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It may be a long haul but it’s well worth searching for cheap flights to Tokyo to experience the ultimate in futuristic transport and architecture contrasted with traditional temples and shrines. Sample the distinctive cuisine and enjoy the fashion scene and lively nightlife. With Netflights, it’s more affordable to compare flight prices, choose between airlines, find the best offers for last-minute flights or plan ahead to find deals to suit your budget.

Tokyo flight facts

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How to land a low priced flight to Tokyo

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A vision of the future

In this mega-metropolis of mind-boggling contradictions, you can enjoy the world’s most advanced rapid transport system, consisting of the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway, making moving around the city both easy and fun. Blockbuster skyscrapers, high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge fashion combine to make you feel like you have touched down in the future.

Exploring historic cultural sites

In striking contrast to the ultra-modern vibe, Tokyo offers culture and serenity in the shape of hallowed places like the landmark red Kanda Shrine in Chiyoda-ku and Sensō-ji, Tokyo’s oldest temple in the historic Asakusa district.

Funky fashion and buzzing nightlife

Back in the land of the future, Tokyo’s fashion scene is not confined to the runway, it spills out on to the streets everywhere you look. The sense of vitality and high spirits is what makes Tokyo such a magnet for visitors, and the reason why Netflights makes a priority of finding great deals on cheap flights to Tokyo.

When to Go

Late autumn through to March is the cheapest time for return flights to Tokyo, except for the New Year period which is prime time for domestic tourism and so results in corresponding higher prices. For the same reason, avoid ‘Golden Week’ at the end of April/early May.

In high summer, June, July and August, the weather is hot and very humid which makes sightseeing less pleasant although you can benefit from more economical prices in the main attractions as well as restaurants and bars. Temperatures range between 17 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Favourite times for visitors are Spring and Autumn when the weather is warm but not oppressive. Spring is especially popular for cherry blossom season at the end of March and beginning of April, but Autumn is also beautiful. Late May and late October are particularly good value for Tokyo flight deals coinciding with pleasant weather and less crowds.

Airports and airlines

Netflights gives you flexibility to search for flights to Tokyo, whether it be a last-minute flight or well in advance. You can search for Tokyo flights on flexible dates to find a cheap offer, choose your preferred airline and number of stopovers. The best opportunity to pick up a bargain fare on Netflights is 10 weeks before your planned travel date.

Tokyo Haneda Airport, HND

Tokyo Haneda Airport is 18 kilometres from the city centre. Direct Tokyo flights from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are available with British Airways with one-stopover flights also offered at a more economical price. Japan Airlines also offers direct flights. You can select on lowest fare or quickest route for the range of options. Indirect flights from a variety of airlines are also available. View more flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Tokyo Narita Airport, NRT

Narita Airport is approximately 78 kilometres from the city centre. Direct flights are offered by British Airways and Japan Airlines. One stop-over flights are operated by Air China, Emirates, Air France, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Air Canada and Swiss Air. You can fly from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. View more flights to Tokyo Narita Airport.

Getting around the airports

There is a free shuttle bus between the three terminals at Tokyo Narita Airport with a maximum travel time of 15 minutes. At Haneda Airport there is one international terminal, where the airport facilities such as car hire and currency exchange are located. There is a free monorail and shuttle bus between this and the domestic terminals. In both airports, signage is in English as well as Japanese making it easy to navigate.

Getting to the city from the airports

Both airports have regular links with the city centre by bus, train and taxi, with buses and trains being the cheapest. At Narita airport, car parks will be full from July 2017 to July 2018 due to construction work and customers are advised to use public transport. An express bus service runs directly to popular destinations. From Haneda Airport, the Keikyu train line links directly with the city’s central rail system.

Do you need a visa to go to Japan?

If you have a British passport, you can take a return flight to Japan for a maximum of 90 days with no requirement for a visa. Your passport needs to be valid for the duration of your stay, but there is no need for passport validity beyond this period.
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