Plan Your Stay


Conference Venue:

Nagoya Congress Center
1-1 Atsuta-nishimachi, Atsuta-ku
Nagoya 456-0036  
Tel:+81-52-683-7711 Fax:+81-52-683-7777

How To Reach Nagoya


Tourist and Travel Information:

Nagoya Info



TRANSPORTATION TO NAGOYA: Central Japan International Airport is located 35 km (about 30 minutes by car) from the city. Nagoya is also well served by bus and train. Read How to Reach Nagoya for full details.

TRANSPORTATION WITHIN NAGOYA: Nagoya has an excellent subway system, which is clearly signposted in English and Japanese.

CLIMATE: May is one of the best months to visit Japan. This season enjoys stable, comfortable weather as flowers start to bloom. In Aichi, Nagoya, temperatures range from 16°C / 61°F to 21°C / 70°F. Radioactivity level in Nagoya is safe, under 0.1 μSv/h. An information alert app for Earthquake and Tsunami warnings for foreign tourists is available at arrange/essential/emergency/safety_tips.html.


BUSINESS HOURS: Most businesses have the following opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00-17:00 / Saturday to Sunday: 10:00-20:00. Banks and post offices are closed on the weekends, and most museums are closed on Mondays.

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS: The official currency in all of Japan is the Yen (¥). Credit, debit and prepaid cards of international brands are accepted at a wide variety of merchants. Banks and post offices provide travelers’ checks and foreign exchange services. Hotels provide foreign exchange services for their guests only. To convert foreign travelers’ checks to Japanese yen, you will need to show your passport. You can withdraw money with an international credit or debit card at Japan Post Bank ATMs and Seven Bank ATMs (in Seven-Eleven stores all over Japan). Check the signage on the machine to ensure your card is accepted.

TIPPING: Tipping is not common practice in Japan. It is not required for service in places like restaurants, hotels, taxis, and beauty salons, as fees for service are already included in the bill.

ELECTRICITY: The voltage used throughout Japan is 100 volts, AC. There are two kinds of frequencies in use: 60 Hertz in western Japan (including Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka) and 50 Hertz in eastern Japan. Plugs have two flat pins, and outlets fit two prongs only; a 3-prong to 2-prong adaptor is therefore necessary if your device has a 3-prong plug. It is advisable to purchase a plug adapter and/or voltage converter before you arrive in Japan.

SMOKING: Smoking while standing or walking along streets in the Public Non-Smoking Areas (Nagoya Station, Sakae, Kanayama, and Fujigaoka) is prohibited. Smoking in public spaces in these areas carries a 2,000 yen fine. Smoking is allowed in designated smoking rooms and smoking areas.

TAXES: Consumption tax (VAT, GST or sales tax) is 8% on all items in Japan. Taxes can be refunded or waived at a limited number of major electronics and department stores when over 10,000 yen is spent at a given store on one day. For consumable goods, such as foods, medicines and cosmetics, the consumption tax is waived for purchases of over 5000 yen, but the package of such goods must be kept unbroken until after departure from Japan. A passport is required for this tax-free shopping. Refunds can be given at a store’s customer service desk or at an Overseas VAT Refund Point (Global Blue) at the airport. For more details, visit

TOURIST INFORMATION: There are four tourist information centers in Nagoya and one information counter at the airport:




HoteL Reservations:

Meitetsu World Travel Inc. is pleased to offer IAIA delegates a safe and easy hotel reservation system.  Delegates who use Meitetsu World Travel Inc. and the conference hotels selected by the local organizing committee: 

  • Receive professional and knowledgeable hotel booking service via Meitetsu World Travel Inc.  
  • Enjoy additional networking opportunities with other delegates who are staying in the same hotels.
  • Have access to the best available room rates.
  • Pay no booking fees.

Important Dates

  • The conference rates are available from 6 May to 16 May 2016.
  • The deadline for reservations is 31 March 2016. Availability and conference rates are not guaranteed after 31 March. 

How to Reserve a Hotel Room

  • Access the Meitetsu hotel reservations page,  review the options and select your hotel, and complete the online form. (Note:  you are leaving the IAIA web site.)
  • When you complete the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Meitetsu. Please note that it may take 2-3 days for this confirmation.
  • Print the email and present it to the reception of the hotel upon check-in.

For Assistance with Hotel Reservations

  • Please contact Meitetsu World Travel Inc. directly. Meitetsu is an independent organization; IAIA Headquarters and the local host are not responsible for hotel reservations.
  • Please note that it may take 2-3 days for a reply from Meitetsu World Travel Inc.