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JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum

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Landing23atLHR wrote a review May 2019
Kingston, Canada53 contributions73 helpful votes
This is a 'bucket-list' must-do for any airline(r) enthusiast. It matters not that the presenation and tour is completely in Japanese ... in fact, it kind of gives you a reason to wander around away from the group although of course you can't walk where you want. The access you are given is superb and photos/videos are allowed most everywhere. It's amazing to see the work ethic of the maintenance staff and it gives you complete confidence in their abilities. Everything I've said above also applies to the ANA Tour which I was able to do the same day … the result of many hours of patience and careful work on the respective reservation systems, months ahead of my actual visit day. Certainly, booking the ANA Tour is more straightforward than JAL. Both tours are kind of the same but I'm sure there's a spirit of friendly competition between these two world-class airlines. The highlight of my JAL Tour was we actually got to see a B.777 being backed-in to the hangar. The JAL Sky Museum is brilliant ... lots of great displays of all the airline's history and activities and aircraft models. In this respect, the JAL Tour offered more than ANA.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Calzetone wrote a review Feb 2019
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions16 helpful votes
Airline buffs must add this to their to do list. A day's outing out here cost AUD$10, being the price paid to watch aircraft movements from Starbucks at Haneda. With the JR Pass, the monorail trip is free. The observation decks at the main terminals - free. And this museum FREE! The into and tour is imparted exclusively in Japanese. The guide kindly took us aside in his group through the factory and peppered us with English translations but being engineering it did not matter. The access is incredible and Mt Fuji is visible. A tip - have your hotel reserve your spot as the website booking is only in Japanese.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Felix C wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China17 contributions6 helpful votes
Before the tour starts, we had free time to explore its Sky Museum which was about JAL's history, the operation of different departments and its uniforms in different period of its history. I was then invited to have a lecture. The lecturer was a Japanese man and he talked with me in English and told me the rundown of the tour. He reminded me the lecture would be done in Japanese. He did have concerns whether I was capable to understand what he talks during the lecture. He was very kind and professional. Since I know a little bit Japanese and with the picture shown on the powerpoint slides, I understand what it talks about. The lecture talks about aviation technology, how an aeroplanes flies and some data about Haneda International Airport. All of us then had 15 mins break to visit the Sky Museum again as well as its souvenir shop. I was then arranged to follow a lady (who speaks in Mandarin) and went to the hangar. Since I don't speak Mandarin, she talked with me with another Japanese tourist in Japanese (Luckily, again, I speak a little bit of Japanese). I really appreciate this detail-minded arrangement. During the tour in the hangar, we have opportunity to explore different aircrafts including B777, B767 and B737. The lady told us some features of different aircrafts such as escape route, engines and aircraft structure, And, she is professional as well! Well Done!! Thank you JAL and its staff.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Stephen C wrote a review Jul 2018
Dublin, California89 contributions29 helpful votes
We visited the hanger and museum in July 2018. This is simply an amazing place for plane lover. You started with visiting the excellent Sky museum, followed by a 20 mins lecture, and finally go down to the hanger. Since they control the number of visitor, the museum is not crowded at all, and perfect place to take great pictures and try all the interactive exhibit. The only things to keep in mind is that the 20 mins lecture in the classroom and the tour is all in Japanese. For non-Japanese speaking visitor and not that into airplane, I can see that it can get boring after a while. They do give you a brochure in English. Note: The requirement is for kids 6+ AND already a first grader in Japanese school, and it has a different school system with the US. They cannot let your kid in if he/she doesn't meet both requirement. I will say it is safer to bring kids 7+ years old.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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MattYip wrote a review Jul 2018
Hong Kong, China11 contributions7 helpful votes
I flew Japan Airlines to Tokyo and then visited their Sky Museum. It's interesting and fantastic. From this tour, you can go and see their vintage things, hangers and airplanes from short distant. You can also put on their uniform to take pictures. I am a big fan of JAL. Thus, the tour must be great to me. Haha.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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