United has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Osaka (KIX) for $564 with a connection. Flights midweek, late-April to mid-May. Probably a 7-day minimum stay required for these.
Note: Easy train ride to Kyoto, or Kobe from Osaka.
Note: “Real” economy, not “Basic”.
Note: Does not seem to price on Google Flights at the moment. Use Priceline.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.
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