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Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan, is easily accessible by plane or train. Basically, you need to get to Nagoyadaigaku Station or Yagoto-nisseki Station on the Meijo Subway Line and either walk or take a taxi from there. Visitors arriving at Nagoya’s Central Japan International Airport are advised to take the train system. A taxi can run ¥10,000 or more in rush hour. If you do take a taxi, to avoid any confusion, be sure to ask for Nagoya Daigaku (just north of Nanzan Daigaku), and the taxi driver should have no trouble getting you here.
Getting to Nanzan from the Airport
Take the Meitetsu Train from the airport and get off at Kanayama Station. This will take about 20–25 minutes. Once there take the steps (or elevator) up to the ground floor, pass through the exit wickets, and walk straight ahead to a set of escalators that lead to the Meijo Subway Line.Take the subway to Nagoya Daigaku or Yagoto-nisseki (another 20–25 minutes—see map below).
From Nagoya Station
Take the Higashiyama Line of the subway to Motoyama (about 16 minutes, 8th stop) and there change for the Meijo Line to Nagoya Daigaku (1st stop) or Yagoto-nisseki (2nd stop)
From the Subway to the Institute (600m/8mins)
From Nagoya Daigaku station: Take Exit 1 to the street. Walk south (the direction you are facing anyway) 100m to the light, and go another 300m to another light with a Seven-Eleven convenience store on the corner. Bear right past the Nanzan University sign down a small, winding road for 100m. At the crossing, continue for 30 meters and you will see a gate to the left. Enter there and the Institute is the building on the left. Walk around to the front entrance.
From Yagoto-nisseki station: Take Exit to the street. Walk north down the hill 100m to the light, cross the street and go up the hill another 300m to another light with a Seven-Eleven convenience store on the right. Just before the light bear left down a small, winding road for 100m. At the crossing, continue for 30 meters and you will see a gate to the left. Enter there and the Institute is the building on the left. Walk around to the front entrance.
To Paulus Heim (250m/3mins)
From Nagoya Daigaku Station, take Exit 1 to the street. Walk south (the direction you are facing anyway). Walk 100m to the light, and walk another 120 meters or so until you come to the row of shops on your right. There you will see a small steep street to the right. The Paulus Heim is the first house on the left, about 30 meters ahead.
The nearest subway station is Nagoya Daigaku Station about 700m from the institute.
The Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture is located on the northeast corner of the Nagoya campus of Nanzan University, marked clearly on the map.