Welcome to Institute for Molecular Science (IMS) in the National institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS). IMS is in Okazaki city, Aichi prefecture on "Honshu", the main island of Japan. This page is a guide which aims at supporting your fruitful research and comfortable daily life in Okazaki area. This guide covers many topics range from things necessary before coming to IMS to things necessary during your stay at IMS. This also includes hints to pass your joyful days off.
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Necessary preparations and procedure for starting your stay in IMS


About your housing during your stay in IMS


List of information on your daily life


When you or your family feel sick, and information in case of emergency.


If your family comes to Okazaki with you, you may need following information.


Historical and Geographical features of Okazaki city and sightseeing information

voice from alumni

Impressions of IMS by Foreign Researchers


For more information and questions about Life@Okazaki