Find the cheapest flight to Japan

Japan might be a relatively small island nation, but it has a couple large international airports for visitors to choose from.

Most people will probably enter the country through Narita International Airport (airport code NRT) outside Tokyo. The airport is actually located about 60 km from downtown Tokyo – about one hour away by train – and is Japan’s main international airport. The construction of Narita led to a violent conflict between the Japanese government and the people in the 1960s, which stemmed mainly from the government’s plan to build the airport on land where people lived. The conflict delayed construction of the airport for some time and resulted in arrests and injuries – then when the airport finally opened it did so under a very heavy level of security. Narita is the primary international hub for Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways and an Asian regional hub for Northwest Airlines and United Airlines. For a complete list of airlines serving Narita, see this page. You can track today’s flights departing or arriving here. A guide to the airport’s two terminals is here. Your dining and shopping options are listed here by the terminal they are in. Narita has both left luggage facilities (information here) and coin-operated luggage lockers (information here). Find out about how to get to and from Narita via bus or taxi here and train here. The car rental agencies operating at the airport are listed here, and driving directions are here.

The other airports you might be flying into are Kansai International Airport (KIX) near Osaka and Chubu International Airport (airport code NGO) near Nagoya. Just about every large city in Japan has an airport, although most are reserved for domestic flights.

Be sure to check on these deals on international airfare to Japan, and then read through our Japan Travel Guide to figure out what to do and where to stay once you arrive.

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Japan is a great country to visit and get accustomed to Asian culture without completely leaving your comfort zone. It is a highly modern country, so your every need is likely to be met – especially in the cities – and it also retains much of its traditions and culture. Be ready for the clash of old and new, from high-tech toilets and karaoke bars to peaceful temples and garden oases in the center of high rises. Japan might be a case of sensory overload, but it is a fun ride.