Starry Cafe



Enjoy star-themed drinks at Starry Cafe, Haneda Airport's planetarium cafe.


Did you know you can gaze up at a starry sky while in Haneda Airport in their planetarium cafe? Not only is it a great place to stop before taking off, but Haneda Airport's proximity to the center of Tokyo as well as its easy access makes it a great spot to stop by for just a visit. Let's check out this cafe where you can enjoy the stars. 

The planetarium cafe inside of Haneda Airport's International Terminal


More than 10 million people pass through Haneda International Passenger Terminal every year. Access to the terminal is very easy thanks to direct access to both the Tokyo Monorail and the Keikyu Main Lines. 

PLANETARIUM Starry Cafe is located on the fifth floor of the terminal inside the COOL ZONE of the floor's TOKYO POP TOWN. This cafe, which is operated by the chain CAFFE&BAR PRONTO, offers an extensive menu including coffee, pasta, and even alcoholic drinks. 
There are explanations about the constellations that appear inside the planetarium.
There are explanations about the constellations that appear inside the planetarium.

The cafe is divided into two sections: a bright cafe space and a planetarium space where you can enjoy the stars.

The latter space is located within a planetarium dome inside the cafe. During both the store's Starry Cafe Time (11:00am~5:00pm) and the Starry Bar Time (5:30pm~11:00pm), guests can gaze at the approximately 40 million stars that cover the entire surface of the dome as they enjoy a meal or a drink. It costs 520 yen to enter the planetarium, and guests must order one drink (price not included in entrance fee). 
Be amazed by images of space at Starry Cafe
Be amazed by images of space.

The projections of the night sky feature constellations from different seasons. Also, you can enjoy programs that can only be seen inside Haneda Airport. 

Linger for as long as you'd like under the stars

The hybrid planetarium is capable of projecting high-quality images.
From large fixed stars to the whisper-like glimmer of smaller ones, this hybrid planetarium is capable of projecting high-quality images.

As most of the projections run somewhere between three to fifteen minutes, Starry Cafe is perfect for adding a romantic interlude for enjoying the mysterious world of stars or the awesomeness of space. There's also no limit on how long you can stay. There is, however, a rule about entering the planetarium dome. Entry is permitted after a three minute program has started, but guests cannot enter the dome after a fifteen minute program has started. In this case, guests will be asked to wait in the cafe space until the program has finished.

Original cocktails modeled on the stars 

The Starry Bellini
The Starry Bellini (800 yen).

In addition to the planetarium dome, Starry Cafe is equally popular for its original, space-inspired cocktails. For example, there’s the Starry Bellini. Created to invoke the image of the Orion Nebula, the addition of sparkling wine into orange-colored liquor brings to mind the clouds of stars of the nebula. The flavor is pleasantly refreshing and perfect for sipping as you gaze up at the stars above you.
The cafe space inside Starry Cafe
Enjoy a leisurely meal or tea time in the bright, open cafe space.
Starry Churro Sundae
Starry Churro Sundae (550 yen).

They also offer original desserts like the Starry Churros Sundae, a perfect choice for summer travelers. 

This cute, star-studded parfait features creamy soft serve ice cream and sweet, crispy churros for a satisfying dessert.  

Watch planes taking off from the deck outside

The observation deck on the fifth floor.
The observation deck on the fifth floor. In addition to planes, you can also see the buildings of Tokyo from here.

There is an observation deck located outside of the cafe. From here, you can watch the comings and goings of planes. The observation deck is accessible from the fifth floor. 
You can get an up-close look at the planes
You can get an up-close look at the planes. 

Both international and domestic flights use the same runway, so you can enjoy a seemingly endless procession of take offs from the observation deck. Though we were informed that the runways used depends on the direction of the wind, the planes were using the runway right in front of the observation deck on the day of our reporting. What better way to get excited for an upcoming trip than by watching these huge planes take off in the sky? 
Plane taking off from Haneda Airport
Off of the runway and into the sky~ 

So the next time your travels bring you through Haneda International Airport, consider stopping by the Starry Cafe and enjoying some celestial-inspired downtime before take off. 


PLANETARIUM Starry Cafe | プラネタリウム スターリーカフェ
Address: International Passenger Terminal Bldg. 5F COOL ZONE
2-6-5 Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo 
Cafe area 7:00am~11:00pm 
Planetarium 11:00am~5:00pm, 5:30pm~11:00pm 

This article is based on information obtained August 19, 2016. Please be advised that changes to the store’s menu, hours, and et cetera may have occurred.

The original Japanese version of this article was published on co-Trip.

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