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There are 8 ways to get from California to Japan by plane or train

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Fly San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)

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Fly San Francisco to Tokyo Narita, train

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo Narita (NRT)
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Tokyo station

Fly Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Fly San Jose to Tokyo Haneda

  1. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Fly San Diego to Tokyo Narita, train

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Tokyo Narita (NRT)
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Tokyo station

Fly Fresno to Tokyo Haneda

  1. Fly from Fresno (FAT) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Fly Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita, train

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Narita (NRT)
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Tokyo station

Fly San Francisco to Osaka Itami

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Osaka Itami (ITM)
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Conditions of entry into Japan from United States

  • 3-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Japan

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Japan from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Japan is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Japan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Japan is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0120-565653.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Japan.

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Last updated: 4 Aug 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from California to Japan is to fly, which costs $490 - $1,100 and takes 13h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from California to Japan is to fly which costs $490 - $1,100 and takes 13h 48m.

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The distance between California and Japan is 8580 km.

It takes approximately 13h 48m to get from California to Japan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 45m.

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Japan is 16h ahead of California. It is currently 1:41 AM in California and 5:41 PM in Japan.

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Japan. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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The best way to get from California to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from California to Japan.
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  • Distance: 8580 km
  • Duration: 13h 48m

What companies run services between California, USA and Japan?

All Nippon Airways, United Airlines and eight other airlines fly from San Francisco to Kawasaki hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥160000 - ¥400000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥160000 - ¥400000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥43000 - ¥180000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥160000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥600000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥310000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥600000 - ¥850000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥200000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥49000 - ¥170000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via Denver
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥200000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥90000 - ¥320000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥330000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥390000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥450000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥480000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥390000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥210000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥160000 - ¥400000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥43000 - ¥180000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥600000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥310000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥600000 - ¥850000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
14h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥200000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥480000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥70000 - ¥390000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥250000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥300000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥300000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥220000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥230000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥290000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥150000 - ¥360000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥170000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥550000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥420000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥190000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥140000 - ¥400000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥230000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥230000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥230000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥240000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Oita
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥240000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥240000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥240000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Izumo
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥80000 - ¥230000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥150000 - ¥360000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥190000 - ¥410000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥170000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥550000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥190000 - ¥600000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥190000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥120000 - ¥360000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥140000 - ¥400000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥230000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥75000 - ¥230000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥260000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥260000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via Portland
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥55000 - ¥270000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥300000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
16h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥310000
Flights from Fresno to Tokyo Haneda via Salt Lake City, Portland
Ave. Duration
19h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥95000 - ¥460000
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥60000 - ¥140000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥110000 - ¥600000
Flights from San Jose to Tokyo Haneda via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
16h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥120000 - ¥380000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥65000 - ¥160000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥46000 - ¥180000
Flights from San Diego to Tokyo Narita via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥50000 - ¥210000
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥370000
ZIPAIR Tokyo
Website
zipairtokyo.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥45000 - ¥110000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥100000 - ¥310000
Train operators
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Tokyo station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3100 - ¥5000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Book at
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/pass/nex.html
Reserved Seat
¥3100 - ¥3700
Green Seat (First Class)
¥4500 - ¥5000

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