Saturday, September 09, 2006

Killing Time @ Narita

Well, I'm waiting on some folks that I'm picking up, and am hanging out in Narita international. They're delayed by about an hour, so I've just been wandering around. I did a little work on a presentaion that I have to give in a couple of weeks, but am now at a place where I really can't do any more. So, figured it would be a good time to update the blog.

Narita is a great airport. Lots to do if you have some extended time here. In addition to the normal shops and restaurants, there are some other things that you can do to keep yourself occupied.

Foot Massage. Haven't taken advantage of this, but seems like a good thing to have if you have to shlep your bags all around this huge airport.

Manicure/Pedicure: Melody usually tries to get up here with enough time to take advantage of this.

Massage Chairs: @ 10 min for Y200, not a bad deal.

Roof top viewing: This is my favorite place...a roof top area to watch the planes come and go. I've spent several hours up there taking pictures of the different planes going out. Mostly Northwest and JAL from this terminal, but a nice place to get some sun and relax.

Flight simulator game: There are a couple of these available, too. Never played them, but they look fun.

Internet access: $5 a day, so not bad.

Office workspace: You could actually hold a meeting here if you needed to. There are conference rooms available for rent.

Shower/day bed: Also, if you've got a lot of time and don't want to just wander from one end to the other and back, you can rent a small room to take a nap and get a quick shower.

Bottom line, Narita is a fine airport. I've had to come up here several times to pick up folks, and have never had a bad time. It's convenient, has a lot of amenities, and wouldn't be a bad place to end up if you got stuck here like in that movie "The Terminal."

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