The ISPOR 8th Asia Pacific Conference will be held at:
Keio Plaza in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Haneda International Airport (HND) is the closest airport to Tokyo. Approximately a 25 minute drive covering 22 km or 13.5 miles. Narita International Airport (NRT) is approximately a 60-minute drive away from Tokyo, covering 76 km or 47 miles.
From Haneda International Airport:
A taxi ride from Haneda will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost around 12.000 yen ($107).
The Airport Limousine Bus Service is available from Haneda Airport. Get off at the Shinjuku Station West Exit and from there it is only a 5-minute walk to the Keio Plaza Hotel.
Visitors can also take the Keikyu Line from Haneda to Shinagawa Station and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line going in the direction of Shibuya and ride until Shinjuku Station. It is a 5-minute walk from the west exit of the station to the Keio Plaza Hotel.
Total time: approximately 28 minutes
Total cost: 580 yen ($5)
From Narita International Airport:
Most international flights arrive at Narita airport, which is located 60 km or 37 miles away from Tokyo.
To get a taxi either board at the taxi stand outside the airport, or book in advance. Standard fares into Tokyo range from 16.000 yen to 22.000 yen ($143-$196). There are also omnibus taxi services or shuttles which use nine-seat mini-van vehicles to pick-up passengers about once an hour. Passengers should buy their tickets at the Green Port Agency (GPA) counter before getting into a taxi. Unlike a bus, Omnibus offers door-to-door service, with prices from 3.500 to 5.000 yen ($31-$45) according to a zone fare system. The phone numbers and websites for making reservations and inquiries are listed below:
The Airport Limousine Bus service can pick visitors up from their respective Narita Airport terminal and drop them off right outside Keio Plaza Hotel. Trips take about 95-130 minutes and cost 3100 yen ($28).
More information on Airport Limousine’s Narita Airport services »
Conveniently located in the airport, the JR Narita Airport Station can take you direct to Shinjuku station on the Narita Express. Shinjuku station is located a 5-minute walk away from Keio Plaza.
Total time: approximately 80 minutes
Total Cost: 2.990 yen ($27)
Tokyo has an extensive map of trains and subways running throughout. There are several companies operating railways so one metro card will not work for all. The SUICA smart card will permit access to multiple different company subways. The three main companies operating in Tokyo are listed below.
The Toei Bus service runs throughout the 23 wards of Tokyo. It is a convenient and cheap way to navigate the city. Their website offers information on how to get to various popular tourist destinations using their services.
Sky Bus is a bus tour showing visitors landmarks and teaching them the history of Tokyo. Sky Bus also offers a hop on hop off tour experience.
A sightseeing bus that directly connects Ueno, Asakusa, and Tokyo Skytree Town®. Also offering direct trips Tokyo Station, Haneda Airport, and Tokyo Disney Resort®.
Free Shuttle Bus
Community buses are generally used by locals but are available to all. Community buses and shuttles are listed here »
There are 50,000 taxies operated in Tokyo. The maximum number of passengers for small and medium taxis is four persons. Some taxis accept certain types of credit cards and generally have a minimum charge.
Currency: Yen (¥)
Time Zone: JST: UTC+9
Electrical Voltage: 100V, 50-60 Hz: Socket type A- 2 flat holes
Telephone Codes: Japan: +81, Tokyo: +81 3
Weather: In September the average daily high is around 80°F (27°C), and the average daily low is around 73°F (23°C). The occasional typhoon may hit during autumn but generally the weather is crisp and comfortable.
Tokyo is filled with tons of attractions for everyone no matter their interests. Visitors can enjoy the city’s history and traditions, incredible dining, museums, shopping, night life, and so much more.
Tokyo Skytree is the capital’s newest attraction with its 360-view of the city from a 634-meter tall vantage point. As of 2018, the Skytree was deemed the tallest tower in the world. The Skytree is a popular site for a view of the Tokyo sunset. http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/
The National Art Center
Designed by critically acclaimed architect Kisho Kurokawa, The National Art Center is among Japan’s largest exhibition spaces. The public is welcomed to view exhibits on the second and third floors at no charge in this futuristic building. http://www.nact.jp/english/
Located on the rooftop of the nine-story World Import Mart Building near Ikebukuro Station, Sunshine Aquarium has 80 tanks with 37,000 fish representing 750 species, all in the heart of the city! Visit a tank that holds 240 tons of water; a Jellyfish Tunnel; and the Sunshine Aqua Ring for views of sea lions, penguins and other animals from below. https://www.sunshinecity-global.com/en/facility/aquarium/
The serene forest in the city of Tokyo is densely forested, with a walking path that bisects the woods, leading to the shrine in the center. The Meiji Jingu Shrine is a holy place for adherents of Shinto. http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/
The national sport of sumo dates more than 1,500 years back. Visit an arena where Sumo wrestlers practice and compete! Training stables are woven throughout Ryoguku, with tournaments held in the city’s Kokugikan arena. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3022.html
With its five-story pagoda, Sensoji is perhaps the most photographed temple in Tokyo. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in the capital. Visitors are invited to visit the temple where the incense smoke is said to improve health. http://www.senso-ji.jp/
For more information on visiting Tokyo, please visit https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/regional/tokyo/index.html