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Okinawa Naha Airport Review

by web-administrator (September, 2016)

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(Guest Review) The newly re-constructed international airport is right next doors. Usually the international airport is busiers, grander, and has got more wow factor, but not in this case. Naha Domestic (after its renewal a few years ago) is a great place to visit and kill time before you fly out. There isnt much transiting here so I guess they really dont need any sleeping facilities.

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airport closed at 11 p.m.

by bbrace (January, 2011)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Pros: some nice guesthouses (Asahi : Y1500) but the taxi will cost you more
Cons: closes at 11 p.m.- 12 p.m.

the airport, lovely as it's orchids may be really does close as early as 11 p.m. and boots everyone out... may or may not be possible to leave luggage at the info booth (english spoken) /;b

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by web-administrator (June, 2005)

Where: Landside

(Contributed by Connie Gus) - "As a pilot I love airplanes and airports. This one is special. One wall is set up to look out onto the runways and then blue coral reefs past them. I watched jet fighters make parachute assisted landings against a backdrop where you could not see where the water ended and the sky began. You see the ground crew line up when the plane is pushed back and they all bow to the plane as it leaves. I watched them do this even during a mid-summer squall. Inside there are restarants and quick food places that are really quick. They have waitstaff with wireless connections punch in your order back to the kitchen. If you have more time you can relax in them also. Other places give you pagers that light up to notify you when the order is up.The shops inside are very good. The prices are exactly the same as in the city but in lots of ways the selection is better.There are aquariums with fantastic tropical fish all over. Fantastic coral reef life. The ramps and walkways have blooming orchids every meter. Even the jetways are lined with them.There are cultural experiences in the main lobby area. Singers, dancers, musicians make your stay special. I would have paid good money to listen to one girl. Later she grabbed my hand to teach me a dance.We watch 500 Japanese Boy Scouts assembled there on their way to a jamboree. I was surprised to see how attentive they were listening to the instructions of their leaders.But the best thing there are the people. Okinawan people treat everyone as brothers and sisters. They do not do this because they are working at an airport. They always do this. No Okinawan ever yells, no one litters, no one steals. This is one reason continued >>

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by web-administrator (June, 2005)

(Contributed by Brandi) - "I have to admit, I have not slept in this airport because I live on the island. However, if I had to, there are good and bad parts to deal with. One is that there is no seating. There is just enough at the gate to wait for your plane. Outside of security in the terminal, there really is no seating, just marble floors. The nice thing is that it is pretty much a quiet airport, and of course the Okinawans are very courteous. The food situation is ok, but Japanese coffee shops are not like American coffee shops, so don't expect a hearty meal." Added 11 Nov 05

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by web-administrator (June, 2003)

(Contributed by Sayuri) - "June 2003 (Domestic Terminal) - I would highly recommend sleeping at the Naha Domestic Airport in Okinawa, Japan. The airport is new, very clean, climate controlled and is the best airport I have ever seen. There are huge windows which let in the natural light everywhere. It's big enough to hold great gift shops, restaurants, showers, game rooms etc, but small enough to wander around in without getting lost. It's full of orchids year-round,and the best part, I think, is that the airport is built by the sea. So even if you just grab breakfast at A&W, you can eat overlooking the ocean. The best place to sleep is on the observation deck. It's concrete, sure, but it's outside. I had a lovely nap there one afternoon waiting for a flight. The sun was shining, you could hear the waves in the distance and the concrete was warm. I forgot I was at the airport! " (Added 15 MAY 04)

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