This information note has been complied to assist you in the preparation for your trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the 45th Annual Conference of the International Association for Time Use Research.
Venue: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Regarding visa requirements, please consult relevant Japanese embassies or consulates in your country, and obtain the appropriate visa/entry permit where necessary.
For your reference:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan > Consular Services > VISA
There are two international airports in and around Tokyo, Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND).
From NRT to Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
[By Airport Limousine] Approximately 120 minutes, 3,200 JPY
[By Narita Express NEX] Approximately 80 minutes, 3,250 JPY
From HND to Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
[By Airport Limousine]
Approximately 70 minutes, 1,250 JPY
[By Keikyu Line/JR Yamanote Line]
Approximately 40 minutes, 500 JPY
From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu Line to Shinagawa Station and change trains to the JR Yamanote Line that goes in the direction of Shibuya. Get off at Shinjuku Station. It takes about a 5-minute walk from the west exit of Shinjuku Station to the hotel.
Participants will make their own hotel reservations. The following hotels are located within walking distance to the venue.
1.address, 2.Distance from Venue (on foot), 3.Price*, 4.Contact and website
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo**
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Keio Presso Inn Shinjuku
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
HOTEL MYSTAYS Nishi Shinjuku
* Price from 26 November to 2 December, per day, as of March 2023
Luxury 30,000JPY-, Middle 20,000JPY-, Economy 10,000JPY-
** If you are staying with Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, they provide various Japanese culture experience programs. For the detail, please visit their website:
(1) Weather in Tokyo
November is one of the best seasons to visit the city, the weather is mild (slightly chilly) with low- rainfall. The average temperature of November 2022 was 14.5ºC (the lowest 7.7ºC and the highest 24.3ºC). One-week weather forecasts of Tokyo is available from the Japan Meteorological Agency’s website: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/319.html
(2) Currency: JPY (Japanese Yen)
Exchange rates as of March 2023:
1 EUR - around 140 to 150 JPY
1 USD - around 130 to 140 JPY
* Currency exchange counters located mainly at banks, hotels and airports.
(3) Gratuities (Tipping)
Tipping in Japan is not customary. Service charge is normally included in the price/bill.
Voltage: 100 volts, A.C.
Frequencies: 50 Hz in eastern Japan including Tokyo. *FYI, 60 Hz in western Japan.
Plug Type: Plug Type A (two-flat-pin plug)
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(6) Time zone
Japan Standard Time (JST), which is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), is the standard time zone observed in Tokyo, Japan.