Travel Information

Official Travel Agency
  Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd. (NTA) has been appointed as the official travel agency for SISPAD2005.
          Nippon Travel Agency
          Event & Convention Sales Division
          Nippon Kowa Ginza Bldg., 5F
          7-13-10, Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
          TEL:   +81-3-5565-9890
          FAX:  +81-3-5565-9611

Hotels and Room Rates

  NTA has blocked the following hotels for the period of August 31–September 3 (4 nights) at #1 hotel, and August 31–September 4 (5 nights) at #2–#6 hotels. A special discount rate is being offered to the conference participants (These special rates will not be applied to the participants making reservations directly with the hotel).

No Hotel Name
(1) Nearest station
(2) Access to the conference site
Room Rate
Room Rate
1 Komaba Eminence
2-19-5 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0044
Tel: +81-3-3485-1411 / Fax: +81-3-3467-5791
(1) 5 min. walk from Komaba-Todaimae Station
(2) Same building
Single SA
Single SB
8,007yen 8,816yen
(on Sep. 3)
(on Sep. 3)
Single SC
Twin S/U
9,624yen 11,803yen
(on Sep. 3)
(on Sep. 3)
2 Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
1-12-2 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
Tel: +81-3-5457-0109 / Fax: +81-3-5457-0309
(1) 1 min. walk from Shibuya Station
(2) 3 min. train ride via Keio Inokashira line and 5 min. walk
20,150yen 12,700yen
(on Sep. 3)
3 Shibuya Tobu Hotel
3-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
Tel: +81-3-3476-0111 / Fax: +81-3-3476-0903
(1) 5 min. walk from Shibuya Station
(2) 3 min. train ride via Keio Inokashira line and 5 min. walk
13,300yen N/A
4 Shibuya Tokyu Inn
1-24-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Tel: +81-3-3498-0109 / Fax: +81-3-3498-0189
(1) 2 min. walk from Shibuya Station
(2) 3 min. train ride via Keio Inokashira line and 5 min. walk
14,600yen 9,600yen
(on Sep. 3)
(on Sep. 3)
5 Hotel Suave
2-24-4 Ohashi, Mefuro-ku, Tokyo 153-0044
Tel: +81-3-5433-8711 / Fax: +81-3-3795-1023
(1) Next to Ikejiri-Ohashi Station, Tokyu Denentoshi line
(2) 12 min. walk
10,300yen 8,820yen
6 Shibuya Olympic Inn
2-22-6 Ohashi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0044
Tel: +81-3-3469-5050 / Fax: +81-3-3469-5056
(1) 2 min. walk from Ikejiri-Ohashi Station, Tokyu Denentoshi line
(2) 10 min. walk
9,870yen N/A
(on Sep. 3)
(on Sep. 4)

The rates listed above are per person, per night and include a 10% service charge, consumption tax, breakfast and handling charge (At #1 hotel, breakfast is not included).

Application and Payment for Hotel Reservations
Participants wishing to reserve hotel accommodations should access the web site of NTA:

Reservations should be made by no later than July 25, 2005. Early application is recommended. If the hotel of your choice is fully booked, reservation will be made at an alternative.
Upon the receipt of the Hotel Application Form, NTA will send you a Confirmation & Invoice stating the total amount due.
All payment must be made in Japanese yen by one of the following methods.

    1. Credit Card
            VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, JCB, or Diners Club
    2. Bank Transfer
            Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
            Hibiya Branch
            Account type: Ordinary deposit
            Account No.: 3028062
            Account Name: Nippon Travel Agency
            Swift Code: SMBCJPJT

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If you choose payment by credit card, the total amount will be charged to your credit card prior to the conference. Your hotel confirmations will be effective upon the receipt of total payment by NTA.

In the event of a cancellation of hotel, a written notification should be sent to NTA. Your payment will be refunded after deducting the following cancellation charges: If a notification is received,
14 or more days prior to first night of stay:
----------------------------------------------------No charge
4 to 13 days prior to first night of stay:
-------------------------------------30% of daily room rate
Less than 3 days prior to first night of stay:
-------------------------------------50% of daily room rate
On the day of the stay or no notice given:
------------------------------------100% of daily room rate

Passport and Visa
All travelers entering Japan must have a valid passport. A participant requiring a visa should apply to a Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in his or her respective country prior to departure. Participants are advised to contact their local travel agencies or airline companies for assistance.

The currency used in Japan is yen. Foreign currency or travelerfs checks can be changed to yen at major banks, hotels, or airports. Only Japanese yen is accepted at stores and restaurants.
It is necessary to show your passport when changing travelerfs checks.
Bills come in units of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen, and coins in units of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 yen.
The approximate exchange rate for U. S. $1 is 106yen (as of April 2005).

Travelerfs Checks and Credit Cards
Travelerfs checks are not as popular in Japan as in some other countries. They are usually accepted only by leading banks and major hotels.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, or VISA are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants.

Tax and Tipping
There is no custom of individual tipping in Japan. Instead, a service charge will be included in the bill where applicable. A 5% sales tax applies to almost all consumer goods made in Japan.

The climate in Tokyo in September is hot and humid with the temperatures ranging from 20C to 30C.

Japan operates on 100 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo.