The weather at the end of May is generally nice and comfortable, with
an average temperature of 16ºC (61ºF), an average high temperature of
20ºC (68ºF), and an average low temperature of 13ºC (55ºF).
Japanese power line voltage is 100 V. Therefore, a converter will be
needed to use European 230 V. European and other countries' plugs
except for US will not fit and you will need an adapter for Japanese
plugs. Bringing a note PC to Japan is easy; most run both 100 and 230 V.
Internet connections by Wireless LAN are available in the Conference
Room, lobby or foyers on each floor of the International conference
In the Westin AWAJI hotel, wireless LAN is available at the 2F Lobby
and Moe gallery (10:00-19:00) on 2nd floor. Please ask the hotel staff
for more information.
For guest rooms on 4th floor, you can connect to Internet with a LAN
cable. For guest rooms on its 5th through 10th floors, you need a modem
to connect to Internet so please ask the front desk when you check in.
We recommend that you exchange money at the airport, because you need a
car to get to the nearest bank from Yumebutai. You can exchange money
at the front desk; however exchange is available only from the US
dollar (USD) to the Japanese Yen (JPY).
Welcome party will be held at Reception Hall A which is located in the
1st floor of the Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center on
20th (Tuesday) evening, 18:00 - 20:00. Registration desk will also open
there for only 20th.
Tour to SPring-8 / Himeji Castle
SPring-8 site tour (bus trip) will be held on the last day of the
conference, May 23rd. After the SPring-8 tour, you may participate in a
tour of the Himeji Castle, a World Heritage designated by UNESCO.
Please register at the registration desk if you would like to join the
tour. The bus is scheduled to leave the Westin AWAJI hotel at 9:00 AM.
The bus will NOT return to the Westin AWAJI hotel. So if you would like
to stay at the hotel on the night of 23rd, you will have to go back to
Awaji by yourself. Even if you will not go back to Awaji and your
flight take off on May 24th, you need to find a hotel around Himeji or
near your airport for the night of 23rd. We recommend that you reserve
a hotel in Kobe or Osaka (there are many airport limousine buses from
these cities to Kansai Int'l Airports), or near the Airport. (You can
also find a hotel in Himeji, but there are much fewer limousine buses
from Himeji.) Please contact us if you need assistance in reserving a
hotel for the night of 23rd.