Conference Venue

Piazza Omi

IFSA-SCIS 2017 will take place at Piazza Omi, Otsu city, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

Address:1-1-20, Nionohama, Otsu city, Shiga prefecture, 520-0801 Japan

[Access Info] [Travel Info] [Floor Map]

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The registration desk will be located in 3F Foyer (front of the Meeting Hall) and will be open during the following hours:

Tuesday, June 27, 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 30, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

From JR Zeze station (near the conference venue)

Walking route map (from Zeze station to Conference venue) [PDF]

Direction




From JR Kyoto, Osaka and Shin-Osaka Stations

[PDF]

This PDF explains the way of getting to JR Zeze Station from JR Kyoto, Osaka and Shin-Osaka Stations. The train information in the pdf shows the usual case but there are a few exceptions (some countermeasures are also explained). To avoid mistakes, please check your route in the following web site or other route search services.

General Information about JR-WEST

Route search: www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/timetable/#timetable
Route Maps: www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/timetable/#routemaps
Station Maps: www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/timetable/#stationmaps

Instructions on how to buy tickets of JR-WEST trains are found in How to use JR-West.

[Caution] The JR line branches off after Kyoto Station: One branch goes to the east of the lake (Biwako line) and the other goes to the west of the lake (Kosei line). Biwako and Kosei lines are explained in this PDF.

From JR Otsu

By Bus

[PDF]

This PDF explains how to get to the conference venue (Piazza Omi) from JR Otsu Station by bus. This bus goes through Biwako Hotel, so the participants staying Biwako Hotel can use the same bus service.

From Kansai International Airport (KIX)

By JR train

76 min to Kyoto Station by "HARUKA" express train, 12 min from Kyoto station to Zeze Station by JR Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) train, and 12 min walk to Piazza omi (Conference venue).

[Detailed Information]

[Ticket Deals]: JR-WEST offers "ICOCA & HARUKA” that is a set containing an "ICOCA” rechargeable IC card (pre-charged with 1,500 yen) and a discounted ticket for the Kansai-Airport Express "HARUKA." The ICOCA can be used on JR, subway, private railway and bus transportation and for shopping in the Kansai Area and beyond. Although you can go from KIX to JR Zeze Station without going through gates, this HARUKA&ICOCA ticket (to Kyoto) is not valid in the section form Kyoto Station to Zeze Station. You can pay the fare of this section at Zeze Station. Please ask an officer of Zeze Station how to pay it, with showing your HARUKA ticket (and ICOCA if you have).


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By airport bus

Approximately 100 min to Kyoto Station by airport bus, 12 min from Kyoto station to Zeze Station by JR Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) train, and 12 min walk to Piazza omi (Conference venue). You buy a ticket before getting on the bus at a ticket window or vending machine. Round-trip tickets are available. For details, see To Purchase Tickets .

[Detailed Information]


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By other means of transportation

For other means of transportation (Nankai trains, airport shuttles, etc.), see Access Information of Kansai International Airport

Late night and early morning flights

For participants accessing to KIX at late night or early morning, information about transportation and hotels is found in Kansai International Airport of japan-guide.com.

From Itami Airport (Osaka International Airport)

By airport bus

Approximately 55 min to Kyoto Station by airport bus, 12 min from Kyoto Station to Zeze Station by JR Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) train, and 12 min walk to Piazza omi (Conference venue).You buy a ticket before getting on the bus at a ticket window or vending machine.

[Detailed Information]

By other means of transportation

For other means of transportation, see Access Information

From Tokyo

2 h and 15 min to Kyoto Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line, 12 min from Kyoto station to Zeze Station by JR Biwako Line (Tokaido Main Line) train, and 12 min walk to Piazza omi (Conference venue).

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If you use Narita International Airport, you can easily get to Tokyo station by "Narita express" train in 59 min.
[Detailed Information about Access from Narita International Airport]

If you use Haneda International Airport, first get to Shinagawa station by Keikyu airport line train and then take JR Tokaido Shinkansen at Shinagawa station.
[Detailed Information about Access from Haneda International Airport]

Details on how to take Shinkansen are found in Shinkansen of japan-guide.com