The prices are quite competitive on many domestic routes, especially on longer flights, such as flights from Tokyo to Hokkaido, Kyushu or Okinawa.
Like the Japan Rail Pass, some of the air passes have to be purchased outside of Japan.
They can only be used by:
Moreover, in some cases you can use any airline to fly to and from Japan. In other words, any tourist from overseas can enjoy discount flights at the offered flat rate.
Some offers are not available during certain blackout periods, which are typically the New Year and seasonal Holidays – So, avoid peak travel periods. The single most effective way to get low rates on domestic flights in Japan is to purchase as early as possible.
Below is some basic information about the air passes. Check the provided website links and consult the airlines for more details.
JAL, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qantas and several other airlines.
Note: A key difference between the "Welcome to Japan Fare" and the new "oneworld Yokoso/Visit Japan Fare", is that travelers using the original "Welcome to Japan Fare" can use oneworld carriers or any other airline serving Japan for their international flights to and from Japan, whereas the new, lower priced, oneworld Yokoso/Visit Japan Fare is available only to travelers using oneworld carriers to and from Japan.