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777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shi, Niigata 949-7277 JAPAN
IUJ is located about 230 kilometers northwest of Tokyo. The nearest town is Urasa and it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to Urasa from Tokyo by the Joetsu-Shinkansen or Bullet train. The Joetsu-Shinkansen and the Kan'etsu Expressways provide easy access to Tokyo and Niigata City. Free shuttle-bus service connects IUJ with the town and the Urasa railway station.
By Bullet Train - the "Joetsu Shinkansen:"
By car using the "Kanetsu Expressway:"
The Cultural Environment of Japan
The IUJ campus is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by magnificent Echigo-sanzan mountains. The local area offers rich traditions of rural community and outdoor opportunities throughout the year; mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, hot springs and many more.
The climate is seasonal. The autumns are pleasant and clear, with average temperatures in the 50-60 F (10-15 C) range. During the winter, temperatures hover around freezing, producing heavy accumulations of snow. Spring weather is sunny and variable with temperatures in the 60-70 F (15-21 C) range.
In sum, the campus location is in an attractive, rural setting that offers many opportunities to experience the cultural environment of Japan and the beautiful outdoors.