Kansai International and Domestic Airports in Japan
$B!!(BKansai International Airport$B!!4X@>9q:]6u9A(B
A sunset over the Kansai International Airport .
Kansai International Airport is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, 38 km southwest of Osaka Station.
The most practical means of getting to Osaka and Kyoto is by train. All trains leave from the Kansai Airport station across
the road from the arrival-hall.
(L) Satellite view of Kansai International Airport, which is seen at the lower-right island in Osaka Bay.
The central area of Osaka is at the upper-right corner.
(R) Access to Osaka Metropolitan area, by trains (Map source: Kansai International Airport )
A smokers' booth in the Kansai International Airport
Matsuyama Airport is the largest in Shikoku, Japan. It takes about 20 minutes from the center of the city by a limousine bus.
All restaurants and cafes are appeared to be smokers-friendly, and allows smoking inside. A sidestream often flows out to
the passage of the airport. This is one of the worst airports in view of smoking restriction.
Matsuyama Airport Terminal Building
A smoking cafe, saying that in all seats, smoking is OK. No door is present to separate from the corridor of the airport building.
An adverse side-stream of cigarette may flow out to the terminal building.
A smoking booth at Matsuyama Airport
These photographs were taken in November 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
Terminal building of Kagoshima Airport
Welcome greeting from Kagoshima Airport workers
Kagoshima Airport is
a local airport located in Kirishima, and the second busiest airport in Kyushu. Airport Limousine runs between
the airport and Kagoshima Chuo Station in 38 minutes.
A smoker's booth in the Kagoshima Airport
These photographs were taken in April 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
$B!!(BAsahikawa Airport, Hokkaido$B!!00@n6u9A(B
Asahikawa Airport is a single-runway regional airport in Hokkaido. Another runway extension, to 2,500 m, was
completed in 1997, and the parallel taxiway opened in 1998. In 2016, plans were finalized to build a new international
terminalto the south of the existing terminal. Construction began in October 2017, and opening is scheduled for
December 2018. The existing terminal will also be expanded and renovated by September 2019. Asahikawa Airport
is accessible by bus from Asahikawa Station, Asahiyama Zoo.
JAL aircraft is landing to the Asahikawa Airport.
Animal pictures are pasted on a passenger board bridge: A direct bus service, twice a day, connecting the JAL and ANA freight from Tokyo.
(L) Exterior of Asahikawa Airport building (M) A welcome to the Asahikawa Airport sign (R) A smoking room is placed outside of the building, near the entrance.
$B!!(BHakodate Airport, Hokkaido$B!!(B$BH!4[6u9A(B
Hakodate Airport is an airport located 7.6 km east of Hakodate Stationin Hakodate, a city in Hokkaido. There are five smoking
rooms in the airport, two on the first floor and three on the second floor.
Smoking rooms, without and with food service at the Hakodate Airport, Hokkaido
A smokefree restaurant is on the third floor and a departure board at the Hakodate Airport, Hokkaido .
(L) Smoking is banned at the observation deck of Hakodate Airport.
(R) A smoking room on the first floor is located near the main entrance to the airport.
It is installed in front of the Gate 5; it exerts a health hazard to passengers waiting at a boarding gate,
and brings the third-hand smoking in the aircraft.
These photographs were taken in October 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
(L)This map shows the location of the airport. (R) This picture shows a carriage porch and the entrance for a departure passenger.
Odate-Noshiro Airpport locates 9.6 Kms west of Odate City, Akita Prefecture, and the median point between Aomori and
Akita Airports. It is convenient to take a rent-a-car to tour around the sightseeing spots in Tohoku, particularly at
Shiragami Mountains, Towada Lake and Hachimantai Heights. There are only two flights a day, operated by ANA, which
serves between this airport and Haneda, Tokyo.
(L) Check-in counter of ANA airline (R) The only restaurant in this airport is smokefree. The poster says ' A fresh air is the delicacies.'
(L) A campaign poster of Akita
(R) Smoking room which is located before a security check, provided with an automatic bending machine for tobacco.
Smoking room that is located after a security check point.
ANA air flight and the gate to an aircraft
These photographs were taken in March 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
(L) Misawa Airport Building (M) Smoking booth faced to the outside. (R) A check-in counter of Misawa Airport
JAL aircraft is just arrived in Misawa Airport.
Misawa Airporti is an airport in Misawa in the Aomori Prefecture. It shares facilities and airport codes with the Misawa Air Base.
An Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service base was established at Misawa in 1941, and nearby Lake Ogawara was reportedly
one of the locations used by the Imperial Japanese Navy to practice for the attack on Pearl Harbor due to its shallow depth.
The base was heavy bombed by the United States Navy in 1945, and subsequently occupied by the United States after
the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II.
The first Misawa Airport was opened in January, 1952, with Japan Airlines providing scheduled services to Tokyo and Chitose
Airport in Hokkaido. However, commercial operations were suspended from March, 1965 due to pressure from the United
States, citing safety and security concerns, and flight operations were transferred to nearby JMSDF Hachinohe Air Base. Misawa
Airport reopened in May, 1975, with a new terminal building completed in 1977; the terminal was expanded and rebuilt in 1986.
Initially served by Toa Airways with McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and MD-80 aircraft to Tokyo (Haneda), Sapporo(Chitose), and
Osaka Itami, operations were upgraded to Airbus A300 aircraft after Toa Airways became Japan Air System in 1988. These
flights were taken over by Japan Airlines after its acquisition of Japan Air System in 2002. However, with the opening of
Tohoku Shinkansen to Hachinohe in December 2002, the number of passengers has decreased and equipment changed back
to the MD-80. Flights to Chitose were discontinued in 2007. Source: Wikipedia
As of August 2019, there are three flights to Tokyo ( Haneda ) , one flight each to Osaka ( Itami ) and Sapporo( Okadama ), daily.
Arrival to Misawa Airport$B!!;0Bt6u9ACeN&(B (by Dr JayMic)
Departure from Misawa Airport$B!!;0Bt6u9AN%N&(B (by Neo )
JAL aircraft is leaving from Misawa Airport. These pictures of the Misawa Airforce Base are quoted from a video screen taken
(L) Parked US Airforce aircraft and a residential area of a military personnel in the back (R) A residential area, including condominium is quite vast.
The writer inadvertently put the camera in the overhead pin and could not shoot.
(L) Exterior of Memanbetsu Airport (M) Smoking is prohibited inside, except for a smoking room. (R) Taxi and bus stop
(L) A large smoking room, which is the source to bring a harmful sidestream air, through the exhalation of smokers.
(R) Boarding gate of flights to Haneda and Sapporo
(L) JAL aircraft is leaving Memanbestu airport. (M) Aircraft is flying over Mt.Mokoto and Lake Kussharo.
Departure from Memanbestu Airport
The article was written in August 2007, and last revised in October 2019,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.