Access to IPMU
The focus week will be held at Kavli IPMU on the University of Tokyo campus in Kashiwa. Kashiwa is located about 10 km northeast of Tokyo. There are two airports that service the Tokyo area, Narita airport and Haneda airport.
- Access information, including train info from airport (IPMU, Kashiwa Campus)
- Map (campus map ) *See 25 for Kavli IPMU
- Bus ( Bus route map around Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa--Haneda, Kashiwa--Narita)
- Search for train times (Jorudan, Hyperdia)
From Kashiwanoha-campus Station
If you use Tsukuba express (TX) train, the nearest station to Kashiwa campus is the Kashiwanoha-campus station. This station is convenient for those who stay at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwanoha, Hotel Del Prado or Hotel Sunoak Kashiwanoha. IPMU is 20 minuits walking distance from the station.
From this station to the campus, there is a shuttle bus provided by the university of Tokyo: http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gsfs/shuttle-bus/2017shuttlebus_e.pdf .
It is also not difficult to find a public bus transportation from Kashiwanoha-campus station. Take either #03 or #04 bus from the bus stop #1 at the West Exit of the station and get off at National Cancer Center ("Kokuritsu Gan Senta"). You can also take #10 bus at the same bus stop and get off at Todai-mae.
From Kashiwa Station
Kashiwa station is convenient for those who stay at Crest Hotel Kashiwa, Kashiwa Plaza Hotel, Sotetsu Fresa Inn Chiba-Kashiwa or other hotels in central Kashiwa. Take either #44 or #01 bus bound for National Cancer Center from the bus stop #2 in front of McDonald, West Exit of JR Kashiwa Station and get off at Todai-mae or the last stop.
IC Cards for easy transportaion
For train and bus transport, most lines (including the local buses in Kashiwa) will accept the Suica or Pasmo IC Cards, which allow eash payment of fares by tapping a card reader. Either Suica or Pasmo cards can be purchased at most train stations. Some express trains will require the purchase of an additional express fare ticket beyond the base fare, so simply tapping your IC card will not be sufficient. Local Tobu buses from Kashiwa or Kashiwanoha Campus Stations also accept the IC cards. You simply need to tap the card readers when entering and exiting the bus. If you pay by coin, pick up a paper slip on riding the bus which specifies your starting bus stop. Place your IC card on the display next to the bus driver to determine and pay your owed fair when you get off the bus.