Things to see and do around Haneda Airport by time of day[Article series / The Surrounding Areas of Haneda Airport Part 12]
Do you ever feel like your arrival and departure days are wasted trying to get from point A to B on time? Well, let us show you how to make the absolute most of your time here! There are two points of exit from the Tokyo area: Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. What you may not know is that there is a great deal of fun with your name on it in their immediate vicinities! Want to explore as soon as you arrive? Or, do you want to keep busy until the last minute? Either way, we have you covered!
Part 12 will focus on fun things to see and do around Haneda Airport for those arriving at various times of day.
4 places to enjoy during the daytime
1. Heiwa no Mori Koen Field Athletic Course
Children and adults alike will enjoy this full-scale obstacle course spread out over 6,500 square meters and featuring 40 varieties of ability-testing equipment! A fun-packed day of adventure awaits you only a short distance from the city center.
Rope bridges, Japanese-style boats, Ota-ku original equipment, and more!
Address:2-1 Heiwa-no-mori Park, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Closed:Mondays (Closed the next day if Mon. is a holiday), New Year’s holiday
Business hours:09:30-15:00 (Exit by 16:30)
Admission fee: Adult ¥360, Child (elementary/JHS student) ¥100
Access:10-minute walk from the Keikyu Line’s Heiwajima Station
2. GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI
A commercial facility complex boasting over 160 shops!
Musashi Kosugi ranked the #3 most desirable city to live in in Japan, and GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI is certainly one of the reasons why. This popular shopping center even has a massive ItoYokado, Japan’s largest supermarket chain, and is featured on TV frequently.
On ItoYokado’s food floor, 1F GRAND TREE MARCHE, you can purchase various food products, including a number of products sold there exclusively, Edomae sushi—only sushi made within 4 hours is put on the sales floor—and child-friendly meals. There’s even a rest area where you can enjoy a cup of 100 yen coffee while you recharge. (Coffee can be purchased at the service counter.)
GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI has been received especially well by mothers of small children. The reason, you ask? Well, there’s a rooftop garden, a kids play area, SMILE SQUARE, on the 4th floor, and a large breastfeeding and diaper change room as well. Options such as these make the shopping center an easy outing for mothers and fathers with little ones in tow.
Actually, GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI has been mentioned by a number of famous bloggers and guide books from overseas as a great spot to shop with kids. We urge you to check it out! The rooftop garden has a whale-shaped fountain and other objects that any kid would be sure to enjoy—so long as it isn’t raining. If you visit, you’ll definitely understand its popularity!
On GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI’s 3F, you‘ll find ItoYokado’s cosmetics and drugstore SEVEN Bi no GARDEN. As they sell cosmetics targeting both women and men, there is something for everyone. ItoYokado operates GRAND TREE MARCHE on the first floor, Home&Works and SEVEN Bi no GARDEN on the third floor, and goodday park on the fourth floor, all of which offer a tax free service. (Tax free counters can be found on the first and third floors.) As for the other shops, please inquire with them directly.
Address: 3-1135-1 Shinmaruko-higashi, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Business hours: 10:00-21:00 ※1F GRAN TREE MARCHE 10:00-22:00
Closed: Open 365 days
Credit cards accepted: A, D, J, M, V, 銀
Access: 4-minute walk from Musashi Kosugi Station
※Tax free service is only available at ItoYokado, Akachan Honpo, and a few other shops.
Facebook: ＠letsgo.itoyokado (English)
3. Kimono Sorekara
Why not go for a stroll around Shinagawa-juku in an elegant kimono? It’s the perfect way to end your trip. Keep in mind that business hours may vary by day, so reservations are recommended.
Address: 1-23-15 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00-22:00
Closed: Open 365 days
Fee: 6,000 yen/2 hours
Access: 3-minute walk from the Keikyu Line’s Kitashinagawa Station
4. Yumemigasaki Zoological Park
Encounter 390 animals of 62 species for free! You can sometimes see a variety of wild birds, too.
Address:1-2-1 Minamikase, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa
Closed:Open every day
Access:15-minute bus ride from JR Kawasaki Station’s west exit, 7-minute walk from "In Front of Yumemigasaki Zoological Park\” bus stop.
Ota Market: A great place to explore from early-late morning
The visitor course begins in the exhibition room where you can find information on local wholesale markets and agricultural producers, etc. Information is available in English, Korean, and Chinese.
Next, you'll move along to the auction observation area. Ota Market is the largest handler of fruit and vegetables in the country! The produce auction is a must-see event, generally occurring around 7 a.m., so you’ll want to get there early.
You can also sample food made with fresh ingredients procured from the market!
Address:3-2-1 Tokai, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Closed:Weekends and holidays (and on occasional Wednesdays)
Business hours:05:00-15:00 (time required: Approx. 90 mins)
Access:9-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail Ryutsu Center Station
2 places to satisfy your evening/late-night hunger
1. ON THE MARKS
A dining experience focusing on Kawasaki food culture. They specialize in craft beers, smoked food, and meat dishes! (Lodging is also available.)
Address:17-1 Ogawa-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa
Closed:Open every day
Cost: 400 g smoked spare ribs 1,750 yen
Access:5-minute walk from Keihin Kyuko Keikyu-Kawasaki Station
2. Higashikoji Restaurant District
This increasingly popular area offers a retro atmosphere with various small eateries and bars to pop in-and-out of.
Address: In and around 5-chome, Higashioi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Business hours:Varies by shop
Price:Varies by shop
Access:Right in front of JR Oimachi Station’s east exit
Natural Hot Spring Heiwajima offers relaxation for late-night arrivers
You’ll find a diverse selection of natural hot springs within the BIG FUN HEIWAJIMA leisure facility. After soaking away your travel fatigue, there are restaurants, shops, and other sorts of entertainment to keep you occupied.
Late-night and early-morning access is available via the free Haneda International Airport - Natural Hot Spring Heiwajima shuttle bus. (Time required: Approx. 15 mins)
Address:1-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Closed:Open every day
Business hours:24 hours
Accepted credit cards:American Express / Diners / JCB / MasterCard / Visa / UnionPay
There are places to enjoy no matter what time you arrive at Haneda Airport!
The Keikyu Line is a convenient way to get from Haneda Airport to the city center! With the WELCOME! Tokyo Subway Ticket, an affordable discount ticket for travelers, as well as other traveler-friendly services accessible from the Haneda International Airport Terminal, Keikyu has your back. Check out the pamphlet below for details!
▼Visit the official site below for further details:
【Free Wi-Fi Service】
【Keikyu Tourist Information Center】
【WELCOME!Tokyo Subway Ticket】
【Wing airport HANEDA】