Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers.
Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers.

They’re back: $145 flights to Japan

Just when you thought you were too broke to book an overseas trip in 2018, along comes a deal that changes everything.

Jetstar is currently running a return for free sale, which lets Aussie travellers snap up flights to Japan from $289 and get the return flight for free - that's equivalent to $144.50 one way.

No wonder Australia's obsession with Japan travel is bigger than ever.

The $289 fares are from Cairns to Osaka or Tokyo (Narita), with fares starting from $319 from the Gold Coast to Tokyo, $419 from Brisbane to Osaka, $424 from Sydney to Tokyo, $447 from Melbourne to Tokyo and $480 from Adelaide to Osaka.

Japan, here we come! Aussies can now get to Tokyo from as little as $145.
Japan, here we come! Aussies can now get to Tokyo from as little as $145.

The fares are as good - and some are even better - than the last time Jetstar ran a return-for-free sale to Japan.

The sale runs until Tuesday, February 6, for travel on selected dates between May and December.

Jetstar's sale comes as Japan's popularity soars among Australian travellers. Recent statistics from hotel booking site agoda showed a 40 per cent spike in Aussies travelling solo to Japan in 2017, while booking.com figures ranked Tokyo as the fourth most popular destination for Australian travellers in 2017, beaten only by Singapore, London and Auckland.

Mt Fuji is one of Japan’s top tourist drawcards.
Mt Fuji is one of Japan’s top tourist drawcards.

Cairns to Tokyo (Narita) - from $289

Cairns to Osaka - from $289

Gold Coast to Tokyo (Narita) - from $319

Brisbane to Tokyo (Narita) - from $419

Brisbane to Osaka - from $419

Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) - from $424

Sydney to Osaka - from $458

Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita) - from $447

Melbourne to Osaka - from $462

Adelaide to Osaka - from $480

See jetstar.com for details. Sale ends 11.59pm (AEDT) Tuesday, February 6, 2018, unless sold out prior.

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