Cheap flights to Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the largest metropolis and the capital of Japan. The city has a huge range of offerings, be it in terms of culture, shopping, dining, entertainment or natural attractions. While known as an ultra-modern city, Tokyo has pockets of historical sites in the midst of its skyscrapers.
Flights to Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
Compared to Haneda Airport, Narita International Airport hosts more international flights, including those operated by low-cost carriers. Home to three terminals, Narita Airport is equipped with all the facilities you’d expect at an airport – and then some more.
There’s a large range of restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as tax-free shops carrying luxury brands like Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Chloe and Bvlgari. Apart from branded goods, you can also buy edible souvenirs that come from all over the country.
Narita International Airport is 60 kilometres away from the city centre. The cheapest transport option would be buses. The day fare is JPY1,000 (RM37) and the night fare is JPY2,000 (RM73), and the ride takes 100 minutes. You can also arrange for an airport transfer in advance.
Flights to Tokyo, Haneda International Airport (HND)
Haneda International Airport is also known as Tokyo International Airport. It's located about 14 kilometres south of Tokyo Station. The airport is served by three terminals: 1, 2, and International. Terminal 1 and 2 are connected via underground lines, and they operate domestic flights.
The airport has information desks, eateries and shopping areas, including a six-storey shopping market in Terminal 2. There are also lounges, shower facilities, luggage storage, and mobile charging spots.
A taxi ride to the city centre takes less than 30 minutes and costs between JPY5,900 (RM218) to JPY11,200 (RM414) depending on the destination. Meanwhile, the monorail takes 20 minutes and costs JPY160 (RM6).
Travelling to Tokyo
Best time to visit Tokyo
A year-round destination, Tokyo can please travellers no matter what time of the year they visit.
However, it’s important to note that the peak season for flights to Tokyo would be the first half of April due to the cherry blossom season. While Tokyo will be crowded with tourists, the scenery makes it one of the best times to visit Tokyo.
Take note that during the Golden Week, which is between late April and early May, prices for Tokyo flights and hotels are high as locals are on holiday.
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Tokyo, September would be a good month. During this shoulder season, airlines tend to offer flight promos.
Things to do in Tokyo
What’s there to do in Tokyo? It really depends on your interest.
You could experience Japanese culture in Asakusa, the heart of Japan's old city, or visit the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Senso-Ji Temple. You could join in the crowds at the Shibuya Crossing, or you can go museum-hopping from Tokyo National Museum to Ghibli Museum and Mori Art Museum. Don’t forget to enjoy the sparkling nightlife of Tokyo too. Start by admiring the breathtaking cityscape from the observatory of Tokyo Skytree, and then hit the clubs at the Roppongi or Shibuya areas.
While roaming around the city, treat your taste buds to Japanese cuisine. Make your way to the Michelin-starred Sushi Kanesaka in Ginza for some of the most delicious sushi you’ve ever tasted, but don’t stop there. Other foods to try in Tokyo include yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), ramen noodles, and okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes).
Tokyo travel budget
Tokyo uses Japanese Yen (JPY) as its currency. As of 22 April 2019, JPY100 = RM3.70.
Tokyo is an expensive destination, especially when compared to the rest of Asia. For someone on a small budget, the average cost of travel in Japan is JPY10,000 (RM370) each day. The average traveller, however, will spend around JPY15,000 (RM555) per day.
To have a gauge of your travel expenses, a meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs around JPY5,000 (RM185), while a cheap hotel in Tokyo costs around JPY2,500 (RM92) per night, per person.
Tokyo, Japan visa information for Malaysians
Malaysians do not need a visa for Japan if their trip is for tourism, business, or visiting friends and family. The maximum visa-free stay is up to 90 days.
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