Tokyo is the sprawling capital of Japan. On first glance, the city skyline is all silvery skyscrapers and neon signs.
But dig beneath the surface, and you’ll discover ancient temples, wooden shrines and peaceful public gardens. And the markets are eye-poppingly huge – just like the city itself. A whopping 13 million people live here, so expect a huge helping of sushi bars, shopping malls and nightclubs.
You can fly direct to Tokyo from London, thanks to a choice of flights that take less than 12 hours.
Want to fly directly to Tokyo? The travel time is around 11 hours 40 minutes. Other flights last between 16 and 42 hours, depending on your choice of stopovers.
You can book direct flights with British Airways, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines.
Saying that, indirect flights tend to be much cheaper. It also expands your choice of carriers to companies like Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Aeroflot and Asiana Airlines.
Up to 4 direct London to Tokyo flights take off a day. For more choice, book a flight with a stopover – there are over 180 of them a day.
London serves up a choice of airports. The direct flights usually jet off from Heathrow Airport, while indirect flights start from Gatwick Airport, London City Airport or London Luton Airport.
There are 2 airports in Tokyo – Haneda Airport (AKA Tokyo International Airport) and Narita International Airport (AKA Tokyo Narita Airport).
The cheapest direct flight from London to Tokyo usually flies from London Heathrow – but it’s still pretty expensive. Choose a flight with a stopover for a better deal.
London to Tokyo flights introduce you to the eye-opening capital city of Japan. It’s one of the biggest cities on the planet, so where to begin?
You could start with the Ropponji neighbourhood, which dishes up museums, design houses and neon-lit bars. Then there’s Harajuku, with its anime shops and fashion boutiques. Want a hit of culture? Dig out the shrines and temples. Trees shroud the Meiji Shrine, while the Sens?-ji temple dates back to 645.
As a bonus, Japan has one of the best train systems on the planet, so easy daytrips include Mount Fuji and the ancient hamlet of Kamakura.
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