Cheap flights to Tokyo
The locals of Tokyo live in a thriving modern metropolis, but they retain old-fashioned manners, and for this reason travelling to the Japanese capital is an absolute pleasure for tourists. Marvel at the kooky and crazy in this city that, quite literally, never sleeps. Snag some of the freshest fish on offer at the Tsukiji Fish Market – the world’s biggest and busiest fish market and an absolute wonderland for jet-lagged tourists who want an introduction to the frenetic pace of this bustling economy.
Sneak a peek at a sumo competition if you happen to be in town during any of Tokyo’s grand tournaments – there’s a lot more strategy to that game then you’ll ever know until you see a sumo fight close-up. A visit to the Meiji Shrine is also a must-see as is some time spent in Yoyogi Park – an absolute wonderland of white during winter and you will marvel at the magnificence of Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, no matter what the season. Student Flights can help you stretch your Yen better than any other with our cheap flights, and if you’re under 30, a student or teacher, you'll will be buying your underpants from a Japanese vending machine in no time with our Black Market Flights.
Narita International Airport (NRT) is the primary international airport and accepts flights from most origins, including Australia to Tokyo. The airport is actually located 57 kilometres east of downtown Tokyo in the City of Narita. Given the fair distance from the airport to the city centre of Tokyo, ground transportation is second to none. The airport has an individual rail station for each terminal and is serviced by two train companies. JR Trains offer a direct 55-minute service to Tokyo station, Narita Express, which then splits to follow north and south routes around the city. There's also a 80-minute service from Airport Narita, which stops at most stations on the way to Tokyo Station. Keisei trains also offer numerous services to different stations in Tokyo. There are also bus and taxi services to and from the airport and city centre.
Direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast to Tokyo with an average flight time of under 10 hours. Alternative flight paths from other capital cities are available with domestic connections or our Student Flights consultants can organise a lay-over in places like Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. For example, a departure from Perth with a flight change in Hong Kong has a total flight time of under 12.5 hours. Most major airlines offer food and drinks on international flights. To check on specific services and for special requests check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to Tokyo
Major airlines that fly from Australia to Tokyo:
Tokyo Holiday Packages
From the popular cafes and shopping strips of the Roppongi Hills Complex to the famous glittering Shibuya Crossing, there’s so much to do in Tokyo – you’ll need a properly organised holiday package to see it all in style. Ask our Student Flights travel consultants about the best deals in accommodation and transfers, plus any add-ons.
Tokyo is not only a city, but a metropolitan prefecture, which is divided into 23 wards and is home to more than 9 million locals. There are more than 50 Fortune Global 500 companies in Tokyo, to give you an idea of the strength of this unique economy and powerhouse. If you head to Tokyo, try to pencil in some dinner and drinks in Ebisu – the cheapest and yummiest place to dine, and don’t forget to embarrass yourself with some karaoke, most of the locals sing in English and very few can hold a tune – so get into it. The Daimaru Department Store is the place to do all of your holiday shopping, but it’s likely you’ll need an entire day and an empty suitcase to make it a worthwhile tour. And you can live out your finest Harajuku desires when in Tokyo too, or pick up some amazing costumes for future fancy dress parties when you get back home.
See the robot restaurant in Shinjuku and much more – find out all about it here with our destination guide to Tokyo. Student Flights travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.