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 Passports and Visas

 

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following their departure date from Tokyo. We strongly recommend traveling with 6 months’ validity on your passport at all times. We also recommend that you have at least two free pages in the visas section of your passport before any international travel.

All foreign nationals entering Japan will be photographed and have their fingerprints taken; you may also be subject to a short interview regarding the purpose of your stay. Noncompliance will result in refusal of entry.


Visa Exemptions

Visas are not required for entry into Japan from the following countries:

Up to 6 Months   Up to 3 Months   Up to 90 Days
Austria Belgium Australia
Germany Canada Bulgaria
Ireland Croatia Czech Republic
United Kingdom Cyprus Estonia
  Denmark Hungary
  Finland Latvia
  France Lithuania
  Greece Poland
  Italy Romania
  Luxembourg Slovakia
  Malta United States
  The Netherlands  
  Portugal  
  Slovenia  
  Spain  
  Sweden  

 
Visa Required

Nationals not referred to above are advised to contact their embassy to check visa requirements for Japan.

 

 Hotel

 

Hilton Tokyo

6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku
Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3344-5111

INTA has arranged a special conference rate of JPY 26,099 (US $225) per night (excluding state and local taxes). The above bedroom rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast.

Reserve your hotel room online.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block is filled or no later than Monday, February 23, 2015, at 5:00 pm EST, after which time reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only.

Additionally, please note the following important hotel lodging information:

  • The group rate will apply three (3) days before and after the conference dates, based on availability.
  • Your hotel reservation must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • You may cancel your reservation until Monday, February 23, 2015, with no penalty.
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm.
  • The hotel will reconfirm your departure when you check in.
 

 Transportation

 

The Hilton Tokyo hotel, in downtown Shinjuku in central Tokyo, is a 5-minute drive from Shinjuku Station, which is connected to Narita International Airport by the Narita Express train. Haneda Airport is 16 miles away, and Shinjuku's bustling shops are a 10-minute walk. The complimentary shuttle bus for the hotel runs regularly between 8:20 am and 9:40 pm from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station, in front of the Keio department store (bus stop no. 21).

Transportation in Tokyo is fast and efficient. JR (Japan Rail) East operates Tokyo`s largest rail network, including the famed Yamanote line that loops around inner Tokyo. There are also many subways lines throughout the city. You`ll also find buses, trams, taxis and ferries (a really pleasant way to move around some areas of the city).

Directions from Narita Airport

Take Shinkukou Expressway to Miyanogi Junction. Follow this road, then take Shuto Wangan Highway until Tatsumi Junction. Change onto Metropolitan Expressway and leave at Shinjuku exit, drive for 3 blocks and the Hilton Tokyo is on your left.

Distance from Hotel: 48 mi. Drive Time: 90 min.

Transportation to and from Narita:

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service JPY 3,100
Limousine JPY 42,000
Rental Car JPY 11,500
Subway/Rail       JPY 3,150
Taxi JPY 29,650

 

Directions from Haneda Airport

From Haneda Airport, take the Shuto Wangan Highway to Ohi Junction. Change onto Metropolitan Expressway and leave at Shinjuku exit, drive for 3 blocks and the Hilton Tokyo is on your left.

Distance from Hotel: 16 mi. Drive Time: 60 min.

Transportation to and from Haneda:

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Bus Service JPY 1,230
Limousine JPY 21,000
Rental Car JPY 8,500
Subway/Rail         JPY 601
Taxi JPY 12,000

In and Around Tokyo

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island of Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.

Tokyo has many museums, national and private theaters for traditional forms of Japanese drama (noh and kabuki), and modern drama, fashion and shopping areas, such as Ginza and Aoyama. The cuisine in Tokyo is internationally acclaimed.


Climate and Dress

Tokyo’s average temperature in March is 57°F (14°C) and the average low temperature at night is 37°F (3°C).

Business casual attire is encouraged for the conference. Meeting rooms are well air-conditioned and the inside temperature might be slightly warmer or cooler than you find comfortable. Therefore, it is suggested that you dress in layers (it’s a good idea to have a light jacket and/or shawl with you).