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Cheapest way to get to Tokyo/Japan?

 
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MiXX



Joined: 30 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Cheapest way to get to Tokyo/Japan? Reply with quote

Considering a weekend trip to Tokyo. Wondering what is the cheapest way to get there?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Cheapest way to get to Tokyo/Japan? Reply with quote

MiXX wrote:
Considering a weekend trip to Tokyo. Wondering what is the cheapest way to get there?


Swim.

Alternatively, look for a cheap flight (unlikely during the summer holiday) on places like whypaymore or 072.com or the airline websites directly (jin air, jeju air, ana, etc).

North American/western travel websites are pretty much useless for cheap seats in Asia.

Another option is to take the ferry from Busan to Japan then rail/bus to Tokyo. A bit cheaper but way slower if you only have a weekend.

You'd be better off waiting till school goes back in and book a real weekend trip.

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Redstanggt01



Joined: 08 Sep 2013
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I wouldn't go to Japan for any time less than two weeks. From my experience, you're going to need your first week just to be able to adjust over there. Also, there's a LOT of things to see and do in Japan. I think if you go there for a weekend, you're going to wish you had stayed longer.
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PatrickGHBusan



Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Location: Busan (1997-2008) Canada 2008 -

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redstanggt01 wrote:
Personally, I wouldn't go to Japan for any time less than two weeks. From my experience, you're going to need your first week just to be able to adjust over there. Also, there's a LOT of things to see and do in Japan. I think if you go there for a weekend, you're going to wish you had stayed longer.


Adjust?

If you have lived in Korea for a while, going to Japan is not a huge adjustment. When we lived in Busan, we went to Japan a few times (my brother lives there) and we often took a weekend trip there (fast boat from Busan to Fukoka, flights from gimhea to Osaka or Tokyo) and had a pretty good time.
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waynehead



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Location: Jongno

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't know what he meant by adjust, unless he meant adjusting to cleaner streets, delicious food and overpriced everything. That doesn't require 2 weeks for most folks.
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Murakano



Joined: 10 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Cheapest way to get to Tokyo/Japan? Reply with quote

MiXX wrote:
Considering a weekend trip to Tokyo. Wondering what is the cheapest way to get there?


Air-Asia

Incheon > Tokyo direct for around 200,000 including taxes.
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happiness



Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

waynehead wrote:
Yeah, I don't know what he meant by adjust, unless he meant adjusting to cleaner streets, delicious food and overpriced everything. That doesn't require 2 weeks for most folks.


Overpriced "THEY HAVE" everything, you mean.

I always drop so much coin on my weekend trips.
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Nester Noodlemon



Joined: 16 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redstanggt01 wrote:
Personally, I wouldn't go to Japan for any time less than two weeks. From my experience, you're going to need your first week just to be able to adjust over there. Also, there's a LOT of things to see and do in Japan. I think if you go there for a weekend, you're going to wish you had stayed longer.


Adjust?

Heck! Where do you live? In a swamp?

You don't get out much, do yah?
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darkjedidave



Joined: 19 Aug 2009
Location: Shanghai/Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nester Noodlemon wrote:
Redstanggt01 wrote:
Personally, I wouldn't go to Japan for any time less than two weeks. From my experience, you're going to need your first week just to be able to adjust over there. Also, there's a LOT of things to see and do in Japan. I think if you go there for a weekend, you're going to wish you had stayed longer.


Adjust?

Heck! Where do you live? In a swamp?

You don't get out much, do yah?


Hey, having traffic drive the opposite direction can be pretty disorienting!
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mikesaidyes



Joined: 26 Apr 2011
Location: Sanbon, South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peach can be dirt cheap to Osaka, 59,000 each way. Then you can just buy another set of tickets to Tokyo for like 80 each way.
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