Local Information

Symposium Location

The ISAAC'96 conference will be held at Senri-chuo Life-Science Building , Senri-New-Town, Osaka.

Senri-New-Town is a sophisticated and modern town in the Northern Area of Osaka --- the second largest and most energetic city of Japan. By taking monorail and train for one hour, participants can visit Kyoto, the beautiful Japanese ancient capital.

Air Transport

The nearest airport is "Kansai International Airport" to which a host of major airlines fly worldwide.

From other cities in Japan

From other cities in Japan, Shin-Osaka station is the most common gate of Osaka. JR Osaka station is another major station, but Shinkansen (bullet train from Tokyo) arrives Shin-Osaka station. JR Osaka station is also called Umeda station, which is slightly confusing.

From Kansai International Airport

From Kansai International Airport, my favorite way is to take a train of Nankai-dentetsu to Nanba-station (final destination). Express shuttle (La-Pete) takes 30 minitues and 1370 yen, departing every 30 minutes. Regular train takes 70 minutes and 870 yen. From Nanba station, one should take Midosuji Line (subway) north to Senri-Chuo station (final stop, 20 min). It takes 3 minitues to the Conference site from the Senri-Chuo station. Other possibilities: there are JR train "Haruka" (destined to Kyoto) to Sin-Osaka Station (45 min, 2930 yen), or "Kankuu kaisoku" (70 min, 1140 yen) to JR Osaka station. Airport limousine bus to the JR Osaka station is also cheap (65 minutes, 1300 yen). From Sin-Osaka Station or JR Osaka station, take Midousuji Line north to Senri-Chuo station. Taxi costs 30,000 yen from the airport to Osaka, so is not recommendable.


The nearest hotel is Senri-Hankyu Hotel, and a block of rooms has been reserved for the conference. Accomodation form is here . There are cheaper hotels which are about 10 minitues far by train or monorail. See brochure.
Maps of Hotels.

Other info

A Travel Guide of Japan