Cheap flights to Japan

What is Japan like?

Japan is a country high on many travellers' wishlists, with its mix of ancient traditions, unique culture, quirky lifestyle and modern technology. Most first-time visitors head to Tokyo, which has more than enough to keep you entertained, but the bullet train or domestic flights can take you to Kyoto, Osaka and elsewhere in the country.

Which airlines fly to Japan?

Several airlines including Asiana Airlines, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly to Japan from Australia.

Direct flights to Tokyo are available from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney with Japan Airlines and Qantas.

How long is the flight to Japan?


Adelaide to Tokyo 12 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)
Brisbane to Tokyo 9 hours 5 minutes (direct)
Melbourne to Tokyo 9 hours 50 minutes (direct)
Perth to Tokyo 13 hours (1 stop)
Sydney to Tokyo 9 hours 25 minutes (direct)


Adelaide to Osaka 13 hours 15 minutes (1 stop)
Brisbane to Osaka 12 hours 10 minutes (1 stop)
Melbourne to Osaka 13 hours 5 minutes (1 stop)
Perth to Osaka 13 hours 40 minutes (1 stop)
Sydney to Osaka 12 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Japan?

In the south of Japan, it's generally best to visit in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). If you plan a trip for April, you may get to see the magical cherry blossom.

If you're travelling for a ski holiday, the season starts in Hokkaido in the weeks before Christmas, but a bit later in Honshu. January is the busiest time with the best snow, and this coincides with the school holidays. The ski season runs to mid-April and you can often get good deals on accommodation at this time.

Do I need a visa for Japan?

No. Australians can visit Japan for up to 90 days without a visa.

How expensive is Japan?

Although Japan is one of the more expensive countries in Asia, it's still cheaper than Australia in most ways.

Side by side, Tokyo is around $5 cheaper than Sydney for a meal, $2 cheaper for a beer and $1 cheaper for a soft drink.

Useful tips about Japan

If you're planning to leave Tokyo by train, it pays to buy a JR Rail Pass before you leave Australia.

Read Skyscanner's tips for first time visitors to Japan.

Find out about Japan's most impressive festivals in this article.

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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.