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Cheapest flights to Tokyo airports

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Tokyo Narita Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Tokyo

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT)

Typically, flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita, which has an average price of $776

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELESOctober11% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Tokyo costs on average just $699 in October
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELESDecember36% more expensiveIt costs about $1,062 for flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO TOKYO FROM LOS ANGELESMarch629% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Tokyo from Los Angeles in March than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Tokyo?

Japan is one of those tourist destinations that are truly year-round. In fact, Japanese culture is so appreciative of the changing seasons, that you will see celebrations, unique food items, and cultural festivals celebrating every season. Finding the best time to visit Tokyo depends on what you want to experience in this popular Japanese city. During the winter, there is skiing and snowboarding, hot springs (onsen), and delicious seafood. During summer, you have colorful festivals, hiking, and coastal areas where you can explore the beaches and sea. During fall, Tokyo has some beautiful sights and ideal temperatures. During spring, you can experience the cherry blossoms blooming. Ideally, you will want to visit from late March to early April to catch cherry blossom season. From August through September you are entering typhoon season, but it will typically not affect Tokyo. September through October brings beautiful fall colors and plenty of sun. December to February brings cold temperatures that range from 40 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Tokyo?

    $48 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Tokyo. This flight is from Osaka and is 95% cheaper than most flights to Tokyo. To find the cheapest price to Tokyo from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Tokyo?

    The cheapest month to fly to Tokyo from United States is in February. Flight prices, which tend to average around $818, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Tokyo in February, then March is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Tokyo during March average around $819.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Tokyo?

    The best time to book a flight to Tokyo from United States is 57 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $951. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Tokyo at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $470 in the past 72 hours.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Tokyo?

    The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Tokyo is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $905. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United States to Tokyo on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around $1,006. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Tokyo?

    In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Tokyo when you can find flight prices for as low as $688. Flying to Tokyo in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Tokyo is in the morning when prices are around $995.

  • What is there to do in Tokyo when it’s raining?

    Users planning a flight to Tokyo during the months of May, June, or July should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Tokyo even when it's raining, though. While in Tokyo you will find Nezu Bijutsukan nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Akihabara Electric Town. Many people find Tokyo Kasai Suizokukan to be a great place to check out while visiting Tokyo, especially on days where the weather does not quite cooperate.

  • When is it best to fly to Tokyo to go sightseeing?

    The best time to plan to fly to Tokyo to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, April or November seems like the best time of year to plan your visit.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Tokyo?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Tokyo is possible. If you are planning a flight to Tokyo, consider booking flights to Tokyo Narita Airport (35 mi from Tokyo city center).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Tokyo?

    Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Tokyo is Tokyo Haneda Airport where the average price is $924pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • Are there flights to Shibuya?

    Yes, you can get a flight ticket to Tokyo Haneda if you want to reach Shibuya. It is the nearest Tokyo airport (9.7 mi away).

  • What’s the closest airport to Ginza?

    The closest airport to Ginza is Tokyo Haneda, 8.4 mi away.


Can I fly to Tokyo from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Tokyo

Most visitors from United States will not be allowed to enter Tokyo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Tokyo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Tokyo.

Can I fly back to United States from Tokyo?

Returning to United States from Tokyo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Tokyo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Tokyo are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Tokyo at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Tokyo flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Tokyo found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Apr 2
LAX2:00 amLos Angeles
17h 15m
2 stops
NRT7:15 pmTokyo Narita
Apr 26
NRT12:50 pmTokyo Narita
15h 15m
1 stop
LAX4:05 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 2
LAX2:00 amLos Angeles
17h 15m
2 stops
NRT7:15 pmTokyo Narita
Apr 26
NRT12:50 pmTokyo Narita
19h 23m
2 stops
LAX8:13 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 18
LAX2:00 amLos Angeles
17h 15m
2 stops
NRT7:15 pmTokyo Narita
Apr 26
NRT12:50 pmTokyo Narita
15h 15m
1 stop
LAX4:05 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 18
LAX2:00 amLos Angeles
17h 15m
2 stops
NRT7:15 pmTokyo Narita
Apr 26
NRT12:50 pmTokyo Narita
19h 23m
2 stops
LAX8:13 amLos Angeles
Aeromexico
Apr 4
LAX1:55 pmLos Angeles
20h 25m
1 stop
NRT10:20 amTokyo Narita
Apr 6
NRT10:25 amTokyo Narita
17h 45m
1 stop
LAX4:10 amLos Angeles
Aeromexico
Apr 21
LAX9:20 amLos Angeles
25h 00m
1 stop
NRT10:20 amTokyo Narita
Apr 27
NRT10:25 amTokyo Narita
37h 10m
1 stop
LAX11:35 pmLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Tokyo

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Tokyo, view some of our deals below provided by Japan Airlines and ZIPAIR
Multiple Airlines
Apr 14
LAX4:00 amLos Angeles
16h 45m
1 stop
NRT8:45 pmTokyo Narita
Japan Airlines
Apr 13
LAX8:55 pmLos Angeles
11h 50m
HND8:45 amTokyo Haneda
Japan Airlines
Apr 14
LAX10:25 amLos Angeles
16h 05m
1 stop
HND2:30 amTokyo Haneda

Which airlines fly to Tokyo?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Tokyo
  • Which airlines fly to Tokyo?

    There may be other airlines that fly to Tokyo from United States, but the most popular among our users are ANA, Japan Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines. These airlines should offer flights to Tokyo on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United States.


Airports near Tokyo

Below you will find all the airports in Tokyo along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Tokyo from the airport

Narita International Airport (NRT)

All international flights come into Narita Airport which is 41 miles away from Tokyo city center.

Taxi

Taxis are best for getting around a bustling city like Tokyo, but they are expensive. You will spend ¥19500 JPY – ¥21500 JPY for a 1 to 2-hour ride depending on traffic.

Airport Bus

The bus is accessible and stress-free to get to the city center. The bus picks up luggage just outside of Terminals 1 and 2, and then drops you at downtown hotels. If you have heavy baggage or are staying at one of the 40 hotels that the Airport Limousine Bus serves, it is the most cost-effective way to travel at ¥3100 JPY. It departs every hour from the airport but can take up to two hours to reach your hotel.

Train

The fastest way to Tokyo is the JR Narita Express which leads into Tokyo station from Airport Terminal 2 Station and the station at Terminal 1. It departs once each hour and twice an hour during peak travel times. The trip costs ¥3000 JPY one-way. At Tokyo station, the train splits and first cars head into Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro, while rear cars go into Shinagawa. The cost for these stations is ¥3100 JPY. The Keisei Skyliner departs from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in the airport and heads to Ueno Station in Tokyo within an hour. These trains leave every 40 minutes from 7:52 am to 10:00 pm for a fare of around ¥2000 JPY one-way. The limited express trains are cheaper and take 71 minutes for a cost of around ¥1000 JPY.

Car Rentals

If you want to drive around Tokyo, look for deals on affordable car rentals with momondo.

Haneda Airport (HND)

Some international airlines still land in Haneda (Tokyo International Airport). It is near the city center and is used for domestic flights typically. From here you can take the Airport Limousine bus to Tokyo station, Tokyo City air terminal to downtown, and Shinjuku Station. Fares are ¥1000-1200 JPY. Locals typically take the monorail from Haneda to Hamamatsucho Station in 15 minutes for ¥500 JPY or the Keikyu Line for a 19-minute ride and ¥400 JPY. Arriving anywhere else in Japan, you will need to take the Shinkansen bullet train into Tokyo, Ueno, or Shinagawa stations. They are all served by taxis and subways. Domestic long-distance ferries arrive at Ariake Ferry Terminal on an artificial island next to Odaiba in Tokyo Bay.


Popular routes to Tokyo

Most frequently searched flights to Tokyo along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time11h 10m
Cheapest price$521
Seattle to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time10h 10m
Cheapest price$617
New York to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time14h 00m
Cheapest price$636
San Francisco to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time10h 55m
Cheapest price$629
Dallas to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 35m
Cheapest price$707
Boston to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 45m
Cheapest price$722
Chicago to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 05m
Cheapest price$668
Washington to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$668
Miami to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time20h 25m
Cheapest price$706
Atlanta to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 25m
Cheapest price$635
Ontario to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time15h 12m
Cheapest price$795
Denver to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price$649
San Diego to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price$599
Houston to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time13h 10m
Cheapest price$660
San Jose to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time16h 05m
Cheapest price$518
Orlando to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time17h 55m
Cheapest price$699
Portland to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time12h 15m
Cheapest price$594
Santa Ana to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time14h 45m
Cheapest price$626
Honolulu to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time8h 20m
Cheapest price$458
Manila to Tokyo Flights
Fastest flight time4h 10m
Cheapest price$176

How to travel around Tokyo

Rail

Tokyo transportation is vast, and they are big on public transportation in most Japanese cities. The best way to get around is by using the Japan Railway (JR) system. The commuter train close to you can conveniently take you to your destination. From there you can hail a cab or walk. All public transportation systems have their distinct fare, so you must purchase a ticket when swapping between them. If you visit for a few days, you can buy a contactless prepaid card from JR East that deducts fares on all transportation lines.

Buses

Buses are not as accessible as the trains and subways in Tokyo due to the complicated route system. Most bus drivers do not speak English either, so they will not be able to direct you. Buses cost ¥200 JPY for a one-way trip, and they only take coins, bills, Suica and Pasmo cards.

Boats

Boats are helpful for the destinations that are across Tokyo Bay or on the Sumida River. It is also an excellent way just to explore the bay and Hinode Pier. The trips to the Pier take approximately 40 minutes each and cost ¥800 JPY.


Visa requirements for visiting Tokyo

U.S. and Canada passport holders just need a passport that is valid for three months; they do not need a visa if staying under 90 days. For other nationalities, please check the Japan National Tourism Organization website.


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Best things to do and see in Tokyo

Things to do and places of interest in Tokyo

Read a travel guide, and you could be quickly overwhelmed by the options for Tokyo. So when booking Tokyo flights and planning your itinerary, there are a few items to prioritize. The Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March to April and five different parks host events celebrating their blossoms (sakura). You must also visit the famous Meiji Shrine and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is located in a forest covering 170 acres, combining nature with classic Japanese architecture. Cultural theme shows and tours are also available, such as the sumo wrestling tours, café experiences, and the Kyoto Rail Tours. Ryogoku has the National Sumo Hall where you can see an authentic Japanese event, moves by former champions, and a parade of official ceremonies. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a perfect place to admire the natural beauty and wonders of Japan. It is themed by countries like France, England, and Japan.

Tips and tricks for visiting Tokyo

Do Not Tip

Attentive service is a custom in Japan; not something that is tipped. It is known as osmote nashi. Tipping, therefore, is not expected, and a gratuity will be refused. In fact, if you were to leave a tip, the server might chase you down to return it!

Walk on the Left

Crowds are orderly when walking in Downtown Tokyo. Most will keep to the left of the street just like vehicles. The only time you can go to the opposite side is on an escalator.

Tokyo Residents are Extremely Polite

You will be welcomed everywhere you go, including boutiques, restaurants, and temples. Citizens are impressively polite and always willing to help. When welcomed, no response is necessary. Instead, a friendly bow in response is all you need.

Litter is Not Tolerated

Tokyo’s streets are impressively clean, and you will notice that smoking in non-designated areas is strictly prohibited.

Public Affection is Prohibited

You will see couples walking down the street that do not hold hands or show any affection in public. In Japan, affection is not for public display!