Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Tokyo Haneda Airport

Sleeping in AirportWhether you are an experienced airport sleeper or new to the game, this sleep guide will give you the essential information to better prepare you for sleeping in Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Our guide is updated with the help of airport sleepers who tell us about their experiences at Tokyo Haneda Airport. If you have a tip to share, write a review to help us keep this sleep guide up-to-date!

This guide was last updated: 17 September 2019. Read the latest traveller reviews.

Sleeping inside Tokyo Haneda Airport

Locations & Seating

Airport Sleep GuideTravellers report plenty of couches and benches without armrests throughout the 3 terminals. If you still prefer to stretch out on the floor, you’ll be happy to know most flooring is carpeted, though a sleep mat or sleeping bag will provided added cushion and warmth.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Pre-Security, head to the floor above the check-in level for quiet areas and cushioned benches.
  • Inside Security in the International Terminal, head to Floor 3 for a few lie-flat chairs.
  • Try your luck in a cafe that’s closed for the night – some travellers have had success resting on soft benches or pushing chairs together for a makeshift bed.
Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.

Airport Environment

At the time of this update, we have not received recent reports from travellers related to the overall terminal environment. Overall, travellers seem happy with the temperature and the noise factor seems low at night. In general, here are some good expectations:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements and cleaning crews may make the rounds, so anticipate some noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, and eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Pro-tip: If you chose a spot near any eateries, keep in mind that the staff arrive early and they can get pretty loud in the kitchen.

Showers

Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Pay-to-use shower facilities are located pre-Security in Terminal 2, Arrivals area, open 24-hours. For ¥1,030, get 30 minutes access to a shower cubicle plus toiletries, towels, hair dryer, and a free drink coupon.

Food & Drink

When you get the midnight munchies or give up trying to sleep and need a coffee to stay awake, 24-hour food concessions are available. Check out these vendors in the International Terminal:

  • pre-Security: Ariso Sushi, Ginza Ogura, Cafe Cardinal, Mos Cafe, saryo ITOEN, Setagaya Ramen, Suginoko, Tully’s Coffee, WA Cafeteria, Yoshinoya, and Lawson’s convenience market
  • inside Security: Bar Rage, Jinroku Anti, Muginbo, Pound-Ya, Rokurinsha, True Soup, and Uogashi Nihon-Ichi.
  • Terminal 2, pre-Security: Automat Gourmet 24, a vending machine restaurant serving hot and cold meals.
Security & Safety

Airport staff seem to have no issue with airport sleepers, even those who are camping out for the night.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Tokyo Haneda Airport. Several travellers reported friendly staff and feeling safe thanks to the presence of security guards.As a precaution, here are a few tips to ensure you have a safe airport sleeping experience:

  • Know Where Security is Located. Whether you are sleeping in the airport by yourself or with friends, it is good to know where security is. Know where their office is located and look for video cameras in the spot you decide to stay the night. Ask security where it is safe to spend the night. They’ve probably seen many airport sleepers before you and they will direct you to a safe spot.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you are travelling alone we recommend that you sleep near other travellers. If you are sleeping in the public zone, make sure they are actual travellers and not homeless people – it is sometimes hard to tell in certain airports.
  • Hide Your Valuables. Don’t leave all your mobile devices out in plain view. We have received reports from people who woke up with earphones and no ipod and a laptop bag strap and no laptop bag (or laptop). Same goes with important documents and money. Keep these secure on your body, so that no one can get them without waking you up.
  • Secure Your Bags. If you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something. If your bags have zippers turn the bag upside down (zippers to the floor) or sleep with your bag up against the wall, so that it would be hard for someone to access.
  • Choose to Stay Alert. If you don’t feel safe, drink coffee and stay awake and be alert. You can always sleep on the plane!

Pro-tip: If you are sleeping in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds waking people up as travellers begin to arrive for morning flights.

Lounges

While Tokyo Haneda Airport has several lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you just want to relax in a comfortable seat, check out this list of lounges in our Tokyo Haneda Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

Hotels

If you prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room, you’ve got a couple options for hotels without leaving airport premises. The Royal Park Hotel Haneda is connected to the International Terminal, and you can book hotel rooms or just a Refresh Room with a sofa and shower for relaxing – and both options include access to their Transit Lounge. Budget travellers can check out the First Cabin Tokyo Haneda, in Domestic Terminal, which offers one-person rooms that are rentable in hourly blocks.

Additional hotels are located near the airport, with monorails and shuttle service available. See our Tokyo Haneda Airport Guide for hotel details.

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