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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, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR11 717Average for round-trip flights in August 2021
Round-trip fromR12 260From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Japan
One-way fromR143One-way flight from Johannesburg to Japan

Cheap flights to Japan in August, September 2021

The best prices found for HND flights for August, September
1 Sep - 9 Sep
R12 246pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Sep - 8 Sep
R12 489pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
HND
Tokyo Haneda
HND
Tokyo Haneda
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23 Sep - 30 Sep
R12 518pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Japan 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Japan found for this year
3 Aug - 6 Aug
R11 001pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Aug - 6 Aug
R11 488pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Aug - 6 Aug
R11 531pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to Japan

Late deals on return flights to Japan, departing today and this week
15 Aug - 22 Aug
R15 608pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Aug - 22 Aug
R28 083pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Aug - 22 Aug
R31 602pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
NRT
Tokyo Narita
NRT
Tokyo Narita
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

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
R12 366
February
R11 522
March
R11 832
April
R12 427
May
R11 587
June
R11 500
July
R12 336
August
R12 189
September
R12 066
October
R12 229
November
R12 284
December
R12 518
Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Japan. Flying to Japan in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Average Tokyo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - TYO
Price
R11 500 - R13 378
TYO
Temperature
10 - 31 °C
TYO
Precipitation
45 - 235 mm

Peak season:

The peak times of the year are during the Japanese holidays, New Years and the Obon Festival in August. You can normally find rather cheap flights to Japan too as a lot of the locals are on holiday. The busiest times of the year are during the school holidays and festivals. You’ll find flight tickets are more expensive so make sure to book your flights to Japan in advance to secure a deal. Spring time is a beautiful time to visit and cheap flights to Japan are easier to come by and hotel accommodation is still affordable.

Off season:

The off season in Japan depends on how you perceive things, Spring and Autumn are classed as off season although they are very busy times of the year in regards to local celebrations, the Hanami celebration in Spring for example sees the parks bustling with people. January to April offers the cheapest flights to Japan as well as low tourism so can be a good time of year to find a reasonably priced escape.

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

In order to find the cheapest flights to Japan you’ll need to book your flight tickets well in advance. Aim for at least 3 months in advance or even earlier if you are visiting during an event or festival as they will see the price of your flight tickets increase substantially. Mid-August offers a nice window to find cheap flights to Japan whilst most of the local Japanese are away on their own holidays. You’ll find some services might be unavailable due to this but you’ll also find cheaper hotel deals and cheaper flight tickets. If you are flexible with your dates and your location in Japan then you’ll find the cheapest flights to Japan just by searching around and comparing different months.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

The cheapest day to fly to Japan is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Japan?

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

How long is the flight to Japan?

Flights from London to Tokyo, Japan: 11 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Osaka, Japan: 13 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Tokyo, Japan: 13 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Osaka, Japan: 13 hours 55 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Japan?

Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways provide cheap flights to Japan and all have their own benefits and cons. Ryanair and easyJet will by far offer the cheapest flights to Japan but at the sacrifice of comfort. You also need to be careful when booking your flight tickets during the Summer as you might notice the price of checked in baggage increase dramatically (sometimes more than the price of the flight ticket). British Airways aren’t the cheapest airline but they are comfortable to fly with, and you can get free snacks and drinks throughout your flights to Japan which is an added bonus. Once you’ve decided where you want to travel to in Japan you can start researching and comparing the different airlines to find yourself the best flight tickets.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Tokyo:

Due to traffic jams and rush hour you may find the journey takes around 1 or 2 hours to get you to your hotel, however during quiet times of the day this will be a lot quicker. The airport has a train station you can jump onto to get to the city and it is relatively cheap to do so. The other option is a limousine bus which operates like a door to door drop off service. They aren’t as quick as the train but you can get practically to the door of your hotel with one. Lastly you could opt for a taxi, however the price of these can be 10 times the price of the bus, especially during traffic jams and rush hour where you are paying the driver to wait in the queue.

Osaka:

You can get a bus from outside the terminal 1 building. If you land at terminal 2 you can still buy your bus tickets but it’s best to jump on the free shuttle bus to terminal 1. From there simply purchase your tickets and hop onto the bus. It’ll take you to the bus station in the centre of Tokyo where you can get off to go searching for you hotel. Once you’ve booked your flights to Japan though it’s worth seeing if any hotels will provide you with airport transfers in with the price of your flight tickets as this will save you time and money. You can also get a train from the airport straight into Osaka centre so this is an option to if you’re not keen on the idea of a bus. Lastly you can get a taxi from outside of the arrivals Terminal. These are cheap compared to UK prices but still expensive when you compare it with the bus transport options. However if you are in a rush or have a lot of luggage they can be quite useful. You can cut the cost with a friend too which makes a taxi more worthwhile.

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