If You Love Cool Planes, You Have to Visit This Place in Japan
It's located right inside an international airport.
FLIGHT OF DREAMS
Chubu Centrair International Airport, 1-1 Centrair, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture
Contact: +81-569-38-1195 (Centrair Telephone Center)
Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday and Sunday) and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday)
How to get there: It's right inside the Meitetsu Chubu Centrair International Airport Station.
FLIGHT OF DREAMS is a commercial complex connected to the airport. Here, you'll find Flight Park, which contains nine experience-based attractions (with entrance fees) and Seattle Terrace, which is where you'll find the restaurants and merchandise shops. We list down some of the things you can't miss while you're here.
Fly with the 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 first unit (ZA001) is amplified by sounds and special lighting effects as images are projected all over the exhibition room. Managed by teamLab, it makes one feel like flying with the aircraft when watched from the 4th floor viewing area (a ticket is required for entrance to the 4th floor).
The whole exhibit can be viewed from the special seats in the 4th floor viewing area of the Flight Park
Queue tickets are necessary for the viewing area, so don't forget to line up early.
Try the 787 Simulator.
In this area, there is a simulator modeled after the original cockpit of the Boeing 787. A photo can be taken inside the cockpit as a remembrance, and an instructor will assist those who want to try flying a plane. Learn how to read the meters and gauges and how to maneuver the plane (Trial from ¥3,240 for 15 minutes, photo only for ¥1,080 for 5 minutes)
Virtually flying above the Ise Bay
On the other side of the booth, a real cockpit of a Boeing 787 is displayed
Reservations and other details are posted on their website.
Sketch an airplane.
In this area, guests can scan their hand-drawn airplanes and watch as they take off in the dome. A special tablet can also be used to control the airplane, making guests feel like pilots who freely fly around the night sky.
Night sky gliding
Guests' drawings of airplanes may also be incorporated into the show with sounds and special lighting effects.
Let's design a personal airplane.
Visit the Boeing Factory.
This area is a replica of the actual Boeing Everett Factory that is located in the outskirts of Seattle, America. Guests can watch a digital movie about the process of assembling the plane parts transported by a large cargo freighter called the Dreamlifter.
Experience the feeling of being in the Boeing 787 factory.
Rare footage taken from the Everett Factory can be seen.
teamLab produces the digital contents
Explore the restaurants.
Beecher's Handmade Cheese
This cheese specialty shop is famous for its hot grilled sandwiches and other light meals for take-out.
Seattle's famous mac and cheese
At ¥1,000, enjoy seasoned macaroni and cheese perfectly combined with bread or other side options.
Ethan Stowell PIZZA & PASTA
Seattle's famous restaurant establishes its first Japan branch.
Enjoy authentic flavors with their hand-tossed pizza and freshly made pasta.
Prosciutto and wild arugula pizza (¥1,450) is the number one menu in America
Enjoy a simple cuisine of prosciutto and herbs. Take a seat under the wings of a plane and enjoy the meal.
Seattle Terrace has 16 food shops and around 350 seats in the dining area
The sofa under the wings of the aircraft are considered the best seats.
Don't forget to go shopping!
The first Boeing Store outside of the US is also found here. Check out rare official goods while supplies last.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kansai Walker™ (18 January 2019)