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Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University at Misasa
827 Yamada, Misasa, Tottori 682-0193, Japan
phone: +81-858-43-1215 fax: +81-858-43-2184

 ■How to reach at Misasa■ 
Misasa is a small town located in Tottori prefecture on the western part of Honshu (the main island of the Japanese archipelago) facing Japan Sea.
In general, Misasa is accessible from Tokyo-Narita International Airport by air (~1 hr.) and bus (~1.5 hr.); or by rail or bus from Osaka-Kansai International Airport (~4 hr.).
・ From Tokyo-Narita International Airport 
International travelers must transfer to Haneda Airport (HND) to catch the ANA flight to Tottori. Airport limousine buses leave Narita for Haneda every 15 min. Tickets are available from Information counters at the Arrivals Hall (¥3,100). Bus stops are outside this hall. The bus ride takes approximately 90 min. The airport nearest to Misasa is Tottori Airport (TTJ). All Nippon Airways (ANA) flies between Haneda and Tottori with four flights a day; flight takes approximately 1 hr. From Tottori Airport, airport limousine bus takes you to Kurayoshi station.(TimeTable) These buses leave for Misasa 10 minutes after each airplane arrival. While waiting for your luggage, purchase your Hinomaru Bus ticket to Kurayoshi station from the machine located next to the exit doors (¥1,200).
After arriving at Kurayoshi station, please take a taxi or local bus to Misasa.
Bus time table from Kurayoshi Station to Misasa:Weekday Holiday
・From Osaka-Kansai International Airport 
Regular rail service West Japan Railway Company is available for transfer between Osaka-Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Kurayoshi city, the railway station nearest to Misasa. The rail connection is as follows: (1) Airport limited express "Haruka" from Osaka-Kansai International Airport to Shin-Osaka station (departing every 30 min.); (2) Limited express "Super-Hakuto" from Shin-Osaka station to Kurayoshi station (five trains a day). From Kurayoshi station, take a taxi (or local bus) to Misasa (approx. 20 min.) 
By bus from KIX airport, travel by bus requires two legs. First, take the Shuttle Bus from KIX to OCAT (Osaka City Air Terminal) from bus stop No.11 on 1F (ground floor) outside of KIX terminal building. Purchase the ticket (¥880) from the ticket machine just before bus stop No. 11. The 50-minute bus ride will take you to OCAT 2F(Time Table). Second, take the Nihon Kotsu Express bus to Misasa (bound for Kurayoshi) which leaves from Gate No.6 on OCAT 2F(Time Table). Purchase the ticket from the counter (¥4,200). Please get off at the bus stop "Misasa Onsen-Guchi". This bus stop is 1.5 km from the Institute, a 25-minute walk. Local bus service is available during the daytime, 5.30AM - 6.00PM, and comes every 30 minutes. Also you can arrange an appointment with the Institute for pick-up. 
・From Kurayoshi Station (JR) to Misasa 
From Kurayoshi station, a local bus service to Misasa is available. Take a blue bus at platform 3, bound for "Misasa Onsen". Take a numbered ticket upon entering the rear door of the bus. Pay upon exit through the front door (exact change; fare box can change paper money). Your fare is determined by the number which will correspond to a bus (zone) fare appearing on the digital board near the driver. Get off at the "Daigaku Byoin-mae" which means lit. in front of University Hospital. Timetable is available from here (Weekday Holiday). 
■Hotel accommodation at Airport■ 
ISEI can provide information about hotel accommodation near Narita International Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Haneda Airports. 
 ・Near Narita Hotel
 Please contact ISEI office adminision desk.
 ・Haneda Airport
 Excel Tokyu Hotel
 ・Kansai Airport
 Kansai Airport Washington Hotel
 Corporate cahrge
 Single room:7,200Yen(with breakfast)  6,200Yen(without breakfast)
 Twin room:6,600Yen(with breakfast)  5,600Yen(without breakfast)
              (per person includes service chaege and tax.)
 Early check-in:12:00PM
 Late check-out:12:00PM
■ Service for Carry-on Luggage at the Airports■
Baggage delivery services ("takkyubin") are available -- between the airports and your home, office, or any place services are available. Upon arrival, drop off your luggage at the delivery counter in the arrival lobby. Before departure, pick up your luggage at the delivery counter in the departure area. For shipments to the airport, please ask ISEI staff. For more details please visit the following webpages of the airports:
Baggage delivery service at Tokyo-Narita International Airport
Baggage deliverly service at Osaka-Kansai International Airport
 ■Useful Links■
 ・Tokyo-Narita International Airport
 ・Osaka-Kansai International Airport
 ・Tokyo-Haneda Domestic Airport
 ・All Nippon Airways (ANA)
 ・West Japan Railway Company (JR West)
 ・Railway time table & course and fare search
 ■Routemap to Misasa■

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