Access to GAO

Nearest railroad stations are "Jomo-Kogen" (Joetsu Shinkansen Line) and "Shibukawa" (Joetsu line & Agatsuma line)". Both stations are about 20km distant from our Observatory. There are no omnibus line to our observatory.

Nearest Interchange of express way are "Shibukawa-Ikaho IC" and "Tsukiyono IC", about 20km distant from our observatory.

Maps

map of Japan Map of Gunma prefecture Map around our observatory (in Japanese)

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Access from Tokyo

Take a Joetsu Shinkansen train and get off at Jomo-Kogen station, then take a taxi. It takes about 90 minutes. You need 5750 yen for Shinkansen, and 5000 yen for taxi.

Access from Narita Airport

We present 4 routes here. Reccomended routes are (A) and (B). Note that some Joetsu Shinkansen trains do not stop at Jomo-kogen station. Please check stops before you get on the Shinkansen train.

(A) quick
Narita Airport -(1)- Tokyo Station -(2)- Jomo-kogen Station -(3)- Observatory
(1) JR train `Narita Express' 60 min.
(2) JR train `Joetsu Shinkansen' 75 min.
(3) Taxi 20 min
[3 hours, about 8780 yen for trains, about 5000 yen for taxi.]
(B) quick
Narita Airport -(1)- Ueno Station -(2)- Jomo-kogen Station -(3)- Observatory
(1) Keisei train `Skyliner' 60 min.
(2) JR train `Joetsu Shinkansen' 70 min.
(3) Taxi 20 min
[3 hours, 7470 yen for trains, about 5000 yen for taxi.]
(C) very slow, cheap
Narita Airport -(1)- Ueno Station -(2)- Takasaki Station -(3)- Shibukawa Station -(4)- Observatory
(1) Keisei train `Tokkyu' 75 min.
(2) JR train `Takasaki line' 100 min.
(3) JR train `Joetsu line' or `Agatsuma line' 22 min.
(4) Taxi 20 min
[4 hours, 3210 yen for trains, about 5000 yen for taxi.]
(D) bus
Narita Airport -(1)- Shibukawa -(2)- Observatory
(1) Bus 240 min.
(2) Taxi 20 min
[5000 yen for bus, about 5000 yen for taxi.]
access route map