Where is KGU?

Where is KGU?

Japan is an island country comprised of the four main islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu, along with many smaller islands.


Kumamoto Gakuen University is located in the heart of Kumamoto City, which is the capital of Kumamoto Prefecture and is located in the center of Kyushu. With the opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen line in March 2011, the travel time to Fukuoka, the largest city in Kyushu has halved. Furthermore, in April 2012, Kumamoto City became a government-designated city.


Kumamoto is about 2 hours away from Tokyo by airplane (1,086km), and is about 1.5 hours from Seoul, Korea (648km).




Campus Access / Directions

■ From Fukuoka Airport to Kumamoto City (Bus Terminal / Kumamoto JR Station)
  • Take highway bus ”Hinokuni” to Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal (Time: 2.5 hours, Cost: 2,500 yen)
  • Take subway to Hakata JR station (Time: 5 min., Cost: 260 yen), and to Kumamoto JR Station by Kyushu Shinkansen (Time: 40-50 min., Cost: 4,700 yen)
■ From Aso Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto City (Bus Terminal / Kumamoto JR Station)
  • Take Airport Limousine Bus to Sakuramachi Bus Terminal (Time: 50 min., Cost: 1,000 yen)
  • Take Airport Liner to Higo Ozu JR Station (Time: 15 min., Cost: free), and take train to Kumamoto JR Station (Time: 35 min., Cost: 480 yen)
From Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal to KGU
  • About 15 minutes by taxi
  • About 20 minutes by bus (Cost: 230 yen)
From Kumamoto JR Station to KGU
  • About 20 minutes by taxi
  • About 30 minutes by bus (Cost: 280 yen)
  • About 20 minutes by KGU shuttle bus “Kumagaku Liner” (Cost: 100 yen)

(Cost information is as of December 2023.)