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All Nippon Airways last week announced that its renovated airport lounge at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan, would open on Sept. 3. This is the latest in a series of refreshed lounges ANA is unveiling this year at several airports in Japan.

Here are three things the airline says you’ll find in its updated lounges.

1. Elegant Japanese design

ANA’s new lounge designs emphasize the unique culture of each airport’s specific Japanese region, the airline says. Designer and architect Kengo Kuma incorporated calming colors and natural textures, with a “Yamato Wall” made from the kalopanax tree as a key aesthetic feature in the updated space.

Using a design concept called “ichigo ichie,” which refers to the idea that one should “treasure every encounter as if it were once in a lifetime,” the refreshed lounges highlight the works of local artisans. These cultural touches create a relaxing yet immersive environment for busy travelers to take a break from their hectic schedules.

2. More space

The new lounge at Naha Airport in Okinawa is more than double the size of the previous lounge, ANA says. With this increase in size comes more seating options for travelers, including more comfortable sofa options in addition to counter seating.

In addition to extra seating and extra space, ANA has added a private security checkpoint in the lounge itself. This gives premium passengers direct access to the lounge and priority through this security line, potentially decreasing security wait times.

3. Typical lounge perks

While these updates mean the ANA Lounge in Okinawa has relocated and expanded, guests can expect to enjoy the same perks, including soft drinks, alcohol, free Wi-Fi, access to newspapers and magazines and convenient work areas. Travelers can also access a fax machine, a copier and printing services.

Who can access ANA lounges?

There are two ANA lounges in Okinawa’s Naha Airport. Both have been recently renovated, but they have different entrance requirements.

The following guests can access the more exclusive ANA Suite Lounge:

  • Diamond Service members (plus one guest).

  • Lounge Access Card holders (plus one guest).

  • ANA first class passengers connecting from a domestic to an international flight (plus one guest).

The ANA Lounge is open to more members. As always, pay attention to the nuances of your lounge access, including whether any non-elite traveling partners will be welcomed as your guest. Here are the memberships or statuses that can get you entry, along with any applicable guest restrictions:

  • Diamond Service (plus one guest).

  • Platinum Service (plus one guest).

  • Super Flyers (plus one guest).

  • Lounge Access Card holders (plus one guest).

  • Star Alliance Gold members (plus one guest).

  • Premium ANA credit card holders (guests not allowed).

  • First or business class ticket holders for domestic ANA flights (plus one guest).

  • ANA business class travelers connecting from a domestic to an international flight (guests not allowed).

If you don’t frequent Japan’s domestic airports, you may be wondering the best way to gain access this new lounge. Some international travelers may find Star Alliance Gold the simplest way to get in; United MileagePlus Gold members and above are automatically Star Alliance Gold members. Along with access to over 1,000 lounges at airports throughout the Star Alliance network, Gold members also receive priority baggage handling, priority check-in, priority boarding and an extra baggage allowance.

If your Japanese travels won’t take you through Okinawa's airport, you can also enjoy the new design ANA lounges at the Chitose, Itami and Fukuoka airports.