If you would like to book flights from the U.K. to Japan, our expert team at Japan Travel Centre are more than happy to arrange this and find the best deal possible for you!
Spend weeks scouring temples, shrines, pagodas, traditional ceremonies and other rich historical treasures or embrace the non-stop vibrancy of the modern side of Japan is all its dazzling, neon glory. Shopaholics couldn’t be in a better place and lovers of new-fangled, futuristic technology can take a peek into the designs of the future.
When is the best time of year to book a flight to Japan?
Air fare prices vary greatly and can be from as low as £550 if you catch a good deal during off-peak times. There are pros and cons to any season, however, Japan’s long north-to-south extension means there’s always so much to see and do no matter when you decide to travel!
Off-peak - cheap and cheerful!
Flying in-direct, during off-peak season gives you the best chance of getting cheap flights to Japan. Off-peak is considered to be late-May until the summer holiday period / September (however, be aware of Typhoon season) / early December / late January until early-March. We advise that if you are paying less than £650 then you have got yourself a cheap flight to Japan. Airlines often run promotions and we recommend you check our website for the latest offers.
Peak – unique and beautiful nature!
Peak season Spring (March-early May) and autumn (mid-September-November) are considered the best times to visit Japan. Spring sees the entire country showered in beautiful, soft pink cherry blossom petals and from October to late November Japan’s stunning autumn colours can be seen all over.
Below are the annual Japanese national holidays we advise you avoid:
Accommodation availability will be lower than usual and flight prices may increase during these periods. The times to avoid:
Golden Week (April 29th to May 5th)
Obon holidays (around August 13th to 16th)
Around New Years. Many shops and attractions are also closed, so check these beforehand.
When should I book my flights to Japan?
For the best chance of finding a good deal, we recommend you begin searching for flights as soon as possible and aim to book at least 4 months in advance. If you plan to visit during peak season, start searching even earlier as flights will be significantly more expensive. If your dates of travel are flexible, we recommend you compare your available dates to find the cheapest option. Our experienced travel consultants will help you to find the best fare within your available dates.
How long does it take from the U.K. to Japan?
Direct flights take around 12 hours in total from London to Tokyo. In-direct flight times can vary but usually take about 5 hours longer including transfer time.
Which airlines operate flights to Japan?
Nearly all major airlines and airports offer flights to Japan. Popular airlines include: KLM, AirFrance, Alitalia, Asiana, Lufthansa, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and many more! Japan’s own two leading airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) both serve a wide range of international destinations. Tokyo's Narita Airport and Haneda Airport, Osaka's Kansai Airport, Nagoya's Central Japan Airport and Kyushu’s Fukuoka Airport are Japan’s main major international airports.
Most popular destinations in Japan
Japan elegantly combines an ultra-modern bathed in the light of its own 24 hours existence, with the beautiful tranquillity of the ancient temples, shrines and authentic Japanese inns that bind the streets together. There is nowhere like Japan, let us give you some hints towards your perfect tailor made holidays of this enchanting part of the world.
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Japan offers a unique cultural experience unlike any other countries and will leave a lasting impression with you.
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