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木の根ペンション (Kinone pension) is a very special hotel, right in the middle of Narita Airport:

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It seems to have no website and no phone number, it can't be found on booking websites. It is on Google Maps though. This Excite article says it costs 1000 yen per night (yes very cheap), the article talks about a tunnel to go there without giving precise directions, and instructs readers to ignore the "No entrance" signs.

QUESTION: How can I walk to this hotel from a Narita airport terminal?
Anything special I should be aware of if I want to stay there?

This Yahoo Answers page asks the exact same question, but the answers don't give directions, only talking about the heavy police surveillance.

Kinone pension pool

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    Fascinating question, and I look forward to seeing an answer. Note, though, that this picture you have above is not the same building as the one at the location shown on Google Maps. Google Maps puts the hotel here, while the picture above is of a different structure about 900 meters NNE, here. I have no idea, though, which one is actually the hotel. – Michael Seifert Oct 16 '15 at 19:56
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    I think this may be the entrance to the structure in the posted picture, but I'm not sure. I can't read Japanese; can anyone translate the sign in the link? – Michael Seifert Oct 16 '15 at 20:04
  • This hotel was set at the time of 1960s when Narita airport was started construction. It acts as symbol of anti-narita-airport movement more than the hotel itself. – Him Oct 16 '15 at 21:34
  • @MichaelSeifert: It is written "*Around 700 meters to <some address>" – nic Oct 17 '15 at 2:37
  • @MichaelSeifert: Sorry I indeed had the wrong picture, fixed! – nic Oct 17 '15 at 7:32
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Google Maps places the pension slightly differently than the buildings you located. This appears to be the route on Google Maps.

Pension Location Google Maps

Google Maps satellite photo also seems to match the pictures found under this link about a festival that took place at the pension. You can see a garden and solar panels in the pictures that seem to also be visible in the satellite photo. If I understand correctly, you enter a tunnel at Higashi-Narita Station, and will find the pension on your left as you exit the end of the tunnel, and there is also a pedestrian tunnel from the Airport to Higashi-Narita station.

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    This article, along with this one, sheds some light on making it there on the street level. – Krazer Oct 16 '15 at 21:46
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    Sorry I had the wrong picture indeed, I fixed the question, thanks! – nic Oct 17 '15 at 2:44

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