Introduction: Flying to Japan to Ride the Shinkansen
Review: Japan Airlines (787-900) Premium Economy Class – Dallas to Tokyo
Review: NAA Dayroom – Narita International Airport
Review: Japan Airlines – (787-800) Economy Class – Tokyo to Bangkok
Review: Aloft Hotel – Bangkok
Review: Singapore Airlines (A330) Business Class – Bangkok to Singapore
Review: Singapore Airlines (777-300) Business Class – Singapore to Tokyo
Review: Nozomi Shinkansen – Tokyo to Fukuoka
Review: Hilton Seahawk – Fukuoka
Day Trip to Uminonakamichi Island
Review: Gyozaya Ninoni – Fukuoka
Review: All Nippon Airways Lounge – Fukuoka
Review: All Nippon Airways (767-300) Business Class – Fukuoka to Naha
Review: All Nippon Airways (737-800) Economy Class – Naha to Nagoya
Review: All Nippon Airways (Bombardier Dash 8) Economy Class – Nagoya to Tokyo
Review: 9 Hours Capsule Hotel – Narita International Airport
Review: IASS Executive Lounge – Narita International Airport
Review: TEI Lounge – Narita International Airport
Review: Japan Airlines (787-900) Economy Class – Tokyo to Dallas
I hustled off of the flight from Dallas so I could find my connecting gate. It proved to be a small hassle, but I eventually ended up making it to the gate. Since I had three hours to spare, I decided to grab a bite to eat. I went to Miso Kitchen, which was just down the way from the gate. The restaurant was separated into carry out, small tables, and window seating. There was an enclosed smoking booth on the right side of the restaurant. I ordered a Kirin beer and sushi platter. The food took about 20 minutes to arrive. The wait was worth it because all of it was DELICIOUS.
After getting my sushi and Kirin fix, I walked towards my gate because I wanted to check out the NAA Dayroom and Showers. The dayroom was located in Satellite 3 of Terminal 2. Its located was off of the beaten path behind some shops. I appreciated this because the traffic and noise were reduced.
There are two locations for the dayrooms and showers, one in Terminal 1 and this location in Terminal 2. The operating hours follow:
Terminal 1, 2F: 0700 to 2200 (usage time 0630 to 2100). The shower rooms are available until 2030.
Terminal 1, 3F: 0700 to 2200 (usage time 2130 (shower rooms) and 2100 (nap rooms).
Terminal 2: 0700 to 2200. The shower rooms are available until 2130, while the nap rooms are available until 2100.
The prices for my location were: ~1000 yen for 30 minutes then an additional ~500 yen for every 15 minutes thereafter. The single dayroom with a shower was ~1,500 yen for 60 minutes then an additional ~800 yen for every additional 60 minutes. Lastly, the dayroom with twin beds was a bit pricy at ~2,500 yen for 60 minutes then ~1,200 yen for each additional 60 minutes.
The front desk was straight ahead and to the left when I entered. I was welcomed, after a few minutes of waiting, by a bilingual agent. She welcomed me in Japanese and proceeded to ask if I spoke the language. I replied, “sukoshi”, then she spoke to me in English…much appreciated. There was a bit of a wait so I decided to grab a seat. The agent informed me that the beverages in the cooler were available for a price.
I was eventually assigned to room #9. It was a “Japanese-sized” room. There were two rooms: a toilet/sink room and a shower room. The toilet/sink room included a hamper, hair dryer (which I do not need), and the toilet with bidet. There was some small toiletries.
The shower room was just that, a shower. Shampoo and bath soap was provided. There was also a mirror if you wanted to look at yourself while showering.
The dayroom and showers in Terminal 2 were just what I needed after a long flight from Dallas. This spa was cheap and the agent was nice, even though they were busy. If traveling through Narita and need a shower or nap, check out one of dayroom or spas.