Tokyo, a metropolis like no other, offers you unique and inspiring moment by the marvelous mixture of traditional and contemporary attractions.
The most popular historical place is Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Road, a colourful street of festive stalls, which are always bustling with local worshippers and tourists alike. Many UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage productions in the world-famous arts of Kabuki, Bunraku, and Noh are offered at various theatres. Visitors can also observe and practice the Zen-inspired tea ceremony, as well as Ikebana, an elegant traditional form of flower arrangement.
At the same time, Tokyo is a growing megalopolis bursting with ideas and innovation. Throughout the city are examples of ultra-modern and glass-walled skyscrapers, like the magnificent Tokyo Metropolitan Government building near Shinjuku Station. The sights and sounds of Western music and youth culture keep Shibuya constantly vibrant, and the bustle of modern business means things are never slow in the Shinagawa area. The Ginza and Yurakucho areas are the heart of big business and gorgeous architecture. The Omotesando Hills complex (designed by Tadao Ando), Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome skyscrapers, and the TOKYO SKYTREE are all symbolic of Japan’s ever-furthering venture for modernity.
Autumn in Tokyo is one of the most pleasant seasons, as temperatures are neither too cold nor too hot, and you often are treated to fine days with clear skies*. Chrysanthemums, the national flower, bloom to create beautiful displays of abundant flora that enchant visitors.
*Average temperature in October : 16-17 °C
From Narita International Airport to venue “Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo”
Narita Express ”N’EX”
Airport Limousine Bus
From Haneda International Airport to venue “Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo”
From Haneda Airport to Shinjuku Station
|Congress Venue||Keio Plaza Hotel 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-8330 Japan|
|Climate||Fall (autumn) in Japan lasts from about mid-September to early December, depending on the location. Autumn is widely considered to be the most pleasant time (weather-wise) to visit Japan, with temperatures ranging from approximately 16-18 °C.|
|Dress Code||The dress code will be Semiformal throughout the Congress.|
|Currency||The currency in Japan is called the yen, denoted by ¥. Coins come in denominations of ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, and ¥500.|
|Language||The official language of the Congress is English.|
|Local Time||The time zone in Tokyo is JST (Japan Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours .|
|Visa||Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter Japan must have a passport, which will remain valid during the period of stay. In order to enter Japan, visitors usually must comply with the conditions of their visas and authorizations of resident eligibility. However, visa exemptions can be made for citizens of sixty-six different countries provided that their stays are within ninety days such as with stays for sightseeing purposes and that they do not engage in activities where they earn compensation. This page provides information on short stays. Revisions in visa conditions are made periodically. Therefore, please check the “Visa” section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website if the latest and detailed information on standard visas or visas other than for those for short stay programs is needed.|
|Travel and Health Insurance||It is strongly recommended that all participants purchase adequate coverage for health, travel and private liability insurance before departing from their home countries. The Organizers will not accept responsibility for personal injury, loss or damage to private, personal property of participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors.|