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    Flights from New Zealand to Tokyo

    What you need to know when booking a flight to Japan

    Are you planning to book flights from New Zealand to Tokyo? Japan is a holiday hotspot for many Kiwi travellers, so book a ticket and see this amazing destination for yourself!

    Whether you're flying to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics or visiting Japan for a holiday, there are many options when it comes to airlines and routes.

    We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! Keep reading for the ultimate guide to flying to Tokyo below.

    Skip ahead to find exactly what you’re looking for:

    According to Skyscanner, the best time to book your flight to Tokyo is approximately 21 weeks before you leave. This is generally when fares are at their cheapest when travelling to Japan.

    Flight prices could be more expensive in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so get in quick!

    Shop around for the best price before booking to see if you can get a good deal. Looking at flight comparison websites can help you compare the cost of different airlines, or have a chat to your travel agent about available offers for Japan flights.

    Flights from Wellington to Tokyo

    Which airlines fly from Wellington to Tokyo?

    There are no direct flights from Wellington to Tokyo, however many airlines fly to Japan with just one stop.

    You can get a connecting flight from Wellington to Tokyo with:

    • Air New Zealand
    • Qantas
    • Virgin Australia
    • All Nippon Airways (ANA)

    How long does it take to fly from Wellington to Tokyo?

    Flights from Wellington to Tokyo take an average time of 13h 20m, but this depends on how long your stopover is.

    What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Wellington to Tokyo?

    A return flight in Economy can cost upwards of $839.

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    Flights from Auckland to Tokyo

    Which airlines fly from Auckland to Tokyo?

    Air New Zealand offers direct flights from Auckland to Tokyo.

    Qantas and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have flights that stop in either Brisbane or Sydney along the way.

    How long does it take to fly from Auckland to Tokyo?

    Flights from Auckland to Tokyo take 10h 55m on average.

    How many flights are there a week from Auckland to Tokyo?

    There are usually 9 flights from Auckland to Tokyo every week.

    What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Auckland to Tokyo?

    An Economy return flight can cost as little as $582 from Auckland to Tokyo.

    Flights from Christchurch to Tokyo

    Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Tokyo?

    There are no direct flights from Christchurch to Tokyo. However, you can get a connecting flight through to Tokyo with Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar.

    How long does it take to fly from Christchurch to Tokyo?

    It takes an average of 13h 35m to fly from Christchurch to Tokyo.

    What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Christchurch to Tokyo?

    It is possible to fly from Christchurch to Tokyo for as little as $661, depending on the latest sales and deals available.

    Flights from Queenstown to Tokyo

    Which airlines fly from Queenstown to Tokyo?

    No airlines provide direct flights from Queenstown to Tokyo. But, you can easily get a connecting flight onto Tokyo with Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar.

    How long does it take to fly from Queenstown to Tokyo?

    On average, the flight time is 13h 50m when flying from Queenstown to Tokyo.

    What is the cheapest price for a return flight from Queenstown to Tokyo?

    Indirect return flights from Queenstown to Tokyo start from $853.

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    There are two airports in Tokyo: Haneda Airport (HND) and Narita Airport (NRT).

    Both of Tokyo's airports are modern, world-class facilities. While Haneda is closest to central Tokyo, you will still have easy access into the centre of town from Narita Airport.

    All the essential facilities are available in both of Tokyo’s airport, including currency exchange services and ATMs, duty-free shops, restaurants and bars. You can also choose to see the VIP lounges and make use of free WiFi.

    To get into Tokyo, options include the JR Narita Express to Tokyo stations, costing ¥3,000 yen (approximately $40). You can also travel by Keisei Skyliner, which is slightly cheaper at ¥2,470 yen ($35).

    A taxi from Narita International Airport to Tokyo will cost around ¥25,000 yen, which is about $285.

    From Haneda Airport, the taxi fare is more reasonable at ¥6,000 yen (around $80).

    Before your flight to Tokyo or somewhere else in Japan, make sure that you've got the essentials!

    Remember to bring your travel documentation like your passport, travel insurance and hotel booking confirmations, as well as appropriate clothing for the time of year that you’ll be visiting. In January, you'll need a jumper and coat as the weather is chilly. In August, pack your lightest clothing as it can heat up during the warmer months.

    It may also be worthwhile learning some basic Japanese before you travel, so you know some common phrases to get by. The locals will appreciate your attempts at speaking Japanese, although you’ll be able to get by with English.

    It’s a good idea to know your transport options ahead of time, too. Decide on how you'll get from the airport to your accommodation once you arrive. Get familiar with the available transport within Tokyo, including how to travel on the subway, so you can get around the city with ease and make the most of your time in Japan.

    Before you travel, make sure that you're protected with appropriate travel insurance. Nobody wants to think about things going wrong on your trip, but the unexpected can happen.

    Compare our travel insurance plans to find one that suits you. Our policies can offer a range of travel insurance benefits to protect your Japan adventure, from unforeseen overseas medical expenses to lost luggage.

    Make sure you read the policy wording so you are aware of what is, and is not, covered by your chosen travel insurance policy.

    Get a free quote for Japan travel insurance!

     

     

    Please note: every effort was made to ensure the information provided in this article was accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change.