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RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS)

Kobe

7-1-26 Minatojima-minami-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan
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TEL: +81-78-940-5555
FAX: +81-78-304-4956

(Five-minute walk from Keisan Kagaku Center Station on the Port LinerThe webpage will open in a new tab. train. )

  • From Sannomiya or downtown Kobe, take the Port Liner train from Sannomiya station.
    It takes approximately 14 minutes to Keisan Kagaku Center Station. Can be very crowded in early morning.

Tokyo office

Nihonbashi 1-chome Mitsui Building, 15th floor
1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0027, Japan

Yokohama office

1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa, 230-0045, Japan

photo: Exterior of RIKEN Center

Getting to R-CCS (Kobe)

R-CCS is located in an artificial island called "Port Island" at City of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It is about 20 minutes from downtown Kobe by train.

1. Getting to nearby airports

International visitors are recommended to reach Kansai International Airport (KIX) if you have a convenient direct flight from your origin. Another option is to first come to Tokyo (HND or NRT) and then connect to Osaka International Airport (ITM) or take the bullet train (JR Shinkansen) from Tokyo to the Shin-Kobe station, which is about 150 minutes.

Attention

  • Airport buses do not accept credit cards. Bring cash: 2000 JPY from KIX; 1070 JPY from ITM. Cheaper round-trip tickets from KIX are available.
  • No guest parking spot available around R-CCS. No need to have a car if you stay in Kobe.
  • From Sannomiya Station on the Port liner, please take a train heading towards Kobe Airport. You need to buy tickets in cash: 290 JPY.
access map(Getting to R-CCS (Kobe))
Airports serving the Kobe / Osaka region include

Kobe airport (UKB)The webpage will open in a new tab.
Very small airport with a small number of domestic flights only. The most convenient airport to get to R-CCS and downtown Kobe once you reach there, but often difficult to find convenient flights to there.

Best route to R-CCS
UKB - (Port-Liner) - Keisan Kagaku Center Station (7 minutes)

Kansai International Airport (KIX)The webpage will open in a new tab.
One of the largest international airports in Japan. Direct flights from many regions are available, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, and many other Asian cities. About 70 minutes to downtown Kobe, SannomiyaThe webpage will open in a new tab., by bus. Another option to come to R-CCS is to use “Bay ShuttleThe webpage will open in a new tab.”, which takes you to Kobe airport from Kansai airport in about 40 minutes by boat and bus.

Best route to R-CCS
1.KIX - (Airport Limousine Bus) - Sannomiya Station Bus Stop - (walk) - Sannomiya Station - (Port-Liner) - Keisan Kagaku Center Station (About 120 minutes)
2.KIX - (Bay Shuttle) - UKB - (Port-Liner) - Keisan Kagaku Center Station (About 70 minutes)

  • Port-liner from Sannomiya can be very crowded in early morning.

Osaka International Airport (ITM)The webpage will open in a new tab.
A large domestic airport. If you fly in to Tokyo/Narita first, you will connect to another flight to this airport. About 40 minutes to downtown Kobe by bus.

Best route to R-CCS
ITM - (Airport Limousine Bus) - Sannomiya Station Bus Stop - (walk) - Sannomiya Station - (Port-Liner) -Keisan Kagaku Center Station (About 70 minutes)

  • Port-liner from Sannomiya can be very crowded in early morning.

figure: access map from nearby airports

2. From bullet train (JR Shinkansen) station

Get off the bullet train (JR Shinkansen) at Shin-Kobe Station, and transfer to the Kobe City Subway. At the first stop, Sannomiya, transfer to Port Liner, heading towards Kobe Airport. Ride the Port Liner for approximately 14 minutes and get off at Keisan Kagaku Center Station.

3. Accommodations

Many hotels are available in downtown Kobe, and can be booked via normal booking sites. Typical price per night is around 6,000 to 10,000 JPY. Note that Japanese hotels charge accommodation per person rather than per room. Make sure to choose one that is walking distance to the Sannomiya train station so that you can directly come to R-CCS by Port Liner train.

Another option is to stay inside the island to reduce your transportation time from the hotel to R-CCS. Here are the hotels inside the island and within walking distance from the Shimin-Hiroba station, which is two stops from the Keisan Kagaku Center Station.

4. About Kobe

Please visit the Official Gravel Guide of KobeThe webpage will open in a new tab..

Getting to R-CCS Tokyo office

From the nearest stations

Nihombashi station
Directly connected via the B12 and C1 exits from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T10), Ginza Line (G11), Toei Asakusa Line (A13).
Tokyo station
6 min. walk from the Yaesu Central gate of the JR Line and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
1 min. walk from the “Subway Nihombashi Station” stop of the Metro Link Nihonbashi bus. (free circular bus)

Getting to R-CCS Yokohama office

Directions

By Bus
Take the #08 bus from Platform 8 at the East Exit of Tsurumi Station (also accessible from the West Exit of Keikyu Tsurumi Station) and get off at the RIKEN Shidai Daigakuin Mae bus stop. The institute is across the street. All buses from this platform are bound for Fureyu.
Buses depart Tsurumi every 5–15 minutes. It takes about 15 minutes to arrive at RIKEN Yokohama. The fare is 220 yen in cash.
By Train
A 15-minute walk from JR Tsurumi-Ono Station (JR Tsurumi Line), which is directly accessible by transfer from JR Tsurumi Station.
Trains run about every 10 minutes during morning and evening rush hour, but less frequently at other times.