and Tiffany. The Tiat Duty-Free Haneda airport shops are open 24/7 to help you find fragrances, liquor, tobacco, and high-end food products.

You won’t want to end your shopping at the Haneda duty-free shops, though — not when Haneda Airport offers so much more. If you love stationery and pens, make a pilgrimage to Itoya, which is filled with fine writing utensils and popular pen covers (you can’t miss the story, which has a gigantic pen at its entrance). Hello Kitty fans will be in heaven at Hello Kitty Japan, which features all the latest from Sanrio (and yes, it’s a duty-free shop). Give yourself plenty of time to visit Hakuhinkan Toy Park, an outpost of the popular shop from the Ginza, where you’ll want to fill your carry-on with the shop’s whimsical gadgets, toys, and socks.

Dining at Haneda Airport – Japanese and Western choices

Because most of the airport’s traffic moves through the international terminal, just as with shopping, you’ll find most of your best choices there.

Slurp up some udon noodles during your stopover at this Tokyo airport. Image credit: Bobby Coutu/iStock
Slurp up some udon noodles during your stopover at this Tokyo airport. Image credit: Bobby Coutu/iStock

International Terminal

All your favorite Japanese dishes await you here, plus some international treats. Check out the following table-service and quick-serve restaurants, many of which are outposts of restaurants popular in Tokyo.

  • Katsusen: They pile the shredded cabbage high on the tonkatsu at this popular outlet.
  • Yakiniku Champion: This barbecue restaurant uses the best Wagyu beef, so it’s not surprising that people line up for it. Set menus make ordering easy (try one of the soup set menus for a real treat).
  • Mos Cafe: Fresh burgers made to order are on the menu at this popular Japanese chain. You can pick up an udon bowl for breakfast, or try the BLT breakfast burger.
  • Cafe Cardinal: If you’re a fan of Japan’s popular British pub, Pub Cardinal, this place should feel familiar. Hot dogs and curry are popular at this casual spot that’s open 24/7. Don’t miss out on the observation deck that lets you watch airplanes or gaze at the stars while you eat.
  • Tsurutontan: Once you step inside the stunning traditional restaurant, you’ll realize you’ve discovered more than just an udon bar — Savor just how exceptional the noodles really are.
  • Port-Side Kitchen: This sister restaurant to Tokyo’s Grill Manten Boshi serves up western-style dishes that a French chef has adapted to the Japanese palate. Try the steaks and hamburger steaks for an enjoyable meal.
  • Nihon no Shun no Aji Hyakuzen: This restaurant is devoted to featuring all 100 of the Japanese ingredients that represent the four seasons (25 per season, so expect a changing menu). Order a bento box, or marvel at how beautiful each dish looks when served on bamboo plates.
  • Ito En: Enjoy your matcha soft-serve ice cream or other green tea sweets at this charming cafe — and have your phone ready to snap Instagram shots of the beautiful interior, modeled after a Japanese temple.
  • Ariso Sushi: This kaitenzushi restaurant serves sushi on a conveyor belt, but the chefs don’t make each piece until you order it — so each piece practically falls apart in your mouth with freshness as you eat it.

Domestic Terminal

You won’t find quite as many varied choices in the domestic terminal, but these spots are still worth checking out.

  • Matakoiya: It’s standing room only at this sushi bar — in other words, there are no seats, so you have to stand — but that speeds up your ordering if you’re in a rush to board your plane.
  • Flyer’s Table: This restaurant at Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu starts off each morning as a buffet serving both Japanese and Western breakfasts. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant shifts to serve an à la carte menu that features both Japanese and Western dishes (as well as Chinese noodle dishes).

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