JAIST is located on a hill in the city of Nomi in Ishikawa Prefecture, in the center of the Ishikawa Science Park. The campus site is particularly beautiful, overlooking nearby counties and the city of Kanazawa to the north, the Sea of Japan to the west, tree-covered hills and pasture lands in the south, and the imposing Mt. Hakusan to the east.
The area provides us with recreational activities in every season, including several nearby ski resorts, beaches and seaside parks, golf courses, hot springs and athletic and recreational parks. With a population density far below that of the Pacific side of the island of Honshu, the area affords easy access to wilderness and outdoor recreation.
Within 20km of JAIST is the city of Kanazawa, which hosts numerous cultural events all year round. As one of Japan's few well-preserved old cities, it is often referred to the hidden gem of Japan.
Tokyo-Komatsu takes 1 hour by plane.
Komatsu Airport-JAIST takes 40 minutes by the JAIST Shuttle.
Tokyo-Kanazawa by Shinkansen limited express takes 4 hours.
Osaka-Kanazawa by limited express takes 2 hours 30 minutes.
Nagoya-Kanazawa by limited express takes 3 hours.
Kanazawa-JAIST by train and shuttle bus takes 1 hour.
National University Corporation
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Center for Innovative Distance Education and Research
Knowledge Science 2F(K-23)