Car

[Important] When you drive a car in Japan, an effective license is required for a foreigner to drive a car in Japan and you must understand and follow the rules in Japan. Please click the here to read a PDF file.

Please note that no public transportation service is available in Tokai-village. We would suggest you to come by car, if it is possible.

■General route information

Route from Joban expressway
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Route from Tokai station
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Route from Expressway/Tollway Exit

1) When exiting "Hitachi-Minami Ota I.C." on the Joban Expressway

  1. Follow R6 toward Mito, and turn left at the "Nikenjaya" intersection where you can see Mobil gas station on your right.
  2. Follow prefectural road 62 (called "Genken Dori") about 4km, and go straight at the T-intersection at the end of "Genshiryoku kagakukennkyuujyo".
  3. There is no straight foward lane. Therefore, turn left and continue driving straight.

2) When exiting "Naka I.C." on the Joban Expressway

  1. Turn right after exiting the highway and follow prefectural road 31 toward R6.
  2. Turn left at the "Magome jujiro" intersection. Then,turn right at the "Nikenjaya" intersection.
  3. Go straight for 4 km to the T-intersection at the end of "Genshiryoku kagakukennkyuujyo".
  4. There is no straight forward lane. Therefore, turn left and continue driving straight.

3) When exiting "Hitachinaka I.C." on theHigashi-Mito Tollway.

  1. Turn left after exiting and follow R245 toward Tokai for about 10km.
  2. After passing "Genshiryoku kagaku kan" on your left, turn right at the T-intersection at the end of"Genshiryoku kagakukennkyuujyo."
  3. There is no right-turn only lane. Therefore, turn right from the straight forward lane.

4) When exiting "Tokai smart I.C." on theJoban Expressway

  1. Across R6.
  2. Go east through "Genken-Dori", then go straight to the T-intersection at the end of "Genshiryoku kagakukennkyuujyo."
  3. There is no straight forward lane. Therefore, turn left and continue driving straight.


【Notice of signs in front of JAEA main gate】
  • There is no right-turn only lane in front of the JAEA main gate. Therefore, be carful driving there.
  • When driving from Genken-dori to the main gate, remain in the left lane to enter the JAEA main gate.
  • From the Hitachinaka direction, turn right from the straight forwardlane to enter JAEA main gate.

 

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Rental car information

■Rental car rates
These rates are changeable depends on the plans. Please confirm the rates before you sign up.

Average rental charge (for 24 hours)

Car type

Charge (for 24 hours)

3-4 person

Approx. 7,000 - 8,000 yen

7-8 person

Approx. 12,000 -13,000 yen

Minivan

Approx. 21,000 - 22,000 yen


■Rental car agents

Mito station/Katsuta station area (JR Jyoban line express train stops)

Company name

Office name

Eki Rent-a-Car

Katsuta Office / Mito Office

Mazda Rent-a-Car

Katsuta Sta.Office / Mito Sta.South Exit Office

ORIX Rent-a-Car

Mito Sta. North Exit Office

Toyota Rent-a-Car

Katsuta Office / Mito Sta. South Exit Office

Nissan Rent-a-Car

Mito Sta. South Exit Office

Nippon Rent-a-Car

Mito Sta. South Exit Office / Mito Sta. North Exit

Office

Nice Rental

Hitachinaka Office



*Refer to a list of car rental company in Tsukuba for more details.