*Conference Venue [#r8f75bbf]
[[Aoba Memorial Hall:http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=campus&area=c&build=03]] &ref(http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/images/arrow-06.gif,nolink);~
Aoba-yama Campus, Tohoku University~
[[Sendai:http://www.sentabi.jp/1000/10000000.html]] &ref(http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/images/arrow-06.gif,nolink);, [[Japan:http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/]] &ref(http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/images/arrow-06.gif,nolink);~

*Accommodations [#v179268e]
[[Conference hotel:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/e/]] &ref(http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/images/arrow-06.gif,nolink); can be booked at the time of registration.  ''Shuttle bus will be operated to/from the conference venue.''

*Transportation [#sa93bab6]

[[Related locations in Google Maps:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=102035444455952236738.00046d879e549e9836995&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=38.2535,140.8409&spn=0.003779,0.008245&t=h&z=18]] &ref(http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/images/arrow-06.gif,nolink); (with a few practical comments)

**Recommended route [#be9476d1]

To get to [[the conference hotel:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/e/]] from abroad, the easiest way is to fly to [[Sendai Airport:http://www.sdj-airport.com/english/]] (SDJ) and take a shuttle (~40 minutes, depending on traffic).

For the shuttle, ''RESERVATION IS REQUIRED'' and [[can be made online:http://www.inaritaxi.co.jp/english/express/top.html]].  Usually, the driver will be waiting for you in front of the exit after the baggage claim of your flight, with a small flag/banner of [[the company:http://www.inaritaxi.co.jp/]].  Most probably, the driver does not speak English.  ''Please print out the confirmation e-mail, [[this access map:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/06-access/index.htm]], and [[this translation:http://www.kb.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp/flops2010/photo/inari.png]]'' and show them to the driver.  ''Please prepare exact change'' (1,900 yen as of January 2010) since the driver may not have enough change.

A shuttle bus will be operated between the conference hotel and the conference venue.

**Other routes [#ofd0f9b6]

There is also a [[railway:http://www.senat.co.jp/]] between Sendai Airport and Sendai Station (20-60 minutes, including waiting time) but the frequency of services can be low, depending on the time (and day).

Another way (to [[the conference hotel:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/e/]] from abroad) is to fly to [[Narita Airport:http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/]] (NRT), take an express train to Tokyo or Ueno Station (~1.5 hours), and a Shinkansen bullet train to Sendai Station (~2 hours, [[reservation recommended:http://jreast-shinkansen-reservation.eki-net.com/]]), and then a taxi/cab (~5 minutes).  Again, prepare a print out of [[this access map:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/06-access/index.htm]], since it is unlikely that the taxi driver speaks English.  The taxi fare should be less than 1,000 yen.  (There is almost no illegal taxicab in Japan.)

On foot, [[the conference hotel:http://www.hotelsendaiplaza.co.jp/e/]] is ~15 minutes from/to Sendai Station.

There are also [[public buses:http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/map/?menu=direction_aobayama]] between Sendai Station and the conference venue.

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