Department of Fundamental Engineering,
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Komaba 4-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (Komaba II),
room number: Cw-305
Take the Yamanote line (signs marked in green, Platform 5) from Tokyo main station.
Buy a ticket to Shibuya (the ticket machines will work in English – the price is JPY 190).
Take a train in the Shinagawa/Shibuya direction.
Shibuya is the stop after Ebisu, and is 22 minutes from Tokyo station, trains are about every 5 minutes.
At Shibuya, change to the Keio Inokashira line.
This is a separate train company, so you need to go through the barriers,
and follow the signs to the (Keio) Inokashira line station (a few minutes walk).
Buy a ticket for Komaba Todaimae (the price is JPY 120).
Both express and local trains run on the Inokashira line, but only local trains stop at Komaba Todaimae.
The signs at the front of the platform switch between Japanese and English,
but the express trains are always indicated in red, and the local trains in orange.
Komaba Todaimae is the second stop from Shibuya (after Shinsen),
and the trains are every 6 minutes, the Journey time is 3 minutes.
At Komaba Todaimae, take the exit closest to the front of the train,
go down the stairs through the ticket barriers and turn right.
Follow the road around to the left (see map).
On the right are some shops including a convenience store (Community Store),
on the left is the train line. After about 100m, the road curves to the right,
and then to the left. Follow the road around the next (right-hand) corner (about 1-200m).
On the right is a very 'Japanese-style' building (The Japan Folk Crafts Museum),
on the left, the large modern building is the institute of industrial science (IIS).
About 50m after the corner is a gate. Pass through this gate, and under the building.
The Gate brings you out by staircase B (orange sign), turn right for staircase C (green sign).
At staircase C, go through the door, and take the lift to the 3rd floor (ie press 3 in the lift).
The lift stops just beside the lab, the door to the lab is on the adjacent side
after you come out of the lift, ie turn left and immediately right and the door is on the right.