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Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT)
Typically, flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita, which has an average price of $707
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELES||May||13% cheaper||Flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo costs on average just $645 in May|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELES||December||30% more expensive||It costs about $964 for flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles in December|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELES||December||425% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles in December than any other month|
Japan is one of those tourist destinations that are truly year-round. In fact, Japanese culture is so appreciative of the changing seasons, that you will see celebrations, unique food items, and cultural festivals celebrating every season. Finding the best time to visit Tokyo depends on what you want to experience in this popular Japanese city. During the winter, there is skiing and snowboarding, hot springs (onsen), and delicious seafood. During summer, you have colorful festivals, hiking, and coastal areas where you can explore the beaches and sea. During fall, Tokyo has some beautiful sights and ideal temperatures. During spring, you can experience the cherry blossoms blooming. Ideally, you will want to visit from late March to early April to catch cherry blossom season. From August through September you are entering typhoon season, but it will typically not affect Tokyo. September through October brings beautiful fall colors and plenty of sun. December to February brings cold temperatures that range from 40 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime.
Users planning a flight to Tokyo during the months of May, June, or July should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Tokyo even when it's raining, though. While in Tokyo you will find Nezu Bijutsukan nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Akihabara Electric Town.
The best time to plan to fly to Tokyo to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, April or November seems like the best time of year to plan your visit.
There may be other airlines that fly to Tokyo from United States, but the most popular among our users are ANA, ZIPAIR, United Airlines and Japan Airlines. These airlines should offer flights to Tokyo on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United States.
There are 28 EVA Air flights to Tokyo in a normal week. The most common departure point is Taipei City Sung Shan and the best EVA Air ticket price seen on momondo is $983 (last 72 hours, from New York John F Kennedy Intl, to Tokyo). EVA Air has a score of 8.4 from 204 user reviews on momondo.
Another popular choice for flights to Tokyo is Alaska Airlines (7.9/10, 1,615 reviews). Most Alaska Airlines flights landing in Tokyo will be arriving from Los Angeles, but there are 7 Alaska Airlines flights to Tokyo from all departure points globally so prices can vary significantly. The best Alaska Airlines deal found on momondo this week was $92 (Los Angeles to Tokyo, round-trip).
All international flights come into Narita Airport which is 41 miles away from Tokyo city center.
Taxis are best for getting around a bustling city like Tokyo, but they are expensive. You will spend ¥19500 JPY – ¥21500 JPY for a 1 to 2-hour ride depending on traffic.
The bus is accessible and stress-free to get to the city center. The bus picks up luggage just outside of Terminals 1 and 2, and then drops you at downtown hotels. If you have heavy baggage or are staying at one of the 40 hotels that the Airport Limousine Bus serves, it is the most cost-effective way to travel at ¥3100 JPY. It departs every hour from the airport but can take up to two hours to reach your hotel.
The fastest way to Tokyo is the JR Narita Express which leads into Tokyo station from Airport Terminal 2 Station and the station at Terminal 1. It departs once each hour and twice an hour during peak travel times. The trip costs ¥3000 JPY one-way. At Tokyo station, the train splits and first cars head into Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro, while rear cars go into Shinagawa. The cost for these stations is ¥3100 JPY. The Keisei Skyliner departs from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the airport and heads to Ueno Station in Tokyo within an hour. These trains leave every 40 minutes from 7:52 am to 10:00 pm for a fare of around ¥2000 JPY one-way. The limited express trains are cheaper and take 71 minutes for a cost of around ¥1000 JPY.
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Some international airlines still land in Haneda (Tokyo International Airport). It is near the city center and is used for domestic flights typically. From here you can take the Airport Limousine bus to Tokyo station, Tokyo City air terminal to downtown, and Shinjuku Station. Fares are ¥1000-1200 JPY. Locals typically take the monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsucho Station in 15 minutes for ¥500 JPY or the Keikyu Line for a 19-minute ride and ¥400 JPY. Arriving anywhere else in Japan, you will need to take the Shinkansen bullet train into Tokyo, Ueno, or Shinagawa stations. They are all served by taxis and subways. Domestic long-distance ferries arrive at Ariake Ferry Terminal on an artificial island next to Odaiba in Tokyo Bay.
Tokyo transportation is vast, and they are big on public transportation in most Japanese cities. The best way to get around is by using the Japan Railway (JR) system. The commuter train close to you can conveniently take you to your destination. From there you can hail a cab or walk. All public transportation systems have their distinct fare, so you must purchase a ticket when swapping between them. If you visit for a few days, you can buy a contactless prepaid card from JR East that deducts fares on all transportation lines.
Buses are not as accessible as the trains and subways in Tokyo due to the complicated route system. Most bus drivers do not speak English either, so they will not be able to direct you. Buses cost ¥200 JPY for a one-way trip, and they only take coins, bills, Suica and Pasmo cards.
Boats are helpful for the destinations that are across Tokyo Bay or on the Sumida River. It is also an excellent way just to explore the bay and Hinode Pier. The trips to the Pier take approximately 40 minutes each and cost ¥800 JPY.
U.S. and Canada passport holders just need a passport that is valid for three months; they do not need a visa if staying under 90 days. For other nationalities, please check the Japan National Tourism Organization website.
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Read a travel guide, and you could be quickly overwhelmed by the options for Tokyo. So when booking Tokyo flights and planning your itinerary, there are a few items to prioritize. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March to April and five different parks host events celebrating their blossoms (sakura). You must also visit the famous Meiji Shrine and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is located in a forest covering 170 acres, combining nature with classic Japanese architecture. Cultural theme shows and tours are also available, such as the sumo wrestling tours, café experiences, and the Kyoto Rail Tours. Ryogoku has the National Sumo Hall where you can see an authentic Japanese event, moves by former champions, and a parade of official ceremonies. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a perfect place to admire the natural beauty and wonders of Japan. It is themed by countries like France, England, and Japan.
Do Not Tip
Attentive service is a custom in Japan; not something that is tipped. It is known as osmote nashi. Tipping, therefore, is not expected, and a gratuity will be refused. In fact, if you were to leave a tip, the server might chase you down to return it!
Walk on the Left
Crowds are orderly when walking in Downtown Tokyo. Most will keep to the left of the street just like vehicles. The only time you can go to the opposite side is on an escalator.
Tokyo Residents are Extremely Polite
You will be welcomed everywhere you go, including boutiques, restaurants, and temples. Citizens are impressively polite and always willing to help. When welcomed, no response is necessary. Instead, a friendly bow in response is all you need.
Litter is Not Tolerated
Tokyo’s streets are impressively clean, and you will notice that smoking in non-designated areas is strictly prohibited.
Public Affection is Prohibited
You will see couples walking down the street that do not hold hands or show any affection in public. In Japan, affection is not for public display!
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