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Inside Tokyo Haneda Airport’s Terminal 2 International Wing

After serving as Tokyo’s domestic airport for decades, Haneda Airport opened a new international terminal in 2010. That terminal is now known as Terminal 3 and has been expanded since. However, demand for international flights at the airport is enormous, largely due to its proximity to Tokyo’s city center.

At the end of March 2020, All Nippon Airways (ANA) opened a new international wing at Terminal 2, which primarily houses the carrier’s domestic operations. However, the area was closed within two weeks of operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The wing reopened to international flights in July of 2023 and now houses some of ANA’s international flights at Haneda. I recently had the opportunity to fly through the new facility. Here’s what it was like.

A Repurposed Section of the Terminal

Much of the physical space occupied by the international terminal is not new. Although a small addition was built, the bulk of the international wing is a renovated section of the terminal that previously served domestic flights.

Terminal 2: Home of ANA’s Domestic Operations

The main portion of the building houses ANA’s domestic operations. First opened in 2004, the domestic part of the terminal has an older appearance but is very clean and well-maintained.

At the south end of the domestic check-in hall, a set of escalators lead up to the international check-in area.

A Beautiful Check-In Hall


The international check-in hall feels like a whole different terminal, despite being steps away from the domestic area. It is a bright-open space with floor-to-ceiling windows that let tons of light inside.

At the back of the room, you can go right up to the windows to get sweeping views of the ramp and one of the runways.

ANA is the only airline using this international wing. Its check-in areas are equipped with counters, kiosks, and automatic bag drops.

At the south end of the check-in hall is the entrance to the security screening area. We were there in the early morning, and we were through security in minutes.

Which ANA International Flights Use Haneda’s Terminal 2?


ANA lists which international departures use Terminal 2. International arrivals can use either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3, and airside connections are available between the two buildings.


The airline appears to change the list of flights every six months or so (likely coinciding with the industry’s summer and winter schedules). There were 16 daily international departures from Terminal 2 when we flew through a few months ago and there are currently 25 as of June 2024. ANA publishes the information on their website here and also notifies passengers by email before their flights.

Post-Security Walkway and Duty-Free


Past security is a large open area. There are three lounges on the right side: a pay-per-use lounge open to all passengers and then a set of escalators leading up to ANA’s Business Class and First Class lounges (known as the “ANA LOUNGE” and “ANA SUITE LOUNGE” respectively).

Meanwhile, the gate area is accessible through a downward-sloping walkway that takes you to the left.

The walkway also takes you through an area with two large duty-free stores and a few stands in the walkway. The store on the left mainly sells food and tobacco products while the store on the right sells other traditional duty-free items like fragrances and cosmetics.

Once you pass the duty-free stores, you will find a set of escalators that leads down to the gate area.

A Modern Gate Area

The international gates extend along the left side after getting off the escalators. There are gates on the right side too on the other side of a wall (with some glass portions). The “boarding pass” sheets on the left side of this photo cover a large roll-up gate that suggests it could be opened up to create more international gates.

Walking towards the north part of the wing, you’ll find a few shops and food outlets.

The gates are equipped with automatic boarding pass scanners/gates but with every flight I saw, there were agents standing there scanning boarding passes for passengers.

At the north end of the area, there was a small escalator leading down to an area for bus gates. Although there was an elevator, I wasn’t sure I would be able to get back up so I did not go down to this area.

Here is a map of the international wing when we were there a few months ago. The light blue areas are the parts that were used for international flights (six gates total: three at the terminal and three bus gates).


It appears that some of the other gates in the grey portion of the map are now being used for international flights as well. As I previously mentioned, there are large rolling doors that can be opened to change the gate configuration of the terminal. On the day of publication of this episode, the Haneda Airport website showed ANA international flights departing from Gates 66 to Gate 73, as well as bus Gates 700 to 702.


Back on the other side of the escalators, there is a set of food outlets. These included a sushi bar, a few other Japanese restaurants, a Starbucks, and a few other cafes.

There are also different types of seating throughout the terminal. (Slideshow Gallery Below)


In true Japanese fashion, there were also vending machines selling everything from rice balls to bread buns to sandwiches.

On the other end of the area is Gate 73.

Arrivals & Transfer Areas


I have flown twice into Terminal 2’s international wing: once for a connection and once for an arriving flight. The arrival/transfer corridor is very modern and clean but nothing fancy. The customs and baggage halls are not all that big given the limited number of flights, but they are bright and spacious. Signage is excellent throughout the terminal. (Slideshow Gallery Below)

Terminal 2 International Wing Versus Terminal 3


I have flown out of Terminal 3 multiple times. As it is the main international terminal, it is much larger and therefore has more post-security food and shopping options. However, there are many pre-security dining and shopping outlets at both terminals. At Terminal 2, these are shared with the domestic portion of the terminal.


We also noticed that some of the post-security outlets at Terminal 2 are not open all day. For example, some of the food outlets were not open during the evening bank of flights. Connecting through Terminal 3 will give you more options while you are the airport. However, the international ANA Business Class Lounge in Terminal 2 is massive (perhaps that will be an article for another day).

Here are some photos of Terminal 3. (Slideshow Gallery Below)

Traveler Takeaways


  • International flights primarily operate out of Terminal 3 – formerly known as the International Terminal. However, some All Nippon Airways (ANA) flights depart out of an international wing at Terminal 2.

  • ANA publishes the current list of Terminal 2 international flights on their website.

  • The international wing in Terminal 2 is a modern and spacious facility. However, the post-security food and shopping options are more limited than those found in Terminal 3.

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