Lounge Review: Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo (NRT)- Main Terminal

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Lounge Review: Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo (NRT)- Main Terminal

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.

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Map showing Sky Lounge

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Walking from satellite to main section of terminal

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Free Sky Lounge area

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Kids area of Sky Lounge

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

View on the walk

 

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Gift Shop- and why wouldn’t this little chick plush wear a panda costume

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.

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Business Class check-in next to the First Class check-in

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

First Class check-in to the left

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

First Class check-in

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Not exactly sure what this is on at the check-in desk haha

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.

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Our appointment tickets for our complimentary back massages

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Spa area

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Massage table

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Luggage storage aea

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:

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

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.

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Entering the main lounge area

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Looking left after entering the lounge

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Looking right when entering the lounge

Heading to the left when entering the lounge (massage chairs, smoking room, business center):

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Massage chair room

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Massage chair

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Business Center

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Business Center desks

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

More desks

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Different kind of desk

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Free shoe shining!

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Fairly large smoking room

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.

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Looking toward the right seating area with windows, buffet and sushi bar

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Drink area

 

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Beer pouring machine and soda machine

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Espresso machine

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Food Buffet

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Buffet

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

SUSHI BAR!

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Sushi Bar selfie

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

My delicious sushi meal!

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.

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

Seating

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

And if you want to see Japan Airlines planes than this is really the place to be as they are everywhere around the lounge!

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

japan airlines jal first class lounge terminal 2 main review nrt narita toyo airport massage champagne beer sushi

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.

Of the 3 first class lounges I have been to at Tokyo Narita (NRT) (Japan Airlines Satellite First and ANA Suite Class Lounge) I would say this is the BEST one.

Next up: Our final flight home on Japan Airlines First Class

3 Comments on “Lounge Review: Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo (NRT)- Main Terminal

  1. Hi Kevin, after seeing your review and experiencing the ANA Suite Lounge in NRT I have to agree with you, this one blows it outta the water! So much more space and better food selections. Great review!

  2. Is this blog now dead? No updates in a month. Too bad, was enjoying the TRs.

    • Nope! Just a lot going on with Joe and I right now so we haven’t been able to dedicate much time the site but we have several posts lined up for next week including the next installment of this trip report!

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