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Marine Core Research Institute, Kochi University



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Administration Office
Marine Core Research Institute, Kochi University
B200 Monobe, Nankoku
Kochi 783-8502
Tel: +81-(0)88-864-6712(in Japanese)
Fax: +81-(0)88-864-6713
e-mail: kk21[※]
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The Marine Core Research Institute, Kochi University is on the Monobe campus of Kochi University, about 1 km north of Kochi Ryoma Airport.

Access from JR Gomen Station

JR Gomen Station is the nearest train station. Regular and limited express trains stop at the station. There is no public transportation from JR Gomen Station to the CMCR other than taxis, which takes about 15 minutes from the station to the center.

Access from downtown Kochi (JR Kochi Station)

From downtown Kochi or JR Kochi Station, airport shuttle buses (Airport Limousine Bus) service, operated by Tosaden Kotsu and Kochi Ekimae Kanko, are available.

With Tosaden Kotsu
There are two routes via
• Nankoku Bypass or
• Kochi-Tobu Expressway (direct to airport).
Via Nankoku Bypass: get off at Nogakubu-mae (university) bus stop.
Via Kochi-Tobu Expressway: The bus route is different via the Kochi-Tobu Expressway. Upon boarding, tell the bus driver that you want to get off at the Nogakubu-mae (university) bus stop. Otherwise, get off at Kochi Ryoma Airport and take a taxi or walk.

With Kochi Ekimae Kanko
This bus route does not stop at Nogakubu-mae (university) bus stop. Get off at Kochi Ryoma Airport and take a taxi or walk.

Access from Kochi Ryoma Airport

Flights to that airport are available from Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Nagoya (Komaki), and Fukuoka. Take a taxi or walk from the airport to the center.

On foot
On foot, you can take one of two different walking routes (see map).

By taxi
It takes about 5 minutes.

by car

By the Kochi Expressway and Nankoku Interchange, it is about a 20-minute drive, and on -site parking (see map) is available for 500 yens per day.