We will have shuttle busses to the venue from the downtown area. Since space is limited, presenters are encouraged to plan their arrivals carefully.
Car to AIU
If you're driving, please see our information about on-site parking.
Airport Limousine Bus to Akita
Airport limousine bus schedule from the airport to Akita Station for the period of May 1-31. The bus leaves Akita Airport and stops at the west exit of Akita Station before arriving at the prefectural office. The trip to the station takes about 35 minutes. Under the red heading, from the left are listed the times for the airport departure, arrival at the east exit of the station (none), arrival at the west gate of the station, and arrival at the prefectural office. Flight arrival information is listed under the light grey heading.
Airport limousine bus schedule from Akita Station to the airport for the period of May 1-31 (site in Japanese). The bus leaves from the city hall and then stops at the west exit of Akita Station before arriving at the airport. The trip takes about 35 minutes from the station. Under the green heading, from the left times for the city hall departure, station departure, and airport arrival are listed. Flight departure information is listed under the grey heading.
Train and Bus to AIU
The nearest train station to AIU is Wada Station, and it is two stops from Akita Station. The trip takes about 15 minutes and costs 240 yen.
Train schedule from Akita Station to Wada Station (in Japanese)
Train schedule from Wada Station to Akita Station (in Japanese)
Bus schedule between Wada Station and AIU (in Japanese)
- Click 土曜日 for Saturday's schedule and 日祝日 for Sunday's.
- The 下がり schedule is for buses leaving Wada Station for AIU.
- The 上がり schedule is for buses leaving AIU for Wada Station.
- The fare is 160 yen and the trip takes about 15-20 minutes.
People needing to go to the airport on Sunday afternoon can do so on the final (2) shuttle buses going back into the city, as they will stop at the airport first. Those who wish to go to the airport from AIU at other times (i.e. before the airport buses are scheduled to leave) will need to make their own arrangements. We will have volunteers with taxi information on hand, but it may be wise to book taxis ahead of time - there is no sitting taxi rank at AIU.The cost is around 1800 to 2000 yen. The journey takes about ten minutes.