About AIU


Access to AIU

Figure showing the amount of time from nearest train stations, airport, and highway exit to the university, based on the bus route valid from January 9th, 2020. If you are coming by train, the JR Wada Station is the nearest station. A direct bus is available from there, which will take you to AIU in about 15 minutes. If you are coming from JR Akita Station, you can take either taxi or bus. The former takes about 30 minutes, while in the latter case you need to change buses at the Aeon Mall Akita bus terminal. The time on the bus, in this case, totals to about 45 minutes. For those coming from Akita Airport, it takes about 10 minutes using a taxi. On the other hand, if you are using the highway, the Akita Airport Exit of Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway is the closest exit, which is located at a 5-minute distance by car from the university.

Bus Timetable

Dec. 4th Update: The bus service which had been suspended due to the extension of campus closure will be resumed from January 9th, 2021. Additionally, the Wada Line, which was abolished in April 2019, will resume operations.

  • After the resumption of Goshono Line, the bus service will be operated only between AIU and the AEON Mall. Please note that there will be no service between the AEON Mall and JR Yotsugoya Station.
  • Please avoid taking crowded buses and take basic infection prevention measures such as wearing masks. In addition, please try to reduce the risk of infection by refraining from having conversations while on buses and by maintaining social distancing (2m) when you wait at bus stops.

* Please note that the timetable will change during the school holidays. It is listed on a separate page in the following PDF. It will also change depending on which day of the week you are using the bus.

Goshono Line

▼AY2020 (- Mar. 31, 2021)
▼AY2021 (Apr. 1, 2021- Mar. 31, 2022)

Wada Line

▼AY2020 (- Mar. 31, 2021)
▼AY2021 (Apr. 1, 2021- Mar. 31, 2022)