Tokyo is not an unknown destination from tourists all over the world. It is the epicentre of advanced technology, blazing lights and pop culture, plus amazing food and people. Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures in Japan and also known as Tokyo Metropolis. One among many highlights synonym to Tokyo is it is one of the nations to be awarded by most Michelin stars in the world. The population marks over 13.9 million as of last year in 2019, thus making it to be Japan’s most populated prefectures in the world. Apart from the it’s cultural hub, other highlights one would find wonders during their trip to Tokyo, Japan includes the ever-popular Mount Fuji, the sceneric Kinkaju-Ji and the picturesque Kiyomizu-dera historical temple.
When is the best time to fly from Manila to Tokyo? According to WeatherSpark, the best period to travel to Tokyo, Japan will probably be from late July to a little bit early of September. This fits the Philippines well as June marks the beginning of the rainy season, so if one plan on escaping the blues from Manila, can fly to Tokyo to enjoy the holidays. During the period of July to September is marked to be summer, thus, it is best for hot-weather activities by the beach or pool.
For flights from Manila to Tokyo, Japan, the origin airport will be the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) or known locally as NAIA for short, meanwhile the destination airport will be the Narita International Airport (NRT). The travelling time from Manila to Tokyo will take around 4 to 24 hours on average depending on the amount of transits and the travel time.
NAIA is 13 km away from Metro Manila. During peak hours, the traffic could go up to 40 minutes to travel to NAIA. The traffic is known to be unexpected, thus it is best to schedule your time carefully for your flights to Narita International Airport. The distance from Narita International Airport to Tokyo, Japan may be a bit lengthy compared to if you landed at Haneda International Airport. Narita International Airport is 70 km away from Tokyo and it will take approximately up to an hour to reach there via car. This time might differ depending on the condition of the traffic that day.
There are a wide variety of airlines that provide flight routes to Tokyo, Japan. Here in Traveloka, the main airlines providing from Manila to Tokyo flight routes are All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, Delta Airlines, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air and Jetstar. Direct flights are quite limited, meanwhile the transit routes will be no more than just 1 transit to Tokyo. If you are opting for direct flights, you can find All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines providing them.
For Manila, there are two primary seasons; wet and dry. According to WeatherSparks, throughout the year, the average temperature varied from 74 degrees Fahrenheit to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. However, from the same source, it stated that the temperature rarely goes below 71 degrees Fahrenheit or above 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to WeatherSpark, Tokyo is split into two seasons; summer and winter. During the summer, the weather is described as being warm and mostly cloudy, meanwhile during the winter, apart from it being continuously cold, the sky will be mostly clear. The average temperature throughout the year varies from 36 degrees Celsius to 87 degrees Celsius. It is recorded that the temperature rarely goes below 31 degrees Celsius during the winter or rises above 93 degrees Celsius during the summer.
Mount Fuji - Mount Fuji is popular for its mesmerizing shape and features as it rose high up in the sky. There are plenty of things to do here in Mount Fuji including visiting Lake Kawaguchiko and visiting the Aokigahara Jukai Forest for a short hike through the woods.
Kinkaju-Ji - Officially known as Rokuon-ji, Kinkaju-Ji is a Buddhist temple located gracefully surrounded by the sakura trees. This is where you can witness the Sakura Festival in March. The temple is open for visiting from 9 am to 5 pm every day.
Kiyomizu-dera - Translated as the Pure Water Temple, it is one of the most popular temples to visit in Japan due to its historical features. It is also recorded as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The temple is open for visiting at different hours depending on the months. From mid-April until July, the temple is open from 6 am to 6 pm. The temple will be extended ‘till 6:30 pm during the weekends and the holidays. From August until September, the temple is open from 6 am to 6 pm every day. The ticket fees are 400 yen per person.