On my recent trip from Los Angeles, I had a transit in Tokyo Narita for about 3 hours before heading to Sydney. For my transit, I had access to either the First Class lounge as a Oneworld Emerald member or the Sakura lounge as a Business Class passenger going to Sydney. I of course chose the First lounge and funnily enough had no problems accessing it.
This lounge is located in the Satelite building and is one of 2 First Class lounges at Tokyo Narita.
Both the First lounge and Sakura lounge are next to eachother but have seperate help desks. Before you enter you’ll obviously need to show your boarding pass. The ladies at the desk were very friendly and offered to give a tour of the lounge. They can help with any queries regarding your flight, the lounge etc.
The entry to the lounge is quite beautiful to look at.
The lounge is absolutely beautiful. It actually reminded me of a few luxury hotels with the dark wood walls and natural light. The Japanese architecture is always modern and simplistic, it was evident in the lounge.
At the entrance of the lounge, you’ll find some desktop computers, there’s also a printer if you need to print anything. The lounge of course has free wifi for and it was quite fast.
It’s also important to note, next to the printers, are phone booths. The rule in the lounge is that you can’t answer and talk on the phone unless you’re in one of the booths. The staff were very serious about this rule and for good reason. The lounge was dead quiet, you could hear a pin drop.
Also at the entrance of the lounge is a massage chair which is free to use.
The lounge has a heap of seating, both facing the tarmac and away from it.
As you can see, during the day the lights aren’t turned on as there’s a heap of natural light. The only lights that are on is the mood lighting which gives the lounge a warm feeling.
The lounge has a small drink and snack section with soft drinks, coffee & tea, champagne, liquor and beer.
Here’s the coffee and tea facilities:
The range of liquor is quite reasonable:
This is the softdrink machine and beer dispenser which is pretty awesome as it automatically tilts the glass and fills it.
Champagne and Sake on ice:
Laurent – Perrier Champagne:
Small cheese dishes:
The lounge isn’t actually that large but it does feel very spacious and when I visited there were probably 15 people maximum.
The windows looking out at the tarmac have a fantastic view and are usually the most popular. They also have charging & ethernet ports in the window ledge.
The lounge has a few shower facilities which I took advantage of as I couldn’t in Los Angeles.
The shower rooms feature all the basic facilities except a bidet or toilet.
In the middle of the lounge is where the dining area is found. As you can see, it was completely empty.
There’s a heap of comfortable seating in here and it’s a closed off area to the rest of the lounge meaning it maintains complete quietness.
There’s a few wines and champagne’s in there.
As well as more beer machines, there’s quite a lot of fresh food to choose from. There were staff always in there checking to see if the food was fresh and replenishing it if it was empty. The attention to detail from the staff was impressive.
It quickly went dark outside and the lounge looks even more beautiful at night. It reminded me of some Park Hyatt properties.
At about 6:00 at night I was the only person in the lounge, this was the case for about an hour.
And yes of course, the lounge does feature bidets (Japanese toilets).