Most travelers dread spending hours waiting in air terminals. The seats are uncomfortable, the food’s mediocre and there’s nothing worth buying in the duty-free shops. But everyone loves the new, temporary passenger lounge in Roppongi. It’s a destination in itself.

After checking in or touching down, visitors have a hard time deciding where among the many inviting places to sit first — on the marshmallow white sofa or in a low-slung yellow chair with a sledlike base? Both allow you to recline just enough to gaze at the entrancing cloud-shape lights which inflate and deflate overhead. Underfoot, a cordless vacuum-cleaning robot — a shiny maroon lozenge — scurries around tidying up.

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