Jetstar’s Doing Free Return Flights To Japan Again

Jetstar’s Doing Free Return Flights To Japan Again

Who doesn’t like return trips to Japan for under $500 a pop?

Jetstar’s running their free return flight deal to Japan once again, with tickets available to Tokyo and Osaka for a few hundred dollars, depending on your departing location.

Flights at the time of writing are available from Melbourne (Tullamarine), Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Cairns, although having taken one of these flights before you’ll most likely be flying out of Cairns for the full journey.

Flights from Cairns are the cheapest at $299, but you’ll need to add around $100 or so for checked baggage both ways. The most expensive is the Melbourne/Sydney to Osaka legs at $404 and $406 respectively, not including in-flight additions, insurance or checked baggage.

The dates currently listed on the Jetstar page include 13 May 2019 – 26 June 2019, with a small window of one or two days depending on what specific flight you’re going for.

Head here to check out all the flights while they’re still available. These tend to go fast, and all deals will end just before midnight October 7 unless sold out earlier.


  • I’m in WA so I’m screwed anyway, but I’ve been to Japan in May back in 2012 and I wouldn’t want to repeat the experience – the humidity is heinous and the mosquitoes in Kyoto were like ravenous beasts. I’d prefer to just pay more and go during nice weather.

    • I always have to go in late July / early August ie the height of summer. It’s pretty bad 😀 Made worse by doing 5 or 6 hours a day of martial arts training, which is just gross at times.
      One day I’ll just go for a holiday at a cooler time of year. Although I went up north to Sapporo and Furano for a few days afterwards this year – a good 10 degrees cooler compared to Tokyo up there some days, and much less humid.

  • Who doesn’t like return trips to Japan for under $500 a pop?

    Given JetStar past actions I wouldn’t fly with them even if my life depended on it.

    Even with the low price, I still feel JetStar is over priced.

    • They book lots of flights then just cancel them when they don’t get enough seats. We’ve had to add in extra overnight stays when they cancel the first flight of our trip and we have to book a day earlier.

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