Photos © 2011 Norbert Preining

Location and Venue

The conference will be held in the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art in the center of the city Kanazawa (金沢), located in the Ishikawa prefecture of Japan on the Japan Sea.


Kanazawa offers the tourist a wide variety of experiences, from traditional culture to modern art, from sushi bar to Kaga cuisine. For more details see the following links:


The map below lists several hotels and Ryokans (traditional Japanese accomodation) from Kanazawa Tourism as locations and the respective URLs. All of them are in the prize range of 4000-6000 Yen.

Of course there are many other options in Kanazawa, please visit the Kanazawa Tourism web page (see above) for many information concerning Kanazawa, including accomodation offers. For traditional Japanese accomodation (but also normal Hotels), the Kanazawa Ryokan & Hotel Cooperative Association is useful.

Other Japan-wide operating hotel booking sites are Rakuten Travel (Japanese) and the Rakuten Travel (English) (not so many options), Jalan - Kanazawa, JAPANiCAN, and many more.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

Home page of the Museum: Japanese, English.

The conference will be held in the great hall of the musem. The museum is located next to the Kenrokuen Garden.

In the map below the museum is marked with a red warning triangle!

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
2-1 Dewa-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0963 JAPAN
TEL: +81-76-231-7580 / FAX: +81-76-224-9550

Map of the center of Kanazawa

The following map collects the conference locations plus some other points of interest, like restaurants (Fork-Knife icon), bars (Cocktail glass icon), hotels (bed icon), museums (mask icon), etc. Neither guarantee for correctness, nor completeness included.

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Coming to Kanazawa

Please see for an overview where we are.

The closest airport to Kanazawa is Komatsu, about 30min by car from the city center. There is one flight daily from Narita and eleven flights daily from Haneda Tokyo airports, and often getting a connecting flight to Komatsu is about the same price as only flying into Narita. If you have to move from Narita to Haneda airport the best was is the shuttle bus which costs 3000 Yen and takes about 75min.

Coming to Kanazawa City Center

Most participants will stay in Kanazawa city center. Here are some options how to arrive there.

From Kansai airport (Osaka) take the trains called "Haruka" to Shin-Osaka and change to express trains of the Hokuriku Line, which run once every hour. It takes about 4 hours to Kanazawa.

From Tokyo you can take the Shinkansen trains to Maibara and then continue to Kanazawa. Or you take the Joetsu-Shinkansen to Echigoyuzawa and from there to Kanazawa.

From Nagoya/Chubu airport take Meitetsu line to Nagoya main train station (about 30min). From there the JR line goes to Kanazawa, taking about 2 and a half hours.

From Komatsu airport there is a direct shuttle bus to the center of Kanazawa (mind that there is another shuttle bus that goes through JAIST and onto Nonoichi-Shako, a different part of Kanazawa!)