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About Flights to Japan

Summary info about Japan flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

24h 00m

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4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Japan from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £336 (London Gatwick to Tokyo Narita).
The best round-trip flight price to Japan from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £456 (London Gatwick to Tokyo Narita).
The fastest flight to Japan from United Kingdom takes 24h 00m (London Gatwick to Tokyo Narita).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Japan, including China Eastern, China Southern and Tianjin Airlines.

Japan flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest flight to Japan?

The cheapest flights to Japan recently found by momondo users are £34 with Peach, £57 with SPRING JAPAN, and £59 with Jin Air.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in Japan?

For momondo users, the most popular city in Japan is Tokyo, which is visited about 80% more often than any other city in Japan. Other very common cities that our users travel to are Osaka and Fukuoka.

How long is the flight from United Kingdom to Japan?

On average, it takes 15h to fly from United Kingdom to Japan if you fly out of London Heathrow (the most popular airport in United Kingdom) and into Osaka Kansai Intl (the most popular airport in Japan). If you’re flying out of Manchester and into Osaka Kansai Intl, then the flight time is around 23h 25m.

Which airlines fly to Japan?

There are a total of 27 airlines that operate flight routes to Japan, with British Airways being the most popular option. An estimated 34% of those flying into Japan choose to fly with British Airways. If you’re unable to find tickets with British Airways, then Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific are also popular airlines to fly with.

Cheapest flights to cities in Japan

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Useful information for your flight to Japan

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What popular landmarks are in Japan?

What is the best airport to land at to visit Shinjuku Chuo Koen?

The closest airport to Shinjuku Chuo Koen is Tokyo Haneda Airport, which is located in Tokyo. If you plan on visiting or staying in this area, landing at Tokyo Haneda Airport will be your best bet.

What is the most popular airport in Japan to fly to?

How much are flights to Japan?

The cheapest flight to Japan recently found on momondo was £864. If you’re unable to find a flight deal this cheap, keep in mind that anything less than £1,407 is considered a good price for flights to Japan. £1,525 is the average cost to fly to Japan, while £2,448 is the most expensive.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Japan?

Prices for flights to Japan refresh daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Japan?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Japan.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Japan?

The travel and health documents required for your trip to Japan can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s license, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Japan. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Japan

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Cheapest flight routes to Japan

These routes have the cheapest flights to Japan found by momondo users in United Kingdom
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
ManchesterTokyo15h 50m£515
LondonTokyo18h 40m£526
LondonOsaka15h 50m£534
LondonOkinawa18h 50m£579
LondonFukuoka15h 30m£581
EdinburghTokyo17h 10m£590
LondonNagoya15h 25m£593
LondonSapporo18h 55m£596
ManchesterOsaka23h 25m£603
BirminghamOsaka15h 35m£624
LeedsOkinawa22h 20m£636
BirminghamNagoya23h 45m£641
BirminghamTokyo15h 25m£647
EdinburghOsaka18h 45m£650
GlasgowTokyo18h 35m£674
Newcastle upon TyneTokyo18h 45m£675

Best things to do and see in Japan

What popular events take place in Japan?

Japan throws some pretty massive festivals every year, showcasing its unique customs and heritage. New Year is taken a lot more seriously in Japan than in the UK. It takes place over a few weeks approaching 1 January, and is one of the longest and largest festivals in Japan, where it’s known as Shogatsu. It involves far more than just bringing in the New Year. Traditional foods are eaten during this time, with the focus on family time. Things immediately get a bit bizarre after that, so if you’re deciding on when to book flights to Japan, why not time it so you can attend Setsuban, the annual bean-throwing festival. Stages are set up in towns and cities around the country where celebrities throw their beans, while at home, families hold the mame-maki ceremony, where they throw soybeans to ward off evil spirits. For something spectacularly colourful, and also steeped in ancient Japanese tradition, Hamani, the Cherry Blossom Festival occurs at different times of the year in different parts of the country, any time between March and May, with cherry blossoms appearing first in the south. To celebrate the season, Japanese people hold picnics, tea ceremonies and sake parties underneath the trees.

Is Japan known for specific food/cuisine?

Japan is well-known for its food, with sushi one of its most successful culinary exports. But that just scratches the surface of a fascinating culinary tradition that often uses ingredients that we would consider extremely exotic. That said, the national dish of Japan will probably surprise you – it’s simple curry and rice, only prepared a bit differently to what we’re used to. Japanese curry rice is made by cooking all the ingredients together so that it reduces to a thick, sticky texture. Traditional Japanese cuisine is based on the country’s age-old “rule of five”. This dictates using five colours (green, yellow, white, black and red), five flavours (sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty) and five preparation methods (raw, steaming, grilling, frying and boiling). The challenge is to represent them across an entire menu and in each dish. Sushi doesn’t need any introduction, and the next most well-known Japanese dish is tempura, which is simply battered vegetables or seafood. Yakitori is a dish that puts pieces of every part of a chicken on a skewer. It’s been eaten in Japan since the mid-1600s. An even older delicacy, thought to have been eaten as far back as prehistoric times, are the traditional tsukemono pickles. They’re actually made from a range of ingredients, including eggplant, plum, and daikon radish.

What can you see and do in Japan?

If you’re booking Japan flight deals and planning your itinerary, there are some must-see highlights to put at the top of your list. First of these is Mount Fiji, so high that you can see it all the way from Tokyo. You can visit it by heading to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is another iconic Japanese hallmark, which contains the picturesque East Higashi-Gyoen Garden. Here you can also watch the Kabuki dance performances. Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. It’s an ancient city, untouched by WWII, making it a treasure trove of Japanese history. Here you’ll find the gold leaf-clad Golden Pavilion, built in the 14th century. To delve even further back into Japan’s cultural history, visit Nara, with its Seven Great Temples and massive statue of Buddha, cast in bronze in 749 CE.

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Japan?

Japan welcomes British citizens without needing a visa. Under this waiver you can stay in the country for up to 90 days. When you arrive at the airport, keep your return ticket handy, as you may need it when you present your passport to show that you aren’t intending to overstay the allowed time period. Your passport doesn’t need to be valid for any longer than the duration of your stay.

Useful information for finding Japan flight deals

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    Confirm your travel details to search for the latest offers. While browsing offers there will be the option to toggle “Price Alerts”. You’ll then receive updates when prices for the flight route increase or decrease.

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    Leverage our AI within our “Price Forecast” tool, which predicts if it’s better to book now or wait until prices decrease. You can strategically pick the best days to fly and save money on your trip by using our “Price Calendar” tool. “Explore” shows an overview of how much it costs to fly to anywhere from a selected city or airport. Our “Discover” content is a great option for travel inspiration and money-saving tips, while “Price Alerts” will update you when prices change, so you can book when fares are right.

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    We compare prices from 700+ competitors to help you find the price that works best for you. momondo operates in over 30 international markets, bringing you access to a wide range of fares and deals. Search for your travel using momondo for a diverse range of options from airlines and OTAs.

Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Japan?

To find the flight that best suits your needs, momondo gathers a range of flights from a large pool of different airlines and agents; you can then use our insights and filters to find and book the right flight to Japan.

Can I find flights to Japan with flexible booking policies on momondo?

All flight searches to Japan on momondo can be filtered to show those which offer flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Japan?

Once you have performed a search for flights to Japan, momondo helps you find the right flight by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Japan right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

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