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Sunday, December 8th 2019

"I'm a travel junkie who's hooked on deals from YYC." - Chris Myden

2019
1
November
Calgary to Tokyo or Osaka / Kyoto, Japan - $548 to $648 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Osaka Kyoto, Japan

United Airlines and ANA have dropped the price of their flights from Calgary to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan down to between $548 and $648 CAD roundtrip including taxes!

The flights have 1 stop each way.

From Osaka, it's a 26 minute train ride ($17) to the beautiful city of Kyoto if you use the special rapid trains on the JR Kyoto Line.

You can also fly into Tokyo but home from Osaka for the same price. It's also worth trying many other cities in Japan instead of Osaka. See instructions below.

Update 11/2 @ 3:00 PM - It looks like this is over. Some cheap ones are still showing up on Skyscanner but through the slow booking sites (eDreams, Tripair) who may not have their prices updated yet.

Availability for travel

November, first half of December 2019

January, February, March, April, May, June, late August, September 2020

NOTE: April 29 to May 5 is Japan's 'Golden Week' when everyone in Japan goes on holidays, meaning everything is very busy, booked, etc.

The best time to view cherry blossoms depends on the location in Japan, and varies each year. As a general rule, in many areas it is from late March to early April.

How to find and book this deal

1. Try the following Google Flights search:

Google Flights: Calgary to Tokyo, Japan

Google Flights: Calgary to Osaka, Japan

- click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations

- look for the dates that are $620 to $670 CAD roundtrip.

2. Go to Skyscanner or Flighthub

- Search for a flight from Calgary to Tokyo or Osaka, Japan

- Use the same dates you found on Google Flights

screenshot from Skyscanner



You can also fly into Tokyo but home from Osaka for the same price. It's also worth trying many other cities in Japan instead of Osaka.

1. Try starting with searches like these on Google flights, and play around with the dates.

Google Flights: Calgary to Tokyo, and then Osaka to Calgary
^^ $607 - the flight between Tokyo and Osaka is not included

Google Flights: Calgary to Tokyo, and then Tokyo to Osaka, and then Osaka to Calgary ^^ $714 - the flight between Tokyo and Osaka *is* included

2. Go to Skyscanner or Flighthub

- Click on the 'Flights' tab

- Change the search type from 'Return' to 'Multi-City'

- Try the same flight itinerary and dates you found on Google Flights. The price will usually be lower on Skyscanner or Flighthub.

If you want to fly into Tokyo, but home from a different city in Japan, here are the cities to try, starting with the cheapest:

Kobe (UKB) - $603
Osaka (OSA)
Fukuoka (FUK)
Sapporo (CTS)
Okinawa (OKA)
Hiroshima (HIJ)
Kagoshima (KOJ)
Nagasaki (NGS)
Okayama (OKJ)
Matsuyama (MYJ)
Nagoya (NGO) - $711
Niigata (KIJ) - $725

Here is a map of the major airports in Japan and a brief description of what you can find around them.

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