• Kyodo


The international arrivals lobby of Terminal 2 at Narita International Airport will undergo its first complete renovation since opening in 1992, the airport’s operator said.

The ¥900 million refurbishment is scheduled to begin in November and finish by March 2016, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and will not interfere with normal airport operations because it will be implemented during overnight hours, Narita International Airport Corp. said Friday.

The color scheme of the ceiling, walls and flooring of the arrivals lobby will be brightened from the original gray to shades of white, and approximately 1,300 LED fixtures will be installed for lighting, according to the operator. Ceiling decorations in the two atria will incorporate traditional Japanese paper screens.

“We hope that the renovated areas will make a good impression on international visitors as they arrive in Japan,” said a representative of the operator.

Narita airport, the country’s largest international gateway, has two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 was reopened in 2006 after extensive renovations.

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