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Japan Flights Guide to Tokyo and Osaka from Manila

Japan has, and still is, giving the world countless reasons to be a fan. There’s anime, manga, sushi, robots, and Japanese Wagyu, to name a few.

If planning to visit two of its most popular destinations—Tokyo and Osaka—whether to immerse in its culture or innovations, checkout this handy Japan flights guide for your flight options to the land of the rising sun.

(The following set of rates varies depending on the season and excludes seat sale promos, and is based on the peak tourist travel period beginning November, 2019):

Jetstar Asia 

Jetstar Asia

Things to Know:

  • Airport Route: Flies from NAIA Terminal 1 in Manila to Japan
  • Cost A: Starts from P18,757.50; Narita International Airport, Tokyo (direct; round trip)
  • Cost B: Starts from P11,924.69; Kansai International Airport, Osaka (direct; round trip)
  • The Low-down: An off-shoot of Jetstar Airways and Australia’s Qantas airline, Jetstar Asia is a low-cost airline based in Singapore. It offers regional flights to several Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
  • Plane Model: Airbus A320-200
  • Seat Pitch: 29 inches
  • Entertainment: Jetstar only offers inflight entertainment for its 787 Dreamliner international flights, so be sure to pack a good book or your tablet to keep yourself busy while up in the air.

In-flight Meals:

Jetstar offers meal options that cater to every kind of budget, from light snacks like nacho chips with guacamole to chocolate muffins and packets of fruit crisps, for under USD 10. For those in the mood for something more substantial, they also offer heartier meals like the Soya Chicken Rice and Nasi Lemak for USD 12.

Additional Perks:

Jetstar offers Comfort Packs for pre-flight purchase. The packs include an inflatable neck support pillow, Zenology cosmetics lip balm and hand cream, earplugs, an eye mask, a pen, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a take-home blanket.

Book your Jetstar Asia flights to Japan here

Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines

Things to Know:

  • Airport Route: Flies from NAIA Terminal 2 in Manila to Japan
  • Cost A: Starts from P18,816.11; Narita International Airport, Tokyo (direct; round trip)
  • Cost B: Starts from P22,174.27; Kansai International Airport, Osaka (direct; round trip)
  • The Low-down: Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the official flag carrier of the country. Being the first and oldest commercial airline to operate under its name in Asia, PAL has an impressive 41 international destinations and 31 domestic routes. It also offers various options in terms of flight classes: Economy, Premium Economy, and Business.
  • Plane Model: Airbus A321 / Airbus A330
  • Seat Pitch: 31 inches (Economy)
  • Entertainment: Flying with PAL features the myPAL eSuite, which showcases a catalogue of popular movies, TV shows, and games, as well as music and inflight internet surfing.

In-flight Meals:

PAL’s in-flight menu covers well-loved Filipino favorites and progressive fusion dishes. Frequent collaborations with renowned chefs also take center stage in the Food Festivals in the Sky, which promises a unique and delicious dining experience. Special meals that cater to dietary, medical, or religious needs are also served as requested.

Additional Perks:

Receive free flights and other exciting benefits with the Mabuhay Miles program, while the myPAL Roam pocket wifi can be rented for as low as P200 a day when exploring the different destinations abroad.

Book your Philippine Airlines flights to Japan here

All Nippon Airways/ANA

All Nippon Airways

Things to Know:

  • Airport Route: Flies from NAIA Terminal 3 in Manila to Japan
  • Cost A: Starts from P22,407.53; Narita International Airport, Tokyo (direct; round trip)
  • Cost B: Starts from P33,825.26; Kansai International Airport, Osaka (direct; round trip)
  • The Low-down: ANA is Japan’s biggest airline carrier and is a consistent 5-Star awardee by Skytrax. Its extensive international routes include Bangkok, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, and other SEA countries, as well as London, Frankfurt, and Brussels in Europe. In the US, ANA flies to Honolulu and Los Angeles, among others, and also reaches various destinations in East Asia. Expect a 5-Star service and travel experience with ANA.
  • Plane Model: Boeing B787-9 / Boeing B787-8
  • Seat Pitch: 34 inches (Economy)
  • Entertainment: Flying with ANA  features a catalogue of the latest and most popular movies and TV shows, while its inflight travel magazine showcases different local and international travel guides for reference. There’s also WiFi for passengers who need to get some work done or casually browse through the internet.

In-flight Meals:

ANA’s meals vary per route and travel period, but only expect the best culinary dishes from this 5-Star holder. From traditional to contemporary Japanese food, to local and international snacks, as well as a wide selection of sake, wine, and other beverages, in-flight meals aboard ANA is pure indulgence. Special meals that cater to dietary, medical, or children’s needs are also served upon request.

Additional Perks:

The ANA Mileage Club is ANA’s frequent flyer rewards program, which provides members exciting gifts, benefits, and privileges by simply flying with the carrier. Other perks are also attained through spending with its industry partners.

Book your All Nippon Airways flights to Japan here

Japan Airlines/JAL

Japan Airlines

Things to Know:

  • Airport Route: Flies from NAIA Terminal 1 in Manila to Japan
  • Cost A: Starts from P25,196.09; Narita International Airport, Tokyo (direct; round trip)
  • Cost B: Starts from P25,888.55; Kansai International Airport, Osaka (direct; round trip)
  • The Low-down: Since 1951, JAL has been one of Japan’s top airlines, flying passengers to all corners of the country and about 52 international destinations. Its network of international routes include 8 stops in USA and Canada, 5 in Europe and the Middle East, about 20 in SE Asia and East Asia combined, and 3 in the Oceania region.
  • Plane model: Boeing 767-300
  • Seat pitch: 34 inches (Economy)
  • Entertainment: JAL provides a formidable range of entertainment—from the latest blockbuster hits to award-winning television shows, to today’s music hits, fun digital games, and SKY MANGA—JAL’s version of a digital comic book—flyers are sure to be stuck on the screen on the way to their destinations.

In-flight Meals:

While JAL’s in-flight food menu varies per destination, it’s known for its delicious collaborations with young chefs to create delicious offerings that embrace Japanese, French, Italian, and Chinese cuisines, among others.

Additional Perks:

JAL has a handful of clubs, memberships, and loyalty rewards programs to choose from. From the JMB FLY ON program to the JAL Global Club, receive points and other exciting perks from consistently flying with JAL.

Book your Japan Airlines flights to Japan here

Korean Air

Korean Air

Things to Know:

  • Airport Route: Flies from NAIA Terminal 1 in Manila to Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea with Connecting Flight to Japan
  • Cost A: Starts from P21,866.86; Incheon International Airport, Seoul; Narita International Airport, Tokyo (1 Stop at Incheon; round trip)
  • Cost B: Starts from P21,813.03; Incheon International Airport, Seoul; Kansai International Airport, Osaka (1 Stop at Incheon; round trip)
  • The Low-down: Formerly known as the Korean National Airlines, Korean Air flies to about 135 destinations, which include international routes to 50 countries in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.
  • Plane model: Boeing 3777-00ER
  • Seat pitch: 33-34 inches (Economy)
  • Entertainment: Get busy watching Hollywood hits, listening to music, or reading eBooks—Korean Air makes sure that the adventure begins even when still aboard the aircraft.

In-flight Meals:

Korean Air’s gastronomic offerings are often related to fine dining, with award-winning food and service. Travelers get to choose between Western, Chinese, Japanese, and traditional Korean medleys. There’s also a nice selection of wines that evoke a premium dining atmosphere.

Additional Perks:

The SKYPASS membership rewards cardholders in miles with every spend from Korean Air partners, as well as benefits and flight upgrades, among others. Caveat: Korean Air has 1 Stop to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.

Book your Korean Air flights to Japan here

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and grab the best flight booking deals with Traveloka!

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