Travel, VISA and Accommodation

The Kobe international convention center, located in Port Island, Kobe, Japan, can be conveniently accessed from Kobe Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Itami Airport. The convention center is located within 10 mins from Kobe airport, and can be reached by the Port Liner railway system. The closest Port Liner station to the convention center and the Hotels is 'Convention center' Station. Airport buses and trains can be taken from Kansai International Airport and Itami Airport to reach Sannomiya, Kobe. From Sannomiya Port Liner station, the Port Liner can be used to access the convention center. Also, taxies are available from all airports. Further details for reaching Port Island, Kobe are available at the following web-page:

Kobe City
Hyogo Prefecture
Official Kobe Tourism Site
Japan National Tourism Organization
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

A valid passport is needed to enter Japan. Attendees who require an invitation letter for VISA to enter Japan should address their request to the organizers:

A block of rooms has been reserved at both Portopia hotel and Ariston hotel with special rates for Conference attendees if reservations are done through this site. Attendees are recommended to book at above hotels, as all events of the conference will take place near the hotels. Hotel rooms at discounted rate will be available.

Exclusive reservation web site linked below

Accommodation and Hotel Reservation

If there are no hotels available in Port Island, we recommend the hotels in downtown (Sannomiya) area at close to the conference venue.

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