Dates: Sunday July 6th, 2014 − Friday July 11th, 2014
Venue：Nara-ken New Public Hall (Nara Prefecture New Public Hall)
Adrress:Kasugano-cho 101, Nara 630-8212, Japan
early: (Sep. 4th, 2013)-February 21st, 2014
late: Feburary 22nd, 2014 - June 31st, 2014
on site: July 2014
Access to Nara Prefectural New Public Hall
For the attendees who will stay at the hotels near JR Nara station, taking a taxi or a city bus is recommended (It takes 30 min to walk Route 369 from JR Nara station to the hall). A taxi fare is 680-750 JPY. A city bus fare is 210 JPY. Please take the city bus #2, 70, 97, or 98, departing at the bus stop No. 1, East exit of JR Nara station. When you take the “Outer Course City Circular” bus #2, get off the bus stop “Daibutsuden Kasuga Taisha mae”, and then walk 3 minutes toward a hill. When you take the bus #70, 97 or 98, get off the bus stop “Ken-shinkokaido (Nara Prefectural New Public Hall)”. The time table will be posted on the web shortly.
For the attendees who will stay at the area of Nara hotel and Hotel Sunroute Nara, it takes 20 min to get to the conference hall (by walking Route 169 toward Nara Park and turning right at the intersection of Routes 169 and 369).
Local bus time table
Bus stop at JR and Kintetsu Nara stations
Bus stop near the New Public Hall
Walking map to the New Public Hall from stations
Access to Nara
• From Kansai International Airport
From the Terminal 1 Building (Intenational arrivals), go to the bus stop No.9, outside the 1st floor of the Terminal 1 Bldg. Limousine buses to Nara depart from here every 1 hour (about 80 minutes to Kintetsu Nara station, 85 minutes to JR Nara station. Bus fare: JPY 1,200 per a person). Tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machines located outside the 1st floor of the building.
[Kansai airport maps]
[Bus time table (From Kansai to Nara)]
• From Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)
Go to the Domestic Passenger Terminal from International Terminal. Take a domestic flight to Osaka Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport. From either of the airports, take a limousine bus to Nara. At Osaka Itami Airport, go to the bus stop No.0 or No.10. It takes about 65 minutes to Kintetsu Nara station and 75 minutes to JR Nara station. Bus fare is JPY 1,440 per a person.
[Haneda airport maps]
[Osaka Itami Airport maps]
[Bus time table (From Osaka-Itami to Nara)]
• From Narita International Airport
(1) By Airplane and bus
Airport limousine bus leads you to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) (about 75 minutes, Bus fare: JPY 3,000 per a person). Fly from Haneda Aiport to Osaka Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport. From either of the airports, take a limousine bus to Nara (see above).
(It is possible to fly from Narita to Osaka Itami Airport directly - but, the number of flights is limited.)
(2) By Trains
The Narita Express (N'EX) takes you from Narita Airport to Tokyo station in 53 minutes. From Tokyo station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen "Nozomi" and get off at Kyoto station (140 minutes). Take Kin-tetsu railway or Japan railway (JR) from Kyoto to Nara. Both Kintetsu limited express and JR Miyakoji rapid trains operate every 30 minutes between Kyoto Station and JR Nara Station.
• From Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya
Take Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) to Meitetsu Nagoya station. It takes 28- 33 min (you can take either Mu-SKY or limited express).
From Meitetsu Nagoya station,walk to Japan railway(JR) Nagoya station (5-10 min)
From JR Nagoya station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen "Nozomi" (35 min) or "Hikari" (52 min) and get off at Kyoto station. Take Kin-tetsu or JR railway from Kyoto to Nara. Both Kintetsu limited express and JR Miyakoji rapid trains operate every 30 minutes between Kyoto Station and JR Nara Station.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013: Opening of pre-registration,
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013: Opening of abstract submissions
Friday, February 21st, 2014:Earlybird registration Deadline (extended)
Friday, February 28th, 2014:Contributed Abstract submission Deadline (considered for oral presentation)
Around Monday, April 21: Program will be announced.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan provides the information about visa and entering Japan. If you need the visa, please check the following web site:
Also please visit here to see "Letter of Invitation for Visa Application"
Nara: culture, tourism and access
Information on excursions will be opened to the public in the early
Please wait for them expectantly.