Sleeping in Airports

Nagoya Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Nagoya Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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NGO Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Nagoya Chūbu Centrair Airport.

What to Expect

Situated on a dedicated man-made island, Nagoya Airport (code: NGO) has a single, efficient terminal divided into domestic and international piers. Amenities are modern, including dozens of eateries and shops, pay-to-use showers in two locations, and free WiFi. Two landside convenience stores are open 24 hours for late-night snacks. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Nagoya Airport

nagoya airport guideOnly the Access Plaza and the International Arrivals Lobby are open 24 hours, so overnight campers must head here. There are several slim, armrest-free benches for resting. Bring an eye mask, earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, and a blanket for added comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, a landside capsule hotel offers hourly room rentals and a shower-only package. More traditional hotels are located within a few minutes walk of the terminal. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The Access Plaza and the International Arrivals Lobby are open 24 hours. If you are in another area of the airport between 11:30 PM – 5:20 AM, you will be relocated to one of the 24-hour accessible areas.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Nagoya Airport:

  • TUBE Sq Capsule Hotel – A capsule hotel is located within the airport in the terminal’s public area, making it convenient for late-night check-in or early-morning flights. Separate areas are provided for men and women, including lockers, toilets and showers. Rates are from JPY 2,800 (3 hours) to JPY 5,300 (24 hours). The Shower-only package (1 hour) costs JPY 900. » Check Rates
  • Centrair Hotel – Connected to the terminal via covered walkway. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Hotel – Connected to the terminal via covered walkway. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya Chubu International Airport – 6-minute walk to the terminal. A free shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Toyoko Hotel (Orange Side) and Toyoko Hotel (Green Side) – A 10-minute walk to the terminal. This hotel has two wings (“Orange Side” and “Green Side”). The Green Side serves a complimentary Japanese breakfast, and the Orange Side serves a complimentary Western breakfast and has more room types than the Green Side. Guests from either side have access to both breakfasts. A free shuttle bus is available.
    » Orange Side – Check Rates
    » Green Side – Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Nagoya, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Centrair Global Lounge – Multiple Locations – (1) Domestic Terminal and (1) International Terminal.
  • KAL Lounge – Location: International Terminal, airside, 2F, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Star Alliance Lounge – Location: International Terminal, airside, 2F, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs • Star Alliance Gold members • international flights first-class and business-class passengers.

Airline Lounges

In addition to the above lounges, there are a few more airline lounges, but you need to be a First or Business Class traveller to access them. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • Centrair Airline Lounge—Location: Domestic Terminal, airside, 3F. Check with your airline to see if you qualify for access.
  • Sakura Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, airside, 3F. Lounge Access: JAL first-class and business-class passengers; JAL Global members and one additional person; JMB Diamond and Sapphire members and one additional person.
  • Star Alliance Lounge Nagoya – Location: International Terminal, Airside.

Related Pages: Nagoya Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

There are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at the airport. However, more than 60 restaurants/cafes are available (Landside and Airside), with most opening at 7:00 AM and closing at 10:00 PM. The Family Mart (Access Plaza) and the Lawson Mart (Welcome Garden, 1F) are open 24 hours for beverages and snacks. Pork-free and alcohol-free menus are available at the Deli & Cafe (Departures Lobby, 3F) and the Neo Japan Souvenir Shop (Airside, Minamikan Shopping area).

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Two left luggage offices are available: Arrivals Lobby, 2nd Floor (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) • Departures Floor, 3rd Floor (6:30 AM – 9:30 PM). Rates: 500 yen. Additionally, coin lockers are available in nine locations: Sky Town, 4th Floor • Departures Lobby, 3rd Floor • Arrivals Lobby, 2nd Floor • Access Plaza. Daily Rates: 300 yen (small locker) • 600 yen (large locker).

Mobile Charging

Mobile charging points are available in the waiting areas besides International Counter A and Domestic Counter P. In addition, computer desks equipped with charging ports are in the International Departure Lobby (3F) and Domestic Departures Lobby (3F).

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

Showers are available at the Fu No Yu Bathhouse. “Fu No Yu” is the only bathhouse in Japan where you can watch the planes landing and taking off. Towels are available, as well as a place to store your luggage. Location: Relaxation Plaza. Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Shower packages can also be booked at the TUBE Sq Capsule Hotel. [ see Airport Hotels above ]

WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Nagoya Airport. Look for areas marked with “Centrair Free Wi-Fi” posters and banners. Connect to the “FreeWiFi-centrair” network.

If you do not have a mobile device, internet kiosks are available for 100 yen per 10 minutes. Locations: Airside, 2nd Floor • Airside and Landside, 3rd Floor.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Airport Ambassadors – If you need help navigating the airport or have general airport questions, look for one of the Airport Ambassadors who can be seen wearing an orange vest.

Changing Rooms – If you need to change your clothes after a long flight, there are change rooms located in the Departures Lobby (3F) and Arrivals Lobby (2F).

Dry Cleaning – Local residents, if you are departing from Nagoya Airport, you can drop off your dry cleaning and have them ready for pick-up when you return. Clothes are ready 4-5 days after drop-off. Location: Arrivals, 2F.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping is available, as well as over 100 shops to pass the time at the airport.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Nursing Rooms are next to nearly all the general restrooms and include a diaper changing station, a washstand, and a nursing chair.
  • Children’s Play Areas – Kid’s Square is located in two areas airside: Domestic and International Terminal.
  • Family Services – Hot water for preparing baby formula is available Landside at the Information Centers (Locations: Departures Lobby (3F) • Arrivals Lobby (2F) • Access Plaza. If you are Airside (International), you can get hot water from Starbucks, Deli & Cafe and vending machines.
  • Strollers – You can rent baby strollers on the third floor of the Departures Lobby and at the Information Counter of the Access Plaza.

Information Desk – There are four information desks available. Locations: Departures lobby (3F – this location sells entrance tickets to the paid lounges) • Arrivals Lobby (2F) • Welcome Garden (1F) • Access Plaza. Hours: 4:40 AM – 9:50 PM (hours may vary slightly at each location).

Luggage

  • Baggage Carts – Need help with your luggage? Two thousand baggage carts are available free of charge in the public area of the terminal. You can not take the carts through security; however, a limited amount of smaller carts are available once you are Airside.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having them wrapped in plastic. Location: Departures Lobby (3F). Hours: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM. Rates: 1,000 yen (Medium size); 1,500 yen (Large size).

Massage Chairs – Location: International Departures Lobby • Domestic Departures Lobby. Rates: 200 yen/10 minutes.

Medical Services – Fujita Health University’s Central Japan International Airport Clinic – Location: Arrivals Lobby (2F) on the second floor of the Terminal Building. Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Paid clinic that offers consultations, emergency care, and other medical services. There are also 40 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) throughout the airport.

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Access Plaza • Departures Lobby (3F) • Arrivals Lobby (2F) • International Flights Restricted Area • Welcome Garden (1F). The withdrawal limit from the machines in the International Departures area is 30,000 yen.
  • Banking Services – The Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Location: Departures Lobby, 3F. Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • Currency Exchange – Available in six foreign exchange offices. Locations: 2F, 3F and Access Plaza.

Multipurpose Room – This room is available to repack your luggage, pray, etc. Location: Behind the smoking room next to the third-floor Domestic Check-In Counter.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes take off and land from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: 4F. Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:30 PM.

Pharmacy – Amano Drugstore is available. Location: Departures Floor, 3F. Hours: 6:30 AM – 9:00 PM.

Police Station – Location: Departures Lobby (3F).

Post Office – Send your last-minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location: Welcome Garden (1F). Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri). Mailboxes are in the Departures Lobby (3F) and Access Plaza.

Prayer Room – Prayer rooms are divided into separate sections for males and females. Locations: Arrivals Lobby (2F) • Departures Lobby (3F).

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Rooms – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking rooms in the airport. The rooms are on all floors except the 1st Floor Welcome Garden.

Spa – The Grand Raffine Spa offers body care and reflexology. Location: Relaxation Plaza. Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Airlines
Nagoya Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air Busan • Air China • AIRDO • Air New Zealand • Alitalia • All Nippon Airways • Asiana Airlines • British Airways • Cathay Pacific • Cebu Pacific Air • China Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Southern Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Etihad Airways • EVA Air • Finnair • Garuda Indonesia • Hawaiian Airlines • HK Express • IBEX • Japan Airlines • Jeju Air • Jetstar • Juneyao Airlines • KLM • Korean Air • Lufthansa • Philippine Airlines • Qatar Airways • Shandong Airlines • Singapore Airlines • Skymark Airlines • Solaseed Air • Spring Airlines • South African Airways • SriLankan Airlines • Star Flyer • Thai Airasia • Thai Airways International • Thai Lion Air • Tianjin Air • Turkish Airlines • T’Way Airlines • United Airlines • Vietnam Airlines • Virgin Australia • Xiamen Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

Many public buses serve the airport. Buses arrive at the first floor of the terminal; bus stops for boarding airport buses to various destinations are different from the arrivals stop. Timetables and fares are available on the airport’s website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies offer services at the airport: Orix Rent a Car • Nippon Rent a Car • Nissan Rent a Car • Times Car Rental • Toyota Rent a Car. Hours vary, with the earliest opening at 7:00 AM and the latest closing at 10:00 PM.

High-speed boats

High-speed boats connect to Tsu daily. Boats depart from a boarding point beyond the Access Plaza. The ride takes approximately 45 minutes and, as of this update, costs approximately 2,500 yen. The timetable is available on the airport’s website.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttles

Private shuttles are available 24 hours daily for groups of up to nine passengers. They must be pre-arranged. Prices depend on the number of passengers. At the time of this update, if seven passengers were travelling to Central Nagoya, each would pay 1,980 yen.

Trains

The airport terminal connects to the Airport Train Station via the Access Plaza from the second and third floors. Trains run frequently to/from Nagoya city center, starting around 5:30 AM and ending at 11:30 PM; the ride lasts 28 minutes.

Taxis

Taxis pick up passengers from the first floor of the Access Plaza. If you need assistance, there is a Taxi Information Counter located on the second floor of the Access Plaza.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.