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ASCJ  2007: Access

The conference will be held on June 23-24, 2007, on the Shirokane campus of Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo.

There is good access to the campus by public transport. The nearest JR (Japan Railway) stations are Shinagawa Station and Meguro Station. There are also three subway stations in walking distance.  Apart from the information given below, you may also want to look at our two-page guide to the campus and local area, available in PDF format.

You may find it useful to print out the university's page with map and instructions (available in Japanese, English, Korean, or Chinese). You can also explore the campus area by air with Google Maps.

Access to Shinagawa area
Shinagawa is very convenient for those flying into Narita Airport. It is possible to take a direct train to Shinagawa Station from Narita Terminal 1 or 2. 
(1) Take a JR Sobu/Yokosuka Line train bound for Tokyo and Yokohama. Shinagawa is the second station after Tokyo. Journey time: 100 minutes. 
(2) Take a N'EX (Narita Express) train bound for Yokohama. Shinagawa is the station after Tokyo. Journey time: 66 minutes. Cost: 3010 yen (1450 fare + 1660 express charge). [Schedule / info.]
Although trains on the JR Sobu/Yokosuka Line takes 30 minutes longer, the service is also direct, and considerably less expensive than N'EX. The first class (Green-sha) tickets cost only 750 yen extra on the JR trains, and give you a more comfortable ride with luggage. 

Limousine buses run from either terminal to JR Shinagawa Station as well as to the major hotels in Shinagawa, such as Takanawa Prince Hotel, New Takanawa Prince Hotel, or Hotel Pacific. For more information, check the limousine bus counters at the terminals or the links here: [info][info].

Those coming from the Kansai region on the Tokaido Shinkansen can take a train that stops at Shinagawa Station.


Access to the campus
A frequent bus service runs to the campus from either Shinagawa or Meguro stations, and takes six minutes in either case.

Directions from Shinagawa Station
NEW: For the convenience of those coming by bus from Shinagawa, a PDF file has been produced for you to print and bring with you. It includes photographs and more detailed instructions than given here.

Leave by the Takanawa Exit (West Exit). Cross the road at the traffic lights, and go to the Toei bus stop on your left (bus stop no. 3, bus line no. 93). All the buses from this stop go in the direction of Meguro Station. It takes about six minutes to reach the campus. The name of the stop is Meiji Gakuin mae. The name is shown in Japanese and English on the electronic display above the driver. You will also hear a loudspeaker announcement.

It is also possible to walk from Shirokane Station to the campus. This takes about 15 minutes. The walk back is slightly shorter as it's downhill! Instructions are included in the PDF file mentioned above.

Directions from Meguro Station
Turn right as you leave the ticket wicket and leave the station building by the west exit, where you will find a small bus terminal. Look for the stop for buses for "Oi keibajo (大井競馬場) (Oi Race Course). It takes about six minutes to reach the campus. The name of the stop is Meiji Gakuin mae. The name is shown in Japanese and English on the electronic display above the driver. You will also hear a loudspeaker announcement.

Access by subway
There are three subway stations within seven minutes' walking distance. 
[Subway maps] [Local map (university page)][ASCJ 2007 maps of campus and local area (PDF)]

(1) Takanawadai Station (station number A06) is on the Toei Asakusa Line. Leave by exit A2, turn left, and walk up Route 1 to the campus. Enter the campus by the Main Gate (seimon).

(2) Shirokane-Takanawa Station (N 03 or I 03) is on both the Nanboku Line and Mita Line. Leave by Exit 1 (Meguro side) and turn left down Route 1. After you see the Miyako Hotel on your right, cross the pedestrian crossing to the small temple and turn left, continuing down Route 1. As you look ahead, you will see a number of tall buildings. On the right, the tallest is the Main Building (honkan) of Meiji Gakuin University. The windows have a distinctive cross-shape design. Enter the campus by the East Gate (higashi mon) and look for the signs for the conference.

(3) Shirokanedai Station (N 02 or I 02) is on both the Nanboku Line and Mita Line. Leave by Exit 2, turn left, cross at the lights, and walk past "Happo-en." Enter the campus by the Main Gate (seimon).

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