Kagoshima Airport, Kyushu Japan

Happy (Belated) New Year!

It seems that after launching this blog way back in Dec. 2005 back as a student exchange student, I finally get page loads each day. Thank goodness for that post on fixing the Compaq V2030US laptop!

Here are some more new "old" pictures of provincial domestic Japanese airports.

I used this airport from my trip to Kagoshima


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It cost money, about 150 yen if memory serves me right to enter the observation deck, but its worth it, only in Japan do you get totally open observation decks at airports:

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From the outside:

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A mini onsen at the departure curb:

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This is from my own flight, not the Skymark Airlines one

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My rating of the airport:

Pros:

- Simple and clean. Even though it is old it is very well maintained

Cons:

- Same old Japanese domestic airport feeling, though it is 10x better than lots of other small domestic airports in Canada and the U.S.
- No rail access, bus only

My Rating: 7/10

1 comments:

Flytdeck said...

Great pictures. It brings back memories. I flew a Skymark B767 to this airport until Skymark terminated the route (never understood why as the loads were quite good). Nice aircraft pictures.
Always thought the airport terminal was better than Fukuoka.
An intersting note: We had a special approach procedure for when the volcano was active!! This is the only airport I have enountered in my career with such an approach!