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Cheap flights to Tokyo recently found by travellers
    OSA
    Osaka
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Jetstar Japan

    Tue, May 16 - Thu, May 18
    USD 77
    CGK
    Jakarta
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Philippine Airlines

    Thu, Sep 7 - Thu, Sep 14
    USD 233
    MNL
    Manila
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Cebu Pacific Air

    Thu, Oct 5 - Tue, Oct 10
    USD 236
    SGN
    Ho Chi Minh City
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Vanilla Air

    Sun, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 2
    USD 236
    HKG
    Hong Kong
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Vanilla Air

    Sat, Aug 12 - Sat, Aug 26
    USD 239
    SIN
    Singapore
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Philippine Airlines

    Sat, Aug 12 - Sat, Aug 26
    USD 286
    SYD
    Sydney
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Philippine Airlines

    Thu, Sep 7 - Thu, Sep 14
    USD 416
    OOL
    Coolangatta
    TYO
    Tokyo

    Thu, Nov 23 - Thu, Dec 7
    USD 427
    CNS
    Cairns
    TYO
    Tokyo
    Jetstar Airways - Australia & New Zealand

    Wed, Apr 12 - Wed, Apr 12
    USD 428
    PER
    Perth
    TYO
    Tokyo
    AirAsia X - Malaysia

    Sat, May 13 - Mon, May 29
    USD 480
Arriving in Tokyo

Cheap flights to Tokyo depart from Sydney, Cairns and the Gold Coast (Coolangatta International Airport) flying into either Narita International or Haneda Airport. Flights departing Brisbane will typically transfer through Cairns. Cheap flights leaving from Melbourne may include a domestic transfer via the Gold Coast while departures from Canberra and Adelaide may connect in Sydney. Perth departures can include a transfer through South East Asia. An option for cheap flights may be making your initial arrival into Kansai International Airport in Osaka and taking the Shinkansen (bullet train) or a sleeper train to Tokyo. There is a taxi rank outside each terminal, however these are quite expensive. Public buses service Narita airport but unless you know the area, route and local language, this is probably not a preferred option. The Airport Limousine Bus services both airports. This is a bit more expensive than the train, the services are less frequent and the duration is a lot longer. Trains (or monorail) service both airports. With the added convenience of English signage, these are the quickest and most affordable options with a trip time into Tokyo from 30-60 minutes depending on the train/airport.

Getting Around Tokyo

Making your way around Tokyo is relatively easy, even in the face of language barriers. Learn a few polite phrases (please, thank you) and you may find that almost everyone you encounter knows enough English to assist. Taxis are expensive, driving is unnecessary, the public transport system is relatively cheap and will have you covered for distances you cannot walk. Allowing for extra travel time is the key to avoiding stress in this magnificent city. Purchasing a Suica card is the best way to swiftly move between the subway, train lines and bus services. There are a number of different companies that operate rail travel and tickets are not interchangeable. This means that if you’re going to purchase single tickets, be mindful that you may need to purchase another at transfer points. Avoid travelling in peak times as carriages are crowded enough outside of these hours.

Attractions

The world’s busiest pedestrian crossing is outside Shibuya Station and you can waste hours people watching here. Wander the parks surrounding the Imperial Palace or the alleys of Harajuku to see where the outrageous Harajuku Girls come from. View a Giant Panda at Ueno Zoo or take in a Sumo match – the rituals and showmanship are really something else. The architecture of the Meiji Shrine and Sensoji Buddhist temple are breathtakoing and the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is gorgeous any time of day. For a cultural fix visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum, Nezo Museum or Tokyo National Museum. Theme parks Asakusa Hanayashiki, Yomiyuriland and Tokyo Disneyland are fun for kids of all ages but visit Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari for the odd experience of a hot spring come theme park. Picnic at the manmade beach in Odaiba as the sun goes down and watch the Rainbow Bridge light up. They’re everywhere, so before you leave visit a Pachinko parlour and immerse yourself in the pokie-like obsession where your winnings could be items normally found in convenience stores - it’s as crazy as it sounds!

Shopping Dining and Nightlife

Shopping in Tokyo is just plain fun. Meander through the stalls of Yoyogi Flea Market or Meiji Park Flea Market. Visit Akihabara Electric Town for all the gadgets you don’t need or one of the many Daiso stores where most of the stock is 100 Yen. Harajuku has some really quirky shops but Ginza is your best bet for boutique, department, chain and speciality stores. Sit down to any of the restaurants at T.Y. Express or enjoy a cheap meal at one of the Yoshinoya chains. Be romanced by the gorgeous setting of Tofuya Ukai, seduced by the flavours at Sushino Midori in Ginza or wildly entertained at themed restaurant, The Lock Up. Sip cocktails at Tender Bar, Bar Rage or Star Bar. Popeye is great for a casual drink along with any establishment with a sign that reads “nomihodai” – meaning all-you-can-drink. There will be a time limit but it’s a very cheap night out. Use this as a starting point to join one of Tokyo’s favourite pass times, karaoke.

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Flight stats for Tokyo - did you know?
  • Tokyo is 57 km from Narita Airport (Tokyo, Japan).
  • Narita Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Right now, 92 airlines operate out of Narita Airport.
    • Narita Airport offers nonstop flights to 125 cities.
    • Every week, at least 2,002 domestic flights and 4,207 international flights depart from Narita Airport.
  • Tokyo is 14 km from Haneda Airport (Tokyo, Japan).
  • Haneda Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
    • Right now, 55 airlines operate out of Haneda Airport.
    • Haneda Airport offers nonstop flights to 83 cities.
    • Every week, at least 5,824 domestic flights and 1,652 international flights depart from Haneda Airport.

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