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To Senri-Chuo (Hotel)

From Kansai Int'l Airport
Kansai Int'l Airport Shin-Osaka Senri-Chuo
(1) (2)
(1) JR Line
(get on a rapid express train,"Haruka", bound for "Kyoto")

(2) Subway (Midosuji Line)
(get on a train bound for "Senri-Chuo")
From Osaka (Itami) Airport
Osaka (Itami) Airport Senri-Chuo
(1)
(1) Monorail
(get on a train bound for "Minami-Ibaraki" or "Kadoma")





To Osaka University

From Senri Hankyu Hotel
Senri-Chuo Banpaku Kinen Koen Handai Byoin Mae
(1) (2)
(1) Monorail
(get on a monorail bound for "Minami-Ibaraki" or "Kadoma")

(2) Monorail
(change at "Banpaku Kinen Koen" to "Handai Byoin Mae")
From Kansai Int'l Airport
Kansai Int'l Airport Shin-Osaka Senri-Chuo
(1) (2)
Banpaku Kinen Koen Handai Byoin Mae
(3) (4)
(1) JR Line
(get on a rapid express train, "Haruka", bound for "Kyoto")

(2) Subway (Midosuji Line)
(get on a train bound for "Senri-Chuo")

(3) Monorail
(get on a monorail bound for "Minami-Ibaraki" or "Kadoma")

(4) Monorail
(change at "Banpaku Kinen Koen" to "Handai Byoin Mae")
From Osaka (Itami) Airport
Osaka (Itami) Airport Banpaku Kinen Koen Handai Byoin Mae
(1) (2)
(1) Monorail
(get on a monorail bound for "Minami-Ibaraki" or "Kadoma")

(2) Monorail
(change at "Banpaku Kinen Koen" to "Handai Byoin Mae")


Travel

Passport and Visas

All persons entering Japan must have a valid passport. In addition, persons coming from certain countries must have a visa issued by a Japanese consulate in their country. Please be aware that in some cases it takes more than one month to obtain a visa. For details, please contact the Japanese embassy or consulate nearest you (A Guide to Japanese VISA (Ministry of Forign Affairs, Japan) ).


Currency Exchange

Only Japanese yen(JPY) is acceptable at stores and restaurants. You can exchange money at the airport, foreign exchange banks and other authorized exchanges upon presentation of your passport.

The exchange rate is roughly JPY:1 = US$ 0.0084(July 23, 2003).
Please click here to get the latest exchange rates for JPY.


Credit Card and Traveler's Checks

Visa, Master-Card, American Express, Diners Club and JCB are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops and restaurants. Only major banks and hotels in principal cities accept traveler's checks and their use in Japan is not as common as in some other countries.


Insurance

Participants are advised to provide their own personal insurance. The Conference Committee will assume no responsibility on behalf of participants for accidents, sickness and theft or property damage.


Electrical Appliances

Japan operates on 100 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 60 Hz in the western part of Japan, including Osaka.


Tipping

There is no custom of tipping in Japan. Instead, at places such as restaurants, bars and hotels a 10% service charge is usually added to your bill.


Climate in Osaka

The average temperature in this season is around 20ºC during the day and 13ºC at nights.


Tourist Guide

Osaka is near Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan. There are many temples, castles and so on. In recently there are some theme park, Universal Studios Japan. And you will also enjoy unique food culture in Osaka. For more detailed information, you can check the tourist guide (OSAKA Tourist Guide (Recreation & Tourism Bureau City of Osaka/Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau )).