Hotel / Travel


The conference committee does NOT arrange any conference hotel. Please click [HERE] to start your online Hotel reservation by Keio Travel Agency. (Several recommended hotels can be arranged with conference discount rates (SINGLE ROOMS only).)

 There are many hotels in Sannomiya and Motomachi areas that are accessible from the conference venue by Portliner (a 15-min monorail ride). Other hotels information can also be available, for example, from the following link (EXTERNAL LINK). 

[ One of the largest online hotels & ryokans booking site in Japan]


Kobe, one of attractive cities in Japan

SCIS-ISIS2012 will be held in Kobe, Japan, well known as the exotic, cosmopolitan port city. The city is surrounded by a rich set of cultures and natures -- Kobe beef, Kobe sweets, classy foreign residences in Kitano area, Arima hot spring, and Mt. Rokko to list a few -- while maintaining their economical and technological significance such as headquarters of over 100 international corporations and the world’s fastest supercomputer (‘Kei’). Well-situated in the heart of Kansai, many historically and culturally attractive sites, including Kyoto and Osaka, are within its proximity and easily accessible with our efficient transportation. With so many things to see and do in the city and surrounding area, it is the ideal location for a few extra days of pre- or post-conference recreation. Lastly but not the least, Kobe is safe and cozy -- far from the most recent catastrophe if this is your concern. In fact, this is the best place for all prayers to be united -- as the role model of remarkable recovery from the previous one.

(Ref. approx. distance from Kobe: 30km to Osaka, 80km to Kyoto and to Nara)

Arima Hot Spring Rokko Farm