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Thursday, February 10, 2011

2010-12-14 JL027 Trip Report Part II: Time to Shop like a Shopaholic...If You Can

Departure Hall of Haneda (HND) International Terminal
Departure Hall of Haneda International Terminal

So after taking all those check-in counter photos, there was still time left so I walked around a bit to check out the famous Edo Koji Zone, area for shops and restaurants modeled after the Edo period.

To go to the Edo Koji Zone, just take the escalator in the middle of the departure hall (as shown in picture above).

Edo Koji Zone (shops and restaurants)

Once you get off the escalator, you can see the Edo period decorations and buildings.


Edo Koji Zone (shops and restaurants) of Haneda (HND) International Terminal
Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal

Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal
Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal

So the tea house isn't open yet. They are still preparing. Let's go check out other gift stores and restaurants.


Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal
Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal

Looks like there were some people so there should be a store that's open for business right? um...not really :( I was too early, stores and restaurants still hadn't opened :(

Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal
Edo Koji Zone of Haneda  International Terminal

One more level!!! Let's see what's up there, shall we?


Hot Zone shopping area at Haneda International Terminal
Hot Zone shopping area at Haneda International Terminal

Cold Zone shopping area at Haneda International Terminal
Cold Zone shopping area at Haneda International Terminal

So there are more shops called the Hot Zone and Cold Zone!? More stores that are CLOSED... :(


Shopping area at Haneda International Terminal
Shopping area at Haneda International Terminal

But at least there's the indoor and outdoor area for plane loves to see the planes. Unfortunately it's raining outside...so also no go for me :( So far no shopping no plane watching...So I went back to the departure hall level to check out JAL's Blue Sky Premium store instead, which is just right across from JAL's check-in counters.


JAL Blue Sky Premium at Haneda (HND) International Terminal
JAL Blue Sky Premium at Haneda International Terminal

Finally there's an open store and I can shop! Before my trip, I found out they were running a kit-kat promotion. If you spend 2,000 yen on kit-kat, you can get a free towel. I laughed at that and said who's going to spend that much on kit-kat. And of course I did. There were wasabi, almond, green tea, cheesecake, sakura matcha and soy sauce flavors and I bought most of them LOL Luckily I have 10% off discount with my JAL Global Club/JAL USA Card/JAL Family Club membership (no you can't combine the discounts to get 30% off :p)


Security check points at Haneda International Terminal
Security check points at Haneda International Terminal

So after spending a fortune at Blue Sky Premium (don't ask me how much :p), it's time to go through security. There's a bit of a line at the security check point but this is nothing compared to LAX :o Unfortunately there's no express lane for elites like the one at Narita (NRT). So just line up like everyone does.

You will have to scan the barcode on your boarding pass at the x-ray station and they will print out a ticket showing your name, flight, gate, and seat numbers! This is because you can use your cellphone as your boarding pass at HND. This way you will have a print out of all the info you need to locate your seat :)


Tokyo Souvenir Shop at Haneda (HND)
Tokyo Souvenir Shop at Haneda airside

After security, there are some duty free stores including the Tokyo Souvenir Shop, the same one at NRT T2. And after a bit more shopping (yea I know I shopped too much), I am off to the lounge.

Coming up...


Haneda (HND) JAL First Class and Sakura Lounge neat gate 112
JAL First Class and Sakura Lounge neat gate 112 at Haneda International Terminal

Other part of the trip report:
Part I: Hello Haneda! Time to Check In
Part III: Facilities of JAL Sakura Lounge at Haneda

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