Japan’s largest airport resort will open in Haneda in December.

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Sumitomo Realty and Development Co. said Thursday it will open part of a 1,717-room resort directly connected to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the largest of its kind in Japan, on Dec. 21.

The resort, linked to the airport’s international terminal or Terminal 3, will begin operations at its two hotels – Villa Fontaine Grand and the upscale Villa Fontaine Premier – with reservation services starting Friday, the developer said.

The facility, slated to fully open in January, will also include a large conference hall, a shopping area, a bus station and an open-air bath with views of Mount Fuji.

The undated photo shows a resort directly connected to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Sumitomo Realty and Development Co.)(Kyodo)

The resort was originally scheduled to open in April 2020, but the plan was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The property developer said it had decided to go ahead with the opening, with the government’s recent policy change to remove its cap on daily arrivals from Tuesday, the company said.

The number of foreign visitors to Japan exceeded 100,000 for the fifth consecutive month in August following an easing of border controls. The level was still down more than 90% from the same month in the pre-pandemic year of 2019.

But the figure is expected to rise with the removal of the daily entry cap.

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