Indicates the direction toward which something is moving. In this sense に and へ are interchangeable . English equivalent: “to.”
I will walk to the station.
The subway is probably most convenient to go to Ginza.
I sent an email to Yanagida-san.
What time should I be at (go to) the airport tomorrow?
Indicates the point from which an action starts. より (4) has the same function but is used in more formal or official situations. English equivalent: “from.”
I just now returned from the office.
About what time was it last night that there was a call from my friend?
Indicates the starting place and ending place of an action. English equivalent: “from … to.”
Matsumoto: About how long (how many minutes) does it take from the station to the hotel?
Station attendant: About five minutes.
I came back from Honolulu to Yokohama by boat.
Indicates the starting point of an action; more formal or official-sounding than から (2). English equivalent: “from.”
On foot, the Sakura Hotel is five minutes from the east exit of the station.
Next week, the schedule calls for me/us to move (travel) from Kansai to Kyushu.