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.
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.
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.
The drink counter is located right next to the reception.
As for the seating, at the far end of the lounge, there is a relaxation area with sofa chairs.
The rest of the lounge, besides the counter running along the windows, mostly consists of a number of communal tables.
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.
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 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.
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.