ECC 2018 will be held at Osaka University Suita Campus.

The venue is Centeral Terrace Salon placed at Central Terrace 3F in Suita Welfare Center (No.65)

Excursion : Saidai-ji

Saidai-ji or the "Great Western Temple" is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in the city of Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The temple was established in AD 765 as a counterpart to Tōdai-ji and it is the main temple of the Shingon Risshu sect of Buddhism after the sect's founder, Eison, took over administration in 1238. One building, the Aizen-do, houses a statue of Aizen Myo-o, while the main image is of Shakyamuni Buddha, erected by Eison in 1249. (Saidaiji, Wikipedia) Please see also Saidai-ji Temple.

About Osaka

Osaka is the second largest area in Japan. Osaka is known as historical merchant city and the "nation's kitchen." Moreover, Osaka is close to Kyoto and Nara (Japanese old capitals) and Kobe (popular port town). Please also see Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau for details. You can download useful materials (Guidebook, Food guide, Area maps, Route map) from this subpage.

© Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

Travel Information

The workshop venue is located approximately 17 kilometers north of Osaka Station. The nearest station is Handai-Byoin-Mae*1 station of Osaka Monorail, from which it will take about 5-15 minutes on foot.

From Overseas

Kansai International Airport (IATA Code: KIX):
There are some international flights from overseas to Kansai Airport. There are several ways to get to the conference venue via public transportation, and here we give a rather simple example:
1) take JR line to Osaka*2 Station;
2) take subway Midosuji Line to Senri-Chuo*3 Stations; and
3) take Osaka Monorail and exit at Handai-Byoin-Mae*1 Station.

From Tokyo Area:

By train (Shinkansen):
You can get to Shin-Osaka Station from Tokyo Station by Tokaido Shinkansen operated by JR (Japan Railway). The cost will be about 14,000 JPY, which may vary depending on travel conditions. 'Nozomi' is the fastest type and takes about 2.5 hours. 'Hikari' stops at more stations than 'Nozomi' does and takes about 3 hours. From Shin-Osaka*4 Station, you can take subway Midosuji Line to Senri-Chuo*3, and then take Osaka Monorail to exit at Handai-Byoin-Mae*1 Station.

By airplain:
You can get to Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) from Haneda Airport. From Osaka International Airport, you can take Osaka Monorail and exit at Handai-Byoin-Mae*1 Station.

Useful website for travel in Japan

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