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Old Dec 15, 07, 4:31 pm   #1
 
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6:30 AM flight out of Haneda

I am flying into Narita on 12/21 evening and leaving from Haneda at 6:30AM on 12/23. I found the Haneda airport opens at 5:00AM and the earliest monorail gets there at 5:15AM. The first limo bus does not get there before 5:45AM. Any suggestions on where I should stay the night of Dec 22nd? Sleeping in the airport does not seem to be an option since they close the airport by 11:00PM.

There are some Tokyo Inn properties close to the airport, but none provide shuttle service.
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Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is attached to Terminal 2 of the Haneda Airport with direct access to the departure lobby.

http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/T...NED/index.html
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Old Dec 15, 07, 6:52 pm   #3
 
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That costs around 20,000 yen per night. A lot expensive than what I had in mind.

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Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu is attached to Terminal 2 of the Haneda Airport with direct access to the departure lobby.

http://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/en/T...NED/index.html
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Also keep in mind that, assuming it's a domestic flight, you only need to check in 20-30mins before departure time. I personally don't like to cut it that close, but an hour is more than enough time.
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Thanks. I am on a domestic flight to Fukuoka to connect with an international carrier. With bags to check, not sure if 20 mins would be adequate. But if the monorail gets there by 5:15, then that makes it a convenient option. I will start looking for hotels/hostels along the monorail line.

There used to be times when one could check in 20-30 mins before departure in the US and still make it to the gates. I miss them....

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Also keep in mind that, assuming it's a domestic flight, you only need to check in 20-30mins before departure time. I personally don't like to cut it that close, but an hour is more than enough time.
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Thanks. I am on a domestic flight to Fukuoka to connect with an international carrier.
Will miss you by one day......please be aware that you will have to change terminals via a free bus.

http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/english/frame_index.html
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Old Dec 15, 07, 8:43 pm   #7
 
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Thanks. I was not aware of the need to change terminals. To be quite honest, I am surprised it is big enough to have a separate international terminal

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Will miss you by one day......please be aware that you will have to change terminals via a free bus.

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Thanks. I am on a domestic flight to Fukuoka to connect with an international carrier. With bags to check, not sure if 20 mins would be adequate. But if the monorail gets there by 5:15, then that makes it a convenient option. I will start looking for hotels/hostels along the monorail line.

There used to be times when one could check in 20-30 mins before departure in the US and still make it to the gates. I miss them....
By all means give yourself extra time, but for what it's worth, I was in Sapporo standing by for an earlier flight, and didn't get a boarding pass until about 7 minutes before departure time. They still offered to check my bag, I made it through security, and the flight left on time

Domestic travel in Japan is amazingly efficient.

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Old Dec 15, 07, 9:34 pm   #9
 
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That costs around 20,000 yen per night. A lot expensive than what I had in mind.
Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo - Shuttle (10 mins) starts 5.00am. Rooms @ Y12,000

Hotel Urbain Kamata Annex - near Keikyu Kamata Station - Rooms < Y4,000.
Doesn't look too shabby. From Keikyu Kamata Station take a 5.17 train to reach Haneda at 5.26.

Of course, there is absolutely nothing to do around JAL's airport hotel. And Keikyu Kamata station is probably a dull suburban station with assorted izakayas, 100yen shops and a "massage" parlor or two.

If you prefer to stay in Tokyo itself, you should consider three areas:
- Near Hamamatsucho station
- Near Shinagawa station
- Near Shinbashi / Shiodome station

Your choice depends on your price range and preference for being at the airport vs. being in town. (ANd whether you prefer not to change hotels during your two night stay).
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Old Dec 15, 07, 9:56 pm   #10
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Excellent advice and I would second the HAmmamatsucho area. IC has had great deals lately and the area near the station is very central. Several Japanese business hotels with great rates too. Shiba Park Hotel just occurred to me too.

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Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo - Shuttle (10 mins) starts 5.00am. Rooms @ Y12,000

Hotel Urbain Kamata Annex - near Keikyu Kamata Station - Rooms < Y4,000.
Doesn't look at all shabby. From Keikyu Kamata Station take a 5.17 train to reach Haneda at 5.26.

Of course, there is absolutely nothing to do around JAL's airport hotel. And Keikyu Kamata station is probably a dull suburban station with assorted izakayas, 100yen shops and a "massage" parlor or two.

If you prefer to stay in Tokyo itself, you should consider three areas:
- Near Hamamatsucho station
- Near Shinagawa station
- Near Shinbashi / Shiodome station

Your choice depends on your price range and preference for being at the airport vs. being in town. (ANd whether you prefer not to change hotels during your two night stay).
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Old Dec 16, 07, 2:16 am   #11
 
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Thanks for all the replies. This greatly helps.

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Hotel Urbain Kamata Annex - near Keikyu Kamata Station - Rooms < Y4,000.
Doesn't look too shabby. From Keikyu Kamata Station take a 5.17 train to reach Haneda at 5.26.
I found only the Japanese website and muddling around it priced it at Y6300/night

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If you prefer to stay in Tokyo itself, you should consider three areas:
- Near Hamamatsucho station
- Near Shinagawa station
- Near Shinbashi / Shiodome station
Tried looking for hotels in that area. Most of them are sold out for Dec 22nd. The ones I could find are:
SHIBA YAYOI KAIKAN: Near Hamamatsucho station for Y7830/night

A bunch of Toyoko Inn - around the Y7000 range.
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Your choice depends on your price range and preference for being at the airport vs. being in town. (ANd whether you prefer not to change hotels during your two night stay).
Have no preferences. Looks like Dec 22nd is a busy night, even the hostels are sold out.
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Thanks for the info. The Shiba Park Hotel was sold out for Dec 22nd. Even the IC hotels are sold out on Dec 22nd.

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Excellent advice and I would second the HAmmamatsucho area. IC has had great deals lately and the area near the station is very central. Several Japanese business hotels with great rates too. Shiba Park Hotel just occurred to me too.
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Have no preferences.


I looked for the cheapest non-smoking room with its own shower and a good connection to Haneda. Here's what I came up with:

Hotel Mita Kaikan is decidedly shabby but offers
- non-smoking, single room
- with shower and toilet
- 8 minutes walk from Mita station
- @ 4,830yen per night *(when booked through Rakuten Travel):
http://web.travel.rakuten.co.jp/port...f_teikei=quick

(NB: Hotel accepts cash only)

You can get from there to Haneda by taking the 5.19am Asakusa Line train from Mita station. (Arrives Haneda Airport at 5.40am).

If you miss that train, there's a 5.32 Asakusa Line train from Mita station. (Arrives Haneda Airport at 6.02am).

To get something cheaper, you could try a capsule hotel or a 24 hour internet cafe.
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Party all night, taxi to the airport?
Wish I could count the times I've taken the first train home in the morning after a night on the silly sauce. Must also be noted for the record that the number of times I've woken up way, way past my scheduled stop is also far in excess of 10. Hopefully a taxi would ameliorate that possibility.
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Thanks. I was not aware of the need to change terminals. To be quite honest, I am surprised it is big enough to have a separate international terminal
Not large in size, but in passenger numbers about 20 million a year pass through the 4 terminals....
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