JAL Store at Haneda airport: detailed report with photos

JAL 787 floor model by Pacmin

The JAL Shop is basically a store within a store, and is less than a third of the store’s total floor space.

DATE OF VISIT: November 27, 2015

In the lower arrivals level of the JAL Terminal 1 at Tokyo’s Haneda airport there is a JAL Store inside the pilot gift shop. It is pretty easy to find the shop, and I have provided a photo below showing the front of the shop.

The centre-piece attraction of the store (at the time of my visit) was a 1/25th scale JAL 787 Pacmin model, which was for sale. The only other Pacmin JAL model for sale was a 1/100 JAL 767 at $800. The shop had a rather small selection of 1/200 diecast and plastic models, but there were no models that were exclusive to the shop that could not easily be purchased elsewhere (in Japan or abroad).

A limited supply of JAL branded merchandise was available, including some uninspired shirts and golf jackets, magnets, folder covers, pens, ball caps and nap sacks. The large format wall calendars were OK but nothing earth shattering.

The JAL store is basically a store with a store, and only occupies about 1/4 of the shop’s floor space, with the remainder of the store selling snacks and convenience items. In comparison to the ANA Festa Shop over at the ANA Terminal 2, the JAL Store was something of a disappointment.

It would have been a lot better if they had a much larger selection of Pacmin JAL models, more custom produced JAL merchandise, a selection of historic JAL postcards would have been nice, and it seemed like JAL simply did not put the same level of enthusiasm and interest into their store, compared to the effort that ANA puts into their ANA Festa shop.

Only if you happen to be very curious could I recommend wasting the time to go and visit this shop. If your time at Haneda is limited, I’d recommend spending it on the Haneda observation decks, and at the ANA Festa shop instead.

JAL Shop entrance at Haneda airport Terminal 1

JAL Shop entrance at Haneda airport Terminal 1.

JAL 787 floor model by Pacmin

The JAL Shop is basically a store within a store, and is less than a third of the store’s total floor space.

JAL Shop Haneda airport Tokyo

The JAL Shop at Haneda airport Terminal 1 (lower arrivals level) has a very limited selection of models. Not ideal for professional model collectors.

JAL Shop Haneda airport Tokyo

All you will find at the JAL Shop at Haneda are some plastic snap together models, basic model kits, and some common diecast models.

JAL 767 Pacmin model JAL Shop Haneda

Other than the large JAL 787 floor model, the only other Pacmin on offer was this 1/100 JAL 767-300 for $800.

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JAL Store at Haneda airport: detailed report with photos
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A limited supply of JAL branded merchandise was available, including some uninspired shirts and golf jackets, magnets, folder covers, pens, ball caps and nap sacks. The large format wall calendars were OK but nothing earth shattering.
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