VENUE

SAIN 2018 will be hosted at Ark Hotel Shinsaibashi (アークホテル大阪心斎橋), which is located in the Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) district, one of the most popular place for shopping, dining and entertainment in Osaka, Japan. The hotel is immediately outside Exit 4 of the Nagahoribashi (長堀橋) Subway Station. It is also accessible by 10-minutes walk from the Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) Subway Station via CRYSTA Nagahori (an underground shopping street connecting the Nagahoribashi and Shinsaibashi Stations).

Address:
1-19-18 Shimanouchi Chuo-Ku Osaka 542-0082 Japan, Chuo, Osaka, Japan
(〒542-0082 大阪府大阪市中央区島之内1-19-18)
Tel: 06-6252-5111
Hotel website and room reservation: http://www.ark-hotel.co.jp/osaka/

Reservation can also be made via online agents, e.g. Rakuten, JapaniCan, Agoda, etc.
Getting There …
From Kansai International Airport (関西空港):
Step 1. At the Kansai International Airport (Terminal 1), take the Nankai Railway (南海電鉄) AIRPORT LINE (Airport Express 空港急行).
(Note: If your airline uses Terminal 2, you need to take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 1).
Step 2. Alight at TENGACHAYA (天下茶屋) Station.
Step 3. Change to Subway Station and take the SAKAISUJI Line (堺筋線).
Step 4. Alight at NAGAHORIBASHI (長堀橋) Subway Station. Ark Hotel (conference venue) is immediately outside Exit 4 (left hand side).

From other part of the city:
Take the subway train along SAKAISUJI Line (堺筋線) or NAGAHORI TSURUMI-RYOKUCHI Line (長堀鶴見緑地線). Alight at NAGAHORIBASHI (長堀橋) Subway Station. Ark Hotel (conference venue) is immediately outside Exit 4 (left hand side).

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Other Nearby Hotels

Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi (5 mins walk from the conference venue)
1-2-19 Higashishinsaibashi Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 542-0083, JP (〒542-0083 大阪府大阪市中央区東心斎橋1-2-19)
website: http://www.bwhotels.jp/osakashinsaibashi

B&C Hotel Sunplay Inn Nagahori (capsule hotel) (5 mins walk from the conference venue)
1-10-3, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka (〒542-0083 大阪府大阪市中央区東心斎橋1丁目10番3号).
website: http://www.3pre.com

Nest Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi (5 mins walk from the conference venue)
2-4-10 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (〒542-0081 大阪府大阪市中央区南船場2-4-10).
website: http://www.nesthotel.co.jp/osakashinsaibashi/en

Hearton Hotel Minami Semba (5-10 mins walk from the conference venue)
2-12-22 Minami Semba Chuo-Ku, Osaka (〒542-0081  大阪市中央区南船場2-12-22).
website: http://www.hearton.co.jp/minamisenba

Hotel Villa Fontaine Shinsaibashi (5-10 mins walk from the conference venue)
3-5-24 Minami Senba Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542-0081 (〒542-0081, 大阪市中央区南船場3-5-24).
website: https://www.hvf.jp/shinsaibashi/

Hotel Nikko Osaka (10 mins walk from the conference venue)
1-3-3, Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (〒542-0086 大阪市中央区西心斎橋1-3-3)
website: http://www.hno.co.jp

Japan Visa

Visit the following websites to learn more:
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/ (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Procedures for applying for Japan Visa)
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html (Countries exempted from Japan Visa)

Sightseeing

Official website of Osaka Tourism Bureau: http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/