Short-Term Programs

Arriving on Campus

Travel Arrangements

Please make your own international and domestic flight reservations. You need to get to Akita Airport or JR Akita Station on your own. AIU will provide pickup service, free of charge, from Akita Airport or JR Akita Station to the AIU campus only at the scheduled times on the check-in day. Please click here for information on access to the AIU campus.

Free Pick-up Service

AIU will provide pickup service, free of charge, from Akita Airport (Arrival Gate), JR Akita Station (at the Bus Station in front of the East Exit), or Hotel Plaza Crypton (at the lobby). You will be brought to the AIU campus ONLY at the scheduled times on the check-in day. Admitted students are required to submit an Arrival Form to the Online Application System. Please find the Arrival Information and pick-up schedule below.

[IMPORTANT] Arrival Information and pick-up schedule - Spring 2023 semester - (PDF)

If your flight, etc., is delayed and you arrive in Akita after the last pick-up bus, you will have to get to the campus on your own, using taxi, train, and/or bus.

Taxi

If you take a taxi from Akita Airport to AIU campus, it takes about 10 minutes and costs about JPY 2,000. If you take a taxi from JR Akita Station to AIU campus, it takes about 30 minutes and costs about JPY 7,500.

Bus Service

A local bus company provides service between the campus, the nearest shopping center, AEON, and Wada Train Station where further train service is available to Akita station. The bus schedule varies depending on the day of the week and whether class is in session at AIU.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5936, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Inbound Students : international@aiu.ac.jp
Outbound Students : studyabroad@aiu.ac.jp
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00