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OliverB Mar 19, 2014 12:21 PM

We have a 17:20 int'l flight from NRT to SFO on a Wednesday.

We are flying in the same day from Nagasaki (NGS) to Haneda (HND).

In trying to determine what flight schedule to opt for in flying into HND, I would like to know whether there are any destination-worthy restaurants, tea houses, etc. within easy proximity of Haneda Airport.

I want to be at NRT no later than 3:00 PM.

That would likely mean that we'd have to depart from any location nearby HND by 2:00 PM at the latest.

I have several options for arriving at HND at 10:10, 10:40, 10:55, 12:30, 01:55, etc.

I do not want to spend any excess time in airports, lounges, vehicles, etc unecessarily. We have a long haul back to the states and I would like to find something relaxing and enjoyable to indulge in for several hours prior to transfer to Narita Airport!

If you guys 'n gals could offer some food & drink suggestions (anything noteworthy!) within proximity of HND, it would be incredibly helpful in allowing me to better determine and select an appropriate travel itinerary and book our morning flights from Nagasaki.

Hope this makes sense... arigato in advance!!

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    OliverB RE: OliverB Mar 19, 2014 12:36 PM

    The other option is to just head straight over to Narita Airport and eat somewhere around there. If it's relatively easy to get a taxi, then we could potentially stop anywhere en route for lunch, then call a cab to take us the rest of the way to NRT.

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      OliverB RE: OliverB Mar 19, 2014 12:51 PM

      Lastly, we're flying ANA direct from NRT - SFO so depending on what terminal that translates to... perhaps we should just spend our time in Narita Airport; in which case, any recommendations for food?

      1. Silverjay RE: OliverB Mar 19, 2014 12:54 PM

        You have to travel through the eastern part of Tokyo to get between the two airports so anywhere on that side of the city is pretty much in play. But the trains are so efficient, if you arrive in the morning to Haneda, you can pretty much eat anywhere in the 23-ku and get to NRT on time without rushing.

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          Silverjay RE: Silverjay Mar 19, 2014 01:04 PM

          If you want to narrow it down to convenience, you can look for places between Hamamatsucho and Tokyo Stations on the Yamanote Line. Hamamatsucho is where the monorail from Haneda connects to the Yamanote and Tokyo is where the NEX departs for Narita...although you can probably go up to Ueno and take the Keisei Line as well.

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            OliverB RE: Silverjay Mar 19, 2014 02:13 PM

            Thanks very much for your help, Silverjay - I'll put all of this info to good use in my research!

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