Jetstar Japan’s return-for-free sale is back with fares from $306

Stephanie Yip 14 September 2017 NEWS

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Sorry, this sale is no longer running. Check our list of current flight sales to find a bargain!

It's been four months since Jetstar's last Japan return-for-free sale, but it's back and we're understandably excited.

Flights depart for Tokyo or Osaka and with fares starting at just $306 return when flying the Cairns-Tokyo route, they're the cheapest flights from Australia to Japan on the market right now. The next cheapest fare is from Cairns to Osaka for $316 return.

Other standout fares include Sydney to Tokyo from $464 return, Sydney to Osaka from $518 return and Melbourne to Tokyo from $491 return.

In case this is the first time you've come across a Jetstar return-for-free sale, the way it works is that you purchase your outbound flight at its designated price and fly back for $0. You have to fly to and from the same city (so you can't fly out of Cairns to Tokyo and return from Osaka) but other than that, it's pretty straight forward.

Travel is available for various dates between November 2017 and June 2018, though it does not include peak dates such as cherry blossom season in April and ski season in December-March. On the upside, Japan is beautiful in spring with pleasant temperatures and low crowds. June is also an idyllic time to go scuba diving in the resort town of Okinawa and for festival activity.

This Japan return-for-free sale ends 11:59pm on 20 September 2017 unless seats sell out prior.

All fares are available to book through Flight Centre now.

Full list of routes in the Jetstar Japan return-for-free sale

From To Price (return) Travel dates Book
Cairns Tokyo $306 19 November - 11 December 2017, 26 March - 10 April 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Cairns Osaka $316 5 November - 8 December 2017, 6 February - 28 March 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Gold Coast Tokyo $336 26 March - 11 April 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Brisbane Tokyo $463 19 November - 11 December 2017, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Sydney Tokyo $464 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Brisbane Osaka $477 5 November - 8 December 2017, 6 February - 28 March 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Melbourne Tokyo $491 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Melbourne Osaka $516 5 November - 8 December 2017, 6 February - 28 March 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Sydney Osaka $518 5 November - 8 December 2017, 6 February - 28 March 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Adelaide Tokyo $524 19 November - 11 December 2017 Book your Jetstar return for free flight
Adelaide Osaka $543 5 November - 8 December 2017, 6 February - 28 March 2018, 8 May - 27 June 2018 Book your Jetstar return for free flight

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