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After landing at Tokyo Narita airport on a Japan Airlines first class flight from Chicago, Carolyn and I were greeted by a JAL employee, who walked us through to immigration.  After a brief delay as the security officials questioned Carolyn about her “smuggling” kids scissors on an airplane, the JAL employee took us through to the JAL first class lounge Narita airport and checked us in.  The JAL first class lounge Narita airport is located on the 3rd floor of Terminal 2 of the Tokyo Narita airport (NRT).

The JAL first class lounge Narita shares an entrance with the JAL Sakura lounge Narita, which is for business class passengers.


When you enter the lobby and show your boarding pass, you will be directed either to the left for the JAL first class lounge, or to the right and downstairs for the JAL Sakura lounge.  We flew into Tokyo Narita airport in first class from Chicago, and we were connecting in business class from Tokyo to Hong Kong, but we had no problems accessing the JAL first class lounge.  The Japan Airlines first class lounge is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the evening.

JAL First Class lounge Narita food

The food was plentiful at the JAL first class lounge Narita, with a variety of hot and cold options, both Japanese and western, along with a variety of drinks.  

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Since I don’t drink alcohol, I’m not super qualified to comment on the types of spirits they had here in the JAL first class lounge, but I can at least say that there was a LOT of them!

Seating at Japan Airlines First Class lounge Narita Airport

There was quite a lot of seating here at the JAL First Class lounge, with some great views of the tarmac for plane spotting.


A couple of interesting tidbits to note – there were several signs in the lounge instructing people to NOT talk on their cell phones and people seemed to be abiding by that.  I did also see several small enclosed cubicles that were designated as rooms for cell phone conversations.

There was also a designated smokers room, which, frankly, reeked of smoke even as you got near it :-/


The JAL first class lounge Narita also does offer complimentary 10 minute massages.  You do have to sign up for the massages near the front desk and they are usually booked at least an hour out.  When we got there at about 4 p.m. we booked a 5 p.m. massage.  The attendant will give you a laminated card to bring back when it is your turn.  There was only one slot left so I let Carolyn go, and she reported that the massage was very enjoyable.  After her massage, it was time to pack up and walk over to the satellite building of Tokyo Narita airport Terminal 2, where our flight to Hong Kong was departing

The Japan Airlines first class lounge in Narita Airport is a great place to hang out if you're traveling to Tokyo

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