Venue, Accommodation and Travel

Please find below information on the conference venue, accommodation and travel.

Venue Information

The IB Global Conference, Yokohama, Japan 2017 to be held from 29 to 31 March will take place at

PACIFICO Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Yokohama's port views have resulted in a unique and attractive townscape that attracts residents and visitors alike, which augment its various artistic and cultural attractions. It has a lot on tap for every visitor from experiencing traditional culture to fun and exciting tourism destinations. Information provided is taken from the Japan National Tourism Organization Guide and Yokohama Official Visitors Guide. Please visit the official website to find out more about the city and ground transportations.

The conference venue, PACIFICO Yokohama, provides large space to meet the needs of world-scale conventions. All of its world-class facilities including the National Convention Hall of Yokohama, the Conference Center, the Exhibition Hall and the hotel (Inter Continental YOKOHAMA GRAND) have expanded the possibilities for conventions. Please visit the PACIFICO Yokohama website for more information.

Booking Accommodation

Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (KNT) has been appointed as the official travel agency for the IB Global Conference, Yokohama, 2017. KNT has set up a hotel booking website for conference participants:

Book accomodation

To assist with your hotel selection, KNT has provided a hotel map around PACIFICO Yokohama for your reference.

Kindly note that the reservation deadline is 21 February 2017 (Tuesday), 18:00 (Japan time) if you are booking through KNT. Reservations are processed on a first-come and first-served basis. Please book your accommodation earliest possible as rooms may be sold out before the deadline.

For more information or assistance on hotel booking, please contact KNT directly via

E-mail: gmd_iod01@or.knt.co.jp

Phone: +81-3-6891-9354 

Travel Information

Getting to Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

The IB Global Conference, Yokohama, 2017 will take place at Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Participants may arrive at the following airports:

Upon arriving at the airport, you can take a taxi (see below) or limousine bus to arrive at Yokohama. Airport limousine bus services are available at both airports. Participants may purchase tickets at the counters located inside the terminal buildings. Please visit the airport website for information on limousine bus services:

For more information on travelling to Yokohama, please contact your travel booking agency for further assistance.

Getting to Conference Venue - PACIFICO Yokohama

PACIFICO Yokohama is of walking distance from hotels in the proximity. The IB appointed travel agency, Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (KNT), has kindly provided a hotel map [671 KB]  to around PACIFICO Yokohama. KNT has also set up an accommodation booking website for a number of hotels as seen on the map.

 

Please find below for the estimated travelling time and approximate cost to either Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel or PACIFICO Yokohama for your reference:

Airport

By Limousine Bus

By Train*

By Taxi

From Haneda Airport

40 minutes at an approx. cost of

USD 7.00 to

Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel1

30 minutes at an approx. cost of

USD 5.00 to Yokohama Train Station3

30 minutes at an approx. cost of

USD 90.00 (according to Citymapper) to PACIFICO Yokohama

From Narita Airport

90 minutes at an approx. cost of

USD 34.00 to Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel2

90 minutes at an approx. cost of  USD 41.00 to Yokohama Train Station3

 

 

90 minutes at an approx. cost of USD240.00 (according to Citymapper) to PACIFICO Yokohama

*Please note that it takes another 10 minutes by taxi to the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel if you are commuting by train

1 Information taken from http://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/access/pdf/tohaneda151025.pdf

2 Information taken from http://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/access/pdf/tonarita1411.pdf

3 Information taken from http://www.yokohamajapan.com/transportation/getting-to-yokohama/ 

Please visit PACIFICO Yokohama’s access website or contact your travel/hotel booking agency for more information.

Visa Requirements

Visitors to Japan are generally allowed entry as long as they have a valid passport that remains valid during the period of stay.

Visa exemptions can be made for citizens from 66 countries provided that their stay are within 90 days and that they do not engage in activities where they earn compensation.

Nationals of countries that do not have "Reciprocal Visa Exemption Arrangements" with Japan must obtain a visa.

Information on Entry and Visa Requirements provided above are taken from http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/essential/visa.html. Please visit this website or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html for more information.

Please contact your travel booking agency or Japanese Embassy/Consulate office directly for assistance on visa application.

Important: Please note that the IB is not responsible for participant’s travel and accommodation booking and visa application.  If you would require a visa application support letter, please contact us at ibap.arc@ibo.org.

 

Travel Tips

Visitors should check the return bus schedule to the respective airports and make the necessary arrangements before the day of departure

Credit cards are commonly accepted however it is advisable for visitors to carry some cash for payments like train fares, bus fares and other small purchases.

Please visit the Japan National Tourism Organization Guide and Yokohama Official Visitors Guide for more useful information to plan your trip in advance.