Important Access Information
Airport bus from Narita to Wako-shi: A bus ticket should be purchased at the Keisei Bus ticket counter at the arrival level in the Narita airport. The bus departs from the stop #7 (#11) at Terminal 1 (2), bound for Oizumigakuen, and makes a stop near Wako-shi station. It costs 2,800 yen and takes about 2 hours depending on traffic.Timetable (Narita Airport to Wako-shi) (revised 9/17/2011)
Access map: travel from Narita Airport to Wako and from Wako station to RIKEN: http://www.riken.jp/engn/r-world/riken/campus/wako/index.html
Train from Narita to Wako-shi:
(1) The Keisei Skyliner trains have been renovated and become much faster since July 17, 2010. On the B1 level (one floor down) in the arrival terminal, there is a KEISEI Skyliner ticket office where you can buy a ticket from Narita Airport to the Nippori Station.It takes about 35 minutes to reach Nippori if you take the Skyliner express (fare: 2,400 yen; purple line on the map). After arriving at Nippori Station, you need to change to the Yamanote Line bound for Ikebukuro (fare: 160 yen). The Yamanote line is a circle line, but you should take the right direction. At Ikebukuro Station, you need to transfer to the Tobu-Tojo Line; buy a ticket to Wakoshi (fare: 240 yen, blue line). The Express, Semi-Express, and local trains all stop at Wakoshi Station, but you should take either Express or Semi-Express trains.
Keisei Skyliner: http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/index.html
(2) On the B1 level (one floor down) in the arrival terminal, there is a JR ticket office where you can buy a "Suica & N'EX package" (3500 yen for one way or 5500 yen for round-trip). This package includes one-way/round-trip for Narita airport <--> Tokyo/Yokohama, and 1,500 yen (+500 yen deposit) preloaded on a Suica smart card. You can use the Suica card to travel not only with JR lines but also all other private-company railways/buses in Tokyo area, including Tokyo Metro Lines and Tobu-Tojo Line. You may charge more on the Suica card at vending machines at train stations. Take a N'EX train bound for Ikebukuro, which takes about 1.5 h. From Ikebukuro, you follow the instruction given above: (1).
Suica & N'EX: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/
The RIKEN Wako Campus is in a walking distance from Wako-shi station (about 15 minutes). The map is available here: http://www.riken.jp/engn/r-world/riken/campus/wako/index.html. A taxi from the station costs about 700 yen.
RIKEN Campus InformationLodging and Office:
- Dormitories: Nishina Lodge (Building #35); International House (I-House) (Building #36, 37)
- Offices for JUSTIPEN visitors: RIBF Building (Building #38), 2F, Room 206
- User Office: RIBF Building (Building #38) 2F
- For building numbers, see the campus map at: http://www.riken.jp/engn/r-world/riken/campus/wako/bldg.html
- Main cafeteria (Daiichi shokudo, Building #12)
Friday night pub (Kinsaka) 17:30-20:00
- Hirosawa Club cafeteria (Daini shokudo, Building #9)
- Hirosawa Club cafe/pub (Building 9)
Pub 17:30-20:00 (Tue.,Thu.,Fri.)
- Tully's Coffee (Building 20)
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-20:30, Sat. 9:00-18:00
- Convenience store in Wako Campus (Building #12, 2F),
Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 18:00
- ATM（The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Building #12, 1F),
Open Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 18:00
Outside of RIKEN CampusHotel:
- Toyoko-Inn Wako-shi Ekimae,
about a 15 minute walk to RIKEN; free Internet access
- Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 19:00. Directions: See the access map at: http://www.riken.jp/engn/r-world/riken/campus/wako/index.html
- Many choices near Wako-shi station and Narimasu station.