For those visiting Japan and wanting to move around within it, domestic fares may seem rather expensive at first glance. However, there is a little-known domestic fare sold by All Nippon Airways, or ANA, called the Experience Japan fare.
There are two types of rates: 5400 JPY ($48.90) and 10,800 JPY ($97.80). The difference is that the 5400 rate is for flights within Hokkaido, while the 10,800 rate covers all over routes. There are only three criteria necessary for those who are interested in booking:
- The passenger must not be a resident of Japan
- The passenger must have a passport that is not from Japan, or have a Japanese passport with foreign residency
- The passenger must have a full return ticket, i.e. entry and exit from Japan
Also, such reservations must be made at least 72 hours prior to departure. There is a generous 20 kilogram baggage allowance and the flights are eligible for mileage accrual as well.
This is a very unknown benefit that could be of use to many travelers, I hope that it helps the readers of this blog and all others who are planning or interested in visiting Japan.