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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, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price₱14,319Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from₱13,794From Manila to Japan
One-way from₱477One-way flight from Manila to Japan

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
₱13,645
February
₱13,635
March
₱15,508
April
₱15,305
May
₱13,495
June
₱12,641
July
₱13,671
August
₱14,608
September
₱12,563
October
₱12,591
November
₱12,508
December
₱13,451
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Japan. At this moment in time March is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Average Tokyo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MNL - TYO
Price
₱12,508 - ₱23,092
TYO
Temperature
10 - 31 °C
TYO
Rainfall
45 - 235 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Japan, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. August sees the temperatures in Japan peak to their warmest. October tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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

Booking 61 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Japan. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

The cheapest flights to Japan are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Japan. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Japan lies between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, made up of four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu – with Tokyo, the capital city, and Yokohama – Shikoku and Kyushu) and more than 4,000 smaller ones. Japan is smaller than the UK, but with 126 million souls has twice the population. About 80 per cent of Japan is mountainous or forested and most of the population live in coastal areas.

With this “crush” come many of the typically Japanese solutions – the maintenance of personal space, short-stay “love hotels”, and capsule hotels.

Tradition and respect for the past go hand in hand with modern technology. The calibrated tea ceremony contrasts with neon-lit cities; anime (animation) with cherry-blossom viewing; painstakingly prepared sushi with the fast-service vending machines that sell everything from soft drinks to potted plants.

Cheap flights to Japan land at either Narita near Tokyo or Kansai near Osaka, both well linked thanks to Japan’s superior transport system.

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Japan climate

Japan’s climate varies with its latitude. The north has four distinct seasons while the south is subtropical. Okinawa averages a temperature of 21 degrees. The plum and cherry blossom trees bloom in March and April. The rainy season lasts from mid-June to mid-July. Except for Hokkaido and the mountains, it gets very hot and humid after a rainstorm. Typhoon season lasts from the end of August through September, but Japan generally only gets thunderstorms. Winter lasts from December to March and sees lots of snow with great mountain skiing.

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When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Peak Season:

The peak seasons are when the Japanese are on holiday: New Year’s, 27 December to 4 January; Golden Week, 29 April to 5 May; and the Obon Festival in mid-August. These are the best times to book flights to Japan and visit major cities as the many Japanese have left on holiday.

Other peak seasons are school holidays, which is usually mid-July through August, national holidays, and festivals.

Off Season:

Spring and autumn are great times to visit. In spring the plum and cherry blossoms are in bloom and they alone are worth the flight to Japan. Autumn promises a foliage display. Book Japan flights and accommodation ahead if you’ll be visiting during a festival.

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Getting around Japan

Japan has the world’s most efficient train service — from the Shinkansen or Bullet Train to steam locomotives — and rail passes are available.

Japan’s length makes flying worth considering; with domestic airlines offering low and discounted Japan flights.

There’s a comprehensive network of long-distance buses. The cities also have bus lines, but unless you speak Japanese, they’re not as useful. Ferries are a great way to island hop and cruise, and can be a real bargain.

Subways and local trains are available in larger cities and are the best means of transport around the cities. Taxis are pretty much everywhere, but are pricey. Have the address written in Japanese as few drivers speak English.

 

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