Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
TEL. +81-568-63-0567 (Administrative Office)
Getting to PRI
From Narita Airport
Take the JR express train (Narita Express) to Tokyo, and JR Superexpress, (Shinkansen), Hikari to Nagoya station. Take the Meitetsu line to Inuyama station.
From Kansai Airport
Take the JR Ltd. Exp. Haruka to JR Shin-Osaka station, and Shinkansen, Hikari to Nagoya station. Take the Meitetsu line to Inuyama station.
From Nagoya International Airport to Inuyama station
Trains run regularly from the airport to Inuyama. Buy
your ticket to "Inuyama". It should cost 1370yen.
We recommend that you catch the super express train that
leaves once every hour and takes 58 minutes to reach Inuyama.
On this train you can pay an additional 360yen for a
reserved seat, especially good when you have arrived tired
with luggage, or at a busy time when you might be forced to
stand for the entire trip. Moreover, all the train stops on
this train are announced in English. The platform
information is in English - look for the sign. Make sure you
get off at Inuyama station (not Inuyama-yuen or
For train schedules in English, visit the website https://www.meitetsu.co.jp/eng/timetable/centrair.asp
From Nagoya station to Inuyama station
Follow the signs to Meitetsu Nagoya station and buy a
570yen ticket from the machine. Go to platform 1. In
addition to televisions that show the coming trains (trains
to Inuyama are always boxed in green), there are colour-coded
signs above the track. Find the green one that says Inuyama
and line up in front of it. When the light on this sign
flashes, the next train is going to Inuyama. Please note
that there are also reserved seat trains (Greek symbol m is
on the train) that require you pay a surcharge.
For train times in English, visit https://www.meitetsu.co.jp/eng/timetable/index.asp
From Inuyama station to PRI
If someone will pick you up at the train station, make
sure to mention in which exit you will be waiting (PRI is on
the east exit side). If being met is not possible, you can
catch a taxi across the road from the station's east exit
(in the direction of the large green 7-11 sign on the
tallest building to your left) and show them the Institute's
name in kanji (see below). Try to avoid saying
"monkey" since they will think you want to go to
the nearby Japan Monkey Park. Instead you can say
"Kyoto Daigaku" which means Kyoto university. The
taxi fare is about 1000yen for a 5 minute ride. Otherwise, it
is a 15-20 minute walk to the Institute from the train
station and not recommended for your first visit.
||Kyoto-daigaku Reichourui kenkyusho (Primate Research
Whenever you are lost in Japan, think of the Golden Rule
- "LOOK UP!" Many direction signs in Japan are
suspended from the ceiling.