Posted on June 5, 2016
Lounge Review: Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class Lounge Tokyo- Main Terminal
After landing in Tokyo (NRT) we had a little bit of time before the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge opened. There are two First Class lounges for Japan Airlines in terminal 2 of Tokyo Narita (NRT) International Airport. One is in the satellite area which Joe and I previously reviewed and another in the Main terminal which we were heading to on this trip since it would be a new review and our flight was departing from the main section of the terminal.
Here is the trip so far!
On our way to the lounge we found a very new looking open air free lounge area called Sky Lounge that really looked great and would be a nice place to hang out if you didn’t have any lounge access. It was kind of between the satellite and main area of terminal 2. We also stopped at a shop on the way and saw some pretty interesting toys haha.
When we arrived at the lounge it still hadn’t opened yet but I saw a person go in to the desk and allowed in, so I figured I would head in and try to enter as well (it was about 15 min before the posted opening time at this point). When I went to the desk they looked at our boarding passes and immediately welcomed us in. The First Class and Business Class lounges are next to each other and have a common entrance. You go straight ahead for the business check-in and to the left for the first class check-in.
After the check-in we were told about the massage services which were located just to the right of the check-in desk and we made appointments for later in the morning (each guest getting a complimentary 15 min back massage). After this there is a closet area to place bags on your left before entering the main area of the lounge.
The layout of the main area has a business center, massage chairs, bathrooms and smoking room to the left with some seating and dining area, self serve bar and more seating area with tarmac views to the right. There is even a shoe shining service in the afternoon and evenings in this lounge! There is a map of the lounge layout below:
Since we were allowed in the lounge before it was technically open it was basically empty. We chose a seat by the window kind of in the middle of the lounge but a little closer to the dining area.
Heading to the left when entering the lounge (massage chairs, smoking room, business center):
I didn’t use any of these facilities but it is great that they have them all available. We spent more time on the other side of the lounge because it had views out the window, food and drinks! This area includes a Sushi Bar! Looking at the picture below you see the main food and drink station to the right with the sushi bar straight ahead. There are two stations in that area, one with mainly drinks and the other with the buffet of hot and cold food.
There is also a very small more central station of food and drink kind of in the center of the lounge closer to the window. As you can see from the pictures, there are a few central seating areas as well as seats running along all the windows. There are lots of different kinds of chairs and tables so you will have several seating options. There are also some departure boards and current newspapers and magazines.
And if you want to see Japan Airlines planes than this is really the place to be as they are everywhere around the lounge!
We had a really nice stay at this lounge. It does not have the sit down dining restaurant or sleep rooms like some of the best First Class lounges in the world but this was still a very good lounge. Although it does get pretty full there always seems to be enough seating. Although it wasn’t a sit down restaurant, the hot and cold food was very good, and the sushi was fantastic. I would say the highlights for me would be the free massage, the great views of the tarmac and the sushi bar!
While there is seating facing the tarmac for views of the planes is great at the satellite First Class lounge I would say over all this lounge is big and better than that one.
Next up: Our final flight home on Japan Airlines First Class