Travelling to Dokkyo & Pick-up Service
One of our volunteer student staff will meet you at Soka Station and then take you to your university housing. The pick-up time and date will be arranged based on the flight information that you provide. Our student staff will contact you via email a few weeks prior to your departure. Please confirm your flight details and arrival time and date with them.
Please make your own way to Soka Station by taking an airport limousine bus from Narita or Haneda International Airport. (Note: The buses from either airport stop at Yashio Station, Soka Station, and then Shin-Koshigaya Station [the last stop]. Be sure to get off at Soka Station.)
For further information on transportation, please see the following sites.
Tobu Bus Narita Airport - Soka Station (Japanese Only)
Tobu Bus Haneda Airport - Soka Station (Japanese Only)
If you want to move into your university housing on the day of your arrival in Japan
Take an airport limousine bus from Narita or Haneda International Airport to Soka Station, where you will meet up with one of the student staff.
If you wish to move into your university housing on the day of your arrival in Japan, you should leave the airport on a bus bound for Soka Station by 16:30 at the latest. Otherwise, you will not arrive in time to check in at your university housing. If you miss the last bus to leave before that time, you will have to check in on the following day. Please allow two hours from your scheduled flight arrival time to the bus departure time.
We recommend that you travel to Soka Station on an airport limousine bus, not the train. Your arrival time at Soka Station will be uncertain if you take the train, making it difficult for us to arrange a time for you to meet with one of the student staff and a representative of the housing management staff.
If you will be staying at a hotel near the airport on the day of your arrival in Japan
If you will be arriving in Japan late in the afternoon or at night, you may have to stay at a hotel near the airport on the day of your arrival. If so, please take a limousine bus from the airport the next day to travel to Soka Station, where you will be met by one of the student staff before moving into your university housing.
If you will be staying at a hotel that is not near the airport
If you will be staying at a hotel or other accommodation in Tokyo, Soka, or another area not located near the airport, please travel to Yatsuka Station ( on the TOBU SKYTREE Line), which is the nearest station to your university housing. You will meet one of the student staff there before moving into your university housing. Please inform us in advance of your hotel details and the time and date you would like to meet with the student staff.