The flight time from San Francisco, California to Tokyo, Japan is:

10 hours, 48 minutes

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Flying time from San Francisco, CA to Tokyo, Japan

The total flight duration from San Francisco, CA to Tokyo, Japan is 10 hours, 48 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from San Francisco, CA to Tokyo, Japan ("as the crow flies"), which is about 5,148 miles or 8 286 kilometers.

Your trip begins in San Francisco, California.
It ends in Tokyo, Japan.

Your flight direction from San Francisco, CA to Tokyo, Japan is Northwest (-57 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan offers plenty of tour options and activities for first time or repeat visitors. The city’s museums, gardens, historic temples, shops and cultural centers are all accessible by trains.

Most of Tokyo’s popular museums are located in Ueno Park. You will find Tokyo National Museum, National Science Museum, Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art and more.

The Tokyo National Museum houses a large collection of Japanese and Asian art, a collection of books, photographs, sculptures, calligraphy and archaeological finds.

The National Science Museum in Tokyo has a large collection of dinosaur bones, stuff animals, fish skeletons and the Japan Gallery showcases the people, ocean and land 40,000 years ago. The museum’s Theater 360 is a 360-degree movie theater offers 10-minute spherical 3D films, which will create sensations of floating and speed according to the museum. It may not be suitable for young children, expectant mothers and elderly persons with heart conditions.

Another attraction in Ueno Park is the Ueno Zoo. The zoo opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

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San Francisco, California

City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: United States
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Tokyo, Japan

City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
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