Airfare to Fukuoka, Japan
Although an undeniably modern city, Fukuoka hosts two of Japan’s oldest festivals, Dontaku and the Yamakasa. Travelers who visit the city outside of these popular times should stop at the serene Ohori Park and impressive shopping area, Tenjin. Fukuoka is the largest city on Kyushu Island.
Airfare to Fukuoka will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Tokyo or Osaka. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. JAL Express flies to Fukuoka. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines are the national airlines. However, Continental Airlines, Air China and other airlines also stop in Fukuoka.
The most expensive air tickets to Fukuoka are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Tokyo or Osaka and traveling overland to Fukuoka via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Fukuoka, check out BootsnAll’s Fukuoka Travel Guide.