Haneda Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, Tokyo, Japan
Waiting at airports due to flight cancelation or delays can be a bit of a pain. At Haneda Airport however, you can turn this time into fun, going shopping, enjoying fantastic food and having great time at the Haneda Airport observation decks, spots to relax and to enjoy beautiful views of the flights landing and taking off from the runway.
Haneda Airport, used to be mainly known for its domestic flights. In October 2010 however, a new international terminal was opened, now offering a variety of international connections, too. With the new international terminal a second observation deck, in addition to the one at the domestic terminal, was created, too.
The rooftop observation deck at Terminal 1 is accessible from the sixth floor and you can observe flights taking off in the distance. It’s a quite large open space where you can wander around and check out the views in different directions. If you want to be closer to the runways however, you should go the the observation deck at Terminal 2. I took a short ride on the bus that shuttles between the two terminals and went to the fifth floor at Terminal 2, from where the flight action is much closer.
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