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Flights to Japan in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 2,423Average for return flights in December 2022
Return fromRM 1,231From Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo
One-way fromRM 585One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Japan

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Cheap flights to Tokyo
24 Jan - 20 Feb
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

NRT

Tokyo Narita

1 stop

31h 20m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 1,244

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 4/12

24 Jan - 1 Feb
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

NRT

Tokyo Narita

1 stop

31h 20m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 1,271

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 5/12

15 Jan - 20 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

NRT

Tokyo Narita

1 stop

31h 20m
NRT

Tokyo Narita

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 1,275

Philippine Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4/12

Cheap flights to Osaka
27 Jan - 31 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

Nonstop

6h 30m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

7h 10m
RM 1,236

AirAsia X

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Deal found 5/12

12 Jan - 21 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

1 stop

18h 50m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

7h 10m
RM 1,297

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12

27 Jan - 31 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

1 stop

25h 25m
KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Nonstop

7h 10m
RM 1,358

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/12

Cheap flights to Okinawa
12 Jan - 22 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

OKA

Okinawa Naha

1 stop

19h 10m
OKA

Okinawa Naha

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 2,279

China Airlines

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Deal found 6/12

25 Dec - 31 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

OKA

Okinawa Naha

1 stop

19h 10m
OKA

Okinawa Naha

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 3,078

China Airlines

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Deal found 6/12

22 Dec - 26 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

OKA

Okinawa Naha

1 stop

19h 10m
OKA

Okinawa Naha

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
RM 3,236

China Airlines

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Deal found 6/12

One-way flights to Japan

The cheapest one-way flights to Japan
13 May
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

HND

Tokyo Haneda

Nonstop

7h 10m
RM 598

AirAsia X

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Deal found 4/12

12 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

KIX

Osaka Kansai Intl

1 stop

18h 50m
RM 585

Scoot

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Deal found 6/12

13 Feb
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

OKA

Okinawa Naha

2 stops

20h 45m
RM 808

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 6/12

What is the cheapest month to fly to Japan?

The cheapest ticket to Japan found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

RM 2,223

February

RM 1,795

March

RM 2,284

April

RM 2,664

May

RM 2,105

June

RM 2,458

July

RM 2,602

August

RM 2,113

September

RM 1,987

October

RM 2,057

November

RM 1,843

December

RM 2,712

February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Japan. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Average Japan flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

KUL - TYO

Price

RM 1,434 - RM 3,174

TYO

Temperature

6 - 27 °C

TYO

Rainfall

50 - 210 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Japan?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Japan, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Japan?

Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Nagoya are the most popular flight destinations in Japan.

Japan lies between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, made up of four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu – with Tokyo, the capital city, and Yokohama – Shikoku and Kyushu) and more than 4,000 smaller ones. Japan is smaller than the UK, but with 126 million souls has twice the population. About 80 per cent of Japan is mountainous or forested and most of the population live in coastal areas.

With this “crush” come many of the typically Japanese solutions – the maintenance of personal space, short-stay “love hotels”, and capsule hotels.

Tradition and respect for the past go hand in hand with modern technology. The calibrated tea ceremony contrasts with neon-lit cities; anime (animation) with cherry-blossom viewing; painstakingly prepared sushi with the fast-service vending machines that sell everything from soft drinks to potted plants.

Cheap flights to Japan land at either Narita near Tokyo or Kansai near Osaka, both well linked thanks to Japan’s superior transport system.

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Japan climate

Japan’s climate varies with its latitude. The north has four distinct seasons while the south is subtropical. Okinawa averages a temperature of 21 degrees. The plum and cherry blossom trees bloom in March and April. The rainy season lasts from mid-June to mid-July. Except for Hokkaido and the mountains, it gets very hot and humid after a rainstorm. Typhoon season lasts from the end of August through September, but Japan generally only gets thunderstorms. Winter lasts from December to March and sees lots of snow with great mountain skiing.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Peak Season:

The peak seasons are when the Japanese are on holiday: New Year’s, 27 December to 4 January; Golden Week, 29 April to 5 May; and the Obon Festival in mid-August. These are the best times to book flights to Japan and visit major cities as the many Japanese have left on holiday.

Other peak seasons are school holidays, which is usually mid-July through August, national holidays, and festivals.

Off Season:

Spring and autumn are great times to visit. In spring the plum and cherry blossoms are in bloom and they alone are worth the flight to Japan. Autumn promises a foliage display. Book Japan flights and accommodation ahead if you’ll be visiting during a festival.

Getting around Japan

Japan has the world’s most efficient train service — from the Shinkansen or Bullet Train to steam locomotives — and rail passes are available.

Japan’s length makes flying worth considering; with domestic airlines offering low and discounted Japan flights.

There’s a comprehensive network of long-distance buses. The cities also have bus lines, but unless you speak Japanese, they’re not as useful. Ferries are a great way to island hop and cruise, and can be a real bargain.

Subways and local trains are available in larger cities and are the best means of transport around the cities. Taxis are pretty much everywhere, but are pricey. Have the address written in Japanese as few drivers speak English.

What is good to know if travelling to Japan?

  • Tokyo appears gaudy, noisy, and crowded, but look again: peaceful side streets, temples, shrines, bonsai trees, and somewhere a festival. The museums are world class as is the food, even the noodle shacks. It’s a shopper’s paradise offering designer fashions, souvenirs, crafts, high-tech, and antiques. At night, visit trendy clubs, Kabuki theatre, sumo wrestling, and performing arts. You cannot be bored in Tokyo.
  • A testimony to the celebration of life, Hiroshima is a modern city laced with rivers and tree-lined boulevards. Dedicated to art, streets are lined with statues, stone lanterns, memorials, and sculptures. Visitors come mostly to see Peace Memorial Park and museum. Next on the list are the Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, and Shukkeien Garden.
  • The prefecture of Okinawa has a unique history. As the kingdom of Ryukyu, Okinawa wasn’t integrated into Japan until 1879, and during World War II was the only site of ground battle in Japan. Okinawa reflects the Ryukyu language, arts, and music, and tropical plants bloom year-round. With its beaches, colourful fishes, and coral reefs, Okinawa’s most popular attraction is diving.
  • Completely rebuilt after the war, Nagoya is a modern but laid-back city. Little recognised for its attractions, there’s plenty to see: the display rooms of the famous Noritake chinaware company, the Tokugawa Art Museum’s collection fron a family that once ruled Japan, the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, the open-air architectural museum, and cormorant fishing in summer.
  • Hip, trendy Osaka is an international and progressive business centre. Like Tokyo, Osaka is the place to shop for the latest techno gadgets and toys. Osaka has cultivated excellent performance arts, major museums, and lowlife comedy. The city is also known for its friendly people, food, aquarium, castle, Bunraku puppet theatre, oldest state temple in Japan, and Universal Studios.
  • Cleanliness is of paramount importance in Japan. Shoes are left at the door and there are even slippers to be worn in the toilet. It is expected that bathers will bathe before taking to onsen (hot spring) or sento (communal bath houses).

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