Access & Routes

Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR)
Okayama University

Address: 2-20-1, Chuo, Kurashiki, 710-0046, JAPAN
TEL:+81-86-424-1661
FAX:+81-86-434-1249


By Train
From Tokyo
Tokyo>Okayama (3 h 30 min by Sanyo Shinkansen super express)
Transit to a local JR Sanyo-line.
Okayama>Kurashiki (15 min by JR Sanyo-line)
IPSR is 15 min by walk from the station.


By Air
From Okayama airport
Okayama airport is the closest airport to Kurashiki and IPSR. It takes about 35 min from the airport to Kurashiki station by a bus. The airport has several international flight connections from Seoul (Inchon), Shanghai (Pudong) and Guam. Since Seoul (Inchon) airport is an airline hub, international flights via Seoul (Inchon) airport are the easiest way to arrive to Okayama airport. After arrival to Okayama airport, you can take a direct bus for Kurashiki, Mizushina and Kojima (do NOT take the buses for Okayama station).

From Kansai airport
Kansai airport is the largest international airport in West Japan, and it has many international flight connections. However, the way from the airport to Kurashiki is rather complicated for foreigners (especially for the first-comers). The easiest way to reach Kurashiki (IPSR) from Kansai is via Japan Railways (JR)-WEST, taking the following route:

Kansai airport>Shin-Osaka (50 min by Haruka express)
Transit to Shinkansen super express.
Shin-Osaka>Okayama (60 min by Sanyo Shinkansen super express)
Transit to a local JR Sanyo-line.
Okayama>Kurashiki (15 min by JR Sanyo-line)
IPSR is 15 min by walk from the station.

Train timetable in English and Chinese and current fares (in JPY) can be searched here



From Kurashiki station, 15 min by walk.