Japan Airlines First Class Lounge

Japan Airlines flagship lounge is located in Narita Airport. If you happen to arrive early, this can be a nice option for you to check out before you depart on your First Class flight.

 

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main entrance

 

 

As reflected in Japanese cultures, the receptionists here are ultra-polite and friendly.

 

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check-in

 

 

 

Like most First Class lounges, it’s quite empty. The decor is definitely understated with ample room to relax.

 

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empty lounge

 

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lounge area

 

 

 

Similar to Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney, Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge in Hong Kong & Etihad First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi, we opt for a complimentary massage treatment in their spa.

 

Unfortunately, it’s only 10-minutes long, but still better than nothing…

 

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deep tissue massage please, arigato!

 

 

After the massage, we figure it’s a good time to check out their dining area.

 

 

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dining area

 

 

“Sumimasen…” the Japan Airlines staff apologetically bows, “our sushi bar is temporarily closed… so sorry.”

 

What?!?! Oh well, we’ll just settle for hot buffet foods…

 

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food spread

 

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drink spread

 

 

 

Oh well, I’m a bear with complicated simple needs. In the end, airplane watching by the windows will do just fine.

 

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our airplane view

 

 

Hm, maybe my expectations were too high. Or maybe it was just an off day. Or mayyybe I compared it too strictly to other First Class lounges…. but overall, I was a little bit disappointed.

Other airlines have much better spas, food offerings, and accommodations with higher caliber. So personally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit this lounge. That being said, if you happen to have an hour (or two) to spare… this can still be a good place to relax.

Don’t get me wrong, all these are First World problems… it’s still a bearable lounge!

After all, everyone here in the end still get to enjoy their AMAZING First Class flight.

 

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