2019 may seem far away, but planning next year's travel now could save you some serious cash. Especially if traveling to Tokyo for the famed cherry blossom season is on your spring itinerary.
Springtime is the best time to head to Japan if you’re interested in scoping out the gorgeous blooms in action. It’s best to try to travel between late March, when the trees in the southern region begin to bloom, and the end of May, when the cherry blossoms come out in cities like Sapporo in the north.
Either way, you should book your flights now. According to Scott’s Cheap Flights, several airlines are offering tickets for extremely steep discounts.
As Scott’s Cheap Flights noted, flights to Tokyo from major cities across the United States typically run upwards of $1,000 for a round-trip ticket for travel between January and June. But right now, tickets on both Philippine and Singapore Airlines are going for under $700 a pop.
Today, would-be travelers can find tickets from Chicago to Tokyo for springtime travel for just $683. Or, they can fly from Las Vegas to Tokyo for $678, New York City for $653, San Francisco for $635, and Washington, D.C. for $686.
We found flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo running in the same time frame for just $659 on Singapore Airlines, and $719 on Asiana.
Those flying from Dallas to Tokyo can also find low fares for the spring, including flights on Singapore Airlines for $732 round-trip. To find the best flights from your departure city, search spring dates that work for you on Google Flights.
Like most good things in life, these deals aren’t expected to last very long, so book now to save. If you need a little help picking out your final destination in Japan, read our guide to visiting Japan during cherry blossom season.