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International Conference on Neutron Optics (NOP2017)
5-8 July, 2017

The NOP2017 will be held at Nara Kasugano International Forum (I.RA.KA), which is located in the central region of the Nara National Park.

Transportation

(A) From the Kintetsu-Nara Station to the Conference Site (1.5km)
The nearest station is Nara Station of Kintetsu Railway (Nara Line).
1. TAXI
Estimated fee is about 800 JPY.
2. WALK
Walk east for 20 minutes.
3. BUS: Nara-Kotsu Bus Stop No.1 located near the Exit No.5 of Kintetsu-Nara Station
(a) Take a bus bound for "Kasuga-Shrine" (route# 7,70,98,97) and get off at the bus stop "Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA".
(b) Take a circular-route bus (route# 22), get off at the bus stop "Todaiji-Daibutsuden Kasuga-Taisha Mae" and walk east for three minutes.

(B) From the JR-Nara Station to the Conference Site (2.3km)
The second nearest station is Nara Station of West Japan Railway (JR) (Nara Line).
1. TAXI
Estimated fee is about 1300 JPY.
2. WALK
Walk east for 30 minutes.
3. BUS: Nara-Kotsu Bus Stop No.2 located near the East Exit of JR-Nara Station
(a) Take a bus bound for "Kasuga-Shrine" (route# 7,70,98,97) and get off at the bus stop "Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA".
(b) Take a circular-route bus (route# 22), get off at the bus stop "Todaiji-Daibutsuden Kasuga-Taisha Mae" and walk east for three minutes.

(C) From the Kansai Airport (KIX) To the Kintetsu-Nara Station
1. Railway (80-90 minutes)
First, take a Nankai Train and go to the terminal Namba Station in Osaka (1430 JPY, about 45 minutes). Change to Kintetsu Train and go to Nara Station (Limited Express 1070 JPY (35 minutes), Express 560 JPY (45 minutes)).
2. Highway Bus (65-80 minutes)
Take a highway bus NR3 bound for Kintetsu Nara Station (2050 JPY (65 minutes from Terminal 1, 80 minutes from Terminal 2)). All buses depart on the ground level of the Kansai Airport.

(D) From the Kansai Airport (KIX) To the JR-Nara Station
1. Railway (60-80 minutes)
First, take a JR Train and go to Tennoji Station in Osaka. Change to JR Nara-line and go to the terminal JR-Nara Station. (2360 JPY, Limited Express, about 60 minutes) (1710 JPY, Express, about 80 minutes)
2. Highway Bus (65-80 minutes)
Take a highway bus NR4 bound for JR Nara Station (2050 JPY (70 minutes from Terminal 1, 85 minutes from Terminal 2)). All buses depart on the ground level of the Kansai Airport.

(E) Taxi from the Kansai Airport (KIX) to the Conference Site (77.1km)
TAXI (75 minutes)
Estimated fee is about 25000 JPY.

(F) From Kyoto to Kintetsu-Nara Station
Find Kintetsu-Kyoto Station on the 2nd floor (one floor above the ground level).
Take a limited express bound for Nara. (1130 JPY, about 40 minutes)
The terminal is Kintetsu-Nara Station.

(G) From Kyoto to JR-Nara Station
Take a train bound for Nara on the Platform No.8 of the JR-Kyoto Station. (710 JPY, about 44 minutes)
The terminal is JR-Nara Station.

(H) From Tokyo or Nagoya to Kyoto
If you arrive at Tokyo/Haneda Airport (TYO), Narita Airport (NRT) or Chubu Airport (NGO), please do travel to Kyoto Station somehow.
Shinkansen train service is recommended.
Any Shinkansen train stops at Kyoto.
Shinkansen is operated by Japan Railway (JR).
13080 JPY, about 140 minutes from Tokyo to Kyoto.
5070 JPY, about 36 minutes from Nagoya to Kyoto.