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Sleeping in Tokyo Haneda Airport

Sleeping in Tokyo Haneda Airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Tokyo Haneda airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Haneda airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Tokyo Haneda Airport

Locations & Seating

Travellers report plenty of couches and benches without armrests throughout the three 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 provide added cushion and warmth.

Here are good sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Landside: head to the floor above the check-in level for quiet areas and cushioned benches.
  • Airside: lie-flat chairs in the International Terminal, Floor 3.
  • Try your luck in a cafe 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.


haneda airport hotelsIf you prefer the privacy and comfort of a hotel room, you’ve got a few 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. Both options include access to their Transit Lounge. Budget travellers can check out the First Cabin Tokyo Haneda, in the Domestic Terminal, which offers one-person rooms that are rentable in hourly blocks.

Additional hotels are situated near the airport, with monorail and shuttle service available. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Haneda Airport.


haneda airport loungesWhile Tokyo Haneda Airport has several lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you only want to relax in a comfortable seat for a few hours before your flight, check out this list of lounges in our Tokyo Haneda Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Haneda Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

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 a few things to keep in mind:

  • 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, eyeshades, or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Security & Safety

Airport staff seem to have no issue with airport sleepers, even those 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. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep 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 arrive for morning flights.

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