After leaving the Park Hyatt Tokyo, I headed back to Narita airport to catch my flights to the next leg of my journey, onward to Thailand. I took a Limousine bus directly from the Park Hyatt to Terminal 1 at Narita. I’ve always enjoyed my visits to Narita airport, such a diverse collection of carriers, and a well organized and easy airport to navigate.
This looks like the (far) eastern terminal in Houston
The Terminal 1 is a hub for Star Alliance members ANA and United, with many other members having a presence at the airport. The check in area is well organized. I found the Thai Airways area, and was the only person in the Royal First Class line. I was provided a lounge invite, that had a map showing the various First Class Lounge options. I was tempted to explore the United Global First lounge, but I opted for an ANA Suites lounge in Satellite 4, which was very close to my departure gate.
The lounge was spacious, particularly since there were only a handful of other of guests when I visited. There are showers available, and a decent selection of food. In addition there is a made to order noodle bar. I was happy with the food options especially considering that a multi-course meal would be served on the upcoming flight.
Variety of sushi rolls and rice balls
There is also a beer machine and a decent liquor selection.
“For a relaxing time, make it Suntory time”
The main seating area shown above has various seating areas, and there is also a work area with desks. There is free wifi in the entire lounge.
Large windows all around, with nice tarmac views.
This lounge is worth a visit if at Narita airport with a departing First Class flight. Its not the best First Class Lounge I’ve visited, but there is a lot of space to spread out, plenty to eat or drink if you desire before your flight.
Soon my flight to Bangkok was ready to depart. Next up, Thai Royal First Class on the leased 777-300ER.
Top Narita sign image from Flickr/Creative Commons license