GETTING TO THE MEES CONFERENCE BY CAR
Our university is on located the outskirts of the city. It is easily accessible by car, serviced by a very limited number of public bus routes, and inaccessible by train.
So, for anyone coming to Hachinohe by public transport, we have arranged a free shuttle van service at points downtown and at Hachinohe’s two major train stations both to and from the university on the day of the conference. Please see the separate post “free shuttle van information” to reserve your spot.
For those coming on your own by car:
Here is the address for the university for Sunday’s conference (registration starts at 9am, opening comments from 10am):
If you are heading towards campus using the Hachinohe – Kuji Expressway (八戸久慈自動車道), please exit at “Tanesashi-Kaigan Hashikami-Date” and head towards “Kabushima Tanesashi”. The campus is only a couple of minutes from that exit.
There is free parking available on campus and we will have staff members helping to direct guests on the day of the conference.
Please be aware that we share our campus with our Junior College, so be sure you are at the correct end of campus !
For those coming on your own, please double check your directions to Hachinohe Gakuin University campus (Google Maps, etc.) before heading out on Sunday, as we may not be available to respond to messages or e-mails asking for directions on Sunday.
Thanks & feel free to ask if you have any questions !
University Homepage link with map:
FREE SHUTTLE VAN INFORMATION
(reserve your spot!)
We have a shuttle van arrangement with Kosan Taxi for free transport between the conference venue (Hachinohe Gakuin University) and points downtown and the two major train stations in Hachinohe. The times are convenient (within 30 minutes) for north and southbound shinkansens both before and after the conference. The schedule and pickup / drop-off schedule is posted below.
As passenger space in each van is limited, we need an estimate of how many plan on riding the shuttle vans in advance (both to and / or from the conference). Those who have reserved a place will have priority, and if we run out of space ,those without advanced reservations will have to find their own transportation.
Please be aware that the conference venue is roughly a 30-minute (direct) ride from Hachinohe station, and access is very limited via public bus and that there are no local train stations nearby. If you are not coming to the venue by car, our shuttle van service or hiring a taxi on your own will be the only convenient ways to get here.
So, please let us know (as a comment to this post or email to us) if you intend on riding the shuttle van (and if you will ride coming and / or going back).
Here is the shuttle schedule we have arranged:
Sunday, June 18
(heading to conference venue)
8:45am – Hachinohe Station (shinkansen) – shuttle bus DEPARTS from outside of the EAST (Main, front) EXIT (東口)
~9:05am – Hon-Hachinohe Station (local train / bus transfer) – bus pick up outside of the WEST EXIT (西口)
~9:15am – Mikka-machi (downtown main shopping street, in front of Sakurano Dept. Store)
~9:40am – Bus arrives at Hachinohe Gakuin University (conference starts from 10am)
(returning to downtown / stations after conference)
15:50 – Bus leaves Hachinohe Gakuin University
~16:10 – Bus arrives Mikka-machi (downtown main shopping street, in front of Sakurano Dept. Store)
~16.25 – Bus arrives at Hon-Hachinohe Station (local train/ bus transfer)
~16:50 – Bus arrives at Hachinohe Station (shinkansen)
* northbound shinkansens arrive at Hachinohe at 8:34am this day
* southbound shinkansens depart Hachinhoe station at 17:06 this day
VENUE / CAMPUS MAPS
Here are some maps of our university campus. The MEES conference will be held in building # 8 (labeled with an ⑧ on the full campus map, with separate photo attached). Free parking is available in front of building ①.
* Please note that the shuttle bus departure time shown on the attached map (16:45) is incorrect. The correct departure time is 15:50.