Travel & Venue

Conference Site

NFO-14 is held at:
Act City Hamamatsu Concert Hall & Congress Center, Hamamatsu, Japan
Opening Remarks” & “Session Mo-1” on September 5th are held in Concert Hall and the other technical sessions are held in Congress Center.
http://www.actcity.jp/english/floor/concert/
http://www.actcity.jp/english/floor/congress/
Act City Hamamatsu is located at next of JR Hamamatsu Station.
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To get Act City Hamamatsu Congress Center from JR Hamamatsu Station:

  1. Exit the station from “North Exit”
  2. Take underpass with the stair or the escalator in front of the North Exit
  3. Turn right and go “Underpass B” for Act City Hamamatsu

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Floor Information

  • Concert Hall
  • 1st Basement Floor
    Opening Remarks” & “Session Mo-1” on September 5th are held in “Concert Hall.”

  • 3rd Floor in Congress Center: Room P & Staff Office
  • Registration, Welcome Reception, Poster Session, Exhibition, Coffee Breaks
    160713-3th-floor

  • 4th Floor in Congress Center: Room A, Room B, VIP Room
  • NFO School, Keynote 3, Technical Sessions, Luncheon Seminars
    160713-4th-floor

  • Hotel Crown Palais
  • Banquet on September 8th is held at “Matsu no Ma,” 3rd floor in Hotel Crown Palais.

NFO School

Date & Time: 11:00-17:00, 20:00-21:30 Sunday, September 4th
Place: Room A on the 4th Floor in Congress Center
 

VISA

If you need documents to get a VISA for Japan, please send the following information. We help you.

  1. Your full name
  2. Full affiliation name
  3. Your job title
  4. Your travel schedule, arrival and departure date and airport
  5. Copy of photography page on your passport
  6. The destination address of the documents

NFO-14 Secretariat
Ms. Akane IWANAMI
Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University
Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
phone: +81-53-478-1069, fax: +81-53-471-1128
e-mail: nfo-14@eng.shizuoka.ac.jp

Travel to Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu city is located at the central area (Tokai area) in Japan, just middle between Tokyo and Osaka. We have the conference at Act City Hamamatsu Congress Center located at JR (Japan Railway) Hamamatsu station.

The nearest international airport is Central Japan International Airport (called “Centrair”). Of course, you may use Narita International Airport, Haneda International Airport or Kansai International Airport.

The followings are instructions to come to Hamamatsu.
(a) Central Japan International (NGO) Airport to JR Hamamatsu Station

  1. Entetsu Bus service (called “e-wing”) directly takes you to Hamamatsu station. It takes two hours from the airport to JR Hamamatsu station.

(b) Narita International Airport (NRT) to JR Hamamatsu Station

  1. Narita to Tokyo:
    “Narita Express” (JR train) or “Keisei Skyliner” (Keisei Electric Railway) are available. It takes around one hour.
  2. Tokyo to Hamamatsu:
    Super Express Train (called “Shinkansen”) is available. There are three kinds of Shinkansens called “Nozomi”, “Hikari”, and “Kodama.” No “Nozomi” stop at Hamamatsu, and some “Hikari” and all “Kodama” stop at Hamamatsu station. Please select carefully “Hikari” trains that stop at Hamamatsu station. It takes 1.5 hours by Hikari and 2 hours by Kodama.

(c) Haneda International Airport (HND) to JR Hamamatsu Station

  1. Haneda to Shinagawa:
    Rapid train of Keisei line is available. It takes around around 12 minutes.
  2. Shinagawa to Hamamatsu:
    Super Express Train (called “Shinkansen”) is available. There are three kinds of Shinkansens called “Nozomi”, “Hikari”, and “Kodama.” No “Nozomi” stop at Hamamatsu, and some “Hikari” and all “Kodama” stop at Hamamatsu station. Please select carefully “Hikari” trains that stop at Hamamatsu station. It takes 1.5 hours by Hikari and 2 hours by Kodama.

(d) Kansai International Airport (KIX) to JR Hamamatsu Station

  1. Airport to Shin-Osaka (or Kyoto):
    “Haruka” JR express train is available. It takes around one hour.
  2. Shin-Osaka (or Kyoto) to Hamamatsu
    Super Express Train (called “Shinkansen”) is available. There are three kinds of Shinkansens called “Nozomi”, “Hikari”, and “Kodama.” No “Nozomi” stop at Hamamatsu, and some “Hikari” and all “Kodama” stop at Hamamatsu station. Please select carefully “Hikari” trains that stop at Hamamatsu station. It takes 1.5 hours by Hikari and 2 hours by Kodama.

Further Information
If you have any questions or requests, please contact:
Ms. Akane IWANAMI,
Secretary of Professor Kawata
Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University
Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
phone: +81-53-478-1069, fax: +81-53-471-1128
e-mail: nfo-14@eng.shizuoka.ac.jp
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Information of Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu City
Hamamatsu is located at the central area of Japan, just middle between Tokyo and Osaka. Hamamatsu is a city of “monozukuri”, or creative manufacturing. Some of the world’s leading companies are located here. People in this area traditionally embrace the spirit of challenge, which has cultivated the creative culture that produced many innovators and innovative technologies. The city’s development has been built upon three major industries; motorcycles, musical instruments, and textiles. In recent years, Hamamatsu has also seen strong growth in high-tech industries like optics and electronics, and these local industries are now competing in the global market.

Hamamatsu Castle as “Castle of Promotion”
Hamamatsu Castle is well known as “Castle of Promotion.” Hamamatsu Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu who started the Edo government in the year 1600, which began the 300-year Edo period ruled by the Tokugawa Family. 30 years before Ieyasu ruled Japan, he built Hamamatsu Castle in order to fight Takeda Shingen’s attempt to invade his territory. Ieyasu spent 17 years at Hamamatsu Castle, between the ages of 29 and 45 years old. Many of those who took castellany at Hamamatsu Castle were later promoted to important positions in the government. This is why Hamamatsu Castle is later called “shusse-jo”, or the castle of promotion. In 1958, the new castle tower was rebuilt. The tower has now become the symbol of Hamamatsu Castle Park.

Foods in Hamamatsu
Eel is one of Hamamatsu’s most famous products. Eel farming started in Lake Hamana in 1891, and today, Lake Hamana has become a synonym for safe, high-quality eels in Japan. Some restaurants specializing in eel dishes are found near JR Hamamatsu Station. There are also many eel shops run by eel producers near Lake Hamana.
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Hamamatsu gyoza is made with local ingredients and often served with boiled bean sprouts on the side. People in Hamamatsu are some of the top consumers of gyoza dumplings. Today, Hamamatsu gyoza has drawn attention as a local inexpensive specialty food and many gyoza fans come here from around Japan. There are more than 300 stores and restaurants that sell gyoza in Hamamatsu.
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“Mikkabi Mikan” and “Topia Mikan” are two of the most famous Hamamatsu orange brands. Thanks to the area’s mild climate and the sunny hillside locations facing Lake Hamana, Hamamatsu has become one of the leading Mikan orange producers in Japan. Hamamatsu’s oranges are very juicy and have an exquisite balance of sweetness and tartness.
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Information of Shizuoka

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