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Review: Come Hungry to the Delta Sky Club Tokyo-Haneda (HND)

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If you're flying Delta home from Japan, be sure to give yourself enough time at the sparkling Tokyo-Haneda Airport to visit the Delta Sky Club – and be sure to arrive on an empty stomach.

One of the newer Sky Clubs in Delta's portfolio and the most notable new addition to its international network in years, the club opened to travelers in 2022, coinciding with Japan's reopening following the pandemic.

Like all its brand-new and updated Sky Clubs, the Haneda lounge is a beautiful, functional, and comfortable space. And while it may not have all the amenities or luxe features as say the new Minneapolis G Concourse Sky Club, it more than made up for it with some of the best food I've ever had in an airport lounge (hello, made-to-order ramen bar!) and expansive list of complimentary drinks.

After stopping in at the Tokyo-Haneda (HND) Delta Sky Club on the way home from a recent trip to Japan, I can confidently say it's one of the best Delta lounges I've visited. Here's why.

 

 

Getting Into the Delta Sky Club Tokyo-Haneda (HND)

The Delta Sky Club is conveniently located near most of the Delta gates in Tokyo-Haneda's Terminal 3.

The entrance to the Sky Club area and the other lounges in this wing of the terminal are between Gates 146 and 147. You can see 147 in the far distance of the photo below.

 

Delta SkyClub Haneda

 

When you go through the doors to the lounge area, you'll see signs telling you which floor the Delta Sky Club can be found on. Delta shares 5F with one of Japan Airlines' lounges.

 

Delta SkyClub Haneda

 

After you take the escalators up to 5F, the Sky Club is around the corner. You can't miss it.

 

Tokyo Haneda SkyClub

 

To get into the new Delta Sky Club at HND, you'll need to have access. And like all Delta Sky Clubs, there are a few ways to get into this new lounge. No matter which route you take, though, you need to be flying Delta (or one of its partners) that day to get in. 

The easiest way is by simply holding *amex platinum* – and not the co-branded Delta version.

This card opens more lounge doors than any other travel credit card on the market. So long as you’re flying Delta that day, you can simply show your Platinum card and your boarding pass, and gain access. You won't be able to bring in guests for free, but you can bring up to two guests into the lounge for $50 each.

 

*amex platinum*

 

Learn more about *amex platinum*.

 

You can also get into the Sky Club for free if you’ve got Delta’s top co-branded credit card, the *delta reserve card* Much like the Platinum card, you can enter any Sky Club for free so long as you’re flying Delta that day. Reserve cardholders also get two, one-time guest passes each year. After that, you’ll have to pay $50 per guest, too.

 

*delta reserve card*

 

Learn more about the *delta reserve card*.

 

However, starting on Feb. 1, 2025, there will be a limit on how many times you can get into the Sky Club with either of these cards. Delta Reserve cardholders will be able to access the Sky Club just 15 days a year, while Amex Platinum cardholders will be limited to just 10. You can visit several Sky Clubs in the same 24-hour period – it still counts as just one of 10 Sky Club passes. Once you've used up all 10 of those days, you can buy additional access for $50 per day.

Finally, you may need to watch the clock. In a bid to battle lounge overcrowding, Delta now limits lounge access to three hours before departure. However, the Haneda club was not enforcing that rule when we arrived about four hours before our flight.

Read our full guide to getting Delta Sky Club access!

 

Seating at the Tokyo-Haneda (HND) Delta Sky Club

There were tons of seating options inside this long, spacious Sky Club.

 

SkyClub HND

 

These first two photos, taken from opposite sides of the club, show just how long it is. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the tarmac. According to Delta, you can see the iconic Mt. Fuji from the club on a clear day. The day I was there I wasn't so lucky.

 

SkyClub HND

 

In that super-long stretch of Sky Club, there are dozens of different seating types. These dining-style seats were very close to the buffet and bar.

 

Airplane seating

 

There were also these funky, curved couches. Almost every seat I could see in the club had a table accompanying it.

 

HND seating

 

There were some great options for traveling couples, too. These two-seater couches with tables on the inside were great. The opposite-facing chair combo you can see on the right of the image below was strange, but cool-looking.

 

HND SkyClub

 

My few hours there with my wife were spent in one of these similar couple pods that came with a table for our food as well.

 

Couples seating

 

Several seats were framed nicely by these grassy plants, too.

 

SkyClub seating

 

For business travelers, there's a smaller nook off in the back of the lounge with a two-person pod for working or taking meetings, as well as another phone booth on the end, three individual working stations, and some high-top seating (left) as well. There was also a printer in this area you could connect to wirelessly.

 

Work areas

 

This conference table was also available, but you had to reserve it in advance to use it and it was not private. It was in the corner of the club but within feet of the regular seating area.

 

Meeting table HND SkyClub

 

Overall, the Haneda lounge is plenty spacious and has plenty of comfortable seating options. Most of the club is all in one, huge room, making it feel even bigger, too.

 

Food & Drink

Sky Clubs typically have good food – it's one of the main draws of club access. Almost all Delta lounges also boast something along the lines of “local flavor” or “curated cuisine” that is somewhat specific to where the club is located. The Tokyo club took that concept to a whole new level.

The made-to-order noodle bar was a surprise and an absolute treat. There were udon noodles available, but I went for ramen (and back again for seconds.)

 

Made to order Noodle bar

 

After you place your order you get a little table buzzer while the chef whips it up.

 

Ramen bar

 

During my trip through Japan, I sampled plenty of sushi and ramen, and this bowl of ramen at the airport before my flight home (maybe my seventh bowl of the trip?) held up against the best ramen I had in Tokyo and Hokkaido.

 

Ramen end result

 

Of course, there was also sushi available at the Haneda Sky Club. It was delicious, albeit not as perfect as other bites I had during my trip.

 

Sushi bar

 

Still, paired with some fresh miso soup and sticky rice, I polished off another full meal and didn't regret a single bite.

 

Miso soup, sushi and champagne

 

Like all clubs, this one also offers a buffet, too. It had the standard meats and cheese and salad bar Meats and cheeses and a salad bar you'll find at all Delta Sky Clubs.

 

Salad bar

 

If you can leave room for dessert, you absolutely should.

 

HND SkyClub desserts

 

The drinks were fairly typical of most Delta Sky Clubs with a few exceptions. As far as soft drinks, it's standard Sky Club fare.

 

Drink bar

 

For beer drinkers, there's a little surprise, though.

 

Beer and juice section

 

The Yebisu beer machine gave you a perfect pour, even angling the glass for you when you place it on the dispenser.

 

Yebisu beer dispenser

 

The bar was also a fun difference between this Sky Club and the ones stateside. Besides the usual local touches like sake, whiskey, and local brews, the Haneda Sky Club bar was otherwise extremely well-stocked.

 

HND SkyClub Bar

 

There was also a long list of complimentary craft cocktails you could order – the kind that you'd typically have to pay for at one of the U.S. Sky Clubs.

 

Bar Menu

 

Growing weary of sake and whiskey after 10 days in Japan, I opted for a Lower District Margarita. It was light and delicious.

 

Lower District Margarita

 

Do yourself a favor and show up hungry to the Tokyo-Haneda Delta Sky Club. It's some of the best lounge food I've ever tasted.

 

Shower Suites & Bathrooms

Japan is known for its high-tech, super nice bathrooms, and the Delta Sky Club at the Tokyo airport is no different.

 

Bathroom image

 

The private stalls all featured toilets with several options we aren't used to seeing in the U.S., and especially not at airports.

 

Fancy toilets

 

The shower suites were one of the nicest parts of the Tokyo Sky Club, too. There were about a half-dozen of these spacious individual suites that you could use for free.

 

Shower room

 

The amenities like a toothbrush and toothpaste, a shaving kit, a hairbrush, and a hair dryer were appreciated.

 

Shower room amenities

 

The shower itself was pretty luxurious, too, with a big rain shower head and another detachable nozzle. Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were included, too.

 

Shower Room

 

If you are coming off a long train ride or a busy travel day, the Tokyo-Haneda Sky Club has no shortage of places to clean up and refresh.

 

Bottom Line

If you're flying out of Tokyo-Haneda (HND), make time for a visit to the excellent Delta Sky Club – and make sure you come hungry.

The Tokyo-Haneda Sky Club featured some of the best Sky Club food and drinks I've had, including local touches like sushi and a made-to-order ramen bar. As one of the newest Sky Clubs in Delta's portfolio, it also has many of the excellent amenities and finishes you'll find at any of the new and updated Sky Clubs in the U.S.

 

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