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Cheap flights to Osaka, Japan

Popular in July High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in August Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $651 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from $582 From Las Vegas to Osaka
One-way from $390 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Osaka
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Osaka related to COVID-19?

Yes, 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: From October 1, 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. All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours of their flight departure time if they have visited these countries. Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome e Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, South Korea, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, the Vatican City, Venezuela, or Vietnam 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. If they received re-entry permission between April 3 and April 28, 2020 they may re-enter if they have only been in Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine or Uruguay. If re-entry permission was granted between April 29 and May 15, 2020 they may re-enter Japan if they have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Pakistan, South Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Tajikistan or Uruguay. If re-entry permission was granted between May 16 and May 26, 2020 they may re-enter Japan if they have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, South Africa or Tajikistan. If re-entry permission was granted between May 27 and June 30, 2020, they may re-enter Japan if they have only been in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Senegal or St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 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 invaldated. For more info, check here.. 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.

Cheapest Prices for Osaka flights by month

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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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 33 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 Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Osaka?

At the moment, flights in the evening 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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