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IWHC 2015 | Tokyo

Tokyo

General Information

You can get useful information for tourists from the official Tokyo travel guide GO TOKYO.

Travel

Narita International Airport (A) is located about 60 km east of the center of Tokyo. From the airport, it requires 70 minutes to get to Shinagawa Station (B) by Narita Express (other lines and buses are also available). From Shinagawa Station, you can get to Meguro Station (C) in 7 minutes by the JR Yamanote Line. From Meguro Station to Ookayama Station (D), it takes 10 minutes by the Tokyu Meguro Line.

*(A)-(D) above are indicated in the map below. In this map, the workshop and banquet venues (E)-(F) and the hotels recommended below (G)-(I) are also indicated.

Hotels

The organizing committee provides the following options for your hotel reservation (you can reserve a room when you register for the workshop online). All the hotels are very near from their nearest stations (several minutes on foot).

  1. Hotel Wing International Meguro (G)
    Nearest station: Meguro Station (Access)
  2. Shinagawa Prince Hotel (H)
    Nearest station: Shinagawa Station (Access)
  3. Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa-Ekimae (I)
    Nearest station: Shinagawa Station (Access)

*(G)-(I) are indicated in the map above.

Optional Tour

One Day Trip to Central Tokyo: Past and Present

The organizing committee will provide the participants with the following round trip in Tokyo after the workshop.

Date: March 5th (Thur) / Departure: 8:30 AM
Time Required: 9 hours
Fee: 10,000 JPY per person (lunch included)

Meiji Shrine (40 minutes)
One of the largest Shinto shrines in central Tokyo, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress.
Meiji Jingu Official Website

Hamarikyu Gardens (60 minutes)
A former seashore garden of Tokugawa Shoguns with a tidal pond and duck hunting sites, built in the 17th century.
Hama Rikyu (japan-guide.com)

Japanese-style Lunch (90 minutes)

Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum (60 minutes)
A museum of unique history of water supply system, back to 17th century in Edo (former Tokyo).
Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum (pdf)

Asakusa (70 minutes)
One of the oldest traditional downtown areas of commoners with Buddhist temples and shrines.
Asakusa (Wikipedia)

Tokyo Station
A main station in Tokyo first built in 1914, recently restored to the original pre-war condition.
Tokyo Station (Wikipedia)

The tour will end upon arrival at Tokyo Station.

* English-speaking guide service is included.
* The details of the tour will be notified in advance to the participants later.
* The tour contents are subject to change without notice.

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