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Calgary to Tokyo, Japan - $596 CAD roundtrip including taxes | various other places in Japan for $98 more

Tokyo, Japan

United Airlines is showing flights from Calgary to Tokyo, Japan for $596 CAD roundtrip including taxes. Various other places in Japan are available for $98 more.

Availability for travel

September, October, and November 2016
January, February, March, and April 2017

How to find and book this deal

1 Go to Momondo.ca and search for a flight from Calgary to Tokyo, Japan (TYO)

2. Try one of the following date combinations:

(for longer trips, you can try mixing and matching the departure and return dates from the list below)

[2016]
Sep 7 to Sep 21
Sep 12 to Sep 26
Sep 19 to Oct 3
Sep 21 to Oct 5
Sep 26 to Oct 10
Oct 3 to Oct 17
Oct 5 to Oct 19
Oct 17 to Oct 31
Oct 19 to Nov 2
Oct 24 to Nov 7
Oct 26 to Nov 9
Oct 31 to Nov 14 (ignore the $566 flights)
Nov 2 to Nov 16
Nov 7 to Nov 21
Nov 14 to Nov 28 (ignore the $566 flights)
Nov 21 to Dec 5 (ignore the $566 flights)
Nov 23 to Dec 7

[2017]
Jan 11 to Jan 25
Jan 16 to Jan 30
Jan 18 to Feb 1
Jan 23 to Feb 6
Jan 25 to Feb 8
Jan 30 to Feb 13
Feb 1 to Feb 15
Feb 6 to Feb 20
Feb 8 to Feb 22
Feb 13 to Feb 27 (ignore the $566 flights)
Feb 15 to Mar 1
Feb 20 to Mar 6
Feb 22 to Mar 8
Feb 27 to Mar 13
Mar 1 to Mar 15
Mar 6 to Mar 20
Mar 8 to Mar 22
Mar 13 to Mar 27
Mar 15 to Mar 29
Mar 20 to Apr 3 (ignore the $566 flights)
Mar 22 to Apr 5 (ignore the $566 flights)
Mar 27 to Apr 10
Mar 29 to Apr 12

Note that the first result shown on Momondo doesn't always seem to be the best flight option.

Momondo may display a message about 'grouping together similar results'. You should click on that, to expand the results, so you can see all the different flight options.

Once you've expanded the results to show all flight options, you may find better/faster flights for $596 by scrolling down.

TIP: You can also try clicking on 'Max 1. Stop' on the left hand side after the Momondo search completes.

3. Click through from Momondo to FareBoom for booking.

NOTE: Some dates are jumping in price by $300+ when you go to actually book them on FareBoom. So far I've had the best luck with verifying the $596 prices on FareBoom that have 1 stop each way. If you find any $566 prices, they always seem to jump in price.

It's a little worrisome that FareBoom is the only booking site showing this price at the moment. Sometimes it's an indication of a price that the booking site can't come through on.

But there have been some extremely low prices to Tokyo offered from Canada at various times in the last 6 months offered by United and ANA. A similar price drop did occur on ANA back in early July.

UPDATE 8/23 - It looks like FareBoom has been able to get these flights ticketed. e-ticket numbers have been issued (meaning the airline has issued an actual ticket #, solidifying the booking).



screenshot from Momondo.ca



UPDATE 8/23 - Calgary to Sapporo, Japan (CTS) or Fukuoka, Japan (FUK) is also available for $694 CAD roundtrip including taxes. Sapporo is a great airport to fly into if you've ever wanted to try skiing in Japan (Jan/Feb/Mar is ski season). The famous Sapporo Snow Festival is in February.

1. Go to Momondo.ca

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to...

Sapporo, Japan (CTS) - $694 CAD roundtrip
Try Tuesday to Tuesday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
Try Wednesday to Wednesday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
Try Thursday to Thursday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
^^ after the results load, slide the 'Max Flight Duration' slider on the left to 44

Fukuoka, Japan (FUK) - $694 CAD roundtrip
- Try Wednesday to Wednesday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
^^ after the results load, slide the 'Max Flight Duration' slider on the left to 44

3. Click through from Momondo to FareBoom for booking.

Calgary to Okinawa, Japan (OKA) is also available for $694 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

From Japan-Guide.com...

"Okinawa has a sub-tropical climate, with temperatures rarely falling below 15C even in winter. The seas surrounding Okinawa's islands are considered among the world's most beautiful with coral reefs and abundant marine wildlife. Consequently, snorkeling and scuba diving are among Okinawa's top attractions."

1. Go to Momondo.ca

2. Search for a flight from Calgary to...

Okinawa, Japan (OKA) - $694 CAD roundtrip
Try Tuesday to Tuesday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
Try Wednesday to Wednesday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
Try Thursday to Thursday dates between September 2016 and March 2017
^^ after the results load, slide the 'Max Flight Duration' slider on the left to 46

3. Click through from Momondo to FareBoom for booking.

What about flying into one city in Japan, and home from another?

I have found that it is possible to find multi-city fares for around $654 CAD including taxes. This is a great way to start off (or end) in Tokyo, and explore the rest of Japan without having to backtrack.

1. Start directly at FareBoom

(starting your search at Momondo does not seem to work for these multi-city trips)

2. Click on 'Multi-City' (it's on the right hand side)

Focus on the same months as the regular roundtrip flights:

September, October, and November 2016
January, February, March, and April 2017

(you may find that you need to depart by late March to get this price, but can come back in April)

3. Here are some of the possible combinations:

TOKYO & OSAKA (KYOTO) - $654 including taxes

Calgary to Tokyo (TYO)
Osaka (KIX) to Calgary
or
Calgary to Osaka (KIX)
Tokyo (TYO) to Calgary
^^ I found that Tuesday to Tuesday date combinations work best, and found some with decent travel times (18 hours there, 15 hours home, 1 stop each way)
^^ Osaka is a short high speed train ride from Kyoto.

^^ The fares that come up as $619 do not verify when you go to book them. Focus on the $654 or $656 fares.
^^ The first fare displayed is not always the fastest flights.

TOKYO & OKINAWA - $644 including taxes

Calgary to Tokyo (TYO)
Okinawa (OKA) to Calgary
or
Calgary to Okinawa (OKA)
Tokyo (TYO) to Calgary
^^ I found that Monday to Monday, or Tuesday to Tuesday, or Wednesday to Wednesday, or Thursday to Thursday date combinations work best, and the fastest flights had 19 hours of travel time there, and 22 home.
^^ The fares that come up as $610 do not verify when you go to book them. Focus on the $644 fares.
^^ The first fare displayed is not always the fastest flights.

TOKYO & SAPPORO - $647 including taxes

Calgary to Tokyo (TYO)
Sapporo (CTS) to Calgary
or
Calgary to Sapporo (CTS)
Tokyo (TYO) to Calgary
Mon - 18/18 $647
^^ I found that Monday to Monday, or Tuesday to Tuesday, or Wednesday to Wednesday, or Thursday to Thursday date combinations work best, and the fastest flights had 19 hours of travel time there, and 22 home.
^^ Focus on the $644 or $647 fares. The $647 fares seem to be the best ones.
^^ The first fare displayed is not always the fastest flights.

What about ditching Tokyo altogether?

It does look like you can mix and match the 2 Japanese cities you fly in and out of, and Tokyo does not need to be one of the destinations involved.

For example, into Okinawa (OKA) and home from Sapporo (CTS) gives a price of $694. There are all kinds of different possibilities.

Try any combination you want, and follow similar advice given above about which dates and days of the week to try.

There are a few other airports that work with this deal:

Nagoya (NGO)
Fukuoka (FUK)

screenshot from FareBoom




Where to stay in Tokyo?

The map below will show you some great deals on accommodations in an ideal location in Tokyo for under $99 CAD/night for 2 people.

Shinjuku is my pick for the best area to stay in Tokyo.



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