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When is the best time to fly to Tokyo?

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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.


Tokyo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Tokyo found recently by users on momondo
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Cheapest
China Eastern
China Eastern
20 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
30h 35m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
China Eastern
05 May
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
22h 25m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$429
China Eastern
China Eastern
28 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
39h 30m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
China Eastern
05 May
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
22h 25m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$435
China Eastern
China Eastern
03 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles airport
30h 30m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
China Eastern
31 Mar
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
20h 10m
1 Stop
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$437
Major Airline
Major Airline
09 Mar
EWR
Newark airport
33h 45m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
Major Airline
13 Mar
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
34h 25m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$551
Major Airline
Major Airline
15 Apr
EWR
Newark airport
36h 15m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
Major Airline
20 Apr
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
26h 05m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$591
Air China
Air China
01 May
EWR
Newark airport
41h 50m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
Air China
16 May
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
26h 05m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$616
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
02 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles airport
11h 30m
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
Singapore Airlines
13 Jul
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
10h 10m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$836
Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
19 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles airport
11h 55m
HND
Tokyo Haneda airport
Japan Airlines
30 Apr
HND
Tokyo Haneda airport
9h 50m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$704
United Airlines
United Airlines
08 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles airport
11h 20m
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
United Airlines
06 Aug
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
10h 25m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$770
Delta
Delta
16 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles airport
11h 49m
HND
Tokyo Haneda airport
Delta
24 Jun
HND
Tokyo Haneda airport
10h 25m
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$768
Korean Air
Korean Air
06 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles airport
16h 35m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
Korean Air
15 Jul
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
16h 15m
1 Stop
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$749
SWISS
SWISS
05 Feb
EWR
Newark airport
20h 25m
1 Stop
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
SWISS
15 Feb
NRT
Tokyo Narita airport
23h 00m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$1,187

Which is the cheapest airline for flights to Tokyo?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for your flight to Tokyo

When booking flights to Tokyo, you will find several international airlines leaving from the United States into Japan. Most require some layover, but there are a few direct flights. Flight options include Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Thai Airways International. When looking for cheap flights to Tokyo, be cautious about amenities that may be lacking; such as a meal, baggage allowance, and more. The flight is quite long, so you want to be comfortable.


How to get from the airport to Tokyo city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Tokyo along with the distance from the city center
Tokyo Haneda
9 mi from city center
Tokyo Narita
35 mi from city center

Narita International Airport (NRT)

All international flights come into Narita Airport which is 41 miles away from Tokyo city center.

Taxi

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.

Airport Bus

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.

Train

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.

Car Rentals

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Haneda Airport (HND)

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.


Popular routes to Tokyo

Most frequently searched flights to Tokyo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Manila to Tokyo Flights
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Oakland to Tokyo Flights
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14h 20m
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$600
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How to get around in Tokyo?

Rail

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

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

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.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Tokyo?

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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Additional info and tips about visiting Tokyo

Things to do and places of interest in Tokyo

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.

Tips and tricks for visiting Tokyo

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!

*Flight prices to Tokyo are based on prices for economy tickets found by momondo users during searches within the last 72 hours. These prices may no longer be available.