In Tokyo, ‘cherry blossoms have begun to bloom but are still a little dull.’ Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
When: Wednesday, July 10
Where: Nagoya, Japan
How much: $760 round-trip
Why go: The moonlight flight takes off at approximately 9 p.m. sharp and lands in Tokaido, located in central Nagoya, at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday. Flyers then hop a train to the western Japanese city of Osaka (around a three-hour journey), stay overnight and fly to Hakata in Okayama prefecture. Take the train to Hakata and stay overnight for the free jump train to Nagoya. In Hakata, take part in a three-day welcome program featuring singing and dances, then explore the city for nine hours before going on the night flight.
U.S. citizens receive the best rates on the first round-trip purchase, with taxes and fuel surcharges tacked on. The package also includes two nights at the Suntory Hotel in Osaka, a $63 additional fee.
JetBlue flies to Tokyo five times per week from D.C. International flight: Round-trip flight to Nagoya and Osaka, tickets to Hakata, night flight to Nagoya. As of press time, the carrier isn’t selling tickets for the July 10 night flight, so tickets will be sold at full price. Hakata flight includes return flights to Nagoya. Hotel: Available, but prices vary and do not include taxes or fuel surcharges.
Just mentioned, this package doesn’t include the additional fee for the evening train ride from Osaka to the west, which we’ve not included in the price above.