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Flights to Tokyo in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price₱15,781Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from₱7,939From Manila to Tokyo
One-way from₱12,956One-way flight from Manila to Tokyo

Cheapest Prices for Tokyo flights by month

January
₱13,924
February
₱13,914
March
₱15,825
April
₱15,618
May
₱13,771
June
₱12,899
July
₱13,950
August
₱14,907
September
₱12,820
October
₱12,849
November
₱12,763
December
₱13,725
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Tokyo is November. The most expensive month for flights is March. 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 Tokyo?

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Price
₱12,763 - ₱23,564
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Temperature
10 - 31 °C
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Rainfall
45 - 235 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to Tokyo, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. August sees the temperatures in Tokyo 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 Tokyo?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Tokyo, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Tokyo?

The cheapest day to fly to Tokyo is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Tokyo?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Tokyo. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Tokyo is located on Honshu, Japan’s largest island. This neon-bathed city is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, home to the Imperial Family and Imperial Palace, seat of government and home to 12 million souls, making it one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. Tokyo is a futuristic and technologically advanced megacity, but retains traces of an ancient, more contemplative approach to life.

In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, the host city revamped its airport. Tokyo Narita Airport opened their new Terminal 3 this past April, which follows an Olympic sports theme, complete with a indoor running track to guide you to your gate.

To get a feel for the bustling metropolis, visit the Tsujiki fish market, where you’ll find freshly caught creatures of the deep, destined to lie, perhaps, on those little slabs of sushi rice. For a bird’s eye view, whizz up to the observatory of the Tokyo Tower, from where you can even see Mount Fuji and Mount Tsukuba. And for a bargain, head to the colourful Akihabara (or Electric Town), the best place for electronic, computer and anime and otaku items.

For moments of calm, stroll through the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace or visit Meiji Jingu, the Shinto shrine just behind Harajuku station.

Thanks to the weak yen, Japan has become more affordable for travellers in recent years. Cheap flights to Tokyo take about 11 hours from London and touch down at Narita.

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Tokyo climate

Winter is cold in Tokyo and the temperature occasionally drops below freezing. Spring has pleasant warm days. Summer is hot and muggy. It gets cool again in the autumn, with temperatures in the teens-20s (Celsius). August is the warmest month with high humidity and temperatures in the mid-20s, and January is the coldest with temperatures below zero. The monsoon season lasts about a month starting around mid-June. Typhoons are widespread in Japan in September.

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When is the best time to fly to Tokyo?

Peak Season:

Spring and autumn are the most temperate seasons. Despite the heat and humidity of the summer, rates in the summer are going up. Many local festivals are celebrated in Tokyo in July, and the school summer holiday runs from the end of July through August. Peak travel times for flights to Tokyo tend to fall around Japanese holidays when reservations need to be booked far in advance.

Off Season:

The New Year’s celebration is January 1 through 3, which is a busy travel time, but the rest of January, February, and March are quiet and sightseeing attractions are not very busy. Plus, skies tend to be clear and sunny and the weather is chilly but dry. The New Year’s celebration is January 1 through 3, which is a busy travel time. But the rest of January, February, and March are quiet and sightseeing attractions are not very busy. Plus, skies tend to be clear and sunny and the weather is chilly but dry.

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Getting around Tokyo

Tokyo is known internationally for having great public transport. It’s clean, safe and efficient. Tourists usually stick to the subway or Japan Railways (JR). The subway has 13 different lines that run from 5am to midnight. Avoid the rush hours if possible as they can get extremely crowded. You can buy a Tokyo Combination Ticket which offers unlimited rides on the Tokyo trains, subway and bus lines for one day. Taxis are safe, clean and comfortable, but among the highest-priced in the world. Drivers rarely speak English, so it’s a good idea to have your destinations written in Japanese before boarding. 

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