Passport and Visa
Japan waives visa requirements for travelers from over 60 countries and regions. Travelers on short-term stays with the purpose of attending a conference, tourism, commerce from these countries do not require visas to enter. Delegates from other countries are strongly advised to consult Japanese Embassy, Consulate or related government offices for visa requirements to attend TT2019.
You can also check the visa information at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan website;
If you require any assistance for visa application, please contact our Secretary at email@example.com.
About Kobe city
Located in a southwestern-central part of Japan, Kobe is one of the major metropolitan cities in the Kansai region, readily accessible internationally either from Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka Itami International Airport (ITM) with a variety of flight options. It is a city with its own rich heritage and located nearby to famous historic attractions in Kyoto and Nara. Many parts of the city have been rebuilt since a devastating earthquake in 1995, giving it a unique combination of tradition and modernity. The meeting’s dates in April are perfectly timed to enjoy the cherry blossom season that defines Japan’s beauty and appreciation for nature.
Fly to Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Kansai International Airport is Japan’s first 24-hour airport and the 2nd largest in Japan after Narita Airport (Tokyo), connecting to 68 cities with 1,115 flights per week.
All airport directional signage is posted in four languages - Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English – so that international delegates can easily locate services and quickly find their way to connecting transportation.
Also, you can easily access to Kobe from Osaka International Airport (ITM), as well as Kobe Airport (UKB) via New Tokyo International Airport (NRT) or Tokyo International Airport (HND), major airports in Tokyo.
- Kansai International Airport (KIX)
- Osaka International Airport (ITM)
- Kobe Airport (UKB)
- New Tokyo International Airport (NRT)
- Tokyo International Airport (HND)
Access to the KCC Venue
Port Island automated transit rail system ‘Port Liner’
Kobe Airport and the downtown city center are directly connected with Kobe Convention Center (KCC) by ‘Port Liner’ trains. These efficient rail shuttles provide fastest and easiest transfer between a city center and convention center in Japan. Ride time is just 10 min from the city center, or a mere 8 min from Kobe Airport.
Local Access to Kobe
High-speed access by Shinkansen Bullet trains from all over Japan
Shinkansen bullet trains stop Kobe’s ‘Shin-Kobe’ station every 15 min which ensures fast, easy access to delegates coming from all over Japan. It then takes just 12 min to reach Kobe Convention Center by metro and Port Liner (or taxi).
Kobe is a pleasure to visit whatever the season or weather. It has a temperate northern hemisphere climate with clearly defined season and predictable weather patterns. In Spring the weather tends to be warm with many clear days although evenings can be cold. The famed cherry blossom season typically takes place in early April, the time of the meeting.
Most public signage in Kobe is written in both Japanese and English, including subway stations and streets.
No Tipping in Japan
Tipping is not common in Japan, something which international visitors find to be a great convenience. This means that taxi drivers, waiters, and bellboys do not expect a gratuity of any kind. An 8% Consumption Tax is imposed on bills but otherwise there are no extras.