Please note that the entrance of Shonan Village Center is closed between 11:00pm — 7:00am. Prior arrangement is required to enter the center after 11:00pm.
You can make the reservation online. You should have received a reservation instruction from Shonan Village Center.
Access to Shonan Village:
See Shonan Village Home Page
There are several routes from Tokyo area or Narita airport. In general, first move by a train to either Zushi (JR) or Shin-Zushi (Keikyu), and then take a bus or a taxi. For foreigners, we would recommend sharing a taxi from Zushi or Shin-Zushi. The train route/schedule can be searched by using the train route finder below.
Train Schedule Search (not for reservation) :
- Jordan Train Route Finder
For destination, enter “Zushi” or “Shin-Zushi”. As Tokyo area is served by several companies, you will see several choices. Please pick one that seems most convenient. An optimal route depends on the departure time.
- Narita Airport Access Planner
You can search a train schedule from/to Narita Airport.
Recommended routes from Tokyo/Airports to Zushi:
Note: The following may not be the best route, depending on the time of departure.
- From Tokyo Narita Airport
Take JR Narita Express to go to “Ofuna” or “Yokohama”, and then take JR Yokosuka Line to Zushi.
- From Tokyo Haneda Airport
Take Keikyu Haneda Airport Line. Change at Keikyu Kamata station to Keikyu Line, and then change at Kanazawa-Hakkei to Keikyu Zushi Line and get off at Shin-Zushi terminal.
- From Tokyo Jimbocho area (where ICFP is held)
- Go to Tokyo station by a taxi (which costs around 1,500 yen) and then take JR Yokosuka Line to Zushi.
- Go to Shibuya station by Tokyo Metro, and then take JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line.
From Zushi or Shin-Zushi to Shonan Village Center
At Zushi station, go out from “East Exit”.
Please take a bus (which leaves once in an hour or half an hour, and takes 30 min from Zushi to Shonan Village Center) or a taxi, which costs 2,500 — 3,000 yen and takes about 20 min.
As a bus driver is not likely to speak English, we recommend sharing a taxi (or finding a company who speaks Japanese, to take a bus). Here are some Japanese messages to show to a taxi driver.
- Bus Time Table
The bus leaves from Bus Stop #1 of the east exit of JR Zushi station, and costs 340 yen.
There are buses that leave from #1 and go to other destination. So, make sure that the final destination of the bus is “Shonan Kokusai-mura Center” (the distination sign is in Japanese but it comes with number “16″ or “26″; if you are not sure, please ask the driver or other passengers before boarding), and get off at the final stop. Shonan Village Center is on the righthand side of the bus stop.
Other Links on Travel Information:
About Earthquake and Radiation:
ICFP page summarizes the recent situation around Tokyo after the big earthquake.
In eastern part of Japan, the frequency of small earthquakes is a bit higher than usual (though no devastating one has happened since the big one). You need not worry too much, but if you have never experienced even a small earthquake, you may wish to check this page, just in case (in the same sense that you should know how to evacuate in case of a fire accident even if the chance to encounter the accident is very small).