JAL arrival lounge access

Old Feb 1, 18, 5:58 pm
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JAL arrival lounge access

I am flying JAL business class arriving Narita for a 2 day stopover before going to another JAL destination in business class. Most likely I will not have the boarding card of the 2nd flight when I arrive at Narita. My plan is to visit Tokyo for 2 days, will I be able to access any JAL lounge for a shower on arrival?
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Old Feb 1, 18, 6:14 pm
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Originally Posted by bobby21 View Post
I am flying JAL business class arriving Narita for a 2 day stopover before going to another JAL destination in business class. Most likely I will not have the boarding card of the 2nd flight when I arrive at Narita. My plan is to visit Tokyo for 2 days, will I be able to access any JAL lounge for a shower on arrival?
JAL does not have an arrival lounge in Narita. Nor can you access the departure lounges when arriving.

I seem to remember there are airport shower facilities in the arrivals area of Narita, though I can't remember the details.
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Old Feb 1, 18, 10:20 pm
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Business class passengers arriving at Narita Airport on an international JAL route may use the shower facilities operated by nine hours free of charge. (until March 31, 2018)

https://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/servi...mpaign/shower/
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Old Feb 2, 18, 4:08 am
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Arrival shower is not very convenient.
If you can, better go to your hotel.
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Old Feb 2, 18, 9:04 pm
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Thnaks all, very helpful. I would go to the hotel but not sure they will let me check in early.
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Old Feb 3, 18, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by bobby21 View Post
Thnaks all, very helpful. I would go to the hotel but not sure they will let me check in early.
Unless you are staying in a Western chain with Elsee membership, I can categorically say that they won't let you check in early.
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The shower in the link above is your only option now.
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Old Feb 8, 18, 6:08 pm
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I used the shower facilities in NRT upon arrival in the past and they're quite nice.
They're set up as individual cabins, similar to what can be found at any decent lounge shower rooms (except that they're clean and there is actually hot water, unlike at some lounges), nice Shiseido soaps, nicely lit hallways, etc...
There is a time limit (was it 1 hour?).

At HND you get a voucher for a free drink at the coffee place next to the showering facilities, don't know if it's also the case in NRT.

The arrival lounge has been a work in progress item since a very long time at JAL.
I think that a small facility at both NRT and HND with a handful of showers would be beneficial for the few who are not in a hurry to head into town.
There are people who want to sleep all the way into arrival, especially on short 9 hours hops like HEL-NRT. It's nice to be able to wake up and refresh oneself before heading to the hotel or meeting.
People who need to head directly to a meeting would also appreciate this service as it's easier to open your laptop and check papers in a lounge and do a final prep before a meeting.

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