Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, NARO

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Location of the Kyusyu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, NARO (KARC/NARO)

Experimental research is carried out at the following 6 locations.
(Please take note of these when you are visiting facilities)

Headquarters
Chikugo Research Station
Kurume Research Station
Miyakonojo Research Station
Tanegashima Sugarcane Breeding Site
Itoman Resident Office
Kuchinotsu Citrus Research Station

Headquarters

Location

Same district division : Crop Development and Agribusiness Research Division, Division of Livestock and Grassland Research, Division of Agro-Environment Research

2421 Suya, Koshi, Kumamoto 861-1192, Japan
Tel:+81-96-242-7682
Fax:+81-96-242-7543
(Public Relations and Expanding Section)

Transportation

By train

Kumamoto Dentetsu

  • Take the train at Kami-Kumamoto Station
    Change to the train for Miyoshi at Kita-Kumamoto
    Get off at Denpakosenmae Station (the station after Kuroishi Station). Approx. 26 min, 360 yen.
  • Take the train from Fujisakimiyamae Station
    For Miyoshi
    Get off at Denpakosenmae Station (the station after Kuroishi Station). Approx. 23 min, 340 yen.

By bus

Kumamoto Dentetsu Bus

  • Kotsu Centre B platform stance 18 for Kikuchi
    For Kikuchi Plaza / Kikuchi Onsen
    Get off at Kumamotokosenmae (the bus stop after Kuroishi/Polytech Center Kumamotomae). Approx. 40 min, 390 yen.

From Kumamoto Airport

Limousine bus

  • Take the bus from in front of the airport arrivals lobby
    Change at Kotsu Center to the bus in the list above.
    Same as above, 670 yen to the Cente.r

See the Kyushu Sanko website for limousine bus timetables and information etc.
http://www.kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus_top/

From Fukuoka Airport

Kyushu Sanko Bus / Nishitetsu Bus

  • Take the express bus for Kumamoto from JR Hakata Station or Fukuoka Airport

    Get off at Nishigoshi bus stop (it takes around one and a half hours)
    Take a taxi from the bus stop - 5 minutes (30 min walk)
    Bus fare: 2,000 yen

By car

From Fukuoka/Ueki

  • Take National Highway 3 from the Ueki Interchange in the direction of Kumamoto
    Turn left on to National Highway 387 (Kikuchi direction) (landmark: Yamamuro Intersection (Ringer Hut restaurant on the left)). Go under the expressway and you will come to the main gate on the left-hand side after about 1km.

From Yashiro and Aso

  • From National Highway 57 East Bypass or the Kikuyo Bypass
    Cross the Yuge overpass and turn left at the JT (Japan Tobacco) Kumamoto corner then turn left on National Highway 387 (Kumamoto Kikuchi Line). Turn right just after the level crossing at Kumamoto Dentetsu Denpakosenmae Station and you will see the main gate.

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Chikugo Research Station

Same district division : Chikugo/Kurume division lowland farming sector

Location

Izumi 496, Chikugo, Fukuoka, 833-0041 Japan
Tel:+81-942-52-3101
Fax:+81-942-53-7776

Transportation

By bus

JR Hainuzuka Station

  • Hainuzuka Line (for Wakatsu or Onoshima) Take the bus from in front of JR Hainuzuka Station
    Alight at Shikenjomae
    Approx. 4 minutes, 150 yen

Nishitetsu Hachomuta Station

  • Hainuzuka Line (for Hainuzuka Station)
    Take the bus from in front of Nishitetsu Hachomuta Station
    Alight at Shikenjomae
    Approx. 11 minutes, 280 yen

By car

  • From the Yame Interchange
    Take National Highway 442 and turn right in the direction of Chikugo City center.
    Approx. 15 minutes

*Approx. 10 minute walk from JR Kagoshima Honsen Hainuzuka Station.

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Kurume Research Station

Same district division : Chikugo/Kurume division horticulture sector

Location

Miimachi 1823-1, Kurume, Fukuoka, 839-8503 Japan
Tel:+81-942-8271
Fax:+81-942-43-7014

Transportation

By car

  • From the Kurume Interchange, take National Highway 322 and turn right in the direction of the city center.
    Approx. 10 minutes

JR

  • Alight at JR Kyudai Honsen Kurume-Daigakumae Station
    Five minute walk

By bus

JR Kurume Station

  • Bus no. 7 for Shinaijogakuin Take the bus from JR Kurume Station
    Alight at Yasai Shikenjomae
    Approx. 25 minutes, 250 yen
  • Bus no. 1, 8, 40 or 45 for Shinaijogakuin Take the bus from JR Kurume Station
    Alight at Kurume-Daigakumae (5 minute walk)
    Approx. 20 minutes, 250 yen

Nishitetsu Kurume Station

  • Bus no. 2 or 7 for Shinaijogakuin Take the bus from Nishitetsu Bus Center
    Alight at Yasai Shikenjomae
    Approx. 15 minutes, 200 yen
  • Bus no. 1, 8, 40 or 45 for Shinaijogakuin Take the bus from Nishitetsu Bus Center
    Alight at Kurume-Daigakumae (5 minute walk)
    Approx. 10 minutes, 200 yen

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Miyakonojo Research Station

Same district division :Upland Farming Research Division

Location

Yokoichicho 6651-2 Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, 885-0091 Japan
Tel:+81-986-24-4270
Fax:+81-986-24-4283

Transportation

By train

JR Nippo Honsen

  • Alight at Nishimiyakonojo Station and change to the Miyazaki Kotsu Bus

By bus

Miyazaki Kotsu Bus

  • Take the bus from in front of Nishimiyakonojo Station
    For Kirishima Jingu or Takachiho Bokujo
    Alight at Yokoichi bus stop
    Approx. 15 minutes, 320 yen

From Miyazaki Airport

Miyazaki Kotsu Bus (Limousine bus)

  • Take the bus from in front of the airport arrivals lobby
    For Miyakonojo
    Alight at the terminus, Nishimiyakonojo and change to the above bus
    Approx. 60 minutes, 1,620 yen

By car

  • From the Miyakonojo Interchange
    Take National Highway 10 south and turn right at the Tohokucho Intersection. Then turn left at the intersection with Prefectural Road 31 and turn right at the sign for Miyazaki Agricultural Research Institute and you will see Mochio Shrine after approximately 1km.

*By taxi: from in front of Nishimiyakonojo Station to the Center takes around 15 minutes and costs around 2,000 yen.

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Tanegashima Sugarcane Breeding Site

Location

Annou 1742-1, Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, 891-3102
Tel:+81-997-25-0100
Fax:+81-997-25-0888

Transportation

Kagoshima Port - Nishinoomote Port

  • High-speed Boat
    (approx. 95 minutes, fare is around 7,000 yen)

Nishinoomote Port

  • Please take a taxi or hire a car. It takes approx. 15 minutes from Nishinoomote Port by car. The taxi fare is around 2,000 yen.

Tanegashima Airport

  • We recommend a taxi or car rental. It takes approx. 40 minutes from Tanegashima Airport by car. The taxi fare is around 5,000 yen.

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Itoman Resident Office

Same Research Group :Research Group for Insect Pest Management

Location

Makabe 820, Itoman, Okinawa, 901-0336 Japan
Tel:+81-98-840-3553
Fax:+81-98-840-3578

Transportation

Head for the Okinawa Prefecture Agricultural Research Center.

Take the bus to Okinawa Prefecture Agriculture Research Center from Naha Airport

  • Take Yui Rail (Okinawa City Monorail) and alight at Asahibashi Station (it takes around 11 minutes). It is a 2 minute walk to the bus terminal.
    Or take the bus (no. 23, 25, 99, 111, 113, 120 or 123). It takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • Change at Naha Bus Terminal
    Approximately 60 minutes by bus (no. 33, 34, 35, 46 or 89).
  • Change at Itoman Rotary
    Alight at Tawara Iriguchi from bus no. 85 or 86 then it is a 20 minute walk. Or take the bus (no. 108), alight at Makabe Elementary School then it is a 12 minute walk.
  • Arrive at Okinawa Prefecture Agricultural Research Center
    It is the red tile building.
    Link to Okinawa Prefecture Agricultural Research Center

From Naha Airport to Okinawa Prefecture Agricultural Research Center by taxi

A taxi from Naha Airport takes approximately 40 minutes and costs around 4,000 yen.

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Kuchinotsu Citrus Research Station

Location

954 Kuchinotsu-cho, Minamishimabara, Nagasaki 859-2501, Japan
Tel 0957-86-2306(代) Fax 0957-86-4268

Transportation

JR Isahaya Station

  • Shimabara railway bus Take the bus bound for "Kuchinotsu" or "Oya" and get off at "Kuchinotsu" (about 1 hour and 40 minutes ride time).
  • * Please note that bus stop for Shimabara railway bus and Nagasaki prefectural bus are different.
    * Please check the "bus route map and timetable" at Shimabara railway station
  • Taxi ride takes about 12 minutes (distance is about 3.1Km).

From Nagasaki Airport

  • Limousine bus -Take the bus from in front of the airport arrivals lobby bound for "Omura, Isahaya-Shimabara" and get off at "Isahaya Station"(about 47 minutes ride time)

By Car
About 1 hour and 45 minutes over from Nagasaki Airport 34 Route and National Route 57 Route (about 70Km).

By Ferry

  • Boarding at Ariake Ferry Nagasu Port and disembarking at Tyra Port, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car (about 50Km)
  • Boarding at kyū-shō Ferry Kumamoto Port and disembarking at Shimabaragaiko, it takes about 50 minutes by car (about 37Km)
  • Boarding at Shimatetsu ferry Oniikekou Port and disembarking at Kuchinotsu Port,it takes about 10 minutes by car (about 3.2Km)
  • (Please check out our web site for the time of the ferry.)
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