Local Information


Venue


The conference of ACM IMC 2015 will be held at Keio University, Mita Campus, North Building


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Getting to Tokyo


Two major airports, Haneda Airport (HND) and Narita International Airport (NRT), handle the vast majority of commercial flights in the Greater Tokyo. Haneda Airport is the domestic hub, and has recently become a new hub for some international flights. Narita International Airport is the international gateway airport to the Greater Tokyo.

Narita International Airport to the city center

Two major express railways operate the transportation from Narita International Airport to the center of Tokyo. One is Narita Express (N'EX), and the other is Keisei Skyliner. Narita Express stops at Tokyo station (about 3,000 JPY/one-way). The other, Keisei Skyliner stops at Nippori and Ueno stations (2,400 JPY/one-way). Airport limousine buses are also available.

Transportation recommendation to the conference venue and Mita station:

Haneda Airport to the city center

Two railways operate the transportation from Haneda Airport to the center of Tokyo. One is Tokyo Monorail bound for Hamamatsucho station (490 JPY/one-way), and the other is Keikyu Railways bound for Sengakuji which stops at Shinagawa station (410 JPY/one-way). Airport limousine buses are also available.

VISA Information


Check a list of countries with visa exemptions at the Ministry of Foreign Affirs of Japan, and see whether you need a visa.

Countries requiring visas include China, India, Russia, and Brazil. If you are not sure, ask your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate directly. If you do need a visa, ACT EARLY; Depending on your nationality and the local embassy, visa application can take up to ONE MONTH to be processed.

Visa Application Support (Support Letters)

Requests for visa support letters for purposes of attending or presenting at ACM IMC 2015 are handled by ACM.

International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. All visa inquiries must be handled by ACM headquarters.

Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to supportletters@acm.org. You must include:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your mailing address;
  3. Your fax number;
  4. The name of the conference you are attending (i.e., ACM IMC 2015); and,
  5. If you are an author of an accepted paper, please provide the title.

Once the information is sent, ACM expects to issue the letter within a week. Please note that ACM does not issue formal "letters of invitation" to any of its conferences, only Visa Support Letters describing the conference and your relation to it (e.g., author, travel grant recipient).

If you need further assistance, you may contact General Co-chair, Kenjiro Cho. Please include "ACM IMC2015" in the subject.

Visa page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Local Transportation


The local transportation network in Tokyo includes public and private railway networks, buses, and taxies.

By Trains

Tokyo twenty-three special ward area has many railway and subway lines. Hyperdia is one of good utilities for timetable and route search in Japan.

Transportation recommendation to the conference venue: The conference venue, the North Building in Mita campus of Keio University is within walking distance (8min.) from Tamachi station (JR Yamanote Line or Keihintohoku Line), and also within walking distance (7min.) from Mita station (Subway Asakusa Line or Subway Mita Line).

By Taxies

Taxies cost 710 JPY for the first two kilometers, and 90 JPY for every 280 meters thereafter. Most taxi companies tend to raise fares by 20% between 22:00-5:00.


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