There’s a plane inside the food court! Let’s go to Flight of Dreams & Skydeck at Nagoya Airport! – ipadguides


This is a real plane. Boeing 787. Not a replica nor diecast. Rolly Royce Trent 1000 engines still mounted on each wing!

The plane, codenamed “dreamliner”, was parked in a hangar near the Chubu Centrair airport in Nagoya. But, why is there Starbucks here? Wait a minute, why is there a gift shop for everything?

look at those mighty rolls royce!

So the story is, this place is called the flight of dreams. a theme park at Nagoya Airport where you can see the first boeing 787 made (prototype).

Nagoya city airport in Aichi prefecture has the full name Chubu Centrair International Airport. Commonly referred to as centrair.


Only 5 minutes walk out of the arrivals terminal, you can visit this “food court” called Seattle Terrace. Seattle is the city where Boeing manufactures in the United States.

Besides starbucks and other restaurants, here is also the only official boeing merchandise store outside the US. Avgeek (me!!) will go nuts over this shop!

There is also a flight park in the middle of the plane area. Unfortunately, the flight park that uses TeamLab’s projection technology closes at 5 pm. So I who came at 10 tonight can’t see anything. The shops were already closed and there was hardly anyone. There is also a 787 simulator that we can try, too bad it’s closed. Next time here, I will come here again anyway!

Luckily the lights haven’t been turned off and I can still take pictures with this dreamliner.

It’s very romantic here

Nagoya is one of the industrial cities in Japan. Many auto manufacturers here. Many aircraft parts are also made in Nagoya. Most of the parts from Boeing are made in Nagoya. Therefore the parts had to be shipped directly from Centrair to Seattle on a 747 cargo plane.

It is for this reason that Boeing donated a prototype 787 to this very first centrair to be used as an aviation themed park.

FYI, currently Japan has been “allowed” to make airplanes after a long absence since the World War. Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) will be ready to compete with Boeing and Airbus! Of course I’m also looking forward to the R80 plane made in Indonesia too!


Skydeck at Centrair Airport

Centrair in my opinion is the best airport avgeek friendly in this world. Not only flight of dreams, there is also a skydeck on the airport rooftop for plane spotting.


This skydeck is very spacious. Maybe it could be 2-3 times the size of a football field! Even Narita and Haneda airports in Tokyo are not this big. Even more fun, the skydeck position is right in the middle of the runway. So when the plane “rotates” we can see it from a fairly close distance!

There is even a cafe at the end of this skydeck. You can take pictures of the plane all day!

Chubu airport’s spacious skydeck
Parking is full

This is Garuda Indonesia GA884 from Jakarta. The plane I used to fly to Nagoya. Yup, that’s right, this is a direct route from Jakarta without transit. He happened to be parked remotely and in front of him was the Antonov 225 Mriya, the largest plane in the world! This is the 4 engine version, slightly smaller than the 6 engine version. But still it’s a rare sight!

Garuda Indonesia Jakarta to Nagoya
737 japan airlines that just landed

Aeon Mall Tokoname and Yakimono Sanpomichi (pottery walkway)

Aeon mall tokoname. There’s a Giant Maneki Neko at the gate!

Near the airport there are several interesting places that can be visited. This chubu centrair airport is located in Tokoname City. There are two interesting places to visit, namely Aeon Mall Tokoname and Yakimono Sanpomichi.

At Aeon mall we can do last minute shopping before going to the airport. Because it’s only a 10-minute drive away, there’s also a free shuttle from Centair to Aeon mall.

There are many restaurants, food courts, and prayer rooms for Muslims who want to pray. Oh yes, there is also a prayer room at the airport. Yes, thank God that’s great! For restaurants, there is no halal certified yet.

There’s a cat with wise messages underneath
There are dozens of cats with different themes
Every cat has their own wish
The pottery that was supposed to be the lid for this sake jar has become an Instagram-able decoration

There is also the second giant Maneki Neko in Aichi. His name is Tokonyan. He is on the side of the road and there are two orange kocheng accompanying him haha!

The shop!

In the next post, there will be interesting places around Nagoya!

Operational hour:
FLIGHT PARK *Admission fee required
10:00 AM-5:00 PM (Last entrance at 4:30 PM)
10:00 AM-7:00 PM on Saturdays only (Last entrance at 6:30 PM)

Adults: 1,200 yen, children 800 yen
Pre-sale tickets: For sale with specific dates on the official website
Regular tickets: For sale at the entrance ticket counter of FLIGHT PARK
Access: Walk from Central Japan International Airport

SEATTLE TERRACE *Free admission
Restaurants: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Retail stores: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Closing times of some stores may differ.)
Addresses:1-1 Centrair, Tokoname-shi, Aichi-ken

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