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Between two long haul flights as we flew from Vancouver to Sydney, we had a longer layover at Haneda International Airport, which gave us the perfect opportunity to check out the ANA Lounge.
Location and Hours
There are two separate ANA Lounges in the International Terminal at Haneda. One is near gate 110, while the other is near gate 114. An important thing to note is that they have staggered operating hours:
ANA Lounge by gate 110: 5:00am – 1:00am
ANA Lounge by gate 114: 6:30am – 1:30pm
The one near gate 110 is open for a much longer duration, while the one near gate 114 only opens from the morning until early afternoon.
Both lounges are up a set of escalators on the 4F. Note that the ANA Lounge is right next to the ANA Suites Lounge, which is reserved for First Class passengers and ANA Diamond Members only. Careful not to walk into the wrong lounge!
On both occasions of passing through Haneda, only the ANA lounge by gate 110 was open, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to compare the differences between the lounges.
First and business class passengers travelling on ANA or another Star Alliance carrier, as well as ANA Diamond, ANA Platinum and Star Alliance Gold members are eligible to enter the lounge. Premium Economy passengers are also welcome.
As I walked down the corridor after checking in at reception, the first thing that caught my attention were the awesome Star Wars figures showcased in glass cabinets along the wall. In case you didn’t know, ANA and Star Wars have a 5 year partnership since 2015 to expand their global presence, which is why ANA has the beautiful Star Wars livery jets.
Once I finished admiring the Star Wars memorabilia, I proceeded into the actual lounge, which was pretty expansive and beautifully designed. The length of the lounge was lined with windows, which offered spectacular views of the apron and runway. I was able to visit this lounge twice at different times during the day, so I’ll be sharing photos from both visits. During the day, the lounge is lit up with tons of natural light, and is a bit less busy.
Different types of seating lined the windows, including bar-type seating where you can enjoy a meal while taking in the views, or more lounge type armchairs where you can sit back and relax. Further away from the windows was more dining oriented seating. Near the back of the lounge was a more secluded, quiet area.
There are two buffet stations at either end of the lounge, with the one closer to the entrance being the main one which offered a bit more variety. The buffet spread offers a decent selection of both hot and cold foods, plus plenty of alcoholic choices including beer machines. However, what really made the buffet excellent in my opinion was the Japanese curry rice, as well as the made-to-order Noodle Bar. Oh, and I found the sushi rolls quite addicting as well!
Should you be in the mood, there is also a rather fancy looking Sake station with several different Sake to choose from.
Displayed at the concierge table were these beautifully crafted luggage tags, awarded to frequent flyers who’ve accrued a significant number of miles with ANA. Reaching such a status will also grant you lifetime benefits!
Having been flying for over 14 hours that day and with 9 more hours to go until Sydney, I definitely could not leave this lounge without taking a much needed shower. There was a queue for the showers as the lounge was pretty busy and there were only 7 shower suites, so I put my name down at the reception and was given a buzzer for when my shower room was ready.
The shower room came with plenty of amenities and a nicely tiled and spacious walk-in shower. The rainfall shower head was a nice touch, and the water temperature was excellent. After the shower, I spent a good 20 minutes pampering my skin with all the cleansing oils and facial creams. For some reason though, the shower room was very hot and stuffy.
After the refreshing shower, it was about time for us to head to the gate for boarding. We left the lounge feeling recharged, ready for our onward flight to Sydney. Stay tuned for our next trip report reviewing ANA’s business class from Tokyo to Sydney!
The ANA Lounge at Haneda is one of the best business class lounges I’ve been to. The lounge is large, spacious and modern with plenty of seating options and great views. Two buffet spreads offer good selection and quality of hot and cold foods, with the highlights being the Japanese curry and the made-to-order noodle bowls, which reminds me of the Noodle Bar at Cathay Pacific lounges such as The Pier. The shower suites are fully stocked with amenities and provide a great way to freshen up between long flights. Finally, as a Star Wars fan, I loved the classy display of Star Wars memorabilia throughout the lounge.
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Alvin is an aviation geek, enthusiast photographer, and software developer with a goal of exploring the world. He uses mileage programs to redeem premium flight travel, and shares his experiences here on OneMoreWeekToGo.