Haneda, Tokyo - Qantas early arrival

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Member since 09 Apr 2017

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All my previous trips to Tokyo have landed at Narita in the afternoon. With Qantas now switched to Haneda, the early arrival - 05:25 - is possibly problematic, given Japanese hotels are less happy with you arriving very early with baggage, even if just to hold prior to check-in.

I don't expect to be checked in at that time, but wonder if anyone has any tips as how to navigate this chunk of time - with baggage. I am travelling there in November so it may be a little chilly to spend 8 hours sitting in a park, however beautiful! Without baggage I can totally entertain myself.

I may be overthinking things, and Japanese hotels are less troubled with this since I first travelled there.

Also, is/will there be an arrivals lounge that I can access for a shower at that time of the day by November? (Oneworld Emerald / QFF Plat)


Member since 07 Jan 2011

Total posts 206

I've done this plenty of times.

Catch the monorail to Hamamatsucho station and then a taxi to your hotel (if you have heavy bags) or train. Leave your bags (I've never had a hotel complain about holding bags if I'm checking in later that day) and head to the fish markets for a sushi breakfast and refreshing walk. Then you can do some shopping in Ginza until they're ready to check you in.

Phil Young


Member since 22 Oct 2012

Total posts 253

One solution is to take one of the twice-weekly QF61 BNE-HND flights that arrive at 8pm.


Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 May 2018

Total posts 25

Or the 4 x weekly QF79 MEL-HND that also arrives at 8pm.

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