Just wanted to share about travel agencies that offer discounted air tickets to Japan. I'm sure there are tons of them all over the states, but I'm listing the agencies who have branches nationwide so I hope this helps someone plan the trip to Japan. These companies are well known within Japanese communities. IACE Travel JTB H.I.S Gateway Tourist For example, from LAX to NRT (on Delta) departing on 4/28 (fees/taxes not included) - Gateway Tourist $625 - IACE travel $658 - Delta website $1065 (hopefully nobody is buying tickets through airline websites...) It depends on the season (especially Jan ~ Mar), the travel to Japan is not that expensive (well, still expensive comparing to domestic flights...) and hopefuly this may help someone to plan trip to Japan sooner. I usually use IACE, but if you know other good agencies, please let me know. I'm always looking for good deals.