1 Travel to Sendai
Tohoku University is located in Sendai, the central city in the North Eastern part of Japan. To get to Sendai, you can either fly to Sendai Airport directly, or take a flight to one of the airports in Tokyo and a Japan Railway (JR) bullet train (Shinkansen) to Sendai Station (app. 90 min to 2 hrs. See this map for overview). Sendai International Airport has regular flight connections to and from major East Asian cities (Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Changchun, Dalian, Shanghai) and many domestic cities (Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, etc.).
Travel to Tokyo
Two International Airports in Tokyo Area
Tokyo has two international airports: Narita International Airport (app. 80 km away from central Tokyo) and Tokyo (Haneda) International Airport (app. 20 km away from central Tokyo). Narita Airport has more international flights at the moment. But Haneda Airport is planning to increase the number of international flights in October 2010. For more detailed information about flight schedules, visit the web sites for Narita International Airport and Tokyo (Haneda) International Airport.
Narita International Airport to central Tokyo
The easiest way to get to central Tokyo from Narita Airport is to take one of the following train services:
It is easy to get to central Tokyo from Haneda Airport by regular train services. You can take either of the following routes:
JR East runs a bullet train service, called Tohoku Shinkansen, which connects JR Tokyo Station and JR Ueno Station to JR Sendai Station (app. 90 min to 2hrs, 10,000JPY).
The location of the platforms and the timetable of Tohoku Shinkansen at JR Tokyo Station and JR Ueno Station can be found at the following web sites:
2 From Sendai Airport to JR Sendai StationThe most convenient public transportation from Sendai International Airport to JR Sendai Station is Sendai Airport Line. The train takes you to the station in 17 to 25 minutes. The fare is 630 JPY.
3 From JR Sendai Station to the conference siteTake a bus for any of Aoba-dai, Miyakyoo-dai, Narita-san, and Koogaku-bu keiyu Doobutsukooen Junkan at bus stop No. 9 at the bus terminal outside the west entrance of JR Sendai Station and get off at Toohokudai Kawauchi Campus-Hagi Hall Mae or Toohoku Daigaku Nyuushi Center Mae. Alternatively, take a bus for Kootsuu Kooen (Hirose-doori keiyu) at bus stop No. 16 and get off at Kawauchi-Yuubinkyoku Mae.
A taxi can be caught at the west entrance of JR Sendai Station. The fare is about 1,000 JPY.
The main conference site, the Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall), is located in the south-eastern part of the Kawauchi Campus. See the following maps:
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