Is $1400 for a round trip non-stop plane ticket too pricey? I want to go from December 17 to January 2. I will have home-stay worked out so no need for hotels or daily transportation. But I am spending my own money and $1400 seems like a lot. That would only get me to Tokyo and I'd have to take the shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyushu, and that might cost me anywhere from $50-$125, I'm not even sure. Or I could always spend $1600 on connecting flights to Fukuoka but I would spend a night layover in Tokyo, and I would have to leave on December 18, and not arrive in Fukuoka by the 20th. That cuts my time in Japan short 2 days from the first flight plan. Does expedia have spontaneous deals that happen? Perhaps any good coupons? Maybe someone who's had experience with going to Japan during the holidays could offer me any good advice. Really, the airfare and some spending money is all I'm worried about. I can't leave any earlier than December 17th because of college exams. Thanks!