Flights to Tokyo, Japan
It's a sprawling city that's renowned for twinkling skyscrapers, bustling pedestrian crossings and frenetic neon-drenched streets, but Tokyo is anything but one dimensional.
per person one way from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch
Premium Economy: 27 Jan - 6 Feb & 22 May - 30 Sep 2020
Business Premier™: 16 Jan - 6 Feb, 16 Apr - 3 May & 13 Aug - 30 Sep 2020
An additional $30 one way applies for travel on Fri - Sun. An additional $60 one way applies for Premium Economy travel on Fri-Sun
Terms and conditions: Advertised fares are based on travel originating in New Zealand. For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $17.50 per person per one way long-haul journey applies. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $60 per person, per one way journey applies. Customers who purchase fares using Airpoints Dollars™ online will be required to pay the government and airport charges which are included in this fare by internet banking or credit card. Taxes on return sector will vary from those on the outbound journey. Travel is via Air New Zealand operated non-stop services ex Auckland to Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo & Osaka. Flights to Singapore and Hong Kong may be operated by partner airlines. Travel ex Wellington or Christchurch is via Auckland on Air New Zealand domestic flights. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at the passenger’s own expense. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. An additional $30 per one-way journey applies for travel on Friday-Sunday in Economy class and $60 per one-way journey in Premium Economy. Premium Economy & Business Premier: Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights will be in Economy class. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all dates. Prices correct as at 5 November 2019. Offer is valid for new bookings only. New deals may be released at any time.
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The vibrant Japanese capital city is as much a look to the tech-savvy future as it is a nod to Japan's rich heritage and past. Discovering the treasures of Tokyo can be as fast-paced or down-tempo as your heart desires. Air New Zealand offers non-stop flights from Auckland to Tokyo's Narita (10h 50m) airport. Air New Zealand also fly seasonally non-stop to Osaka in Japan between November and March each year. There's no better time than now to plan your trip and start booking.
Things to do in Tokyo
Whether you want to get lost in Japan's past, soak up the high-energy nightlife or traverse Tokyo for some of the world's best shopping, this is one city that has all the places you'd want to go. And with a population of close to ten million, it's no surprise that Tokyo boasts one of the best public transport systems in the world.
Getting around is a breeze: rumour has it there's no such thing as a train running late in Tokyo. And once you're ready to experience somewhere new, hop on the shinkansen - the bullet train - and you'll find yourself in Kyoto or Osaka in no time at all.
One of the best ways to explore Tokyo is by taking your taste buds on a culinary journey - perch yourself at a conveyor belt sushi bar, sample the world's finest sake, dive into a bowl of the city's famous ramen or treat yourself to an evening in one of Tokyo's best restaurants. Immerse yourself in pop culture by people watching in Harajuku or create your own "Lost in Translation" moment by flexing your vocal chords at a karaoke joint.
While it's easy to get swept up in the spirited energy that reverberates through the streets of Tokyo, culture and tradition are at the heart of Japan's biggest city. Museums, temples and shrines offer a unique insight into the Japan of both yesterday and today. Escaping from the hustle and bustle of the sometimes chaotic Tokyo streets is easy in the luscious, traditionally landscaped parks and gardens. March is the best time to visit them, as the verdant greenery becomes dappled in pops of pink as Japan's famous cherry blossom season reaches the city.
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Best time to go
March and April are popular as the plum and cherry blossoms come out. Mid-June to mid-July is the hot and damp rainy season. From September to November, the trees put on an autumnal display, and during winter the days are generally clear and cold.
How much will it cost?
Japan is not a bargain destination but you can live cheaply off tasty local foods such as the ubiquitous noodles. Hotel bargains can be had outside the peak summer and winter holiday seasons. If you're planning lots of sightseeing, a prepaid IC Card lets you ride almost any train or bus in the Greater Tokyo area.
Japan has a modern health infrastructure with clinics and hospitals around the country. A good medical insurance policy is recommended in case of accidents or illness.
New Zealanders do not need a visa for non-work visits up to 90 days.
* Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
** Indirect flights may also be available for this route.