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Flights to Tokyo (Japan)

Cheap Flights to Tokyo

Once a peaceful fishing village, Tokyo is now the world's most populated metropolitan area, with more than 37 million people calling the city and the surrounding suburbs home.  Amazingly, despite its rapid growth Tokyo has managed to maintain many of its historic buildings and traditional customs, while also embracing all that is new and modern.  As more and more airlines offer cheap tickets to Tokyo, now is the ideal time to book a flight to the Japanese capital. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Tokyo

The best time to book a flight to Tokyo is in the spring or fall, when the weather is comfortable and the country's natural beauty is at its peak.  Typically, the cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late March and have fully blossomed by late April, although the cherry blossom season and its associated festivals vary from year to year depending on weather patterns.  In the autumn, Japanese parks fill with outdoor enthusiasts who love watching the leaves change to red, orange and yellow.  In the summer the city can become quite humid, while winter brings chillier temperatures and infrequent snowfalls.  Roll your mouse over the chart on the right to see which months have the lowest fares, then use Skyscanner's month search tool to identify the dates with the most convenient and cheapest flights from your home to Tokyo. 

Airlines That Fly to Tokyo

Three airlines fly direct from Canada to Tokyo: Air Canada, ANA and Japan Airlines.  With Skyscanner, it is possible to search exclusively for direct flights and avoid any unnecessary layovers.

When flying direct from Canada, travelers may arrive at either of Tokyo's two major airports.  Tokyo's Narita Airport is located seventy kilometers northeast of the city center, and three different rail lines connect it to central Tokyo.  Haneda Airport is closer to the city center and has a monorail line that runs to downtown.  Both airports also have limousine buses that carry passengers and their luggage to major transit hubs and popular hotels, along with trustworthy taxi services and numerous car rental providers.

What to See and Do in Tokyo

Most travelers like to begin their trip to Tokyo by exploring the city's famous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, including Senso-ji and Meiji-jingo.  Proper etiquette in these important religious sites requires visitors to maintain a calm and quiet demeanor, adhere to posted rules about photography, and leave a small donation in the offering box.  Afterwards, fashionable travelers might head to Shibuya or Harajuku for world-class shopping and entertainment, while foodies may prefer to get lost in the gigantic Tsukiji fish market or meet fellow culinary travelers on an organized food tour. 

When choosing your hotel in Tokyo, most travel experts suggest looking for a place to stay that is close to the Yamanote rail line, which loops through the city's busiest neighborhoods.  If you want to be close to the city's best nightlife, choose a hotel in Roppongi instead.  Budget travelers should look for Japan's famous capsule hotels, while visitors who want a more authentic experience should look for a traditional Japanese inn, known as a ryokan.

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