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Flights to Japan in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$910Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$805From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Japan
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Japan

Cheap flights to Japan in September, October 2021

The best prices found for NRT flights for September, October
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$1,843pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Oct - 31 Oct
$2,042pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27 Oct - 3 Nov
$2,076pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Japan 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Japan found for this year
24 Dec - 14 Jan
$979pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Dec - 18 Jan
$1,085pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Dec - 7 Jan
$1,146pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for Japan flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Japan found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$917
February
$771
March
$760
April
$717
May
$702
June
$706
July
$747
August
$773
September
$765
October
$809
November
$754
December
$848
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Japan is May. The most expensive month for flights is January. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Average Tokyo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - TYO
Price
$665 - $1,334
TYO
Temperature
10 - 31 °C
TYO
Precipitation
45 - 235 mm

Peak season

A visit to Japan is on many an Australian’s bucket list. This fascinating country is rich in both tradition and high-tech goods; Japanese people are famous for their many rituals, not to mention their mind-boggling array of gadgets. For travellers arriving on cheap flights to Japan, at first it can be an overwhelming experience especially if arriving in Tokyo, one of the most populous cities in the world. Book flight tickets well in advance if visiting during one of the peak tourist periods which coincide with Japan’s national holidays: New Year, Golden Week (29 April to 5 May) and the Obon Festival (mid-August). School holidays (mid-July to August) also make cheap flights to Japan and accommodation more difficult to secure.

Off Season

Southern Japan’s rainy season commences mid-June, and is followed by a very hot and humid summer, this is punctuated by the typhoon season which finishes by mid-September. Most travellers avoid this period as the sightseeing is sticky and uncomfortable. Winter in northern Japan is bitter with heavy snowfall in the mountains. But if you don’t mind the cold, and want to soak in the hot springs, then early December is when the cheapest flights to Japan are available.

Shoulder Season

Plum and cherry blossom trees in spring are a famous sight and worth booking flights to Japan for. At the other end of the spectrum, autumn visits for the stunning foliage also make cheap flight tickets sought after.

When is the best time to book a flight to Japan?

Japan has an eclectic mix of climates, so it’s a good idea to know what to expect before you choose dates for your flight tickets. Northern Japan experiences four distinct seasons, while southern Japan is subtropical. Choose to travel late March/early April or late October/early November to avoid the worst of the crowds, comfortable weather and for cherry blossoms and autumn colours. If you’re flying into Tokyo, choose a seat on the right hand side of the plane for views of the city and Mount Fuji.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Japan. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Japan trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Japan?

According to our users, the most popular flight destination in Japan is Tokyo, followed by Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Nagoya.

How long is the flight to Japan?

Flights From Sydney to Japan – 9 hrs 30 mins
Flights From Melbourne to Japan – 10 hrs 30 mins
Flights From Brisbane to Japan – 8 hrs 50 mins
Flights From Perth to Japan – 9 hrs 55 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Japan?

Japan Airlines is the national carrier and offers daily cheap flights to Tokyo and Osaka from Sydney. Other airlines that operate flights to Japan are: China Southern, Air Asia, Qantas, Thai Airways and Jetstar. If you’re flying from Adelaide, Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Cairns then Jetstar offers direct and indirect flights to Japan but you’ll pay more for flight tickets in general.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Passengers arriving on cheap flights to Japan will land at either Narita International Airport (NRT) (near Tokyo) or Kansai Airport (KIX) (near Osaka). Both airports are well-equipped with excellent public transport networks. Narita Airport has the JR Narita Express (NEX) which will get you into the city in just under an hour. Buses and taxis are alternative options but will take longer due to traffic. From Kansai Airport you can access Osaka city by train (JR and Nankai lines) or bus (visit the Kansai Airport Limousine Bus information desk inside the arrivals area), taxis are the most expensive option in Japan.

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How popular are flights to Japan this year?

Japan has seen a 86% decrease in demand for flights to the country compared to last year.

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