Flights to Tokyo
Tokyo is a fascinating, sprawling city, and is filled with experiences to delight every kind of traveller, from its world-class restaurants and museums to its exceptional hole-in-the-wall street food and markets.
What to know before you fly to Tokyo?
If you’re heading to Tokyo, there are a few things to note. Japanese is the official language and only around 12 percent of the population speak English, so best to learn a few key phrases before you go. The currency is the yen, tipping is not expected, and it’s advisable to carry cash in addition to cards.
The best time to visit Tokyo is in the Spring, when you can see the cherry blossoms in the trees and take your pick of all the festivals. Once you’ve booked your flights to Tokyo, make sure you have a the correct electrical plug (two pins, American-style) and you will also need a voltage converter because voltage in Japan is less than in most other regions of the world.
Airports in Tokyo
The two international airports which service Tokyo are Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND). Narita is by far the primary airport for international flights, and is located 60km east of Tokyo city centre. A range of buses and trains service the airport daily, with the quickest route being to take the JR Narita Express. A taxi to Tokyo city centre will be in excess of AU$200 so thankfully, there are numerous other options.