We often run to the airport too early or have a long layover. Or maybe you came on the last train and have a long wait until your flight. What to do? Forget camping out on a bench outside of the check-in counter, now there’s a whole new way to enjoy Haneda Airport!
What is Haneda Airport Garden?
The Haneda Airport Garden is a brand new multipurpose space inside Haneda Airport. It includes two hotels, an open-air onsen hot spring, regional food dining areas, and plenty of shops.
The two hotels, The luxury Villa Fontain Premier, and the largest airport hotel in Japan, the Villa Fontain Grand. The hotel features comfortable accommodations and views of the nearby Tamagawa River, as well as access to the open-air onsen.
Since it’s located outside of security, it can be visited at any time of the day.
However, there's a lot more to the Haneda Airport Garden.
Useful Features of the New Haneda Airport Garden
The new Haneda Aiport Garden includes a number of great facilities and services for weary travelers, here are the ones you don’t want to miss!
Traveling can be an uncomfortable experience- tiny airplane seats and long international flights can leave you feeling drained. No, instead of jumping onto a train or bus, imagine getting off the airplane and soaking in a hot spring. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Now, you can relax in an open-air onsen before or after your flight, or during a layover. For just 4800 for non-hotel guests, you’ll be provided a face towel, bath towel, and a comfortable room outfit. You’ll have access to the onsen and sauna. Soak in the natural hot springs while looking over the river, watching the plains fly in and out of the airport.
Just in Japan for a layover? Or maybe your trip only includes visits to a few cities. Well, now you can travel across the country through food in the local cuisine food court!
Try the famous Kobe beef in a mouthwatering nabe hot pot.
Try regional specities like hanayama udon noodles from Gunma, misokatsu pork cultles or unagi eel from Nagoya, or Kansai-style okonomiyaki savory pancakes!
Of course, there are also the beloved Japanese comfort foods available as well. Ramen, Japanese curry, and sushi are also available.
Leaving Japan? Better make sure to have your omiyagi souvenirs ready! Haneda Airport Garden’s Japan Promenade has plenty of souvenirs, from the ever-popular unique flavored kit kats to traditional sweets and snacks.
There are also many shops that feature made-in-Japan crafts, like delicate fans and umbrellas. It’s easy to find beautiful and unique gifts for your friends and family, or even yourself, from Japan.
If you have more time to kill, relax with a DIY tea ceremony a Japanese Tea Kimikura. You can whip up your own frothy cup of matcha, and enjoy it with dango or other traditional Japanese sweets.
New Bus Lines
This is a big game-changer for Haneda! Previously, bus services only took travelers as far as Yokohama or Tokyo. Now, new bus lines are offering direct trips all across the country! This means it’s now easier than ever to check out some locations off the Golden Path (the popular Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka route) and explore other beautiful parts of Japan!
The new bus lines offer services to Ise, Osaka, Kanazawa, Hakuba, Niigata Sakata, Sendai, and Aomori.
Traveling can be an uncomfortable and stressful experience. However, if you’re going through Haneda airport, you’ll now have a lot more options to kill time before a flight, relax after arriving, or enjoy a layover.