A Spotlight on Japan’s Gateways to the Country

View across Japan Tokyo Haneda Airport
Masahiro TAKAGI from Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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LONDON – The Japan National Tourism Organization Kuala Lumpur Office (JNTO KL) has shared some useful updates about Japan’s international airports. This may be of particular interest to Malaysians as well as others who are considering travelling to Japan.

Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)


Tokyo’s Haneda Airport has expanded its leisure and business facilities with the new Haneda Airport Garden complex.

Newly opened from 31 January 2023  is the Haneda Airport Garden in Tokyo, Japan. This complex consists of accommodation, retail spaces, bus terminal, spa and other facilities with a direct connection to Haneda Airport International Terminal.

Photo Credits: Go Tokyo

Two hotels, Villa Fontaine Premier Haneda Airport and Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport with a total maximum capacity of 1717 rooms are available to meet the diverse needs of tourists and business travelers.

 On the top floor of the hotel is Izumi Tenku no Yu, a traditional Japanese onsen with natural hot spring waters, and views of both Mount Fuji and airplanes.

Haneda Airport Garden was designed with business in mind too, with MICE facilities, event halls and meeting rooms at the upcoming Belle Salle Haneda Airport.

As for accessibility, the nearest station is Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Station on the Keikyu Line and Tokyo Monorail, alongside various bus routes that will connect travelers to and from other areas of Japan.

Haneda Airport (HND), also known as Tokyo International Airport, is the closest airport to Tokyo. Find out more about accessibility, services, facilities and more on JNTO’s website.

Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX)


Kansai International Airport has now unveiled a new domestic area in Terminal 1. The first stage of the Kansai International Airport’s renovation works has been completed.

Located in Osaka, Japan, this gateway for international travelers has undergone a facelift to improve passengers’ experiences, and add more functional commercial spaces including 12 new shops and restaurants showcasing the best of Kansai.

This addition is especially beneficial for international travelers transiting to domestic flights, making layovers and transits convenient and comfortable.

This refurbishment is part of the first phase of the airport’s renovation, with further improvements expected to be completed around spring 2025 to greet visitors for the World Expo 2025.

KIX Departures Hall. Photo Credit: Jpatokal via Wikimedia Commons

For accommodation, OMO Kansai Airport by Hoshino Resorts is a perfect choice. Opening in March 2023 with a total of 700 rooms, this new hotel is directly connected by rail to Kansai International Airport and Shin-Osaka Station.

The hotel offers not only the convenience of a smooth check-in/check-out and airport shuttle bus but also has facilities that will make travel more special such as a sky-themed restaurant and rooftop bar overlooking Osaka Bay.

Serving the western area of Japan, Kansai International Airport (KIX) is a popular gateway for many travelers to Japan. Discover more about this airport via JNTO here.

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