Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) – Gateway to Nagoya and Aichi

Central Japan Airport (NGO) is one of Japan's largest and most used. Prepare for your arrival with our comprehensive guide to airlines, hotels, facilities, shopping and more.

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Central Japan Airport or Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) is an international airport located on an artificial island in Ise Bay, 35 km south of Nagoya. Due to its geographical advantages, Japan’s fourth most populated city has flourished both economically and culturally throughout its history and into the present. Companies like Toyota are headquartered in the Nagoya area and the city has a strong affiliation with the aviation and ceramics industries. Naturally, a large number of travelers and businessmen pass through Central Japan Airport every day.  

As a prominent international airport, Central Japan Airport is host to a large number of global airlines. For a comprehensive list of these airlines and their destinations, check out the table below: 

AirlinesDestinations
Air ChinaBeijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong
Air DoSapporo-Chitose, Hakodate
AirAsia JapanSapporo-Chitose, Taipei-Taoyuan
All Nippon AirwaysFukuoka, , Hong Kong, Ishigaki, Memanbetsu,
Miyazaki, Nagasaki,Naha, Sapporo-Chitose,
Shanghai-Pudong, Tokyo-Haneda
All Nippon Airways
(ANA Wings)
Akita, Aomori, Fukuoka, Kagoshima,
Matsuyama, Miyazaki, Niigata,Ōita,
Sendai, Tokyo-Narita, Ube, Yonago
All Nippon Airways
(Ibex Airlines)
Sendai
Asiana AirlinesSeoul-Incheon
Cathay PacificHong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan
Cebu PacificManila
China AirlinesTaipei-Taoyuan, Taichung
China Eastern AirlinesBeijing-Capital, Chongqing, Hefei,
Shanghai-Pudong, Taiyuan, Yantai
China Southern AirlinesDalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong,
Shenyang, Wuhan, Zhengzhou
Delta Air LinesDetroit, Guam, Honolulu, Saipan
Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi, Beijing-Capital
FinnairHelsinki
HK ExpressHong Kong
Japan AirlinesBangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Honolulu,
Sapporo-Chitose, Sendai,Shanghai-Pudong,
Taipei-Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo-Narita
Japan Airlines
(J-Air)
Fukuoka, Naha, Tokyo-Haneda
Japan Airlines
(Japan Transocean Air)
Ishigaki, Naha
Jeju AirSeoul-Gimpo, Seoul-Incheon
Jetstar JapanFukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Naha,
Sapporo-Chitose, Taipei–Taoyuan, Manila
Juneyao AirlinesShanghai-Pudong
Korean AirBusan, Seoul-Incheon, Jeju
LufthansaFrankfurt
Philippine AirlinesCebu, Manila
Shenzhen AirlinesNantong
Singapore AirlinesSingapore
Skymark AirlinesNaha, Sapporo-Chitose
Spring AirlinesChangzhou, Guiyang, Harbin, Hefei, Hohhot,
Ningbo, Shanghai-Pudong, Shijiazhuang
Thai AirwaysBangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Tigerair TaiwanTaipei-Taoyuan
United AirlinesGuam
V AirTaipei-Taoyuan
Vietnam AirlinesHanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Transportation

Train & Subway

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The nearest major train stations to Central Japan Airport are Nagoya and Kanayama Station which can both be accessed in under 30 minutes via the Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu). From Nagoya Station, transfers are available to the Shinkansen (bullet train) and Kintetsu lines, whilst from both, passengers can transfer to Japan Rail and Nagoya Subway Lines. 

The airport terminals are directly linked to Central Japan International Airport Station (Centrair) where tickets for the train can be purchased at a ticket counter or automated ticket machine. 

Price: 810 – 1,230 yen (prices vary according to ticket type and destination) 

Website: Meitetsu Official WebsiteCentral Japan Airport ↔ Major Stations Timetable (for a detailed train timetable) 

 

Limousine Bus

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Consider taking the Centrair Limousine Bus service if you are headed to downtown Nagoya near Sakae or Fushimi from the airport. To reach downtown Nagoya the journey can take between 48 and 85 minutes depending on traffic. Buses depart from the first floor of the Passenger Terminal Building accessed via the Access Plaza.

Tickets: Available to purchase at the Passenger Terminal Building. 

Price: 1,200 yen per person for adults and 600 yen for children. Reservation is not necessary. 

Website: Central Japan Airport↔ Downtown Nagoya

 

Private Shuttle

Private shuttle services provide transportation between Central Japan Airport and the major hotels in Nagoya and outlying areas. These jumbo-sized taxis can accommodate up to seven passengers, making them suitable for families or small groups. Prices are usually a flat fee regardless of the group size and can be arranged via hotels or online. 

Price: Varies depending on distance. Companies will provide a quote before you book. 

Website: Private Shuttle Reservation Center

 

Other

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Central Japan Airport can also be reached by Rental Car, Taxi, and High-Speed Boat – check the links for details. 

Services and Facilities

Information

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Information booths are located on each floor of the airport. Besides providing directions and answering general inquiries, information booths offer wheelchair and baby stroller rental services. Another helpful facility is the Tourist Information Center located inside the Central Japan Travel Center on the 2nd floor of the Passenger Terminal Building. You can purchase JR, Shinkansen (bullet train) and other domestic transportation tickets from here. Other services include local volunteer staff members, the Centrair Police Station and Telephone Center.   

 

ATM / Banking

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Located on the 3rd floor, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Central Japan Airport branch) provides bank transfers, currency exchange and other standard banking services. Multiple currency exchange booths, as well as ATM machines and tax refund centers, are available near the Access Plaza’s ticket gate entrance and the Departures Lobby (3F). Click the link below to check the exact hours of operation and locations. 

Currency exchange booths and ATMs information

 

Other

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Other services and facilities offered at Central Japan Airport include car rental services, various airline lounges and baggage delivery service. The baggage delivery service will deliver baggage from the airport to hotels in Aichi, Gifu or Mie the same day (by 18:00 to 21:00). The service fee is 1,952 yen per item. 

Central Japan Airport Hotels

There are three accommodation options near the airport. All three provide quick and easy access to the airport and all the comforts expected of a modern hotel. Take a look:

Centrair Hotel

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Of the three, the Centrair Hotel is the closest (130 m from the check-in counter). All rooms are provided with refrigerators, bathing amenities and free WiFi. Cosmos, a restaurant that provides breakfast and lunch buffets, is conveniently located on the third floor. 

Price: 12,000 – 20,000 yen

Times: 15:00 (Check-In) 10:00 (Check-out)

Address: 1-1 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi 479-0881

Website: Centrair Hotel

 

Comfort Hotel

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Connected to the Access Plaza by an aerial walkway, Comfort Hotel provides easy access to all modes of transportation, including train, bus and taxi. The hotel provides a free continental breakfast and free WiFi service. Guests on business trips will appreciate the hotel’s copy and fax facilities and computer booths in the lobby. 

Price: 9,000 – 13,000 yen

Time: 15:00 (Check-In) 10:00 (Check-out)

Address: 4-2-3 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi 479-0881

Website: Comfort Hotel

 

Tokyo Inn Orange / Green

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Tokyo Inn is divided into two sides, Orange and Green, though there are no discernable differences between the two. Both provide free WiFi, breakfast and shuttle bus services from the airport. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the check-in counter and 5-minute walk from Meitetsu Chubu Kokusai Kuko Station.

Price: 6,000 – 9,000 yen

Time: 16:00 (Check-In) 10:00 (Check-out)

Address: 4-2-5 Centrair, Tokoname, Aichi 479-0881

Website: Tokyo Inn Orange / Tokyo Inn Green

Entertainment and Relaxation

Sky Deck

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Located on the top level of the central pier that extends outwards towards the runway, the Sky Deck allows you to observe take-offs and landings from close range. Popular with avid plane spotter, it is also a great vantage point from which to watch the beautiful sunset over the Ise Bay shoreline. 

 

Massage and Spa Services 

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Immerse yourself in hot water and relax your body and mind before you board at Fu No Yu – an airport bathhouse with stunning views out over Ise Bay. Providing customers with towels and luggage storage, it’s hassle free and pretty inexpensive. Furthermore, find coin massage chairs near both the domestic and international boarding areas. Massage chair costs 200 yen per 10 minutes.

More info: Central Japan Airport- Relaxation

Shops and Restaurants

Restaurants

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From French fine-dining to a Subway sandwich, find everything at Central Japan Airport’s Sky Town (4F). The aforementioned French cuisine can be found at the particularly notable Queen Alice restaurant presided over by Yutaka Ishinabe, one of the country’s best French chefs. Or try some local Nagoyan cuisine, like kishimen (long and flat flour noodles) or miso-katsu at Shinuchi Koubou Kishimen Minomishou. 

More info: Central Japan International Japan- Restaurants

 

Cafes and Dessert 

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Caffeine is essential for an early-morning flight and it won’t take you long to find some in Central Japan Airport. There are three Starbucks stores – two at the Departures Lobby (3F) and one at Sky Town (4F) – and multiple dessert cafes serving American-style sweet and savoury treats of all kinds. 

More info: Central Japan Airport- Cafes and Desserts 

 

Duty-Free Shops

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Central Japan Airport has a spacious duty-free shopping area selling everything from alcohol and cigarettes to designer fashion and electronics. Prices are usually between 20 and 30% cheaper than domestic prices. 

More info: Central Japan Airport- Duty-Free Shops

 

Other

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Snacks and drinks are essential to the airport experience, find all this at one of the many convenience stores dotted around. Central Japan Airport is equipped with both Family Mart and Lawson, along with various souvenir shops that sell local treats such as shrimp rice crackers, fish-paste snacks and tempura rice balls.  

Central Japan Airport Map

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