In Japan, the Haneda International Airport Terminal, the smaller of the two main international airports known to cater to the business class passengers. The other international airport is Narita,the larger of the two. The respect that you receive leaving Japan is second to none.
As you arrive to the airport on your way home from Japan, you always get the feel the true zen vibe of the authentic Japanese culture all the way until you board the airplane.
The Japan Airlines (JAL) customer service reps offered top notch service. The comforts of having them speak both english and japanese, makes the process flow much easier, especially if you find yourself running late.
As you know, once you get your bag checked in, you find you have a little time to spend shopping or getting a quick meal/snack before you depart before the eleven hour flight home.
The aesthetics of the airport design is made of glass and steel that creates a feeling of openness on a grand scale. As you go to the upper floors of the airport immediately notice a variety of authentic Japanese inspired gift shops that offer a variety of trinkets and souvenirs and the masseuse service.
On the outside of where you choose to eat, they have a glass enclosed case that displays artificial samples that resembles the real plate of food. They have a number assigned to them in glass enclosures in front of the ramen eatery to make it easier for you to select.
With Japan's signature architecture and design outside the elegant row of gift shops, you get the traditional feeling in a diverse section of the airport. At the other end of the gift shops you begin to smell the delicious variety of fresh meals and soups floating in the air created by top notch teams in the kitchens.
Once you make you selection, they cook it with the freshest ingredients. It's great because it allows you to have time to catch your flight!
The teamwork in the kitchen allows for more efficiency, so you get your delicious meals hot and fast without risking the quality of the authentic signature fresh noodles, sprinkled roasted pepper edamame, pork dumplings and a coke. A simple meal before your long flight home.