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Nagoya Chūbu Centrair Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Nagoya Chūbu Centrair 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.

A guard was placed to watch us and every three hours our passports and tickets were checked. I placed mine by my head to avoid being woken up for each check- which sort of worked. – HelloCat

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nagoya Chūbu Centrair International Airport.

What to Expect

  • This T-shaped international airport resides on a manmade island. Domestic flights are handled on the northern side of the airport, while international flights are handled on the southern side.
  • A wide variety of shops, eateries and services are available, including two 24-hour convenience shops!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
  • Showers are available.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • Try the Arrivals Hall, for slim, but comfortable bed-length benches. Have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones to block out those bright airport lights and annoying overhead announcements!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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

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 web site.

  • Centrair Airline Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, airside, 3F. Check with your airline 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.

If sleeping in Nagoya Chūbu Centrair Airport does not appeal to you, there are 3 hotels on the airport island:

  • Centrair Hotel – (5 minute walk from the terminal) This is the closest hotel to the airport. Connected to the terminal via covered walkway. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Comfort Hotel – (7 minute walk from the airport terminal) Connected to the airport via covered walkway. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Toyoko Hotel (Orange Side) and Toyoko Hotel (Green Side) – (10 minute walk from the airport terminal) This hotel has two wings (“Orange Side” and “Green Side”). Green side serves a complimentary Japanese breakfast and the Orange side serves a complimentary Western breakfast and has more room types than Green side. Guests from either side have access to both breakfasts. A free shuttle bus is available and runs to the airport every 15 minutes from 6:00AM to 10:15AM, and from the airport to the hotel every 15-20 minutes from 3:40PM to 11:00PM.
    » Orange Side – Check Rates
    » Green Side – Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Chūbu Centrair Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Free WiFi is available at Nagoya Chūbu Centrair 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, there are internet kiosks available for a fee of 100 yen per 10 minutes. Locations: Airside 2nd Floor • Airside and Landside, 3rd Floor.

Communications

  • Post Office – Location: Welcome Garden (1F). Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM (Mon – Fri). Mailboxes can be found in the Departures Lobby (3F) and Access Plaza.
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Nursing Rooms next to nearly all of general restrooms and include a diaper changing station, a washstand, and a nursing chair. You can rent baby strollers at the third floor of the Departures Lobby and at the Information Counter of the Access Plaza.
  • 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 at the Information Centers (Locations: Departures Lobby (3F) • Arrivals Lobby (2F) • Access Plaza.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour food and beverage concessions available at the airport. You will find more than 60 restaurants/cfes available (Landside and Airside) with most opening at 7:00AM and closing at 10:00PM. The Family Mart (Access Plaza) and the Lawson Mart (Welcome Garden, 1F) are open 24 hours for beverages and snack items. Pork-free and alcohol-free menus are available at Hai Shang Lou (Sky Town, 4F) and Deli & Cafe (Departures Lobby, 3F).

Information

  • Airport Ambassadors – If you need help navigating the airport or have a general airport questions, look for one of the Airport Ambassasors who can be seen wearing an orange vest.
  • Information Desk – There are 4 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: 5:00AM – 9:50PM (hours may vary slightly at each location.

Luggage

  • Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? 2000 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 Storage & Lockers – The left luggage office is located in two areas: Arrivals Lobby, 2nd Floor (Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM) • Departures Floor, 3rd Floor (Hours: 6:30AM – 9:30PM). Rates: 500 yen. Additionally coin lockers are available in 9 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).
  • Luggage Wrapping – Location: Departures Lobby (3F). Hours: 06:30AM – 9:30PM. Rates: 1,000 yen (Medium size); 1,500 yen (Large size).

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – Fujita Health University’s Central Japan International Airport Clinic – Location: Arrivals Lobby (2F) on second floor of the Terminal Building. Hours: 09:00AM – 05:00PM. Paid clinic that offers consultations, emergency care, and other medical services. There are also 40 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) throughout the airport.
  • Pharmacy – Amano Drugstore is available. Location: Departures Floor, 3F. Hours: 6:30AM – 9:00PM.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Available at the computer desks in the International Departure Lobby (3F) and Domestic Departures Lobby (3F).

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your 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 withdrawl limit from the machines in the International Departures area is 30,000 yen.
  • Currency Exchange – Available in six foreign exchange offices. Locations: 2F, 3F and Access Plaza.

Prayer

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

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Massage Chairs – Location: International Departures Lobby • Domestic Departures Lobby. Rates: 200 yen/10 minutes.
  • Rest Zones – Not available.

Security

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

Shopping

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

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Bath House – “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: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.
  • Showers – Showers are available at the Fu No Yu Bathhouse. See Bath House above.
  • Spa – The Grand Raffine Spa offers body care and reflexology. Location: Relaxation Plaza. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM.

Smoking

  • Smoking Rooms – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking rooms in the airport. The rooms can be found on all floors with the exception of the 1sr Floor Welcome Garden.

Things to do & see

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

Other Airport Services & Facilities

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

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

As of February 2018, Nagoya airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air Canada • Air China • Air France • Air Seychelles • Alitalia • American Airlines • Asiana Airlines • British Airways • Cathay Pacific Airways • Cebu Pacific Air • China Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Southern Airlines • Delta • Etihad Airways • Finnair • Japan Airlines • Jeju Air • Jet Airways • KLM • Korean Air • Lufthansa • Philippine Airlines • Qatar Airways • Singapore Airlines • Skymark Airlines • South African Airways • SriLankan Airlines • Star Flyer • Thai Airways International • Tigerair Taiwan • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Vietnam Airlines • Virgin Australia.

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 than the arrivals stop. Timetables and fare are available on the airport’s website.

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 5:30AM and ending at 11:30PM; the ride lasts 28 minutes.

Taxis pick-up from the first floor of the Access plaza. There is a Taxi Information Counter located on the second floor of the Access Plaza if you need assistance.

Several companies rent cars; their desks are located at the information counter in the Access Plaza. General operating hours are 8:00AM – 8:00PM.

Private shuttles are available 24-hours for groups up to 9 passengers. They must be pre-arranged. Prices depend on number of passengers. At the time of this December 2017 update, if there were 7 passengers travelling to Central Nagoya each would pay 1,980 yen.

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 December 2017 update, costs approximately 2,500 yen. Timetable is available on the airport’s website.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.