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Flights to Osaka in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$703Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$722From Las Vegas to Osaka
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Osaka

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Osaka right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Osaka along with the rest of Japan. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Japan will allow the entry of foreign nationals who need to move to Japan to study, work or join their family, subject to necessary visa requirements. Foreign nationals visiting for short-term business purposes are also permitted to enter, provided that they have a visa. However, the number of people permitted to enter Japan under these rules will be restricted, with priority given to those moving to Japan. From December 24, Japan has restricted travelers arriving from the UK. Starting November 1, all foreign nationals with the status of residence with a valid re-entry permit, are not required to obtain “the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” or “Receipt for Request of Re-entry” when re-entering Japan from countries designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan. Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chile, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days. Residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long Term Resident” status who departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by April 2, 2020 may still re-enter the country, even if they have been in one of the above countries. Starting from 1 September, these travelers will also need to apply to their nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to receive a “Re-entry Confirmation Letter”, and may need to provide a PCR test result on arrival. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Nationals of China with passports issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province may not enter the country unless they can prove that they haven’t been in those provinces in the past 14 days. Travelers who were on the cruise ship ‘Westerdam’ may not enter the country unless they’re nationals of Japan. Nationals of Japan, their spouses and children who can present proof, travelers with Special Permanent Residence Permits with re-entry permits from a regional immigration officer, and US military personnel may still enter the country. Travelers and airline crew who have been in any of the countries listed so far in the past 14 days must submit a quarantine questionnaire and undergo a PCR test upon arrival. Special rules apply to airline crew members entering Japan. Crew members must submit quarantine questionnaires and “Plan of Stay in Japan” declarations. Crews should adhere to the instructions provided in the quarantine document “Notice: For Crews boarding vehicles from areas subject to strengthened quarantine.” Airlines should arrange chartered vehicles (as opposed to public transportation) to transport crews between the airport and their hotel, and ensure that crews comply with the other rules during their stay in Japan. Visa exemption for travelers from many countries has been suspended, and visas from certain countries have been invalidated. For more info, check here.

Entry requirements

All travelers, including Japanese nationals, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of their flight departure time. Japanese nationals and residents are also required to sign and submit a Written Pledge when entering Japan. Residents of Japan with re-entry permit must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The certificate must be in English and the test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure and the sample collection method must be 'nasopharyngeal swab' or 'saliva'. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers who are Japanese nationals and residents arriving from the UK or South Africa are subject to a 3-day self-isolation at a location designated by the quarantine station chief. On the third day they are required to take the COVID-19 test again. If the test is negative they will be allowed to continue the 14-day self-isolation as set out below. In addition, they are required to pledge to keep the location information and installing a COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) when entering Japan. All travelers entering Japan, including Japanese nationals, residents and dual national citizens, are required to take a PCR test at the airport and self-isolate for 14 days at a designated location (such as a hotel or own residence). In some cases, travelers may be asked to quarantine at an airport facility until test results return. During the 14 day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation, including taxis, trains, and domestic flights.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.

If you are looking to book a trip to Osaka and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Osaka flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Osaka found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$769
February
$736
March
$778
April
$737
May
$806
June
$1,068
July
$1,008
August
$788
September
$731
October
$747
November
$743
December
$806
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Osaka is September. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Osaka?

Average Osaka flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - OSA
Price
$731 - $1,282
OSA
Temperature
50 - 91.4 °F
OSA
Rainfall
2.13 - 7.36 inches
Flying to Osaka in September is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. August tends to be the warmest period in Osaka so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Osaka?

The price you pay for your flight to Osaka may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 19 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Osaka?

The cheapest day to fly to Osaka is usually Saturday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Osaka?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Osaka trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

When it comes to the cutting edge in style, cultural attractions and mind-blowing technological wonders, Osaka is one of the premier destinations in the country, second only to the powerhouse capital city of Tokyo. 

Osaka, the capital city of the Kansai region, is a necessary addition to any Japan trip: the city is, historically, the commercial capital of Japan and its economic might is apparent in the impressive office buildings and high rises sprouting up throughout the city. Though the grey, concrete appearance of the city leaves the eye a little sore, the pulsing nightlife of Osaka more than makes up for it and has locals and visitors alike mingling in the streets of Dotombori for late night karaoke sessions. Choruses of “Kampai!” (cheers) ring out into the streets until the wee hours of the morning and have visitors boarding their Osaka flights home exhausted and fulfilled. 

What makes Osaka an ideal vacation destination is its ability to satisfy the five senses: whether you’re admiring the soft feel of the fine silk kimonos for sale in Namba, enjoying the fragrant aroma wafting from the hanami trees during cherry blossom season, savoring every last bite of your takoyaki (octopus dumpling) dinner, ogling over the colorful creatures on display at the Aquarium or listening to the lively sidewalk chatter of Osaka after dark, your visit to Osaka is guaranteed to transport you to an unforgettable destination that’ll have you scrambling to extend your stay.

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Osaka climate

The variation in Osaka’s weather falls under four distinct seasons that differ drastically when it comes to temperature and precipitation. Winters in Osaka are fiercely cold, especially during the months of January and February, while summers experience a six-week rainy period, known as the “tsuyu”, over the course of June and July. When it’s not raining in Osaka during the summertime, the stifling humidity and 80 degrees F average temperatures keep visitors and locals alike reaching for paper fans to keep cool in the August heat. Those booking flights to Osaka for a spring or fall vacation will find themselves in the thick of Osaka’s most pleasant weather, with little rain and temperatures on average resting near 65 degrees F on average.

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Best Time to Fly to Osaka

Whether you’re in town to snap some pictures of the blooming cherry blossoms or braving the cold for some New Year’s festivities in the city streets, there’s no wrong time to book your flight to Osaka. 

Peak Season

Osaka flights fill up fast during the spring (March – May), which is one of the more popular times of year to visit Japan’s major destinations. Cherry blossoms, or hanami in Japanese, bloom in the last weeks of April and have visitors in droves to see the breathtaking displays of natural beauty on Osaka’s branches. Golden Week, which consists of several national holidays the first week in May, is also a busy time for booking Osaka flights. 

Off-peak Season

Cheap flights to Osaka may be plentiful during the winter (December – February) due to the chilly weather, but don’t fear that Osaka in the months of January and February will keep you out in the cold. Osaka hosts a plethora of activities to distract locals and visitors alike from the not-so-pleasant conditions outdoors: January 15 is when girls in their kimonos can be spotted in the street for Seijin-no-hi, which is the day when young ladies participate in a coming of age ceremony. Don’t be surprised if you see an airborne bean or two on Feb. 3: Setsubun is a national holiday, and throwing dried beans is a way to chase away bad luck.

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Osaka Travel Information

  • Osaka-jo, or Osaka Castle, is one of the first stops you should hit after your Osaka flight lands. The castle is a reconstruction of the original structure, which was built in 1583, and the majestic white 100-foot walls of the castle are especially breathtaking during cherry blossom season, when the branches of pink flowers frame Osaka-jo. Try visiting Osaka-jo on a Sunday: The walkway leading up to the castle from the train station is often speckled with musicians, making the stroll up to the castle a pleasant one. 
  • Head to one of Osaka’s shopping districts for a little retail therapy. Namba is the main shopping district and one where you’ll find plenty of boutiques and restaurants, and Shinsaibashi is where luxury items and department stores can be found for those in search of designer duds. Umeda is ideal if you’re looking to spend an afternoon shopping and people watching. Its high concentration of theaters, shops and department stores near the train station make for an easy transport of travelers and their goodies. 
  • Lovers of all things oceanic should check out the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, which is famous for the enormous whale shark in residence here. The aquarium is one of the largest in the world, and the colorful habitats of sea turtles, penguins and other Pacific water creatures will keep visitors of every age enthralled and entertained. 
  • Looking to head out of town for a day or two? Take the high-speed train to Kyoto and spend the day traversing the streets spotting kimono-clad geishas. Home to the Golden Temple and the mazes of orange torii made famous by the opening sequence in “Memoirs of a Geisha”, a daytrip to Kyoto will fill up your memory card with photo ops while you explore one of Japan’s most sought after tourist attractions.

 

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