Let your monkeys loose in the Land of the Rising Sun with Orbitz deals on flights to Japan. Pour your savings into more sushi and Fujiobis.
Flights to Japan
Low cost Japan flights often land at five major airports: Narita (NRT), Kansai (KIX), Chubu (NGO), New Chitose (CTS), and Fukuoka (FUK). Most international flights to Japan arrive at Narita, home of many major airline hubs. Osakaís Kansai also hubs Peach, specializing in cheap flights. Kansai's award-winning offshore design was tested by the Kobe earthquake and a 120 mph typhoon with no damage. Chubu, in Nagoya, is another award-winning offshore airport based on Kansai technology. New Chitose, in Sapporo, reduces their number of flights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. due to noise control policies. Fukuoka, in the city of the same name, has a zero-flight noise control policy during the same hours. Numerous fighters flew from Fukuoka during the Korean War to support the evacuation of American civilians and ground troops in battle.
Autumn, September through November, is a fabulous time to book budget flights to Japan. It's an easy way to eliminate the spring crowds after sakuras (cherry blossoms) and comfortably take in the vivid colors of the turning leaves, radiant sky, and autumn flowers. Pack short sleeves and a rain jacket to join the March, April, and May crush on discount Japan flights. Tokyo's cherry blossoms are at their finest then. Let everyone else bake in the July heat. Head for Hokkaido. The higher altitudes will reduce temperatures as you hike, climb, or bike. Be prepared for shower activity.
Getting Around Japan
Narita's ground transfer centers provide low fare train and bus tickets as well as taxis for passengers arriving on flights to Japan. Bus rides from Narita to Tokyo can be two hours in length. The Narita Express train can get there in only 40 minutes. Twenty-four miles from Osaka, Kansai is well-equipped with ground travel options. Namba and Wakayama are just over 30 minutes by train. Bus stops include Kyoto, Umeda, and Nara. The Airport Expressway makes it easy for visitors from Japan flights traveling by private or rental cars and taxis to go nearly anywhere. Shinkansen is the Bullet Train, a high speed rail transport serving metroplexes on Honshu and Kyushu Islands. A connection to Hokkaido is in progress.
Pleasure seekers on flights to Japan are faced with endless activities and captivating sights. Be ready for adventure when you step off your Japan flights.
- Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama, an assorted colony of mountain monkeys in Kyoto run around loose while adult and child animal fanatics feed them from inside a large mesh enclosure
- Osaka-jo, originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the Great Unifier, now an Osaka historic edifice and park perfect for picnics and cultural demonstrations
- Oedo Onsen Monogatari, an array of Tokyo mineral baths (onsen) with exhibits on ancient Japan, thin kimonos (yukata) provided
- Hokudai Shokubutsuen, an ornate Sapporo garden display of 4,000 ornamental, edible, and medicinal plant species at Hokkaido University
- Minato Mirai 21, a Yokohama entertainment zone offering panoramic views of the Landmark Tower and Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel
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