38 Japanese Cities: Star Alliance Flights From France Starting at €431, incl. Luggage

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It is currently possible to fly with Star Alliance airlines Lufthansa, ANA, SWISS, and Brussels Airlines from 8 French airports to 38 Japanese cities, so basically almost all Japanese airports, for cheap prices starting at €431. All of these airlines allow you to take a piece of check-in luggage with you.

These are the 38(!) Japanese destinations that you can fly to:

You can fly to these cities from Marseille, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice, and Strasbourg. Paris is sometimes a bit more expensive, but generally, the prices are only a few euros apart.

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This is one of the cheapest options we found: From Bordeaux to Tokyo via Zurich

From France, you would either fly Lufthansa to one of its hubs (Munich and Frankfurt), or to Brussels with Brussels Airlines. From Brussels, you would have to continue your trip with ANA. If you flew to Munich/Frankfurt, you can often choose between flying the long-haul trip with Lufthansa or with ANA. Sometimes you can also fly SWISS via Zurich. If you’re flying to one of the smaller cities in Japan, the Japanese domestic flight would always be operated by ANA.

All flights include a piece of luggage, as well as drinks and meals/snacks.

Search & Book

This deal expires on February 14, 2020, but we don’t recommend waiting for that long. Your trip has to be at least 6 days long, and may not exceed 3 months. It also has to take place between January 16 and June 30th as well as September 1st and December 15th, 2020 (please note that not all dates are available during that timespan).

To find the best dates between your preferred point of departure and Japanese destination, you should use Google Flights as it is by far the easiest way to do so. Once you’ve found the perfect flight, you should book the flight over our Travel-Dealz flight search, as the airlines charge far higher prices.

Miles

Brussels Airlines flights are issued in class L. The other airlines issue their tickets in booking class K. Should you, for example, fly a Nice – Tokyo roundtrip with SWISS, you would get:

  • 12,464 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
  • 3,740 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,382 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,282 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,232 Miles on Miles&More
  • 3,118 Award Miles + 624 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,114 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 3,114 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Another example: Marseille to Frankfurt with Lufthansa, then to Kumamoto via Tokyo with ANA (and back):

  • 6,360 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 6,360 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 6,140 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 3,816 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 3,816 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,816 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 3,816 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 3,816 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 3,816 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 3,816 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 3,816 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 3,816 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 3,816 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 3,816 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 3,816 Miles on PR
  • 3,816 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 3,816 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 3,816 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 3,816 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 3,780 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,658 Miles on Miles&More
  • 3,430 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,422 Award Miles + 684 PQP on United MileagePlus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Japan

Japan, the ‘land of the rising sun’, is located in the east of Asia and is one of the most popular travel destinations on the continent. Big cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto convince urban fans while ski fans get their money’s worth in Hokkaido and Tohoku.
Flights to Japan are usually a little more expensive than comparable offers to other destinations in Asia, but there are exceptions, and you can sometimes find bargains.

Best travel time

Since the country consists of many climatic zones it is hard to name a perfect time for travelling to Japan. However, summer should usually be avoided, as June is dominated by the rainy season and July and August offer sweltering temperatures with high humidity.

Climate diagram for Tokyo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Osaka (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Sapporo (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Visa

Most European citizens do not need a visa to enter Japan for a stay of up to 180 days if they do not want to work, study or train. Travelers that arrive under these conditions without a visa will be granted a residence permit as a “Temporary Visitor” for an initial period of 90 days upon entering the country at the airport.

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