Lounge Review: Business Lounge Momiji at Hiroshima

Lounge Review: Business Lounge Momiji at Hiroshima

Last week I flew to Hiroshima with Spring Japan to do some sightseeing. Before taking the flight back to Tokyo Narita, I had a chance to take a quick look at the Momiji lounge.




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The lounge is located landside, on the far left end of the check-in area. The lounge is accessible to passengers holding certain Japanese (and in some cases foreign) credit cards. It is also possible to pay about 10 dollars to enter the lounge. It is also worth noting that it is accessible not only before departure, but after arrival as well.

Lounge Entrance

Lounge entrance.

Lounge Overview

Right after passing through the door, there is a reception desk. Past the reception is the main, oval shaped, area of the lounge.

Reception

Reception.
Main Area

Main seating area.

It features various kinds of seats along its sides and a magazine stand in the middle.

Seating

Sofa chairs.
Seating

Sofas.
Seating

Some more sofa chairs.
Magazines

Reading materials.

On the left side of the area is an entrance into a quiet area with four leather relaxation seats.

Relaxation

Relaxation chair.

On the right side of the area is a drink corner as well as a counter with three stools.

Drink

Drink corner and counter with three stools.



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There is also a hallway leading out of the right side of the oval area.

Hallway

Hallway.

Along its sides, walled off lounging chairs with mini TVs, as well as massage chairs can be found.

Chairs

Semi-private TV “rooms” with sofa chairs.
TV

Mini TV – earphones and remote controls available at reception.
Massage

Massage chair.

Further down, there are a couple of cubicles – both with and without computers. Interestingly, all of the cubicles have a curtain that you can drag down for increased privacy.

Cubicles

Notice the pull-down curtains.
Cubicles

Some cubicles featured PCs.

Finally, there is also a smoking room, a couple of phone booths, a copy machine, and the restrooms.

Copy

Copy and fax machine, and a phone booth.
Smoking

Smoking room and some more phone booths.

Food & Drinks Selection

Just like other Japanese domestic card lounges, the catering is very basic. In this lounge, no meals or snacks are provided.

As for drinks, there is the usual tea and coffee, and a soft drink machine.

Drinks

Soft drinks, coffee, water.
Drinks

Hot drinks.

Overall Thoughts

While in terms of catering, the lounge is nothing to rave about. At the same time, it is exactly what one could expect from a Japanese domestic card lounge.




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On the other hand, though, I was quite surprised by how nicely the lounge was designed. I especially liked the small touches like the curtains on the cubicles and personal small TVs at each of the lounging chairs in the hallway.

The only drawback in terms of design was the lack of seating suited for groups of three or more. That said, I cannot imagine many such groups visiting the lounge.


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