Flights to Japan

Best student & youth fares right now to Japan

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How to travel Japan on a budget 

Student flights from the USA to Japan

Japan is a great place to visit because of its eclectic mix of old and new cultures. One day could see you taking the Bullet Train across the country, spending an evening out at robot karaoke or sampling sushi, sake and ramen in a bustling city. The next, you could be hiking Mount Fuji or visiting a 100-year old temple.

If you’re considering a trip to Japan we’ve got the student and youth fares just for you. Whether you’re wanting to save your money to spend on sushi, karaoke or go-karting around Tokyo, our cheap flights to Japan from the US are the perfect remedy. If you’re looking to save even more, sign up to become a member. It’s totally free and you’ll get access to more deals and promo codes.

map of japan showing main airports

What are the main Japan airport hubs?

If you’re looking for the main airport hubs in Japan, the first city you need to look at is Tokyo. When flying from the US to Japan, you’ll most likely arrive into Tokyo’s Narita Airport as this airport has the most international traffic into the country. Tokyo Haneda Airport is the city's secondary airport hub and does operate some international flights. Elsewhere in Japan, you’ll find airport hubs in Osaka’s Kansai Airport and Nagoya’s Central Japan Airport.

How to fly from the USA to Japan

Getting yourself from the US to Japan is pretty easy and there are a lot of direct and connecting flights for you to choose from. For example, you can find direct flights every day from major cities like Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. If you’re located in a different part of the US, no worries—you’ll find plenty of connecting flight options available too! Some of the airlines we partner with that operate flights to Japan include Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, United, American and more.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

Japan is one of those incredible destinations that’s great to visit all year round, but it also has some truly magical times of the year that you should consider. Autumn and spring are both beautiful times of the year, as well as early April, when the iconic Cherry Blossom Festival takes place and the trees are in peak bloom.

At any time of year in Japan, you’ll find a wide range of events, festivals and celebrations taking place across the country. These include Tokyo’s Sanka Matsuri Festival in spring, the Sapporo Snow Festival and of course, as mentioned above, the Cherry Blossom Festival. These times of year will get busy and prices of flights and accommodation may rise, so be aware of this when planning your trip and book early.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the US to Japan?

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Why do American students love visiting Japan?

For American students considering studying abroad in Japan, you’re truly in for a treat. Japan is a great destination for students and you’ll be gaining access to some of the top universities in Asia. There is a range of program options to choose from, many of which have English study options. In between classes you’ll find there is a lot to do, even on a student budget. Experience the old and new side to the country, with a visit to a Buddhist monastery followed by night in a super modern and funky capsule hotel.

Japan universities and campuses

Japanese universities and campuses

In Asia, Japanese universities have a great reputation. But it’s not just in Asia their universities are ranked highly, it’s across the world too. Some of the highest-ranking universities in Japan include the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University. Luckily for students, Tokyo and Kyoto are also two of the best cities to study abroad in Japan. While Tokyo has a more modern, bustling-city feel, Kyoto is a bit more historical and quieter, and is full of museums and festivals.

Japan lifestyle and culture

Japanese lifestyle and culture

If you’re looking for a destination with both incredibly cutting edge technology and traditional cultures, Japan is the perfect blend of both for you. When visiting this island nation you may find its culture and customs a little different than what you’re used to at home. So just be sure to never, ever litter, be polite and try to learn a few key phrases in Japanese to get you by. And if languages aren’t your forte, don’t worry! A lot of street signs are in Japanese, English and Romaji. And when it comes to safety in Japan, it’s known to be one of the safest places for travelers worldwide.

Exploring Japan on a student budget

Exploring Japan on a student budget

Budget-friendly is now a phrase that immediately springs to mind when thinking of Japan. Hey, it’s home to Osaka, one of the most expensive cities in the world. But despite this, this country is surprisingly great at offering activities and accommodation types for those with limited funds. Save some cash during your trip by staying in a hostel and enjoying some free activities like walking tours, window shopping at the markets and visiting the parks. And try to eat local to keep the cost down too.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the USA to Japan

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