How to come to the University of Tokyo

Here is a brief instruction to come to the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, where the Department of Mathematical Sciences is. (The University of Tokyo has another campus at Hongo, which is about one hour away from the Komaba campus.)

Shibuya is one of the commercial centers in Tokyo and close to our campus. Come to Shibuya using one of [A], [B] and [C] first, and then follow [D].

[A] Come to Shibuya from the Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT)

Many of the international flights to Tokyo arrive at the Tokyo Narita Airport. There are several methods to come to Shibuya from the airport, and we list three ways below. (Taking a taxi would cost more than 20,000 yen and we do not recommend it.)

[A1] Take a limousine bus which goes directly to Shibuya as in this timetable. It costs 3,100 yen and takes 100-110 minutes. They have many different destinations, so be sure to take the one to Shibuya. The limousine has two stops at Shibuya, and please get off at the second (and the last) stop at "Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu". This stop is just above the Shibuya Station of the Keio Inokashira Line.

[A2] Take an express train called Narita Express of JR East to Shibuya. It costs 3,390 yen and takes 100 minutes. Here is the timetable. Note that not all Narita Express trains go to Shibuya.

[A3] Take a train on the Keisei Railway to the Nippori station. Here is a table for the fares and time and here is the timetable. The fare for the express train called "Skyliner" is 2,470 yen. From Nippori, take a train on the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya. You need to buy a new ticket, and it costs 200 yen and takes 30 minutes.

Limousine BusNarita Express Skyliner

[B] Come to Shibuya from the Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

Most of the domestic flights and some international flights arrive at the Haneda Airport, which is closer to the central Tokyo than the Narita Airport.

[B1] Take a limousine bus which goes directly to Shibuya as in the timetable. It costs 1,030 yen and takes 30-70 minutes, depending on the traffic. They have many different destinations, so be sure to take the one to Shibuya. The limousine has two stops at Shibuya, and please get off at the second (and the last) stop at "Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu". This stop is just above the Shibuya Station of the Keio Inokashira Line.

[B2] Take a train on the Keisei Railway to the Shinagawa Station first. It costs 410 yen and takes 15 minutes. Then take a train on the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya. You need to buy a new ticket, and it costs 170 yen and takes 12 minutes.

[C] Come to Shibuya from the Tokyo Station

Shinkansen (super express) trains stop at the Tokyo Station. From the Tokyo Station, take a train on the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya. Your Shinkansen ticket is valid to Shibuya, and it takes 22 minutes. (If you get on at the Tokyo Station, then a ticket on the JR Yamanote Line costs 200 yen.)

[D] Come to the University from Shibuya

It takes 20 minutes or so to walk to the Universiy from Shibuya, but the route is rather complicated, so we recommend to take a train first. (If you would like to walk from your hotel, get a map by putting "University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo" into the Google map.)

At Shibuya, they have several different lines, and you should take the Keio Inokashira Line to come to the University. Sometimes it is written just as the Inokashira Line or Inogashira Line.

The Central Exit of the JR Shibuya Station A sign for the Inokashira Line

The Shibuya Station of the Keio Inokashira Line is on the second floor of the station building. (The second floor in the American sense, not in the European sense.) Buy a 130 yen ticket and get off at the second station, Komaba-Todai-mae.

Inokashira Line Shibuya Station Inokashira Line Shibuya Station

It takes 3 minutes. Shibuya is a terminal station of the Inokashira Line, so you don't have to worry about the direction of a train, but you should not take an express train marked in green letters. (They have signs also in English. If you take an express train by mistake, then the next stop is Shimokitazawa. You should take a train in the opposite direction on the same platform and Komaba-Todai-mae is at the second stop.) If you go out from the Komaba-Todai-mae station through the exit near to Shibuya, the campus is just in front of the station. (This station has two exits, and you should take the one closer to Shibuya.) You first go upstairs for a station exit, then go downstairs to the left. Then you see the main gate of the University. Here is a campus map, where the Department of Mathematical Sciences is numbered as 53 (right below). My office is 323. Here is a Google map.


A bigger map.

The main gate of the University Mathematical Sciences Building


The home page of Kawahigashi.