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PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, PLEASE INPUT YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FLIGHTS INTO THIS FORM.

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.

-OR-

    • 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.

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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.

Book Your Flights

Discover Corps's dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at StudentUniverse (yes, they do flights for more than just students!). 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 StudentUniverse, please see the details below:

  • Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-6 EST M-F.
  • Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options
  • Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.
  • *Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone & $7 fee per person to book via email. Booking via the dedicated website is free