New Year sale: Extra $30 off with code
Available for travel on select dates in 2020. Destinations include Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea. Minimum spend of $350 applies. T&Cs apply.
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Land of the Rising Sun, Japan possesses a wealth of history and tradition while embracing the modern age. Visitors can find mind-boggling cities, fantastic skiing opportunities, World Heritage sites and gardens – in addition to the famous cherry blossoms in spring. The crazy capital of Tokyo is a realm of skyscrapers and gadgets galore with one of the world’s most impressive public transport systems.
A number of low-cost carriers and full-service airlines operate some direct and many indirect flights from Australia to Japan. Tokyo’s Narita International Airport is the best-served with travel time as short as nine hours, followed by Osaka (9.5 hours) and Sapporo (10 hours).
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|24 Jan 2020||New Year sale: Extra $30 off with code||NEW****|
|5 Nov 2019||Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code||FGZ****|
|24 Jan 2020||Extra $50 off worldwide flights with code||NYE****|
|23 Jan 2020||Up to $18 off fees on flights with code||PRE****|
|15 Jan 2020||Up to $24 off fees on Ho Chi Minh City flights||SGN****|
Direct flights to Japan from Australia land either at Narita International Airport (NRT) for Tokyo or Kansai Airport (KIX) for Osaka. Public transport serves both of these airports well, with the quickest option being express train. Look for the JR Narita Express to Tokyo or the JR rapid service to Osaka.
The Tokyo-Sapporo route is one of the busiest in the world with around 80 flights per day, so look out for flight sales and you can snap up a bargain if you book in advance. Sapporo’s Chitose Airport is well connected to the city’s train station by a frequent JR rapid train service that takes around half an hour. There are also regular buses but they take twice as long and announcements are not always made in English.
Japan’s train and subway systems are some of the most efficient in the world. If you’re travelling extensively, look at purchasing a Japan Rail Pass before you leave Australia – it’s good value and valid on Japan’s most extensive network. There are numerous alternative rail passes to suit your itinerary with plenty of information available online, or speak to a travel agent.
Taxis are not a cheap way of getting around Japan as most locals and tourists rely on public transport. If you do want to flag one down, look for a red light as a green light means the taxi is occupied.
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