Airport Pickup

Japanese airportKCP staff members will pick up students who are on flights that arrive at Narita Airport between 13:00/1:00 pm and 15:30/3:30 pm. (See Time.) Please note that there is no pick up for those who arrive at Haneda airport.

Upon arrival at Narita, you will proceed through immigration, collect your luggage, and pass through customs. After coming out to the arrival lobby, please head to the meeting point advised to you beforehand by the KCP student coordinator.  At the meeting point you will see the KCP sign and staff after 13:00/1:00 PM. If your flight is early in the morning and you reach the meeting point before then, please be patient and wait until staff and other students come to the meeting point.

If you have difficulty finding the meeting point in the arrival lobby, please call the number provided by the KCP student coordinator along with the meeting point information and get directions from the staff.

As in any airport, don’t leave your belongings unattended at any time. If before you leave the U.S. you have a sudden delay or change of flight schedule, and you cannot 
reach Japan, please call the KCP USA office at 360-441-1800 (cell) or 360-647-0072 immediately.

Luggage Delivery

When you send your luggage to your accommodations before leaving the airport, it won’t be delivered until the next day, so please separate what you need for the night and the next day. Don’t put valuable or fragile items in the luggage you arrange to have delivered. Carry those things with you.


Japanese placement test and interviews usually take place the day after you arrive. Orientation is usually given the day after the test, with a welcome ceremony and a talk about student life in and outside the school. Until you get used to the train commute, we advise you to always leave your housing early enough so that you would have enough time to find your way to the school.

Prepare for Unexpected Flight Schedule Changes

In the event of flight plan changes due to bad weather, airline delays, and other conditions beyond your control, please inform us immediately:

If you find out about the flight plan change well in advance, please e-mail KCP-USA and KCP-Japan about the changes and if possible call KCP-USA office to inform the situation.

– provide the new flight schedule (flight number, arrival date and time).

– provide hostel/hotel contact information (if staying overnight).

For minor flight plan changes, we may still be able to pick you up at the airport and we would like to do our best to do so. Please call the KCP staff’s number and follow the directions in case you arrive at the Narita Airport meeting point and find no one there.

In case of extreme delays, you may want to stay overnight at an airport hotel. Please consult with your flight company upon your arrival at the airport for accommodation assistance. We will give you general directions for where and when to meet the next day.

In case your flight changes its arrival date, we will provide you through email with the basic plan for your check-in. Depending on your housing location, we will provide directions on what transportation for you to take from the airport to a place we will suggest as a meeting point.

Other tips:

  • Always keep KCP-USA & KCP-Japan contact information with you.
  • To keep track of the latest Japanese weather forecast about typhoons, visit the Japan Meteorological Agency website.