ANA Maintenance Facility Tour Haneda Airport Tokyo
At the Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) there is an ANA aircraft maintenance center where you can see how the planes are maintained to fly safely. There is a guided tour showing you around the facility. Planes that you can watch being serviced include the Boeing 777, Boeing 787, and the Boeing 767. This is a very unique tour that is done nowhere else in the world. The area that you can take a tour of is in full operation with workers around you and work being done on aircraft as you walk past. And the best part about the tour is that it is completely free!
ANA Airplane Maintenance Facility Home Page
ANA model plane
How To Make A Reservation
Visits are by reservation only. Reservation booking must be done about 6 months before the tour date, as this tour is in very high demand. Reservations can only be done online at this page: https://rps.ana.co.jp/awe_a/cgi-bin/ana/mc/kengaku/step1.pl. It is only in Japanese, so if you can’t understand I suggest you have someone who can understand Japanese to help you fill it out.
ANA Maintenance Facility Tour Time And Cost
This tour is free! They also give you some free souvenirs including a clear folder with pictures of ANA planes, a badge and a pamphlet about the hangar and their fleet of planes. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed for all Japanese holidays).
1st tour 10:00–11:30
2nd tour 13:00–14:30
3rd tour 14:00–15:30
4th tour 15:00–16:30
How To Get To The ANA Airplane Maintenance Center
The ANA Airplane Maintenance Center is 15 minutes walk from the Tokyo monorail Shinseibijo Station. Take the Tokyo Monorail local train from Anamoriinari Station to Shin-Seibjio station. It will cost 340 yen. Shin-Seibjio station is the first station after Haneda Airport. Get off at Shin-Seibjio station and then walk south down the road to the fourth building on your right. It’s a bit hard to find, but you will see a guard standing outside the entrance, and an aircraft cockpit inside the glass window of the building.
It is possible to walk for free from Anamoriinari Station. It will take 1 hour and 4 minutes at a distance of 5.4 kilometers. Use Google Maps to guide you. You will have to walk through the long tunnel for about 800 meters on Kan-Pachi Dori Road as you approach the hangar.
Here is the official address:
ANA Airplane Maintenance Center
3-5-4 Haneda Kuko, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0041
Get off at Shin-seibijo Station
Walk this way
How to walk from Anamoriinari to ANA Airplane Maintenance Center
ANA Maintenance Facility Tour Details
As the tour is only in Japanese, below is a guide to the format the tour will follow. There are no English translations on this tour. The tour goes for about 90 minutes.
The reception counter will give you an entrance pass, which you can keep as a souvenir. Then they will explain details of the tour structure and show you a video.
At this point the guide gives a lecture about the various professions that help maintain the aircraft, including the pilot, cabin attendants, the support staff on land, and about machines that are used to repair aircraft.
There is also a quiz about aircraft, if you answers are correct, you will receive an eraser and a file.
After the lecture is complete, the tour of the hangar will begin. You must wear a blue helmet for safety at all times while in the hangar. There is no air-conditioning so bring some water to drink, as it gets very hot in summer in the hangar. If going in winter wear a heavy jacket, as the wind will blow through making it very cold.
The hangar holds three airplanes for maintenance. You will probably get to see a Boeing 777, Boeing 787, and a Boeing 767.
After the hangar tour is over they will take you back to the reception area to finish. There is also an ANA souvenir shop with many great items for sale, including model aircraft. My favorite is the Pokémon Plane. There is also a delicious drink that is only sold here called “Flying Ramune”.
Have you been on the tour?
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