Kansai International and Domestic Airports in Japan
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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
(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
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
A smoker's booth in the Kagoshima Airport
These photographs were taken in April 2012, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,PhD.
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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 terminal
to 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
Asahikawa Airport is accessible by bus from Asahikawa Station, Asahiyama
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
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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
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.
Domestic Travel in Japan
The article was written in August 2007, and last revised in May 2018,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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