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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Haneda Airport Shopping

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Many of the thousands of people flocking to the new Tokyo International Airport (more commonly known as Haneda Airport) terminal on the Tokyo monorail are not just travelers rushing to catch a flight to Asia or America but also shoppers and diners keen to visit the shops and restaurants which have opened in the new 5-storey building. In fact, sightseers and shoppers outnumber actual air passengers 2-1 at weekends and on public holidays causing severe congestion and long lines outside popular restaurants.

Haneda Airport


There are branches of Hello Kitty and the Ginza-based Hakuhinkan toy store, which has a huge toy car track, which really draws in the kids, as Haneda ups its competition with rival Narita Airport.


Haneda Airport

As at Chubu International Airport, some of the shops and restaurants are arranged in a faux Edo Period "market" (called Edo Koji) which is all the rage with Japanese airport terminal architects at the minute. So there is plenty of wood, slate tiles and traditional lanterns or chochin on display. Tokyo Pop Town is the name of the contemporary-designed shopping area.

Haneda's new terminal also has a large indoor Torii gate (see above).

Haneda Airport

The full list of stores and services includes such well-known outlets as Kaneko optics, Air Lawson convenience store, Character Shop Haikara, Edo Event-kan (souvenirs), Kaizosha book store, Rink (bags) and Itoya stationery.

There are ATMs, a branch of Mizuho bank, a clinic, numerous currency exchanges, a pharmacy, a police box (koban), nap and shower rooms, a PC station and wireless LAN.






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1 comment:

Japan-Australia said...

Seems very much like it was when the new International Airport opened in Nagoya. Lots of people who weren't travelers would visit just to do some shopping or enjoy a nice meal. They also had a great onsen there as well.