Aichi Expo Travel

Aichi Expo 愛知万博

Travel To The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan

By Air

Central Japan International Airport (opened in February 2005) is the nearest international airport to the 2005 Aichi Expo sites.

There are connecting domestic flights from Tokyo's Narita Airport (70 mins), Sapporo's New Chitose Airport (100 mins) and Fukuoka Airport (70 mins) to Central Japan International Airport.

From Osaka's Kansai International Airport there are bus and rail connections to Nagoya station.

By Train

Linimo Tobu-Kyuryo Line.

From Tokyo's Narita Airport approx. 1 hour to Tokyo station and then 1 hour 40 mins by Nozomi Shinkansen ('bullet train') to Nagoya station.

From Osaka's Kansai International Airport 50 mins to Shin-Osaka station and then a further 50 mins by Nozomi Shinkansen to Nagoya station.

From Osaka's Kansai International Airport 1 hour 15 mins to Kyoto station and 35 mins by Nozomi Shinkansen to Nagoya station.

Alternatively Kintetsu Urban Liner train approx. 2 hours from Osaka's Namba or Tsuruhashi stations to Nagoya station.

From Fukuoka Airport 5 mins by subway to Hakata station and then a further 3 hours 25 mins by Nozomi Shinkansen to Nagoya station.

From Central Japan International Airport there is a regular Meitetsu train to Kanayama station and Nagoya station. The journey to Nagoya station takes 28 minutes and costs 850 yen for a non-reserved seat or 1200 yen for reserved, the journey to Kanayama station takes 25 minutes.

The Aichi Loop Line (scheduled to open in March 2005) will run services from Nagoya station to Yakusa station in about 40 minutes journey time - then Tobu-Kyuryo Line Linimo in 5 mins to the Nagakute Site of Expo 2005.

Subway from Nagoya station to Fujigaoka on the Higashiyama Subway Line (Yellow Line) and then 15 mins by Linimo (Japan's first maglev train) on the Tobu-Kyuryo Line to the Nagakute Site of Expo 2005.

The Linimo commences service on March 6, 2005. It will operate between Fujigaoka Subway station and Yakusa-Banpaku Station and provide access to all the Expo 2005 sites.

By Bus

From Central Japan International Airport to Nagoya station is about 60 minutes by either JR or Meitetsu bus and costs 1000 yen single.

From the old Nagoya Airport at Komaki to Nagoya station it is approx. 30 mins by bus.
Shuttle buses - the Expo Liner - will run from Nagoya station to the Nagakute Site of Expo 2005 (1500 yen return; 1000 yen single).

There is a shuttle bus (700 yen; 23 mins) from Kurozasa station on the Meitetsu Toyota Line (3 stops from Akaike on the Tsurumai Subway Line) to the Nagakute Site of Expo 2005. There is also a shuttle bus to the Nagakute Site (500 yen; 18 mins) from Owariseto station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.

From Central Japan International Airport it is approx. 90 mins by Meitetsu bus to the Nagakute Site of Expo 2005.

Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto all connect by Highway Bus to Nagoya station.

By Car

Five car parks are located near the main Expo sites with free shuttle bus connections. Costs are 3,000 yen per day for cars; 1000 yen for motorbikes.

Expo Transport

Expo Gondola.

IMTS (Intelligent Multi-mode Transport System) natural gas, low-emission buses run from the North Gate, West Gate and the Expo Dome (200 yen); the battery-powered Global Tram runs on the Global Loop (500 yen) as well as Velo bicycle taxis; the Kiccoro Gondola runs between the North & South Gates (600 yen).

Transport between the Nagakute and Seto sites is free - either by Morizo Gondola (near the Toyota Pavilion) or by shuttle bus from the North Gate.


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