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New Multipurpose Hall and Haneda Nihonbashi Bridge to be Part of Edo Koji Zone Expansions at Haneda Airport's Int'l Terminal

New Multipurpose Hall and Haneda Nihonbashi Bridge to be Part of Edo Koji Zone Expansions at Haneda Airport's Int'l Terminal

Edo Koji, an area that reproduces the streets of Edo (Old Tokyo).

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This fall, the International Terminal at Haneda Airport in Ohta Ward, Tokyo will open a new "multipurpose hall."

The hall is part of a project for more facilities and additional construction. It will be in the public area outside the security checkpoint. Open 24 hours a day, the hall will be available for a wide range of purposes, such as hosting live concerts, conventions, parties with and without seating, and more. The airport expects the hall to lead to a better service experience throughout the terminal for visitors other than those taking flights in and out of Haneda.

Before releasing the design and other facility details, the schedule for opening, and other such information, Tokyo International Air Terminal Corporation, the company that operates the building, is now seeking ideas for the new hall's name from the public. Entries are accepted via a submission form at a website set up for this purpose. The submission deadline is July 4.

The additional construction at the terminal will connect to the multipurpose hall and result in a large expansion for Edo Koji, an area that reproduces the streets of Edo, as Tokyo was named until 1868. In addition to new restaurants and shops, a 25-meter-long Haneda Nihonbashi Bridge will be built. The bridge will reportedly be a new route connecting to the fifth floor, where visitors will be able to enjoy experiencing Japanese culture from the traditions of the Edo Period (1603-1867) to the present and the future.

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