Location

Conference Venue

JMS Aster Plaza





Getting to Hiroshima

Location of Hiroshima

Geographically, Hiroshima Prefecture lies in the southwest of Japan’s main island, Honshu, comprising of 14 cities and nine towns. It is situated in the center of the Chugoku-Shikoku Region bordered by the Chugoku Mountains to the north, and the Seto Inland Sea to the south.
https://dive-hiroshima.com/en/

How to get to Hiroshima?

Hiroshima city is linked the other main cities in Japan through two main transportation means: Hiroshima railroad station and Hiroshima airport.

http://visithiroshima.net/plan_your_trip/directions_and_maps.html

The railroad station of Hiroshima in the center of the city, is less than two hours from Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe) and four hours from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train).

*The “JAPAN RAIL PASS” company provides very reasonable travel costs and convenient trips.
https://japanrailpass.net/en/

Hiroshima airport in the eastern part of the city, links the main international Japan’s airports (i.e., Narita and Haneda airports) in less than two hours flights. Then, scheduled, and regular limousine buses from Hiroshima airport are available which arrive at the center of Hiroshima city within 45 min. Whilst, shinkansen is a more convenient to Hiroshima upon arrival through Kansai international airport(Osaka)or Fukuoka international airport.
http://www.hij.airport.jp/english/flight/diagram.html#internatinal

International flight connections are available.
  • Seoul (Asiana Airlines)
  • Beijing /Dalian (Air China)
  • Shanghai (China Eastern Airlines)
  • Hongkong (HK Express)
  • Taipei (China Airlines)
  • Singapore (Silk Air)
  • Bangkok (Nok Air)
Convenient domestic flight connections are available.
  • Tokyo(Narita・Haneda)
  • Sapporo
  • Sendai
  • Naha(Okinawa)

Both Kansai International Airport(Osaka)and Fukuoka International Airport are also very convenient to come to Hiroshima taking JR trains from each airport.



Access to Venue

From Hiroshima Airport

The Airport Limousine Bus takes you to either the Shinkansen Exit of Hiroshima Station, or the Hiroshima Bus Center(Bus Terminal). From the HBC, Aster Plaza is 20 min a walk, about 1,000 m through Peace Memorial Park to Yoshijima dori. Approx. 5 min by a taxi.

Hiroshima Airport – Hiroshima Station Shinkansen Exit, Time table


From Hiroshima Station

Taxi

About 15 minutes.



Bus

Take the Hiroshima Bus(No.24 from A-3) for Yoshijima Eigyosho and get off at Kakomachi next to Peace Memorial Park. It is a 1 minute walk from Kakomachi.



Streetcar

Take the streetcar(No.1) bound for Hiroshima Port (Via kamiya-cho) and get off at Shiyakusyo-mae. It is an 8 minutes walk from Shiyakusyo-mae. -or- Take the streetcar(No.6) bound for Eba and get off at Funairi-cho. It is a 5 minutes walk from Funairi-cho.

Hiroshima Station – Shiyakusho-mae or Funairi-cho



Local Information

Hiroshima City, the world-renowned as “City of Peace” is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also known as a beautiful city, endowed with natural environment including the Seto Inland Sea and six rivers flowing through mountains and urban areas. Hiroshima Peace Memoria Park including the Memorial Museum (https://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng) and the Miyajima Island (http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/ ) are among most interesting tourist attractions in Japan.



General Information

Climate

https://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/hiroshima-shi/223955/weather-forecast/223955

Calling Code & Currency

The international calling code of Japan is +81
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/money.html

Time

The local time in Japan is GMT +8h
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/time-differences.html

Plugs & Electricity

100 V AC, 60Hz Participants may need an adaptor for electric appliances.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/basic-info/electricity.html

Tipping

In japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.

Visa

Please note that the VISA on ARRIVAL is NOT available at any airport in Japan.
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/tourist-info/visa-information.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html

Transportation in Hiroshima City

https://www.hiroshima-navi.or.jp/en/transportation/



Accommodation

Please note that the accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee. Making a reservation in a hotel during the conference in Hiroshima city is mainly lying under your own responsibility by contacting hotels directly. General hotels information is listed below:


Get Accommodation Information!
http://visithiroshima.net/accommodations/

Accommodation Name (Official website) Rate To conference venue Expedia Booking.com Agoda
(A) Hiroshima inn Aioi 10,700 JPY – 14 min. by foot.
(B) RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima 10,900 JPY – 21 min. by foot.
(C) Hotel Park Side Hiroshima Peace Park. 10,000 JPY – 13 min. by foot.
(D) HOTEL MYSTAYS Hiroshima Peace Park 9,000 JPY – 9 min. by foot.
(E) ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima 10,000 JPY – 15 min. by foot.
(F) Hotel Hokke Club Hiroshima 8,500 JPY – 15 min. by foot.
(G) Mitsui Garden Hotel hiroshima 9,000 JPY – 16 min. by foot.
(H) Comfort Hotel Hiroshima Otemachi 8,000 JPY – 10 min. by foot.
(I) Dormy inn Hiroshima 8,000 JPY – 13 min. by foot.
(J) Hotel Alley Hiroshima Namikidori 10,400 JPY – 21 min. by foot.
(K) Hiroshima Washington Hotel 9,800 JPY – 23 min. by foot.
(L) Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Heiwa-odori 8,000 JPY – 23 min. by foot.
(M) Via Inn Hiroshima 10,000 JPY – 30 min. by foot.
(N) APA Hotel Hiroshima Ekimae 10,000 JPY – 21 min. by bus.
(O) Hiroshima Intelligent Hotels 9,000 JPY – 17 min. by bus.
(P) Hotel Century21 Hiroshima 8,000 JPY – 20 min. by bus.
(Q) Chisun Hotel Hiroshima 8,100 JPY – 15 min. by bus.
(R) Hotel Active! Hiroshima 10,000 JPY – 15 min. by bus.