The symposium will take place at Yamaguchi University, Faculty of Engineering, in the Conference Hall D11 (see the map lower down).

The Faculty of Engineering of Yamaguchi University is located in Ube city, which is an industrial city with a population of about 180 000. The Engineering campus is called Tokiwadai Campus, and it is best reached from the hotels of Ube city by taxi, around 15 minutes and 1000 yen.

Faculty of Engineering, Yamaguchi University

Conference Hall


Map of Japan

Map of Yamaguchi prefecture

Map of Ube city

Map of the Engineering Campus of Yamaguchi University


From Kansai International Airport (KIX, in Osaka) the best way to come to Ube is to use train, but from Narita International Airport (NRT, in Tokyo) the best way to come Ube is to use airplane.

From Kansai International Airport (KIX):

At the Kansai Airport take Limited Express Haruka train to Shinosaka station, there change to bullet train Shinkansen (Nozomi ? only stops at main stations, Hikari ? makes some more stops than Nozomi, Kodama ? stop at every station) to Shinyamaguchi station, and there take a local train to Ubeshinkawa station. The details of the train travel can be checked using the following link, insert “start point” (Kansai) and “destination” (Ubeshinkawa) and click the“search” button. On the page that opens fill in the details and click “search”. As a result you get the timetables where you can check the stops, transfer times, etc.


From Ubeshinkawa station there is only a five-minute walk to the hotel (International = Kokusai Hotel Ube), see the map below.

From Narita International Airport (NRT):

There are 8 daily flights to Yamaguchi-Ube Airport (UBJ, http://www.yamaguchiube-airport.jp ) from Tokyo, but they all leave from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND, http://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/english/index.html ). The best way to get from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport is to use the Limousine Bus, see the link:


The flight from Haneda Airport to Yamaguchi-Ube Airport takes around 1.5 hours. From the front of the Yamaguchi-Ube Airport there is a bus connection (20 minutes) to Ubeshinkawa station, the bus is scheduled with the arrival of the plane. Taxi from the Yamaguchi-Ube Airport directly to the hotel (International = Kokusai Hotel Ube) takes around 15 minutes.

Of course it is possible to come from Tokyo to Ube by train, like from Osaka. Shinkansen train from Tokyo station to Shinyamaguchi station takes 5 ? 6 hours and then the local train from Shinyamaguchi station to Ubeshinkawa station one hour more. If you choose the train option from Tokyo to Ube, use “start point” Tokyo and “destination” Ubeshinkawa on the website (http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english). To get from Narita Airport to Tokyo station use the Narita Express train (http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex).

Transportation in Ube:

The best way to come from the hotel to Engineering campus is to use taxi.

Additional useful information for foreigners:

The Japan Rail Pass is a very useful way for short time train travelling in Japan, but it must be purchased from outside of Japan, see the link:

Train travelling times between some major stations in Japan are presented on the following page:

and a more detailed map of Japanese railways can be found on the following page:

For information about immigration procedures at the Narita or Kansai airport, you can watch a video on the following page:

For weather information in Japan, the following link may help you:

Note: Some of the interactive websites may ask you to select the “area” or “region” while you are searching for information etc. Ube city, as well as the Yamaguchi-Ube Airport, Shinyamaguchi station, etc. are all located in Yamaguchi prefecture, Chugoku region (or area), Japan. Chugoku consists of five prefectures, namely Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori, Hiroshima and Okayama.