Air Travel to Japan

Flights To Japan - International Routes & Aiports

Japan's major international airports are Narita NRT (Tokyo), Tokyo (Haneda) HND, Kansai International Airport KIX (Osaka), Nagoya NGO, Sapporo SPK, Fukuoka FUK, Naha NAH (Okinawa) and Niigata KIJ.

Of these, the major entry points to Japan are Narita International Airport NRT and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) HND, which serve Tokyo and the Kanto region, followed by Kansai International KIX, which serves Osaka and the rest of the Kansai region. Kagoshima KOJ, Nagasaki NGS, and Kumamoto KMJ airports have handy connections to China and Korea. See our flights to Japan page for online bookings and discount domestic tickets.

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Approximate flight times and routes to Japan from North America

Air ticket prices from the US to Japan have fallen considerably in recent years with Japan Airlines (JAL), All Nippon Airlines (ANA), United Airlines, Northwest and Korean Air the main carriers. Fares are cheaper from the west coast. Air Canada operates reasonably priced flights from Vancouver.

North America Code Hours
Atlanta ATL 14.5
BOS 18.5
Chicago ORD 13
Dallas/Fort Worth DFW 13.5
Houston IAH 14
Los Angeles LAX 11.5
Miami MIA 17.5
New Orleans (via IAH or DFW) MSY 16
New York JFK 15
Orlando MCO 17
San Diego SAN 15
San Francisco SFO 11
Seattle/Tacoma SEA 11
Washington DC WAS 14

Approximate flight times and routes to Japan from Central and South America

Central & South America Code Hours
Brasilia (via Sao Paulo GRU)
BSB 30
Rio de Janeiro (via Paris CDG) GIG 25
Sao Paulo (via Paris CDG)
GRU 25
Medellin (via New York EWR)
MDE 30
Quito (via Atlanta ATL) UIO 26
Mexico City (via San Francisco SFO)
MEX 17.5

Approximate flight times and routes to Japan from Europe

Air France, JAL, ANA,British Airways (BA) and Virgin have direct flights to Tokyo with JAL & ANA also flying non-stop to Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka. Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Thai Air, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Air, KLM and Aeroflot also offer indirect services to mainland Europe.

Europe Code Hours
Amsterdam AMS 12
Brussels (via AMS)
BRU 14
Frankfurt FRA 11
Istanbul (or 14-15 hrs via SVO or Beijing) IST 12
London LHR 11.5
Moscow MOW 9.5
Paris CDG 11.5
Rome ROM 11.5
Vienna VIE 12
Zurich ZRH 12

Approximate flight times and routes to Japan from Africa

Africa Code Hours
Cairo CAI 11
Johannesburg (via Hong Kong) JNBK 17

Approximate flight times and routes to Japan from Asia & Oceania

Most Asian countries have direct daily flight connections with Japan with Bangkok and Hong Kong major hubs.
Cathay Pacific, Garuda, Quantas, Air New Zealand and JAL have connections to Australia. Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines and, of course, Air New Zealand fly to New Zealand.

Asia and Oceania Code Hours
Auckland AKL 11
Bangkok BKK 5
Beijing PEK 2.5
Brisbane BNE 9
Christchurch CHC 12
Dubai (via Seoul) DXB 13
Ho Chi Minh City SGN 5
Hong Kong HKG 3
Jakarta JKT 7
Kuala Lumpur KUL 6
Manila MNL 4
Mumbai MNL 10
New Delhi DEL 8
Riyadh (via Hongkong) RUH 13.5
Seoul ICN 2.25
Shanghai SHA 2.5
Singapore SIN 6.5
Sydney SYD 10

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