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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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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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Asia flights from $135 return with Scoot

Available for travel on select dates from 30 March - 30 May 2020. Destinations include Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Philippines and more.

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Lunar New Year sale: Asia flights from $451 return

Available for flights on select dates including Chinese New Year. Sample fare is Sydney-Shanghai. Destinations include Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore, Bali, Taipei, Phuket, Tokyo, Manila and more.

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Lunar New Year sale: Asia flights from $248 return

Available on select dates from 24 January - 1 September 2020. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with Air Asia. Other destinations include Singapore, Philippines, China, Taipei, Thailand and Japan.

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Asia flights from $546 return

Available for flights January - September 2020. Destinations include Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Phuket, Tokyo, Maldives and more. Sample fare is Perth-Singapore.

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Asia flights from $546 return with Singapore Airlines

Available for flights January - September 2020. Destinations include Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Phuket, Tokyo, Maldives and more. Sample fare is Perth-Singapore.

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Asia flights from $555 return with Qantas

Available on select dates from 1 March - 30 November 2020. Destination includes Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Sample fare is Melbourne-Bali.

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Chinese New Year sale: Asia flights from $645 return

Available for travel on select dates in 2020 with Cathay Pacific. Sample fare is Sydney-Beijing. Destinations include New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

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Chinese New Year sale: Asia flights from $629 return with Cathay Pacific

Available on select flights between 13 January and 31 December, blackout periods apply. Sample fare is from Melbourne-Beijing. Other destinations include Japan, Philippines, Taipei, China and India.

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Scoot sale: Asia flights from $135 each way

Available for flights on select dates from March - May 2020 with Scoot. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Singapore. Destinations include Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Phuket, Osaka, Cebu and more.

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Japan flights from $619 return

Available for flights 22 April - 15 June 2020 with Philippine Airlines. Sample fare is Melbourne-Tokyo.

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Tokyo flights from $752 return

Available for travel from 20 April - 30 November 2020. Sample fare is Perth-Tokyo. Other flights depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and more.

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Tokyo flights from $533 return

Available for travel from February - June 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Tokyo with Jetstar. Other flight departs from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Cairns.

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Japan flights from $599 return

Available for travel until November 2020. Includes Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo Chitose flights with Japan Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Tokyo with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flight time

  • From Sydney: 9 hrs+
  • From Melbourne: 9 hrs 30 mins+
  • From Perth: 13 hrs+
  • From Brisbane: 9 hrs 15 mins+

Airlines that fly to Japan

  • AirAsia
  • China Southern
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas

Japan insider flight tips

  • Japan’s climate differs significantly between north and south. Northern winters can get bitterly cold and this is when the cheapest flights are found. You can always warm up in the hot springs! Summers in tropical south Japan are hot and sticky and most travellers prefer to avoid these.
  • Australians can fly direct with Qantas to the capital from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. To get to Tokyo and Osaka with Jetstar you can fly direct from, or via, Gold Coast and Cairns airports. AirAsia also operates a number of low-cost flights via Kuala Lumpur. The national carrier is Japan Airlines; they also run daily flights from Sydney to Tokyo and Osaka.
  • If landing in Tokyo, select your seat on the right-hand side of the plane if you can, to get the best views of Mount Fuji and the city landscape from above.
  • Travellers from Perth will usually find two-stop flights to be the cheapest or flights with AirAsia via Kuala Lumpur. Keep in mind AirAsia and Jetstar charge additional fees to check in baggage. Full-service airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Singapore Airlines operate a range of flights from Australia to Japan but they tend to be at the top end of the price scale unless there is a sale.

How to get from the airport

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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