Every once in a while I come across something truly special in some airport around the world. Most are dull and generic. Many I'm forced to spend time in due to layovers, delays, or long security process. But occasionally there are those airports I wish I could venture into and hang out with no boarding pass. And Tokyo Narita's Terminal 1 is one of them.
It wasn't always like this. I've flown into, out of, or through Narita dozens of times. I can never recall being impressed with it. Honestly the airport felt dated, especially when compared to it's rivals in other Asian hubs like Seoul or Singapore or even Taipei's Taoyuan. But there've been some major changes in Narita recently, and one of the is the addition of Oliver Sky Oasis.
Adjacent to Starbucks, this is a great lounge for anyone to enjoy. Excellent seating, perfect atmosphere, natural lighting, outlets on every chair. I would rather be here than any of the premium lounges that require membership.
My go-to routine at Oliver Sky is to order at Starbucks then take a seat. Then I read off my Kindle or open my laptop to get some work done. Either way, it's one of the best places to be.