Now that I have visited all three Priority Pass lounges at Narita airport’s terminal, I decided to write a summary comparing the options.
In this article, I go through what lounges are available to you, and what is the best Priority Pass lounge at Tokyo Narita. I will even look at whether or not any of the lounges is even worth a visit.
Priority Pass Lounges at Tokyo Narita Airport
There are five Priority Pass lounges at Narita airport. Three are in Terminal 1 and two in Terminal 2. However, the two lounges in Terminal 2 are the same “brand” as two of the Terminal 1 ones.
T.E.I. Lounge Terminal 1 & Terminal 2
The first of the three “brands” of lounges is the T.E.I. Lounge. While I only visited the one in Terminal 1 which is awful, I have no reason to believe the one in Terminal 2 would be any different.
The lounge features plenty of uncomfortable seating, and basically no refreshments except for a soft drinks dispenser and coffee and tea.
While the lounge was empty when I visited it shortly before its closing time, I have a suspicion that it can get quite crowded during the day, as quite a few Japanese credit cards give their members access to this lounge.
IASS Executive Lounge
Similarly to the T.E.I. Lounge, the IASS Executive Lounge is present in both terminal 1 and 2. Also, just like with the previous lounge, I only visited the Terminal 1 version of the lounge.
While the refreshment offering is virtually the same as that of the T.E.I. Lounge, at least the seating looks quite modern – and not like something from the 1990’s.
Given that it is a credit card lounge as well, I believe the lounge might have crowding issues during the day.
The last of the lounges at Narita is the KAL Lounge. This one is only present in Terminal 1, and it is also the only one of the five lounges that is located after security check rather than before it.
It is also the only “real” lounge offering at least some light snacks (pastries, rice balls, etc.) and a fairly decent seating. Besides soft drinks, the lounge also offers a limited selection of alcoholic drinks.
What Is the Best Priority Pass Lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport?
I think reading the above it is fairly clear what the best Priority Pass lounge at Tokyo Narita airport is. In fact, if you are departing out of terminal 2, it might be more comfortable to just clear the security and get a drink airside from one of the shops or vending machines – in spite of the additional costs.
In Terminal 1, the best Priority Pass lounge is, of course, the KAL Lounge. Unlike the other two options, it is located airside, so you do not have to worry about having enough time to clear immigration and security, and it offers the best selection of drinks and snacks.
However, if you do not have an unlimited Prestige membership, I would skip visiting a Priority Pass lounge at Narita altogether as the overall quality is low.