What can I do in Tokyo?
Check out Imperial Palace, or go to the Ueno Park and Zoo, where you can also stop by the Tokyo National Museum and the Science National Museum. Visit the serene Meiji Shrine, set in Yoyogi park. It’s flanked by the happening entertainment mecca of Shinjuku to the north and Shibuya, whose multi-directional crossing is one of the most photographed spots in Tokyo.
Lastly, make some time for visiting Ginza, for its upmarket shopping and chic nightlife, and the delightfully peculiar Harajuku neighbourhood, where the streets are filled with cheap and eye-popping colourful clothes. Read Skyscanner’s Budget Travel Guide to Tokyo.
What airlines fly to Tokyo?
- Airlines that operate nonstop flights to Tokyo from Australia include Japan Airlines, ANA, and Qantas, but airlines like Korean Air, Jetstar, and China Southern offer connecting routes.
When is the best time to book?
- Flights to Tokyo are usually at their cheapest if you book roughly 21 weeks in advance.
What are the visa requirements?
- Australians qualify for the visa waiver program if they are staying in Japan for 90 days or less. For up to date information, please visit the Smart Traveller portal, and their page on Japan.
How long is the flight to Tokyo?
- Adelaide to Tokyo – 12-14 hours
- Brisbane to Tokyo – 9 hours
- Melbourne to Tokyo – 10 hours
- Perth to Tokyo – 13-15 hours
- Sydney to Tokyo – 9-10 hours
When is the best time to visit Tokyo?
- Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Tokyo, when the daily averages are between 18-20°C, and you can have scenic views of either cherry blossoms or the autumn leaves.
What are the average costs in Tokyo?
- A cappuccino in Tokyo costs approximately 400JPY ($4.60).
- The currency is in Japanese Yen (JPY).
What airport will I arrive at?
- There are 2 major airports in Tokyo, these are the Narita International Airport and the Haneda Airport. These both offer amenities like access to WiFi, ATMs, restaurants, shops, and executive lounges.
How to get from the airport to town?
- A taxi from Narita International Airport to Tokyo central costs a hefty 25,000JPY ($285).
- A taxi from Haneda Airport into the centre of Tokyo costs about 6000-8000JPY ($68-90).
- Both facilities offer efficient transportation links into the CBD, on trains and buses.
Any useful tips?
- If you are planning on travelling via the extensive railway in Japan, it is worth purchasing a Japan Rail Pass while you are still abroad as they do not sell them once you are in the country.
Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017
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