|We took off to Jonanjima today - a perennial favourite. It's located on Tokyo Bay, just north of Haneda airport. It was more crowded there today than we've ever seen it... maybe because more Tokyo-ites have cars, maybe the recession means people go to plane spot rather than actually catch planes... Haneda is the worlds 4th busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, 29th busiest in terms of plane movements. It has recently opened a third runway. In terms of numbers of planes per runway, I imagine there are few airports that would be busier.|
|Hakusan dori... a Golden Week Ghost Town.|
|The deserted feel to the pseudo parkland of the industrialized reclaimed land that is Jonanjima |
was more typical of a Tokyo weekend.
|next - the vast majority of planes are ANA or JAL but we also saw flights|
come in for China Airlines, South East China, StarFlyer, Cathay, British Airways,
|Paid carpark, but Japan is very benevolent to motorbikes and it's free parking mostplaces.|
There was a queue of at least 10 cars waiting to get in - at least 30 min for car number 10,
probably closer to an hour.