Venue: Port Island, Kobe, Japan

The workshop is held in Convention Hall, Integrated Research Center of Kobe University, which is situated in Port Island, Kobe, Japan.
Port Island is to the south of Sannomiya, the center of Kobe city. The site is several km away from Sannomiya and is accessible by Port Liner train service by 10-15min.
Kobe is located in mid-west of Japan. The city is a part of Kansai area, together with Osaka, Kyoto and other cities. The city can be reached via Kansai International Airport (KIX) or through airports in Tokyo.

Access to the venue

Convention Hall of Kobe University is located just in front of P08 K Computer Mae station of Port Liner (south side of the station).

Address: 7-1-48, Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0047, Japan [access]

From Kansai International Airport (KIX)

  • There are two choices:
    • By boat : Bay Shuttle - approx. 30 min. to Kobe Airport (From Kobe Airport, see below)
    • By bus : Airport Limousine - approx. 65 min. to Kobe Sannomiya (From Sannomiya, see below)
  • There are direct flights to Kansai International Airport from abroad.

From Osaka International Airport / Itami Airport (ITM)

  • Airport Limousine - approx. 40 min. to Kobe Sannomiya (From Sannomiya, see below)
  • In spite of "international" designation, Osaka International Airport offers only domestic flights.

From Kobe Airport (UKB)

  • Port Liner for P01 Sannomiya - approx. 5 min. to P08 K Computer Mae.
  • Note that Kobe Airport offers only domestic flights.

From Shin-Kobe station

From Sannomiya station

  • Port Liner for P09 Kobe Airport - approx. 15 min. to P08 K Computer Mae.
  • You should take the train for P09 Kobe Airport. The train for PL09 Kita Futo does not go to P08 K Computer Mae.


The workshop period is one of the most busy season around Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka with sightseeing people, because all towns, gardens, mountains will be covered with autumn color (red/yellow leaves).
We recommend you to book the hotel as soon as possible.

Hotels close to the venue will be easily found on hotel booking sites.
Here are some recommendations from LOC. Please book by yourself (no discount for the workshop).


Please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
If you need the visa, please contact the LOC from the registration form. We will prepare necessary documents for you so that you can submit them to the Japanese embassy in your country. The procedure in the Japanese embassy takes usually for one week. We recommend you to request the visa procedure well ahead of your departure.

See also

Access Map