Access/Transportation

Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI)
4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

The conference venue, WINC AICHI, is located in front of Nagoya Station.

The airport nearest to the venue is “Central Japan International Airport” (or “Centrair” for its nickname), which is about 30 minutes away from Nagoya Station by train.

Access to Nagoya

From Tokyo to the venue:

There is an express bullet train Shinkansen, which runs frequently from Tokyo Station to Nagoya Station about every 15 minutes. It takes 1 hour and 40 minutes.

And there are two international airports around Tokyo; Haneda Airport and Narita Airport.

These two airports are indicated as “Tokyo” but they are different airports.

If you arrive at Haneda Airport when you enter Japan, you can go to Tokyo (or Shinagawa) Station by train, and then take a Shinkansen to Nagoya.  It takes about 30 minutes from Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station, or you can get off at Shinagawa Station because Shinkansen trains also stops at Shinagawa.

Since the express bullet train Shinkansen runs frequently between Tokyo Station and Nagoya Station about every 15 minutes, usually you do not need to reserve a ticket in advance. You can buy a Shinkansen ticket at a ticket window or vending machine in Haneda Airport or Tokyo Station (or Shinagawa Station) after you arrive in Japan.

On the way back to Tokyo from Nagoya, you can buy a Shinkansen ticket in the same way. You can also buy the ticket the day before departure to Tokyo because the conference venue is in front of Nagoya Station.

Of course, reservations are possible. Please see the following website:
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/tickets/buy/

If you arrive at Narita Airport when you enter Japan, we recommend that you take a domestic flight from Narita to Centrair Airport (the airport nearest to the conference venue), because it takes longer by train.  If you still prefer traveling by train to move from Narita Airport, note that it will take about 1 hour to Tokyo Station.  You should take a “Keisei Skyliner” train from Narita Airport to Nippori Station, which is about 40 minutes. There, you should change trains for Yamanote-Line and go as far as Tokyo Station, which will take about 12 minutes.

A Keisei Skyliner ticket from Narita Airport to Nippori Station is 2,570 JPY per person, and a ticket from Nippori to Tokyo is 160 JPY. If you prefer not changing trains, there is another train called “JR Narita Express,” which will directly take you from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station. A one-way ticket of JR Narita Express is 3,470 JPY, and it will take 1 hour from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station.

Please note that trains in Japan usually do not operate all day.  The first train of the day can be available around 6:00 AM or later, and the last train around 0:00 AM or earlier, but this differs among railway companies.

In case you arrive at Narita Airport or Haneda Airport later than 4:00 PM, we recommend that you stay at a hotel near the airport (or in Tokyo) for the first night, and move to Nagoya the next morning. After landing at your airport, it may take longer than usual for you to be able to leave the airport due to Covid-19 inspections or checking processes, so you should consider the time for this as well.

Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI) is conveniently just a five‐minute walk away from JR Nagoya station’s Sakura‐dori exit and a two-minute walk from Unimall underground mall exit 5. It is the only venue in such close proximity to Nagoya Station that can accommodate 801 people. WINC AICHI has large exhibition hall, a small hall, and a variety of conference rooms.

See here for more details on access.