Review – JAL Sakura Lounge (Near Gate 92) – NRT

The second Sakura Lounge in the International Terminal at Tokyo-Narita Airport is located near gate 92 and is a bit smaller than the lounge near gate 61. The Sakura Lounge near gate 92 is essentially a satellite lounge, though it maintains the level of quality of the larger lounge. Really, you cannot go wrong with either of these lounges!


 

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As I was on a full fare Y class ticket, I was granted access to this lounge. Anyone flying on a premium economy, business or first class ticket, as well as OneWorld Emerald and Sapphire members all have access to this lounge as well.

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If you are on a first class ticket (or a OneWorld Emerald), there is a separate area of the lounge upstairs that is exclusively for first class passengers.

The lounge is located on the far side of the International Terminal by the 90’s departure gates. The entrance to the lounge is huge and quite hard to miss.

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The friendly associates at the check-in counter checked my boarding pass and quickly welcomed me to the lounge. I have to say, Japan Airlines has hands down the absolutely best staff and crew. Every single person I encountered had a gorgeous smile and was as friendly and helpful as could be.

This particular lounge has two levels. The upstairs is for first class and OneWorld Emerald passengers only, while the downstairs is for all other patrons. I took the elevator down to the lower level where there was another check-in desk.

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Directly ahead was the business center which featured a variety of computers, printers and scanners which were all free to use.

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Entering the main area of the lounge there was a variety of seating options to both the left and right.

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The seating area to the right featured a small television as well, though no one seemed to be paying attention to it.

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Just past the first seating area was a small buffet that featured some miso soup, pastries and some thinly sliced peppered beef.

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There was also a small selection of snacks including a snack mix, crackers, cookies and some wrapped cheese candy like items that tasted horrible.

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The back bar featured a selection of self-serve liquors. Notably the selection was the same as at the larger lounge near gate 61.

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They also offered a selection of white, red and plum wine, as well as sake.

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There was also a selection of sodas from the fountain and one of those trick beer machines.

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As well as a coffee machine.

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Lastly, there was a small cooler featuring a small selection of fruit juices and water, as well as some chilled beer glasses.

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The back area of the lounge featured a variety of seating options in different configurations.

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In the far back corner were three leather massage chairs.

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I grabbed a beer and headed towards the back of the lounge, ultimately opting for a seat by the window (shocking, I know).

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The views of the tarmac were quite good and I just so happened to be in the lounge during peak times so there was a lot of traffic and action on the tarmac.

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I always hit this lounge up before catching my flight to Taipei (TPE) as it was always a short walk to my gate. The lounge seemed to fill up quickly around 4 PM, though it was usually empty when I arrived around 3 PM, so when you arrive is worth factoring in when deciding which lounge to check out.

The wi-fi in this lounge was just as good as in the larger lounge. Even with the lounge packed with people, the wi-fi was still quick and completely usable.

Final Thoughts

The JAL Sakura Lounge near gate 92 in Tokyo-Narita (NRT) is just as good as the larger lounge near gate 61. The lounge near gate 92 is a bit on the smaller side and seemed to fill up quicker than the larger lounge near 61, though I did actually prefer this lounge to the larger lounge. The food options were a little more limited at this lounge than the larger lounge, though the drinks selection was identical and the views seemed to be just a bit better. Overall though, I would not hesitate to go out of my way to fly through Tokyo-Narita Airport specifically for the Sakura Lounges there. They are excellent!

What is your favorite lounge at Tokyo-Narita Airport?

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1 thought on “Review – JAL Sakura Lounge (Near Gate 92) – NRT

  1. we got as far as the check in area and asked about showers ( 3 years ago on the way to bkk) no showers, so we went down the hall to the Qantas lounge, showers,, hardly any one there and nice showers, been our stop since on each trip.

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