Location of the TUHEP laboratories

The Particle Theory and Cosmology Group at Tohoku University (TUHEP), has laboratories on the 9th and the 10th floors of the Natural Science Building (rigaku kenkyu-ka goudou B: rigaku kenkyu-ka goudou B), which is placed up on the hill of Aoba-yama campus. The group secretaries' office (#1037) is located on the 10th floor. Students and postdoctoral researchers can be found on the 9th floor. Faculty members are distributed on both floors.

From Sendai Station


Take subway Tozai line bound for Yagiyama-Dobutsu-Koen and get off at Aobayama station (T-02). It takes nine minutes and the fare is 250 yen.

At Aobayama station, take exit Kita-1 (North-1). It takes about five minutes walk from the station to the Science Complex B


There is a taxi pool in front of Sendai Station. You may show the first sentence in this PDF file to a taxi driver to direct him or her to the Science Complex B. More instructions for a taxi driver are available in the file.

Beware of a big taxi (typically black). They cost twice the fare of a usual one.

From Sendai Airport

Sendai Airport Line

Sendai Airport Station is directly connected to Sendai Airport through an overpass. It costs 650 yen and takes 17 minutes for a rapid train or 25 minutes for a local train, from the airport to Sendai Station.

open button open button Insert money into a vending machine and touch the button 650 on the screen to buy a ticket. Should you need an English instruction (which is rarely the case), you may touch the English button available on the screen. You should press a button, shown on the right, to open a door when you get on or off a train.

At Sendai Station, take subway or catch a taxi.

From Tokyo Station

Tohoku Shinkansen superexpress train

Tohoku Shinkansen superexpress train connects Tokyo Station and Sendai Station. It costs about 10000 yen or more depending on the day and seat type (non-reserved, reserved, comfort `green car', premium `grand class'). The travel time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes for a Hayabusa or Komachi train, about 1 hour and 40 minutes for a Hayate train, and 2 hours or more for a Yamabiko train. Notice that reservation is mandatory for faster Hayabusa, Komachi, Hayate trains.

A ticket can be either for a reserved seat or for a non-reserved seat. With a non-reserved ticket, you can take any non-reserved seat on any train any time while the ticket is valid. With a reserved ticket, you should take the specified seat on the specified train. However, should you miss the train, you can still get on a later train and take a non-reserved seat (Yamabiko only).

After getting off at Sendai Station, take subway or catch a taxi.

From Narita Airport

Narita Express

Narita Express takes about 60 minutes from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station. The regular fare is 3020 (+-200) yen. (It costs less if you purchase a JR ticket directly through Sendai than buying two separate tickets.) A rapid train is also available at a lower fare of 1030 yens. It takes about 84 minutes.

At Tokyo Station, catch a Tohoku Shinkansen train.


Skyliner on Keisei Line connects Narita Airport and Keisei Ueno Station. It costs 2470 yen and takes about 45 minutes. A limited express train takes 71 minutes and costs 1240 yen.

After getting off at Keisei Ueno Station, walk to JR Ueno Station and catch a Tohoku Shinkansen train. Virtually every Tohoku Shinkansen train stops there. Note that JR Ueno Station is not a commencing station. Therefore, if you buy a non-reserved ticket, it sometimes happens that all non-reserved seats in a train are already occupied, and you may have to stand up in a car or wait for the next train.