All conference sessions will be held at
The American School in Japan, Chofu campus
1 Chome-1-1 Nomizu, Chōfu-shi, Tōkyō-to 182-0031
HOW DO I GET TO ASIJ ?
From Shinjuku to ASIJ
Take the Chuo line (Platforms 11 and 12) in the direction of Takao (20 minutes, 8 stops). Change trains at Musashi-Sakai station. From Musashi-Sakai station, take the Seibu-Tamagawa line 2 stops (5 minutes) to Tama Station. Total cost ¥490 It’s an easy walk (about 8 minutes) from Tama to ASIJ. Enter through the front (South) gate. Morning westbound train traffic is light, as most commuters are going downtown in the morning. You will have the chance to observe the famous crowded trains on the other platforms.
Warning: A Special Rapid train will not stop at Musashi-Sakai. If you are on a Special Rapid train, it will only stop a few times after Shinjuku and it will not stop at Musashi-Sakai. If you end up on a Special Rapid train, get off the train at Mitaka and cross the platform. The next train will be a regular train and the next stop will be Musashi-Sakai. If you accidentally miss Musashi-Sakai, you will need to get off at Kokubunji and change directions.
If you need extra help or want some company on the train, we have several volunteers who will be guiding the trains. On Friday morning there will be volunteers outside the Lumine Est entrance to Shinjuku station for people who are staying in the Kabukicho neighborhood of Shinjuku. More volunteers will be standing on platforms 11 and 12 to help you board the train. ASIJ teachers who are riding the train will help you disembark at Musashi Sakai station. Volunteers will be waiting in the station at Musashi Sakai station to show you how to get from the Chuo line to the Seibu-Tamagawa line. Other volunteers will be riding the Seibu-Tamagawa line to Tama.
On Thursday (08:00-10:00) and Friday (7.30-8:30), volunteers will be walking from Tama Station to ASIJ
From Kichijoji to ASIJ
Take the Chuo line in the direction of Takao (2 stops). Change trains at Musashi-Sakai station. From Musashi-Sakai station, take the Seibu-Tamagawa line 2 stops (5 minutes) to Tama Station. It’s an easy walk (about 8 minutes) from Tama to ASIJ.
If you are staying at the Tokyu REI hotel in Kichijoji and you want some extra guidance on Friday meet in the lobby at 7:00 AM. Chris Bell, ASIJ Librarian, will walk you to the train station and help you board the Chuo line train. He’ll be with you all the way to school.