Tokyo: For €411 from Spain & €453 from Italy, France with Turkish Airlines (incl. luggage)

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Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines offers reasonably priced fares from all their spanish destinations to Tokyo-Narita, each starting €411. Two pieces of checked in luggage up to 23kg are included. Each flight has a layover in Istanbul, the world’s newest large scale international airport. Not as cheap as from Spain, but still very reasonably priced are TK’s offers from different French and Italian airports.

Turkish Airlines offers these fares for Tokyo roundtrips from Spain:

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Roundtrips from Spain, e.g. Madrid, to Tokyo starting at €411.

Search & Book

These fares are available at skyscanner at the links above and on turkishairlines.com, where prices increase up to 30€ comparing to OTAs. There is no restriction on minimum stay or possible travel dates, except there is a outbound blockout from December 20 to December 31 and an inbound blockout from January 1 through January 10. Maximum duration of stay is three months. This offer expires on May 21, 2019.

The best way to check availability is Google Flights’ calender. This calendar only shows the cheapest flights bookable via Turkish Airlines website. There might be lower fares on skyscanner. While there are few occasions earlier, best availabilty occurs from November 2019 through February 2020.

Mileage

The booking class for this flight is U, as this is an discounted economy fare. It’ll only yield miles on Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles and not too many. A Madrid to Tokyo roundtrip will earn you 3,630 award miles.

Information & Tips for Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis as well as one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center.

Today, Tokyo offers a great choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in many excellent museums, historic temples, and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers many attractive green spaces in the city center.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Tokyo at any time of year because of its moderate weather. However, the best times to visit Tokyo are from September to November and March to May. Summer in Tokyo is hot and humid and should be avoided.
Although winter in Tokyo is cold, it is not too cold for travel.

Three attractions in Tokyo

  1. Tsukiji Outer Market
    A market for fresh seafood. A very vibrant place with lots to see (and smell).
  2. Akihabara
    District for electronic and otaku goods. What one might have in mind when thinking of Tokyo. Newest gadgets to be found.
  3. Koishikawa Korakuen
    Landscape garden next to Tokyo Dome. An oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city.

Airports Narita & Haneda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Region has two international airports: Narita and Haneda. Narita is the airport where most flights from Europe will arrive. Tokyo-Narita is located 55 kilometers east of Tokyo city center and is served by the Narita Express. The journey time between the city center and the airport is approximately one hour.

Only a few international airlines fly to Haneda. From Haneda, which is south of the city center, it is much easier to get to Tokyo city center. The JR Tokyo Monorail System takes you to Hamamatsucho Station, which is not far from Tokyo Station.

All Dealz for Tokyo

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