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We have very specific arrival and departure times for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.

If you are taking the main Japan: Cultural Odyssey Itinerary:

  • Arrival:

    • Fly into Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) on the first day between 2pm-5pm (this is when most flights arrive from N. America)

  • Departure:

    • Fly out of Osaka Itami International Airport (ITM) or Kansai International Airport (KIX) anytime on the last day. This transfer is included.


    • Fly out of Tokyo Narita International Airport on the last day after 3pm. You will need to take a 2.5 hour bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo and continue onwards to the airport once in Tokyo. We can arrange this for an extra $115 per person.


If you are taking the Japan - Hiroshima and Miyajima Extension, please adhere to the following arrival and departure instructions:

  • Arrival: Fly into Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) on the first day between 2pm-5pm (this is when most flights arrive from N. America)

  • Departure: If you have purchased this Hiroshima Post Trip Extension, then you will have a JR pass (high speed train pass) included in your tour, which is still valid today, meaning you can take a bullet train on to anywhere in Japan today. Either transfer to one of the major airports, or continue your adventure through Japan! The closest international airport with direct flights to the U.S. is Kansai International Airport (KIX) outside of Osaka. You can also opt to return to Tokyo and fly out of either Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) or Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)

Please note: If your arrival time is outside of these windows or if you are flying into Tokyo’s second airport, Haneda (HND), please let us know and we can establish a meeting point in Tokyo in the evening of the first day with clear step-by-step instructions.

Early Arrival/Late Departure

Discover Corps recommends that you arrive a day prior to avoid any flight delays or cancellations. If you decide to arrive a day prior to the trip start date, you can book an early night at the hotel directly. If you arrive outside of the Discover Corps program, you are responsible for the transfer from the airport to the hotel.

The preferred hotel in Tokyo: TBD.

If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please complete this form here with your arrangements.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps' dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at Wings Travel. Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!

To get a quote from Wings Travel, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call (337) 769-4778. Our representative is available 6am-3pm PST.

  • Get a quote by Email: Email our representative Melanie Carter at Melanie.Carter@wings.travel with the details below and she will be in touch with a quote.

  • Please have the following in hand when you are booking your flights:

    • Exact trip arrival and departure dates (including any extensions that you are taking)

    • Arrival and departure airports

    • Confirmation that your trip is guaranteed to run

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Please follow this link to view this destination’s COVID-19 Entry and Exit Requirements. Be sure to carefully read the COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, including age minimums as they vary for each country. We highly recommend also checking with your airlines for their specific boarding requirements.

Per Discover Corps' Health & Safety Protocol, we require that all travelers provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result taken within 72 hours of traveling.

  1. Get tested within 72 hours of departure (or sooner if the country requires).

  2. Provide Discover Corps with negative test results before departure

  3. Travel with negative results

Please always confirm with your Travel Specialist for current testing requirements prior to departure. Discover Corps (619) 758-3030