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For any questions the best way to contact us is via email
National Institute of Informatics
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430
(03) 4212 2000 (central number)
(03) 4212 2815 (Tim’s office)
(03) 4212 2680 (14th floor office)
We are located at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan. NII is located in central Tokyo in Jimbocho (神保町）.
The best train stations to get off for NII are either “Jimbocho” (神保町） or “Takebashi” (竹橋). Jimbocho station is on the Shinjuku, Mita, and Hanzomon lines, while Takebashi is on the Tozai line. See the metro map below for details.
The closest exist for Jimbocho station is A8. For Takebashi station, the best exit is 1b, which is inside the Palaceside building.
From Jimbocho crossing (corner of Hakusan Dori and Yasukuni Dori) head down Hakusan Dori south towards the imperial palace.
Directions in Japanese:
Here are some links for how to get to NII
The main entrance of NII is closed on weekends and public holidays, and after 10pm on weekdays. On these days you need to use the 24 hour entrance.
Getting here from the airport
There are two train lines connecting Narita airport to the center of Tokyo: The JR line and the Keisei line. Each have express services
(Narita express, Skyliner respectively), but these are more expensive (double or triple), so unless you are in a great rush catching the cheaper local services is not a bad option. Even if you are in a rush, the Keisei Skyliner is cheaper and faster than the JR so its probably the one to catch.
There are many ways of getting to Jimbocho due to the many lines available. To find the best way for you, first go to the train access page “Jorudan”.
The precise way to getting here depends on the time, but for the cheaper way expect to pay 1200 yen, and 2500 yen for the faster service. The faster way should take about 1 hour total, while the cheaper way should take about 1.5 hours.
A common route is a change at Keisei Yawata/Motoyawata. Keisei Yawata and Motoyawata are geographically in the same place, but
are run by different companies, explaining the difference in the names. Its still a bit out of Tokyo so its not going to be where
everyone is getting off but it happens to be the easiest route to get to NII. Trains in japan usually run exactly to the minute, so there
is a pretty good chance you can tell where you are by just looking at your watch.
Once you get to Jimbocho, then head to exit A8. Following the above maps and directions, it should be a few minutes walk to NII. Good luck!
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