Plane Spotting Tokyo Narita

Narita Tobu Hotel
is situated in the general vicinity to the Marroad Road Hotel below but is more central between the two terminal complexes offering a greater overall view. Note, the rooms with views are all twin rooms, you need to book a twin room even if you travel alone in order to get the best views.
Location: ** On the outskirts of the terminal complex between the parallel runways this hotel gives a good view of half of the airport complex. With a SBS and a little walking the majority of the traffic can be seen. A regular shuttle bus links the hotel to the terminals and their associated viewing decks.
Spotting: ** Ask for a high level room overlooking the airport, the hotel staff are generally used to this request and will oblige where possible. Room 1250-1257 on the west wing of the hotel have reported views over the terminal 1 complex and the link taxiway between the terminals. Out in the corridor the windows by the lifts face in the other direction giving views of runway 16L/34R which the majority of flights using the other terminal (2) use. With a SBS giving warnings of movements it is therefore possible to see most of the traffic by monitoring terminal 1 from the room and walking to the lift area when traffic arrives on the terminal 2 runway.
Photos: * None possible from the hotel.
Value: ** Rooms in the west wing starting from £60 a night
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This hotel can be booked through the following site AGODA or  BOOKING.COM

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Above: View from room 1225 at the Holiday Inn Tobu. A Singapore 747 can be seen landing to the right of the radar Credit Findlay Osborn

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Marroad International Hotel
is located approximately 3/4 mile North of runway 16R threshold and is linked to the airport by a free courtesy bus. Ask for an airport facing room and you will have great views of runway 16R, the cargo apron and the near stands on Terminal 1. Traffic climbing off the terminal 2 runway can be seen in the distance but SBS is required to identify the traffic. On the top floor of the hotel there is a restaurant which offers great views of all of the airport where you should read most things off with a good telescope.  
Location: *** Very convenient for spotters. A shuttle bus links the hotel to the terminals
Spotting: ** Many things can be read off but not all. Try and ensure you get an airport facing room to avoid disappointment. Room 1107 in the central complex gives views of the action on both runways although some can be distant.
Photos: ** Ask for a room overlooking runway 16R and you will get photos such as the one seen below. Please be aware that from these rooms you can only see the above runway, anything using the terminal 2 runway would be out of site.
Value: *** Outstanding value at just £45 per twin room per night.
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Above, view from a Runway facing room at the Marroad Road Hotel

Credit : Tsurikichitetsu. See an excellent wide range of Tokyo Airport videos here

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 Typical Room view from the Marroad Road  The hotel resteraunt gives similar views Good quality shots can be had with a telephoto lens. Credit Tripadvisor

 


 

Narita Excel Tokyu Hotel
is situated just 1/2 mile from the threshold of runway 16R and is connected with the terminals by a free shuttle bus. The hotel has 11 floors with many rooms having very good views of runway 16R / 34L as well as the cargo aprons. Ask for an airport facing room on a high floor (front of the hotel)to get the best views. With a good pair of binoculars or a telescope expect to read everything off on 16R (the normal landing direction for the vast majority of the movements). To make life easier the windows in the room open! Despite this don’t expect to get any quality photos from the hotel as the action is just too far away. Use the viewing decks on both terminals for great photos. Also worth bearing in mind is that there are arrival and departure screens in the hotel lobby which could come in handy.
Location: *** Great location being so close to runway 16R.
Spotting: *** With a room facing the airport, expect to read off the vast majority of movements with little or no problem. Room 1016 gives great views of Runway 16R with aircraft easily read off as they line up to depart.
Photos: ** Not really possible from the hotel.
Value: *** From £30 off peak per room , this hotel offers good value for money, bearing in mind its location.
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View from Airport facing room of 16R with zoom. Photo credits  www.tripadvisor.co.uk   with the wind in the opposite direction 34L departures can be seen on the climb out. Double click pictures to expand  

 

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Narita View Hotel
is located near to the above hotel just 1/2 mile form the threshold of runway 16R. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to and from the terminals. Reports suggest that rooms 1135 to 1150 offer great views of landing and departing traffic on 16R as well as the cargo area. As the hotel is so close to the action, expect to read off all movements on this runway during daylight hours with no problem at all. There are quite likely to be many other rooms with good views but as is often the case, try and get a room on a high floor with an airport facing room.
Location: *** Very convenient for the airport and its great viewing decks.
Spotting: *** With an airport facing room you will not miss many movements.
Photos: ** Not possible from the hotel. Use the viewing decks for great photos.
Value: *** A typical price for a twin room is just £55 per night.
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Narita Airport Rest House
Is the closest hotel to the terminal complex (only a short walk 5 minute from terminal 1 and its excellent viewing area)
Location: *** More or less in the vicinity of terminal 1 this makes an excellent base. We recommend that you take the 5 minute walk to the hotel, rather than wait for the shuttle if you don’t have lots of luggage
Spotting: **

Ask for a room overlooking the airport and chances are you will get a room overlooking the taxiway between terminal 1 and 2. Most aircraft that leave terminal 2 tend to take off from the terminal 1 side runway therefore most movements can be seen. 

Other airport facing rooms seem to have a view of the right hand side of terminal 1 and it’s associated runway

Most people will use this hotel and spot from the airport terraces, however this hotel offers the option of night time spotting if flight tracking software is used.

Photos: * No Reports
Value: ** Great value starting from £35 a night
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This hotel can be booked through the following site AGODA or  BOOKING.COM

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Taxiway facing room as described above. Credit Tripadvisor Some rooms have views over to the terminal 1 area as demonstrated above.  Credit Tripadvisor  
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  • Andy Smith

    Narita Rest House added with photos

  • PSHcom

    photos added from the Narita Excel Tokyu Hotel

  • andy kelly

    staying at the crowne plaza narita airport hotel at the moment in an airport view room, room 1208, this hotel more or less looks down one of the runways, if they arriving and departing towards you then nothing should be missed, if they arriving and departing coming from behind you then you wont see them arrive due to the shape of the hotel but will see them depart. sbs or FR24 you will need, the hotel itself is very nice with breakfast and evening meal all buffet, the restaurant is open from 6am to 10pm, shuttle bus every 30 mins if you wanted to go to the terminal viewing deck,