Mar 25 – 30, 2024
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Travel and Accommodation

This workshop comprises four days of site visits and two days of talks. See the agenda figure for a globalized general view. Note that the times are not exact, but rounded to the half hour. On this page, you will find a detailed travel schedule with exact times for each day of travel.

Note that this page will be updated as more information is available.

Last update: 19 March



Most participants will be staying at the Keio Presso Otemachi Hotel, near Tokyo Station. Tokyo Station is accessible via JR train, shinkansen, and subway lines. Take the Nihonbashi Exit of JR Tokyo Station, the Otemachi subway station, or JR Kanda Station.

Upon arrival, you should purchase a Suica card to facilitate travel on local trains. This can be purchased at most JR stations, and loaded with credit.

A note on luggage: With the large amount of travel by public transport, it is recommended to travel lightly such as with a back pack. Certain trains do not allow overhead luggage storage, or require prebooking of luggage over 160 cm. More info at



MONDAY MARCH 27 - Kogakuin University Visit

8:55 Kanda Station platform 6 > 9:58 Hachioji Station (Chuo Line)

10:08 Hachioji Station > 10:26 Kogakuin University (Local Bus)

Map directions here 

Head to "CORC" (16th building) 

10:45 Introduction Sakamoto Group and "Eichi Project" for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the conference room on 1st floor

12:00 Lunch will be at the university cafeteria

13:00 Equipment tour in two groups: Resonance SNMS demonstration, Aerosol sampling

14:30 Future plan for debris analysis and free discussion in the conference room

15:45 Group photo

16:00 Return on the same line in the afternoon



Lunch cannot be provided at the JAEA site, so please take time to purchase lunch before getting onto the train in the morning

8:53 Tokyo Station platform 8 > 10:16 Mito Station

Buy new ticket at Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Rail (Suica card not valid for this trajectory)

10:48 Mito Station platform 8 > 11:04 Oarai Station

11:15 Bus to JAEA Oarai

Map directions here

16:60 Oarai Station > 16:55 Mito Station

17:06 Mito Station > 18:11 Iwaki Station

Map directions here


Staying at Iwaki Washington Hotel



A private bus will take participants from the hotel in Iwaki to the TEPCO site, and on to Fukushima city in the afternoon. 

Lunch will be at the TEPCO visitors site.

Staying at Fukushima Sankyo Hotel


THURS, FRI, MARCH 28, 29 - Symposium days at Fukushima University Institute for Radioactivity in the Environment

The walk from Sankyo Hotel to Fukushima Station is around 12 minutes.

There three trains in the morning from Fukushima Station to Fukushima Kanayagawa. The first is 32 mins and the second 19 mins.

8:10  platform 1 > 8:29

8:41  platform 3 > 8:51 

The walk from Kanayagawa station to the IER is about 15 minutes. Talks will begin at 9:00, so the earlier train at 8:10 is advised.

Map directions here

Talks are in 30 minute slots, including questions. As a workshop, it is important to facilitate detailed discussions, where questions are highly encouraged. A good aim will be 20 to 25 minutes presenting, with 5 minutes for questions. 

Lunch will be at the university cafeteria.

Return trains in the afternoon/evening are twice an hour, for example

16:44, 17:15, 17:44, 18:17, 18:45


SAT 30 MARCH - Nagoya Unversity Visit

Shinkansen tickets can be purchased any time before the train. They can be purchased at Fukushima station. The Nagoya shinkansen runs highly frequently, and so a later train can also be taken if this particular connection is too short.

8:36 Fukushima Station Shinkansen platform 12 > 10:08 Tokyo Station

10:21 Tokyo Station platform 16 > 11:56 Nagoya Station

Lunch at or near the station. There will be two groups touring Nagoya for an hour each. Group A will arrive at 13:30, and Group B at 14:30. Participants are requested to come to the entrance of Building 5 of the Faculty of Engineering.

Nagoya Station subway > Fukiage Station (12 mins sakuradori line)

Map directions here

staying at Nagoya R&B hotel