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Tokyo Haneda spotting guide

Update 1,Apr.2012



Tokyo Haneda airport is the biggest and the busiest airport in Japan. Around 900 flights take off and  land on every days. They are more than half of Japanese domestic flights. So we can see most airliners in Japan in a day. The airport has three terminal buildings, Domestic Terminal One, Domestic Terminal Two and new International Terminal. International Terminal is located in west side of airport. Terminal One and Two is located in the center of airport. JAL group, Skymark Airline and Star flyer used Terminal One. ANA, Skynet Asia Airlines, Air Do and some Star Flyer flights use Terminal Two. Two domestic terminal buildings are connected by B2 floor corridor. It take 20 min walk between terminals. Between International Terminal and two domestic terminals are connected free shuttle bus. 
How to get there
Two railways connect between the airport terminal buildings and Tokyo city center. One is Tokyo Monorail line from Hamamatsu-cho (on JR Yamanote line, circle line connects major place in Tokyo, and on JR Keihin-Tohoku line; ) and the other is Keihin Kyuko (Keikyu) line from Shinagawa (connect to Yamanote line, Keihin-Tohoku line, Tokaido line, Yokosuka line and Tokaido Shinkansen line), Asakusa subway line, Yokohama and Yokosuka.
Tokyo Monorail line
Frequency is every 4 or 5 min, 19 to 27 min journey from Hamamatsu-cho, 470yen. They have three stations in the airport; Internantionl Terminal (Haneda KukoKokusaisen Terminal),  Terminal One (Haneda Kuko Dai Ichi Building) and Terminal Two (Haneda Kuko Dai Ni Building). 
Keikyu line
Direct service trains are every 10 min, 17 to 22 min journey from Shinagawa, 400yen. Most direct service trains through into/from Toei Asakusa line (subway). There are two station in the airport, International Terminal and Domestic Terminal. Direct or Connection service trains (change train at Aoto or Takasago station on Keisei line) are available from/to Narita airport; every 20min, 115 to 120 min journey 1,560yen. Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal station has two exit, the front side exit of arrival trains is for Terminal Two and the rear end one is for Terminal One. Click here to get rail-map and more information.
Bus service connect between the terminal building and major place and hotel in Tokyo area, and Narita airport. From Narita airport, every 10 to 30min, 75min journey, 3,000yen. 
Airlines and Airliners
<Domestic Terminal One >
Japan Airline; B777-300, B777-200, B767-300, B737-800,  MD90
Japan Transocean Airlines; B737-400, JAL Express (as JAL flights); B737-800, B737-400
J-Air (as JAL flights); ERJ170, CRJ200, Skymark Airlines; B737-800, Star flyer; A320
<Domestic Terminal Two >
All Nippon Airways;
B747-400D, B777-300, B777-200, B767-300, A320
Air Nippon; A320, B737-700, B737-500, ANA Wings; DHC-8-Q300
Hokkaido International Airlines (Air Do); B767-300, B737-500
Skynet Asia Airlines; B737-800, B737-400, Star flyer; A320
British Aiways
B777-200, Delta Airlines A330-200, Japan Airlines; B777-200, B767-300, All Nippon Airways; B777-300, B777-200, B767-300, Korean Air; B747-400, B737-900, Asiana Airlines; A330-300, B767-300, China Eastern Airlines; A330-300, Shanghai Airlines; B757, Air China; A321, EVA Air; A330-200, China Airlines;  A330-300, Cathay Pacific Airlines;B747-400, Thai International Airways; B777-300,  Singapore Airlines; B777-300, B777-200, Hawaian Airlines A330-200
Spring; March to May; warm but the humidity is a little high and air is not so clear except May. The weather is changeable.
Summer; June to August; June to middle of July is rainy season and end of July to August is very hot and high humidity.
September to November; September is still hot and the weather is changeable. October and November are best season for spotting; cool, low humidity and clear.
Winter; December to February. Cold but clear and no snow. Good for spotting except the low temperature.
  temperature (degrees centigrade) total sunny time
total rainfall
average maximum minimum
Jan 5.8 9.8 2.1 181 49
Feb 6.1 10.0 2.4 161 60
Mar 8.9 12.9 5.1 159 115
Apr 14.4 18.4 10.5 165 130
May 18.7 22.7 15.1 181 128
Jun 21.8 25.2 18.9 120 165
Jul 25.4 29.0 22.5 148 162
Aug 27.1 30.8 24.2 178 155
Sep 23.5 26.8 20.7 113 209
Oct 18.2 21.6 15.0 130 163
Nov 13.0 16.7 9.5 141 93
Dec 8.4 12.3 4.6 171 40
above data is the average of last 30 years
Sunrise & Sunset
date Sunrise direction Sunset direction
1-Jan 6:51 AM 118.1 4:38 PM 241.9
1-Feb 6:41 AM 110.7 5:08 PM 249.4
1-Mar 6:12 AM 99.0 5:36 PM 261.3
1-Apr 5:28 AM 84.0 6:02 PM 276.2
1-May 4:50 AM 70.9 6:27 PM 289.3
1-Jun 4:27 AM 61.9 6:51 PM 298.2
1-Jul 4:29 AM 60.4 7:01 PM 299.6
1-Aug 4:48 AM 66.8 6:46 PM 293.0
1-Sep 5:13 AM 78.9 6:09 PM 280.8
1-Oct 5:35 AM 93.1 5:26 PM 266.7
1-Nov 6:02 AM 107.0 4:47 PM 252.8
1-Dec 6:32 AM 116.4 4:28 PM 243.5
Map & Bird's eye view image
Click here to get big map and image.
Where can you take Photographs?
The airport is very friendly for spotters. There are big free observation decks on each terminal buildings.
   Click here to get map and more information.

Runway Operation
The airport has four runway; RW16R/34L, RW16L/34R, RW22/04 and RW23/05.  
   Click here to get map and more information.
Rail Map to/from Haneda
Map and Aerial Image
Where can you Spot? (Map, Photos, Info.)
Runway Operation


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