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.



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 hotel 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/