Venue / Access

Iraka photo

The conference will take place at Nara Kasugano International Forum, Nara, Japan.

IRAKA - The Nara Kasugano International Forum
101 Kasugano-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture 630-8212, Japan
www.i-ra-ka.jp/en

The Nara Kasugano International Forum is located in the centre of Nara Park, which is in the centre of the ancient city of Nara. Deer freely roam around the site, which is also surrounded by many historical landmarks, including Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine and Kofuku-ji Temple. The Hall has an impressive Noh theatre and beautiful gardens, that delegates will be able to experience.

Access to Venue

From Kansai International Airport (KIX) & Osaka International Airport

Kansai
International Airport
(KIX)
JR Airport Express “HARUKA”
30 min.
Tennoji Station
JR Yamatoji Kaisoku
30 min
JR Nara Station
Osaka
International Airport
(ITM)
Airport Limousine
90 min
Kintetsu Nara Station

<Train>

It takes 30 minutes from Kansai International Airport to Tennoji Station by using JR Airport Express Train “HARUKA”. From Tennoji Station, you can get to JR Nara Station by taking Yamatoji Kaisoku Train for approximately 30 minutes.
Kansai Airport Official Site : https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/touristinfo/nara.html
Train Timetable: http://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/

<Limousine Bus>

It takes about 1 hour 25 minutes from Kansai International Airport to Kintetsu or JR Nara Station by taking Limousine Bus. The bus departs at bus stop Number 9 every hour.
Airport Limousine Official Site : http://www.kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/NR

Train

From Narita International Airport (NRT) & Tokyo International Airport (HND)

Narita
International
Airport
(NRT)
JR Narita Express
60 min
Shinagawa
Station
JR Shinkansen
(Bullet Train) 140 min
Kyoto
Station
JR Yamatoji Kaisoku
45 min
JR Nara
Station
Tokyo
International
Airport
(HND)
Monorail
20 min
Hamamatsu-
cho
Station
JR
Local Train
5 min
Kintetsu Limited
Express
35 min
Kintetsu Nara
Station
<Access Information>

Narita Airport : https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/access
Haneda Airport : http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/access/train.html

<Train Information>

Narita Express : https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Shinkansen (Bullet Train) : https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Monorail : http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/english/
Kintetsu Line : https://www.kintetsu.co.jp/foreign/english/

From Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)

Chubu Centrair
International Airport
(NGO)
μ-sky (MEITETSU Rapid)
30 min
Nagoya
Station
JR Shinansen
(Bullet Train) 50 min
Kyoto
Station
JR Yamatoji Kaisoku
45 min
JR Nara
Station
Kintetsu Limited Express
35 min
Kintetsu Nara
Station
<Access Information>

Centrair : https://www.centrair.jp/en/to_and_from/

<Train Information>

Meitetsu µ-sky : https://www.meitetsu.co.jp/eng/airport-access/express.html
Shinkansen (Bullet Train) : https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Kintetsu Line : https://www.kintetsu.co.jp/foreign/english/

Conference venue

Nara is divided into two main areas - downtown where most of the hotels are located, and the national park where the conference venue is located.
There are 2 railway stations in downtown Nara - JR Nara and Kintestsu Nara Stations.
It takes about 20 min. from Kintetsu Nara station and 30 min. from JR Nara station on foot.

Public buses in Nara

<City Loop bus>

Take a city loop bus #1 (anti-clockwise loop) and get off at "Todaiji Temple Daibutsu-den / Kasuga-taisha Shrine" and walk for 3 minutes.
Useful link: Nara city bus terminals and information

<Regular buses>

At Kintetsu Nara Station Exit 5 use Nara Kotsu bus stop no. 1
At JR Nara station use Nara Kotsu bus East Side bus stop no. 2
In both cases take the bus towards "Kasuga-taisha shrine" and get off at "Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka".

<“Grutto” Bus>

Special bus for sightseeing in Nara runs on Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays.
Link: http://www.nara-access-navi.com/season-bus-en/

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