Aichi International School is located in central Nagoya within easy access of many transportation facilities, just fifteen minutes on foot from Hoshigaoka station, on the Higashiyama subway line, or ten minutes by car from the Nagoya Exit of the Tomei/Meishin Expressways. As the catchment area for the school is not just the local vicinity, a number of students are dropped off and picked up by parents (in cars). For information about the Nagoya subway system, please refer to the following website, which includes a map of the subway system (please note Hoshigaoka is the nearest subway station to AIS, and that it is on the Higashiyama (yellow) line).

However, some families/students do travel by public transport. Hoshigaoka station is within walking distance, or for rainy days of June or humid days of July there are three public buses that leave bus stop 4 of the Hoshigaoka bus terminal (attached to the subway station) that stop less than 50 meters away from the school. Similarly these buses also go from the same place back to the subway station. For more information regarding departure times from Hoshigaoka bus terminal (星ヶ丘), and/or the (near AIS) Nishiyama Elementary School bus stop (西山小学校) please refer to the following schedules; bus schedule 1 (pdf), bus schedule 2 (pdf), bus schedule 3 (pdf).


The area surrounding the school is a quiet residential district, and the lush vegetation of the park in front of the school makes for a relaxed atmosphere. The school is within 10 minutes walk of one of Nagoya’s newest shopping complexes. Hoshigaoka is located just outside of the city center, and is a relatively exclusive residential area, as well as a suburb of Nagoya’s Chikusa ward.

About the Nagoya region

With over two million inhabitants, Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city after Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama. It is located in the center of Honshu (the main island of Japan), and it developed as the castle town of the country of Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun family during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Nagoya is one of the main metropolitan and industrial centers of Japan. As such, the Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its headquarters just outside of Nagoya.

Nijigaoka 3-4 Meito-ku Nagoya-city Aichi

Nijigaoka3-4, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Aichi