Cheap Flights to Japan from Australia

Best student & youth fares right now to Japan

Has Japan made it onto your must-visit list? Well, take a look below at some of the best student and youth flights from Australia to Japan. If you can’t see anything that works for your schedule or your budget, just bookmark this page and check again tomorrow. These fares are updated every single day.

Student flights from Australia to Japan

If you’re looking for a country with an exhilarating mix of ancient and modern culture, look no further than Japan. Sample sushi, ramen or sake whilst in bustling Tokyo, spend a night at the robot cabaret or spend some time climbing Mount Fuji or visiting a temple or two. The old and new side to Japan exists seamlessly alongside each other, with the future and past balancing each other with perfect harmony.

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map of Japan showing main airport

What are the main Japan airport hubs?

You’ll find a few airport hubs in Japan but will most likely find yourself arriving into Tokyo’s Narita Airport. It’s the airport that gets the most international traffic into Japan. Tokyo also has a second airport hub, Tokyo Haneda Airport, which does operate some international flights. In other parts of the country, you may be travelling into or from airports like Osaka’s Kansai Airport and Nagoya’s Central Japan Airport.

How to fly from Australia to Japan

Flying from Australia to Japan is super simple and there are tonnes of direct and indirect options for you. From Sydney, there are 22 direct flights per week to Tokyo, 15 from Melbourne and 6 from Cairns. If you’re located in a different part of Australia, just catch a connecting flight! Some of the airlines we partner with that operate flights to Japan include Qantas, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines.

When is the best time to fly to Japan?

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Japan?

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Why do Australian students love visiting Japan?

Japan is a fantastic choice for Australian students considering a study abroad experience. You’ll be getting access to some of the top higher education institutions in Asia, as well as a range of study options and programmes to choose from, many of which can be studied in English. When you’ve packed in your studies for the day there is heaps to do across the country. Experience both old and new traditions: visit a Buddhist monastery and explore the stunning ancient landscapes or spend a night in an uber-cool capsule hotel and take in the bright lights of Japan's biggest cities.

Japan universities and campuses

Japanese universities and campuses

Universities in Japan have a great global reputation as some of the top higher education institutions in, not just Asia, but also the world. Some of the top-ranking Japanese universities, as ranked by The Times Higher Education league tables include the University of Tokyo (ranking 36th) and Kyoto University (ranking 65th). Luckily for students, Tokyo and Kyoto are two amazing places to live and study in Japan!

Japan lifestyle and culture

Japanese lifestyle and culture

Japan is home to both cutting edge technologies and traditional culture and when visiting you’ll find a unique blend of both at every turn. When visiting this island nation you may notice a few cultural differences compared to life back in Oz. Try and learn a few key phrases to get you through, never litter and be super polite and you’re all good! And if you forget to learn some Japanese, no worries. A lot of signs in Japan are in Japanese, English and Romaji. When it comes to the matter of safety, Japan is known for being one of the safest places in the world for travellers.

Exploring Japan on a student budget

Exploring Japan on a student budget

When you think of Japan, you may not immediately think of student budget-friendly. For example, Osaka has been ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world. But there are always ways to travel with limited funds, even in Japan! The hostel culture is perfect for saving dollars during your trip. Plus there are so many opportunities to explore Japan for free (or at least for cheap). Book yourself onto a free walking tour, eat local, visit parks and browse the markets too.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the Australia to Japan

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