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<< hazu | hiitewa >>

〜へ [〜へ] (he)
    Meaning: indicates direction of verb. Also pronounced 'e'
    Example: I will go abroad next year.
    JLPT Level: 4
    Category: grammar
    Author: Rich

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へ and に there is no difference. They can both be used and are considered interchangeable. I see both に and へ in writing and talking.

Such as:

えきにいきます。- I'm going to the train station.

へ can replace に and vice versa.

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ex #648   私は来年外国行きます 
I will go abroad next year.  
ex #4808   <乗客への呼びかけ>(バスの)お詰め願います。 
Pass along the bus, please.  
ex #4809   1000人もの人がそのパーティーやってきた。 
No less than 1,000 people came to the party.  
ex #4810   7月のある日、私たちは行った。 
One day in July we went to the sea.  

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dcalso used as a shortcut in email as in
  ->this part is to DC:
dc? it would be nice to get an explanation of difference between ni and he.
Amatuka"In motion constructions -ni and -e appear to have the same distribution [...]. The primary difference in distribution is that -ni may occur in other verbal contexts, as I show below, but -e may not, while -e may appear marking arguments in nominal constructions but -ni may not, [...]" 
AmatukaIn theory へ is for movement in a direction, while に implies arrival at a specific destination.
[or some such]. In practise there is very little difference.
AmatukaN = noun 
AmatukaNote: Apart from the
letter / email addressing type usage you can't use へ to indicate going to a person.
e.g. (BAD) DCへ行きました。[DC he ikimashita] I went to DC.
(GOOD) DCの家へ行きました。[DC no ie he ikimashita] I went to DC's house.
AnonI'd get rid of the above 'bad' example, because DC is also a place (Washington DC), in which case you CAN say "DCへ行きました。" Put some other person's name in that to make your point, and then please delete this comment :) 

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