International Youth Travel Card
IYTC. Because you are young.
The Virtual International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is the internationally accepted proof of age and access tool to discounts for youth, endorsed by UNESCO. Each year, hundreds of thousands of youth around the world enjoy the benefits of the unique IYTC card.
The IYTC benefits are similar to the discounts, services and savings that the ISIC student card offers, at home and away. IYTC card is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Discounts on travel, culture and accommodation
IYTC discounts are predominately found in the area of travel (major cost savings on flights, trains, ferries), cultural sites and accommodation (hostels or modern accommodation services). Additional discounts can be found in categories such as software, entertainment and books & magazines.
Who can get an IYTC card?
IYTC Card is for those who are 30 years and younger. To obtain an International Youth Travel Card you need to present one of the following documents that identifies you and proves your age as well as a passport style photo:
- The copy of your passport, or of an official identity card issued by the local authorities (for example, a driving license).
Where can I get an IYTC card?
At most ISIC issuing points IYTC cards are also available
The IYTC card is available throughout Japan via a wide-spread distribution network that includes bookstores, universities, youth travel companies and youth service centers. Click here to find you nearest issuing point.
*Please note that a plastic ISIC card can only be purchased at our issuing points.
You can also choose to apply for an IYTC card online*. Click here to start the application process that only takes a few minutes. Please have scans of the requested documents as well as a digital identity picture ready to upload.
*Please note that all cards ordered online from the 1st of June 2019 onwards will be issued as virtual cards. Cardholders will receive further information via email regarding creating an account through the free ISIC App.
What is the cost of an IYTC card?
The cost of an IYTC card is only ¥2,300. Interesting face is that on average, IYTC cardholders save on average ¥8,500 with their IYTC card each year!
*From the 1st of June 2019 onwards, the cost of a virtual card will be ¥1,750. An additional plastic card will cost ¥750.
Click here to get your IYTC card.