which one is correct, or more commonly used?

病院に行きます or 病院へ行きます??

when should I use instead of ? Thanks!

  • に I think is better, a novice here too... But my understanding: に is generally better especially with specific places like 病院。Whereas a less specific place he is OK: 京都へ行くます. Again, still pretty novice in case someone comes along and completely refutes this ;) – AthomSfere Jun 11 '14 at 0:28
  • Since we already have a question that's substantially the same, I've linked this one as a duplicate. If anyone would like to add anything, please do it on an answer over there so we can keep all our answers in one place :-) Thank you! – snailplane Jun 11 '14 at 0:51
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    両方正しいです。日常生活の上では「病院に行きます」も「病院へ行きます」も同じです。会話では「病院に行きます」のほうをよく聞きます。丁寧な文章を書くときは「病院へ行きます」のほうが好まれると思います。「京都へ行きます」「京都に行きます」も両方使えます。 – user1016 Jun 11 '14 at 6:09

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