Cheap Flights to Japan from the UK
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Student flights from the UK to Japan
Japan is an exciting mix of modern and ancient culture. A place that balances tradition with the cutting edge. One moment you’ll be spending a night at a robot karaoke, sampling some of the best ramen or taking a ride on the Bullet Train. The next you could be gazing at the incredible Mount Fuji or visiting a hundred year old Shinto shrine. When you travel to Japan, you notice that the scales of new and old seem to be constantly balancing each other; the future and past exist next to each other in beautiful harmony.
When it comes to cheap flights to Japan, we’ve got you covered with some of the best student and youth discounts out there. That means you’ll arrive with plenty of cash to spare for epic sushi dinners or go-karting through the streets of Tokyo. And hey, if you’re looking to save even more with us, just sign up to become a StudentUniverse member. It’s totally free and will only take a few minutes, plus you’ll get exclusive offers and discounts from us too.
If you’re looking for top flight deals, advice on which airports and airlines will get you to Japan or what to do when you touch down, you’ll find all that and more below.
What are the main Japan airport hubs?
Japan has a number of airport hubs that connect it to the UK. You’re most likely to get a flight that lands in Tokyo’s Narita Airport as it’s the airport that has the most international traffic into Japan. Tokyo is also home to a second airport, Tokyo Haneda Airport, which also operates some long-haul flights. Other main airport hubs around Japan include Osaka’s Kansai Airport and Nagoya’s Central Japan Airport.
How to fly from the UK to Japan
Flying to Japan from the UK couldn’t be easier, with over 100 direct flights from London departing every single week and even more in-direct flights from Manchester, Edinburgh and other UK airports. If you’re looking to fly direct, airlines you could be flying with include JAL, British Airways and ANA. If you choose to fly in-direct you could be flying with Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and even Scandinavian Airways (with a stopover in Copenhagen).
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Japan?
Prices based on bookings made 30 DAYS days prior to departure.
Japanese universities and campuses
Japanese universities have a global reputation as some of the top higher education institutions in Asia. You’ll find Japanese universities ranking highly in The Times Higher Education league tables. For example, the University of Tokyo ranks 36th in the world and Kyoto University ranks 65th. Other universities that are great for international students include Waseda University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Keio University.
Japanese lifestyle and culture
This island nation is a unique blend of traditional culture and cutting edge technologies and each day is an opportunity to experience a balance of the two. When visiting Japan, you will notice a few cultural differences, but just act polite, don’t litter and try to learn a few key phrases to get you through. If learning Japanese proves difficult, don’t panic! A lot of signs in Japan are in English or Romanji and any mistakes you make will be chalked up to the fact you’re a foreign visitor. And when it comes to safety, Japan has a reputation for being one of the safest places in the world for tourists.
Exploring Japan on a student budget
Japan may not be the cheapest destination to visit as a student, with Osaka ranking as one of the most expensive cities in the world. But there are ways to experience Japan and its culture on a student budget. There is a thriving hostel culture which is great when you’re watching what you spend. And there are lots of free things to do and experience whilst in Japan: join a free walking tour, visit the many parks and take a walk around the markets too.