With no ANA and JAL lounges, Business Lounge Azalea is the only domestic lounge option available at Nagasaki airport. I visited it a couple of months ago before taking an Oriental Air Bridge flight to Goto-Fukue.
In the review below, I’ll show you what the it was like.
Location, Opening Hours & Access
Business Lounge Azalea is located landside, near the domestic terminal’s security checkpoint. It’s open every day from 9:30AM until 5PM.
Holders of select Japanese credit cards can access the lounge for free. While the stay is technically limited to two hours, I am not sure to what extent that limitation is enforced.
Those that do not have one of the eligible credit cards can pay to enter. Adults are charged 1,100 yen (about 10 dollars) for the initial two hours and 550 yen (about 5 dollars) for each extra hour. Children pay half the amount.
Just past the lounge’s entrance, there was a reception. Upon presenting my credit card, I was given the option to pick either access to unlimited soft drinks or a can of beer. Near the reception, there were a coat rack, a printer, and a phone booth – my favorite feature of Japanese airport lounges.
Beyond that point, the lounge was split into two separate seating areas.
The seating area to the right of the reception desk was the smaller of the two. That said, it was also the brighter – and more inviting – of the two.
It was equipped with about a dozen sofa chairs, mostly facing the windows. Those overlooked the airport’s parking lot and the mainland (the airport itself is on an artificial island). Some of the sofa chairs came with an ottoman. Others with a foot massage machine.
Besides the chairs, there was also a counter with a selection of drinks.
The area to the right of the reception desk was equipped with about twenty sofa chairs. They were arranged in pairs with a small table between the two chairs. All of them were facing a small TV mounted on the wall.
Separately, there was also a counter with about half a dozen seats along one of the walls of the room.
Along another of the room’s walls was a counter with largely the same selection of soft drinks as offered in the other seating area.
Finally, there were restrooms inside the lounge as well.
Food and Drinks
As with most domestic lounges in Japan, a selection of alcoholic drinks and snacks was offered for purchase. Only soft drinks were offered for free (other than the can of beer that those accessing the lounge with a credit card are eligible to get).
To be more specific, the soft drinks included a selection of soda and juices from a dispenser, coffee and tea, and some other cold drinks in pitchers.
Business Lounge Azalea Nagasaki Summary
Overall, Business Lounge Azalea was on par with most other Japanese domestic lounges. While it offered seating slightly better than what would be found in the public part of the terminal, it was nothing to write home about.
Then again, it was still nice to be able to grab a drink, charge my laptop, and get some work done in a quiet environment prior to my flight.
With that in mind, while I would visit the lounge again if I had some time before a flight out of Nagasaki, I would only do so since I have a credit card eligible for access. If I had to pay for access, I would skip the lounge and just relax wait for my flight in the gate area.