Cheap flight tickets to Japan

Cheap flights to Japan

Japan is no doubt a top travel destination with millions of travellers arriving in the country annually. Cheap flights to Japan are easy to find as most airlines in the world offer Japan flights.

Japan's main international airport and one of the busiest in the world is Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. It features relaxing lounges, a unique range of dining and shopping options, and an art gallery called the Kabuki Gate where you can learn about the ancient Japanese dance-drama. Japan is also well-known for its array of advanced toilet functions, and the ones inside Narita International Airport are taking bathroom technology to the highest level with LED-screen walls outside some of the cubicles.

Other major airports in Japan are Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Haneda Airport in Tokyo, and Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya. Like Narita, these airports also maintain cutting-edge facilities that go above and beyond any traveller’s expectations.

Why plan a trip to Japan

Many travellers would plan a Japan trip for the cherry blossoms in spring. But there’s so much more to experience and discover in Japan, as its famous tourism slogan says, “Japan. Endless Discovery”.

Jump-start your Japan discovery in Tokyo, the country’s capital city. For a taste of modernity, visit the Electric Town of Akihabara, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, and Tokyo Disneyland. Never miss seeing Mount Fuji too. Some locations in Tokyo give a nice view of the volcano when the skies are clear but the best views can be seen from the Lake Kawaguchiko northern shores. Tokyo has a wide range of cheap food options. Asakusa, particularly in Nakamise Street, is best known for its street-food stalls. Try the kibi dango (soft rice cakes), kaminari okoshi (sweet puff rice crackers), and the popular ningyo yaki (sweet red-bean-filled cake). Your Japan trip would also be incomplete without tasting the must-try Japanese foodsushi, sashimi, ramen, okonomiyaki, tempura, wagyu steak, and takoyaki, among many others.

After Tokyo, consider stepping foot on Japan's second largest metropolitan area, Osaka. Any movie fan would want to enter the gates of the Universal Studios Japan. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter here is a dream place for all Potterheads. Osaka is also known as Japan’s food haven so proceed to Dotonbori, and itadakimasu (let’s eat!). Cap off your day by strolling around the idyllic surrounds of the Osaka Castle.

Want to find your zen in Japan? Travel to the City of Ten Thousand Shrines, Kyoto. Do note that there is no airport in Kyoto so you might need to fly to Osaka first, then take the train to Kyoto. Find peace in the Zen Buddhist temple Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), and explore Nanzenji Temple and Heian Shrine two filming locations of Lost in Translation (2003). Then, head over to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Gion Corner, top tourist spots that were also filming locations of the movie Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). As the former Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is the best place to immerse in the traditional Japanese way of life. Stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), wear a yukata (casual kimono), and take a dip in the soothing onsens (hot springs) while you’re here.

Of course, it would take an entire book, possibly even more, to list all the must-visit places in Japan. Aside from the places above, you could also consider booking Japan flights to Hokkaido for winter trips, Okinawa for island getaways, and Fukuoka for its ramen. Your Japan trip will surely be one for the books!

Best time to visit Japan

Japan is a country that can be enjoyed in all four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. The best time to visit Japan really depends on where exactly you want to go and what you want to experience.

In general, the best time to visit would be from March to May (spring), and from September to November (autumn), when the skies are clear and temperatures are mellow. During these times, cherry blossoms and striking shades of autumn leaves become apparent.

From June to September (summer), Japan’s temperature rises, making it the hottest period of the year. Regardless of the heat, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the summer season. Engage in the fun activities of Bon Festival and catch the dazzling fireworks display.

The colder months, December to February, could be less appealing to most visitors which explains why it is a lot cheaper to travel. You could easily snag cheap flights to Japan during this period too. In addition, it is less crowded, and many of Japan’s highlights are even better in the freezing months. Kanazawa, known for its snow monkeys, is a great place to go during the winter season. There are also snow festivals and winter sports to enjoy.

Japan travel budget

Japanese Yen (JPY) is the currency of Japan. The average daily budget in Japan could range from a low budget of JPY3,500 (RM130) to a high budget of up to JPY18,500 (RM700). Meals can be bought for as low as JPY700 (RM27). Hotel and ryokan rates in Japan could vary depending on the hotel type. Accommodation rates range from less than JPY2,000 (RM76) per person in a dormitory to over JPY50,000 (RM1,900) per person in a first class hotel.

Japan visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians who have ICAO-standard passports do not need a visa to travel to Japan for up to 90 days. Do note that all passports released by the Malaysia Government from the end of January 2017 are already ICAO compliant. You should renew your passport immediately if it is not yet ICAO compliant.

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Information is accurate as of 22 May 2019.

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