Lounge Review: POWER LOUNGE SOUTH at Tokyo Haneda

Lounge Review: POWER LOUNGE SOUTH at Tokyo Haneda

After checking in for my Skymark flight and having a lunch at the beginning of my trip to Hawaii, I went to POWER LOUNGE SOUTH – a new credit card lounge at Tokyo Haneda airport’s terminal 1.




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The lounge is located on the JAL side of the terminal, and so it was quite a walk away from the Skymark security check-point which is on the other end of the terminal. The lounge, rather than having door, has an open entrance.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Entrance

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH entrance.
POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Reception

…and one more.
POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Details

Entrance fees.

Lounge Overview

After getting my ticket and credit card checked, I was let in and I settled in one of the many seats at a counter that runs all along the windows of the lounge. These seats offer great view of the airport – of some of the parking spots used by JAL, as well as action on runway 34L/16R.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Apron View

Counter seats by the window.
JAL 777

JAL 777 parked just outside the lounge.

The drink counter is located right next to the reception.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Drink Counter

Drink counter.

As for the seating, at the far end of the lounge, there is a relaxation area with sofa chairs.

Sofas

Sofas.
Sofas

Relaxation area.

The rest of the lounge, besides the counter running along the windows, mostly consists of a number of communal tables.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Seating

Overview of the lounge.
Seating

Wooden communal table.
Seating

Another communal table.

 

Seating

…and another.
Seating

…and one more.

Given that this lounge was opened just recently, it was designed with electronics users in mind. As such, almost all of the seats available feature a power outlet, an USB charging port, and (not related to electronics) a hanger all of which come as “one unit.”

Finally, the lounge also offers some (Japanese) reading materials, restrooms, and a smoking room.

Power

USB and power outlet.
POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Reading Materials

Reading materials.



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Food & Drinks Selection

Just like most Japanese credit card lounges, this lounge offers no food.

As for drinks, there are two espresso machines and drip coffee. There is also a selection of juices. However, there’s no soda.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Drinks

Juices, milk and water.
Coffee

Espresso machines.

POWER LOUNGE SOUTH Tokyo Haneda Summary

Besides getting in the lounge with a Japanese credit card, it is also possible to pay about $10 to get in. However, I would more or less never consider that option given the lack of amenities.




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Still, if you somehow get an access to POWER LOUNGE SOUTH for free, it is a nice place to have a glass of juice and get some work done before a domestic flight.


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