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Travel Information

Travel Agent

Kinki Nippon Tourist (KNT) is designated as an official travel agent for ISC2006. In order to obtain the Congress rate discount for accommodation and travel, all bookings must be made via the travel agent. The Travel Agent is also available to book and organise private trips within Japan and neighboring countries for delegates who wish to arrive before or stay on after the Congress:

ISC2006 travel desk (Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.):

Mr. Akito Tadokoro

isc2006travel-ec@or.knt.co.jp, FAX +81-3-5807-3019

During the Congress, a desk for the travel agent will be available in FICC.

Visas

All overseas delegates are strongly advised to check with their nearest Japanese Diplomatic Mission or Embassy or travel agent on visa requirements. No visas are issued on arrival. This is particularly important for delegates participating in excursions in neighboring countries. The Embassy of each of these countries must also be consulted.

Personal insurance

All delegates are advised to take out their own private medical cover and personal insurance for the duration of the Congress and accompanying field excursions.

General information

Climate:

Late August - early September is late Summer in Japan, the temperatures are usually between 25°C and 32°C, while night temperatures will be 20°C to 25°C in Fukuoka. Typhoons may approach Japan islands in late Summer, and you are advised to expect rain and wind, particularly if you are planning to participate in field excursions.

Lunches:

Lunches are not included in the registration fee. You will find a variety of cafes and restaurants at nearby waterfront area, 5 minutes walk, and within FICC. Box lunches will also be available at the Congress site. Morning and afternoon tea/coffee are included in the registration fee.

Electricity:

The electricity supply in Japan is 100 volts through 2-pin outlets. You can purchase adaptors in hardware stores.

Bank:

Banking facilities are available near FICC and hotels.

Telephone call:

International telephone box is available within FICC.

Shopping:

Shopping facilities are available at the Hakata Bayside Place near FICC, where some shops, restaurants, fast food shops and convenience stores can be found.

Time zone:

The time zone during August is: GMT +8 hours in Japan.

Driving:

For driving in Japan, an international driver's licence is needed. Driving is on the left hand side of the road in Japan.

Tax:

VAT (value added tax) of 5% is included in all goods purchased in Japan. Tourists can claim back this tax at the airport on departure. Ask any shop for details.

Waiver of liability

The Organising Committee have taken reasonable care in making arrangements for the Congress and field excursions. The organisers do not accept any liability and cannot be held liable for any loss or injury sustained by delegates, or for any unforeseen changes to the Congress programme. The Organising Committee reserves the right to cancel any event(s), excursion or technical session due to insufficient participation or interest, or for any unforeseen reason.