Venue & Access

About Toyama
Located approximately in the center of Honshu Island, Japan, Toyama Prefecture combines a rich natural environment with urban amenities. Mountains surround the prefecture on three sides and a deep bay nestles in a crook formed by Toyama’s rolling plains. Toyama Prefecture is compact, spreading out from its capital, Toyama City, only 50km in each direction. Thanks to its central location on the Sea of Japan and a rich history of contact with the Korean Peninsula, mainland Asia and other rim countries, Toyama is at the heart of business and leisure activity in the region.

Venue of Conference
Toyama International Conference Center [MAP]
1-2 Ote-machi, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0084, Japan
TEL: +81-76-493-4455
FAX: +81-76-493-7170

Access to Toyama(as of : June 1)
1) Direct flight to Toyama
2) Flights connecting at Haneda International Airport(Tokyo)
Haneda’s (Tokyo International Airport) new international terminal, opened October 2010,
is connected to the terminal of domestic flights by train in 5 minutes.

The last flight departing Haneda to Toyama is 19:55.

3) from Narita Airport
4) from Centrair Airport (Nagoya)
5) from Kansai Airport (Osaka)
Instruction of Bus Ride from Toyama Airport

Take the bus bound for Toyama Station() and get off at “Sogawa #9”() for the conference venue. If you also stay at “ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel”, this is the bus stop you should get off.
If you would like to go straight to your hotel, please check the nearest bus stop shown below.
Hotel Bus Stop
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel
Tsuruginoyu Dormy Inn Toyama
Daiwa Roynet Hotel
Sogawa #9()
Toyama Dai-ichi Hotel
Manten Hotel
Jo-shi Kouen-Mae#5()
Excel Hotel Tokyu
Hotel α-1
Hotel Toyoko-Inn
Hotel Toyoko-Inn Jr.
APA Villa Hotel
Toyama Ekimae #6()

The PDF file for printing is available here.
Gokayama is a region of precipitous mountains and plunging valleys found in the southeastern part of Toyama. The Ainokura community of Taira village features more than 20 homes built using gassho-zukuri, or sharply sloped thatched gables roofs, so named because their shape resembles hands clasped in prayer, or gassho. The 60-degree angle of the thatch is designed to shed heavy winter snowfall. The village of gassho-zukuri houses was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, and the strictly seasonal lifestyle of the community has changed little since ancient times. The design of the Murakami residence has remained unchanged for four hundred years and is open to visitors. Gokayama is also famous for Japanese traditional paper called washi, an art practiced in the region for twelve centuries. Washi is highly desirable as a material for arts and crafts.