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Cheapest flights to cities in Japan

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Useful information for your flight to Japan

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Japan
  • What are the most popular cities to visit in Japan?

    Japan is full of interesting cities to visit if you’re interested in touring the country. The majority of our users (2,106%) visit Tokyo more than other cities in the country, but other popular cities in Japan include Osaka and Sapporo.

  • What popular landmarks are in Japan?

    While there are more than just a few landmarks in Japan, most momondo users find Tokyo Disneyland, Shinjuku Chuo Koen, Gion, and Hakuba Happoone Ski Area to be the most interesting places to see in the country.

  • What is the best airport to land at to visit Tokyo Disneyland?

    When visiting Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, the closest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Japan?

    If you are looking to fly to Japan for less, look to airlines like Peach, Jeju Air, and Jetstar Japan, with prices starting at $107, $108, and $111 respectively.

  • How long is the flight from Australia to Japan?

    On average, it takes 12h 35m to fly from Australia to Japan if you fly out of Sydney Kingsford Smith (the most popular airport in Australia) and into Tokyo Narita (the most popular airport in Japan). If you’re flying out of Melbourne and into Tokyo Narita, then the flight time is around 13h 20m.

  • What is the most popular airport in Japan to fly to?

    If you’re unsure where to fly to in Japan, we recommend booking a flight that arrives at the popular Tokyo Narita airport, which services Tokyo and its surrounding areas. In the last 12 months, 44% of momondo travellers booking flights to Japan chose to fly into Tokyo Narita.

  • How much are flights to Japan?

    The cost to fly to Japan varies based on a variety of factors, but you can expect to find prices as low as $307 or as high as $4,744. Based on recent airfare data, we’ve found that a ticket to Japan for $1,025 or less is a good deal, whereas $1,069 is the average cost.

  • What is the best day of the week to fly to Japan?

    Tuesday is the best day of the week to fly to Japan based on flight prices. Monday is another affordable option. If you are looking to save money on flights to Japan, then try to avoid flying out on a Friday since this is when prices are at their highest.


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Cheapest flight routes to Japan

These routes have the cheapest flights to Japan found by momondo users in Australia
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
CoolangattaTokyo9h 10m$519
BrisbaneTokyo13h 15m$532
SydneyTokyo12h 35m$535
MelbourneTokyo10h 00m$600
SydneySapporo23h 45m$695
AdelaideTokyo22h 25m$774
SydneyOsaka14h 20m$787
CoolangattaFukuoka25h 20m$822
Coffs HarbourTokyo27h 15m$827
MelbourneOsaka15h 05m$832
SydneyNagoya26h 00m$853
HobartTokyo21h 55m$894
BrisbaneOsaka16h 05m$900
SydneyKobe25h 40m$902
MelbourneNagoya24h 10m$904
CoolangattaOsaka15h 50m$914

Best things to do and see in Japan

How long does it take to fly to Japan?

Flights to Japan from Australia vary in length depending upon your flight route. Common departure cities in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Common arrival cities in Japan are Tokyo and Osaka. If landing in Tokyo, Sydney flights generally take anywhere from 10h to 26h, although some are longer. Flights that take off from Melbourne can range from 13h to 24h, with some layover flights extending the trip. Brisbane flights generally range from 13h to 24h, with longer itineraries stopping at Sydney Airport or Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). If landing in Osaka, Sydney flights generally range from 13h to 18h. Melbourne flights take anywhere from 15h to 24h with some going longer due to layovers. Brisbane flights typically range from 16h to 24h. For longer itineraries to Osaka, typical layovers are at Singapore Changi Airport, Haneda Airport (HND), or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

Can you get direct flights to Japan from Australia?

A non-stop flight from Australia to Japan leaves from Sydney Airport, arrives at Haneda Airport, and takes around 9h 35min. Alongside that, there are plenty of Japan flights that include one or two layovers. If landing in Tokyo, the fastest flight from Melbourne Airport to Haneda Airport is about 12h 40min with one stopover at Sydney Airport. From Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Haneda Airport is roughly 13h with a stopover at Sydney Airport. A flight from Perth Airport (PER) to Narita Airport (NRT) takes 13h 45min or so with a stopover at Singapore Airport. Lastly, from Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Haneda Airport is about 15h 40min with a layover at Sydney Airport. Alternatively, if landing in Osaka, you can fly from Sydney Airport to Kansai Airport (KIX) in about 12h 50min with a layover at Haneda Airport. Melbourne Airport to Kansai Airport will take about 15h 55min with stops at Sydney Airport and Haneda Airport. With the same two layovers, a flight from Brisbane Airport to Kansai Airport takes 16h 20min or so, and one from Adelaide Airport to Kansai Airport takes about 18h 55min. Lastly, a flight from Perth Airport (PER) to Kansai Airport takes around 14h 5min with a stop at Hong Kong International Airport.

What is the best way to travel around Japan?

Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto are three popular destinations in Japan. To get from Tokyo to Osaka, you can take a plane, train, or bus. Regular flights go between Narita Airport or Haneda Airport and Kansai Airport or Itami Airport. The fastest option is the Nozomi train (about two and a halfh) and the cheapest option is to get a bus ticket. Transport options from Tokyo to Kyoto include a bus or train. An overnight bus typically takes around seven to 9h depending upon which station you depart from and arrive at. The quickest option is the Nozomi train, which takes around 2h 20min. There is no direct flight to Kyoto, but you may fly to nearby Osaka airports and take the train or bus. For Kyoto to Osaka or vice versa, trains are a great option. The bullet train will take you from Kyoto Station to Shin-Osaka Station in 15min or so, whereas the budget-friendly Special Rapid Train will take around 30min.

Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Japan?

Australian citizens travelling to Japan for tourism don’t need a visa for short stays of up to 90 days. However, they do need to have a passport that is valid for the duration of their stay. It’s advisable to have a passport with at least six months validity from the date of return. A minimum of one blank page for entry and exit stamps is also required.


Popular routes landing in Japan

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Seoul to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time2h 25m
Cheapest price$177
Sydney to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time12h 35m
Cheapest price$535
Adelaide to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time22h 25m
Cheapest price$774
Melbourne to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time10h 00m
Cheapest price$600
Brisbane to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 15m
Cheapest price$532
Perth to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 45m
Cheapest price$1,211
Melbourne to Fukuoka Flights
Fastest flight time27h 25m
Cheapest price$1,037
Sydney to Osaka Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$787
Manila to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 30m
Cheapest price$624
Canberra to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time12h 55m
Cheapest price$1,018
Melbourne to Nagasaki Flights
Fastest flight time37h 35m
Cheapest price$1,437
New York to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price$1,653
Sydney to Tokushima Flights
Fastest flight time27h 45m
Cheapest price$1,214
Brisbane to Osaka Flights
Fastest flight time16h 05m
Cheapest price$900
Brisbane to Sapporo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 15m
Cheapest price$1,193
Hong Kong to Fukuoka Flights
Fastest flight time3h 20m
Cheapest price$276
Hong Kong to Osaka Flights
Fastest flight time3h 55m
Cheapest price$371
Los Angeles to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price$852
Coolangatta to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time9h 10m
Cheapest price$519
Tokyo to Osaka Flights
Fastest flight time1h 30m
Cheapest price$613

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