Hilton Japan 50% Off Sale – Ends October 31

THIS SALE IS OVER

A quick post to point out that the Hilton Hotels in Japan are offering a sale for 50% off of the regular rates of 11 properties in Japan. This includes three Hilton and Conrad properties in Tokyo as well as the Hilton near Narita Airport for those who need shuteye right away after their long flight.

The link to the sale is here: http://hiltonhoteldeals.com/jpsale/en/

You must act fast because the sale ends on Friday, October 31 at 1 AM Eastern Time (which is 2 PM Japan Standard Time).

These are high end hotels, which usually carry high end prices. There are probably better deals to be found for lodging, but if you don’t mind a little bit of high class then these deals are worth considering.

At the Conrad Tokyo in the Shimbashi district, for example, the rate is currently 30,000 yen per night for a king room double occupancy, compared to 60,000 yen a night. The Hilton Tokyo Bay – which is an official hotel of the Tokyo Disney Resort and offers connections to both Disneyland and Disney Sea – is 10,000 yen a night instead of 20,000.

The above quotes are samples for a one night, weekday stay in late November and may not include  taxes or additional fees. As with all promotions, everything is subject to availability.

Kudos to the Magic of Miles blog for the information! Their post is here: http://magicofmiles.boardingarea.com/2014/10/28/promo-hilton-50-japan-south-korea-flash-sale/

What expired fares? Sale from US to Japan continues!

9/16/14 Update: As of today, sub- $1,000 fares to Japan are no longer available. Most fares have risen to the $1,100-1,200 range for the same time period.

Well it looks like I was duped – apparently the fare sale I had mentioned before on this blog lives on – and the fares may be available for a few more weeks! If you want to visit Japan, these fares are some of the best I’ve seen this year. Seats are limited so snatch up the fares that you want!

Once again it appears that the prices are for travel from certain “hub” or focus cities of a major airline. A competing airline will offer fares from the other airline’s city – which means, unless you’re on the west coast, you will be connecting en route to Japan.

The main airlines that are part of the sale are United and American/US Airways. This means that if you are flying out of Chicago – you are out of luck I’m afraid, since both airlines have a hub at O’Hare!

United continues to offer fare sales to Tokyo from American/US Air hubs in Philadelphia (Starting at $979 round/trip), Charlotte ($977 r/t), Miami ($979 r/t), Dallas ($979 r/t), Phoenix ($982 r/t). United also offers $967 r/t fares on their Dreamliner flights from Los Angeles.

American continues to offer fares to Tokyo from United hubs. These, however, are now a little more expensive than before but still reasonably priced: Newark, NJ ($1,082 r/t), Denver ($1,082 r/t), Houston ($1,080 r/t), Washington Dulles ($1,082 r/t).

These fares are for most dates between now and early December – heck, you could book tickets today and be flying tomorrow, as just about all fares have no advance purchase restrictions like so many others.

While searching these fares today I came across a few others – among them, for my friends north of the border in Canada! Air Canada has sale fares from Toronto nonstop to either Tokyo Narita on their 777 or to the closer Tokyo Haneda on the Dreamliner starting at $1,161 CAD r/t. From Vancouver in British Columbia, fares from as low as $1,135 CAD r/t can be found on Air Canada’s nonstop to Narita. There are also excellent fares from all over Air Canada’s network in Canada, connecting in Toronto or Vancouver.