Japan Airlines has an interesting offer for visitors to Japan. Guest with an international ticket can purchase cheap domestic tickets called the JAL Japan Explorer Pass.
Prices for domestic tickets are usually quite low depending on destination. This offer makes it more attractive to fly than using Japan’s convenient railway system.
Some airports in Japan are located far from the city centre, therefore it makes more sense to travel by rail. However, train tickets like the Nozomi Super Express are expensive and not included in the Japan Rail Pass option. As such flying can be an alternative.
Booking JAL Japan Explorer Pass
Access the JAL Japan Explorer Pass here.
There is a map published that shows the different routes and prices according to distance. The prices are very reasonable as they are fixed but capacity controlled.
Searching the flight availability was easy. One-way fare from Tokyo to Osaka is JPY7560 or approx. MYR 257 excluding the airport taxes.
At the booking form, you will need to input your international ticket number for verification.
You can upgrade to a premium class using the JAL Airport Upgrade at the standby check-in counter, subject to availability. Upgrades to Business Class cost a fixed JPY1000 and First Class JPY8000. You can upgrade any ticket type on your day of departure.