ACCV 2007 -Venue-

updated on 2007/08/05, 08, by kameda.

Conference Site

ACCV2007 will be held in Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo (a.k.a. Todai Komaba Research campus) in the heart of Tokyo area.

We put some of the landmarks (including the conference site) on Google's "my map" for ACCV2007 (Please see also a simple instruction). Though the map itself and instructions are written in Japanese, the landmarks I put there are denoted in English and it should be readble for you. Please enjoy.

VISA (Invitation letter)

Please check your status by yourself.
People from 62 countries do not need VISA to visit Japan.
The VISA page provided by Japanese Govenment might be a help to you.

In case you need our invitation letter to apply for your VISA to attend ACCV2007 conference, please send your VISA request by e-mail to:
Please do not forget to include following information in your e-mail.

Local Access (Transportation)

Train is definitely the most popular transportation system in Tokyo (reasonable price, punctual, frequent, etc). However, even for Japanese, it is sometimes difficult to choose the best route for trains.
Probably the transit advice site will be a great help (be careful when you input station name because there are some stations that have similar names but are actually located very far).

When choosing trains, we recommend you to avoid commuting hours (7-9 a.m.) if you have big luggages. The commuter rush is still really serious in Japan.

A. From Narita Airport (NRT) to Conference site

Take a train or bus to a terminal (Shinjuku or Shibuya), and take a taxi from there. See also [B. From Narita Airport to Hotels] and [C. From Hotel Area to Conference site].

B. From Narita Airport to Hotels

You may prefer hotels located in the Shinjuku and Shibuya areas.
There are several ways (A)-(C) to get there from Narita airport.

For Japanese, the most popular choice is (C) with Keisei limited express (and it is the cheapest way).
However, If you choose (B) or (C), you need to make a transfer at some station. We recommend you to avoid commuting hours (7-9 a.m.) for transfer unless you really want a hard experience.

(A) By Limousine Bus
Take a limousine bus bound for Shinjuku or Shibuya. The bus will bring you to JR Shinjuku/Shibuya station and some hotels in Shinjuku or Shibuya.
The limousine takes about an hour and a half and costs 3,000JPY.
It runs about every one hour.
If limousine does not stop by at your hotel, then take a taxi to your hotel.
Please check Limousine bus site ( for more information about the limousine bus.
(B) By JR Line
Take NEX (Narita EXpress train) of the JR line. It takes an hour and a half and costs 3,310JPY. NEX runs at every 30-60 minutes.
Mention that about half of NEX stop by at Shinjuku, and a few stop by at Shibuya. (Rest of them stop at neither Shinjuku nor Shibuya!)
All seats of NEX needs reservation. You must buy a reservation seat ticket at the Narita Airport station. For more information (route, timetable, fare, etc) about NEX, please visit NEX site (
(C) By Keisei Line
When you choose to take the Keisei line (Skyliner or limited express bound for Ueno), you'll need to make a transfer to another line later. It costs 1190JPY (by limited express), 2110JPY (by Skyliner).
  1. Take Skyliner or Limited Express bound for Ueno at Narita-Airport station of Keisei line.
  2. For Shibuya, you have two choices:
    • Get off the train at Nippori station, then change to the JR Yamanote (loop) line at Nippori station. This loop line runs through both Shinjuku and Shibuya.
    • Get off the train at Ueno station, then change to the Ginza line (G-line, Yellow line) of the Tokyo metro subway. Ueno is marked as G16 in Ginza-line, and the Shibuya (the end of the Ginza line) is G01.
  3. For Shinjuku:
    • Get off the train at Nippori station, then change to the JR Yamanote (loop) line at Nippori station. This loop line runs through both Shinjuku and Shibuya.

C. From Hotel Area to Conference site

The easiest way is to take a taxi, but you can use public transportation. The building name in which the conference is held is A-block in our institute. See also for details. Look particularly at the page of the campus map for the Komaba campus. Choices are:

(a) Taxi
Take a taxi at your hotel. The taxi fee from the Shinjuku area to the conference site will be about 2,000-3,000JPY, and from the Shibuya area will be about 1,000-2,000JPY. It takes about 10-20 minutes. Your taxi will arrive at our main gate.
(b) Keio line (from Shibuya)
From the Shibuya area, take the local train on the Keio line at the Shibuya station. Get off at the second stop (2 minute ride), Komaba-Todai-mae. (Do not take the express train; it does not stop at this station.) The fare is 120 yen. Walk along the railroad in the direction in which your train is going, and you will arrive at the site in 5-10 minutes.
(c) Odakyu line (from Shinjuku)
From the Shinjuku area, get on the Odakyu line at the Shinjuku station. The Shinjuku station is one of the biggest stations in Japan, so please watch carefully for the signs to the Odakyu line or you might get lost in the station. Choices are:
(d) Foot (from Shibuya)
You might walk from the Shibuya area to the conference site; it takes 30 minutes on foot.

D. From Haneda Airport (HND) to Conference Site/Hotels

We recommend taking the bus bound for Shibuya or Shinjuku (visit for detail information), but you can reach Shibuya and/or Shinjuku by train.

Take the Keikyu (Keihin-Kyuko) line for Shinagawa, and at Shinagawa, change to the JR Yamanote line for Shibuya and Shinjuku. See C. from Shibuya/Shinjuku area to conference site.

E. From Shinkansen to Conference site/Hotels

Shinkansen (bullet train) arrives at the Tokyo station or the Shinagawa station. You can take the JR Yamanote line to get to the Shibuya and Shinjuku areas. Also, you can take the JR Chuo line from the Tokyo station to the Shinjuku station. See C. from Shibuya/Shinjuku area to conference site.

F. From Downtown Tokyo to Conference site

There are several ways to get to Shinjuku or Shibuya from downtown Tokyo.


We are sorry, ACCV2007 does not offer any reservation service.
Please reserve your hotels by yourself.
Belows are the hotels in which you may prefer to stay.

If you prefer to find other hotels by your own, please check "How to find a good hotel".

Shinjuku Area

Shinjuku is one of the most popular city in Tokyo, in Japan. Many tall buildings and huge number of people will impress you.

The hotels marked by (*) below are located within a walking distance from JR Shinjuku station, and the limousine bus stops there.
(Please see also the map of SHINJUKU HOTELS DISTRICT.)

Shibuya Area

Shibuya is one of the popular districts in Tokyo, especially for young people.
The traffic signal in front of the station is considered as one of the most typically crowded crossings in Japan.

The hotels below are located just around JR Shibuya station, and the limousine bus stops there.
(Please see also the map of SHIBUYA HOTELS DISTRICT.)


We are sorry, ACCV2007 won't set up any excursion / social tours. For sightseeing, Shinjuku is one of the best terminals in Tokyo.

Short Trip

(0) Hato bus tour
Japan's most famous (and probably most reliable) bus tour.
(1) The Tsukiji Market
The biggest fish market in Japan.
(2) Sensoji temple and Kaminarimon (Kaminari gate) in Asakusa area
The one you see in the top page of ACCV2007.
(3) Extensive view from Tokyo Tocho (202m high!)
Tokyo-Tocho (243 meter high twin building of Tokyo metropolitan government office) opens FREE observatory room at 202 meter high from 9:30 til very late at night - 23:00! (entering before 22:30). It is a walking distance from Shinjuku hotels, so I recommend you to just drop by and have a look at night.

Long Trip

(1) Hakone
The Odakyu line goes to Hakone-Yumoto, an entrance to the Hakone area. It takes one and half hours from Shinjuku to Hakone-yumoto by a limited express.
(2) Nikko
Asakusa, at the end of the Ginza line, is a terminal of the Tobu line, and it is the gateway for Nikko. But there are also some trains from Shinjuku to Nikko.
(3) Mt.Fuji
There are several gateways for Mt. Fuji. One is Gotemba (a.k.a. gotenba) and the other is Kawaguchi-ko. You can go to Gotemba station on the Odakyu line (limited express Asagiri). You can take the JR Chuo line at Shinjuku to go to Kawaguchi-ko. From both Gotemba and Kawaguchi-ko, you need to get on a bus to Mr. Fuji.
(You can see Mt. Fuji even in Tokyo if you are in high location (c.f. tall building) and it is sunny and clear.)
(4) Kamakura
Take the JR Shonan-Shinjuku line at Shinjuku or Shibuya and change to the Yokosuka line at the Ofuna station.


[A] How to find a good hotel?

Basically, it is not so easy to find a reasonable hotel within a walking distance from the conference site. Therefore, you may need to take trains between your hotel and the conference site. As trains in Tokyo metropolitan area run so frequently, the problem is the time, fare, and number of transfers. Here is the tip you may try.

  1. Find a nice hotel around Tokyo. (The distance is not a problem.)
  2. Find the closet train station name of the hotel. Japanese hotels usually show the closest train station on their web site.
  3. Visit the transit advice site.
  4. Set your hotel's station name in one hand at the site.
  5. Set either of Yoyogiuehara, Higashikitazawa, or Komabatodaimae on the other hand.
  6. Check the result. Change the departing time in the morning.
  7. Verify the result in reverse direction in the evening.
  8. If the time, fare, and number of transfers seem reasonable to you, take it.
  9. Note that trains from suburbs into tokyo area (basically inside the Yamanote loop line)may be crowded in commuting time. (Sorry, I don't know which line is hard and which is not.)

[B] How to use google map with "my maps" function?

Basically, the way of using my-maps in google map in Japanese version is same as that of original English version.
You can find the landmarks useful in ACCV2007 on the left. If you click one of these, the map automatially scrolls to set the selected landmark in the center.

Yoshinari Kameda
Local arrangement chairperson of ACCV2007.
Thanks to Ikeuchi Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo, Japan.

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