JAPAN. Kansai International Airport’s Terminal 1 offer is being strengthened with the opening of a Lawson convenience store in December and a Sugi Bee Garden this month.
Sugi Bee Garden, which specialises in honey products and has 63 stores in Japan, is opening its first airport shop on 14 January.
It offers café menu items such as honey drinks, ice cream floats and soft-serve ice creams along with a range of retail options including pure honey, yuzu and honey, and royal jelly.
A Sugi Bee spokesperson said: “We have a 72-year history of honey making and are happy to open a directly-managed store at Kansai International. Our aim is to provide a relaxing space for travellers to sit and enjoy honey drinks and soft-serve ice creams before their flights.
“We also offer various shopping options suitable for gifts such as fruit juice-infused honey and pure honey made in-house.’’
Lawson’s new convenience store is on the international arrival floor of Terminal 1. This is the second Lawson store in T1, with the other located on the domestic arrival floor. The new store provides international arriving passengers with grab-and-go options such as drinks and rice balls.
Kansai Airports is owned by a consortium made up of Vinci Airports and Orix Corporation. Kansai Airports took over the operations of Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport in 2016.