Venue & Events
All HWB 2017 sessions and receptions will be held in the KKR Hiroshima Hotel, which is close to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Also nearby are A-Bomb Dome and Bell of Peace
Following the opening remarks and plenary presentations, we will have dinner in a traditional Japanese style restaurant in downtown Hiroshima. The menu will include both Japanese and Western dishes. The welcome dinner is a ticketed event.
Event Location and Headquarter Hotel
All Conference sessions will be held in the KKR Hotel Hiroshima, which is located a short distance from Hiroshima Castle and the government offices of Hiroshima Prefecture. The KKR Hiroshima Hotel offers a unique opportunity to experience a traditional Japanese hotel style stay in the middle of a modern city at a very low cost. The hotel has 70 western and Japanese style single, double and triple size rooms. Please note that Japanese style rooms with tatami and futon bedding do not include a private bath.
KKR Hotel Hiroshima is a 12-minute walk from Shukkeien Garden, and a 20-minute walk from Hiroshima Castle, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. It’s a 5-minute walk from tram stop Johoku. The KKR accepts all forms of payment. The check-in time is 15:00 and check-out is at 11:00.
Three public transportation rail systems pass within a short distance of the KKR Hotel Hiroshima:
- JOHOKU Station on the ASTRAM Rail Line is only 3 minutes west on foot.
- HAKUSHIMA Station on the Dentetsu Streetcar Line (also known as the ‘Hiroden’) is also 3 minutes west on foot. Please transfer at “Hacchobori” to Hakushima-line and get off at the termination.
- JR HIROSHIMA Station or JR YOKOGAWA Station is only 5 minutes by taxi
The KKR Hotel Hiroshima is conveniently in the Center ward (Naka-ku) near the Hiroshima prefectural government offices. The hotel is within walking distance of Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden. By street car, it is only a few minutes to other attractions, which include the Hondori shopping arcade, a covered mall-like street of shops extending east from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to Hacchobori. Also in Naka-ku is Okonomi-mura – a building housing a number of restaurants that serve Hiroshima’s famous food, okonomiyaki.
KKR Hotel Facilities and Amenities
- 70 air-conditioned western and Japanese style rooms*
- *Please request room with bathroom when making your reservation
- Large public bath on 5th floor with view of Hiroshima Castle
- Toothbrush/paste, shampoo, soap, razor, hair dryer, etc.
- Mini refrigerator / Tea set / Coffee maker
- TV (free satellite or pay-per-view)
- Check in 15:00 / Check out 11:00 a.m.
- Accepts most credits cards or Japanese yen
- Coin laundry and vending machines
- Full service restaurant and Coffee Shop
- Free Internet in rooms (LAN cable provided)
- WIFI access is available in the lobby area
- 3 minutes on foot to convenience stores, supermarket and restaurants
The KKR offers a unique experience in a modern city. The hotel has 70 executive rooms, single, double and triple rooms. Please note that lower price rooms do not include a private bath. There is a large public bath on the 5th floor with separate areas for both men and women. The public bath has spectacular views of Hiroshima Castle. The hotel tends to become full quickly. The nearest hotels to the KKR are the Righa Hotel and the Mielparque Hotel.
Guests can relax while enjoying breakfast or lunch with coffee and cake at the Assiette Cafe Restaurant on the main floor. On the B1 floor is Hakushima, a Japanese style restaurant, which serves delicious lunch and dinner. A buffet is available for breakfast.
KKR Hotel Hiroshima
19-65 Higashi-hakushimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-city, Hiroshima
TEL:082-221-3736 / +81-82-221-3736
It is not required to stay at the venue hotel. All participants are responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, disputes, etc., are the participant’s responsibility.
There are hundreds of other hotels in Hiroshima metropolitan area. The Hiroshima KKR Hotel is centrally located and within easy access of public transportation or walking from nearby hotels.
The hotels shown below are featured hotels near the KKR Hiroshima. There are no conference discount rates at any of these hotels. Click on the hotel photo for a link directly to that hotel’s reservation website:
| Toyoko Inn Heiwa Odori
||Oriental Hotel||Crowne Plaza Hiroshima||Dormy Inn Hiroshima|
If you have questions regarding any of these hotels, please consult a travel agent or an online travel website to find details.
Other hotels near the Hiroshima KKR Hotel
Granvia Hotel Hiroshima (Cost: $$$)
The hotel adjoins Hiroshima station, which makes it excellent choice for travelers arriving in Hiroshima by bullet train. There is also convenient access from this hotel to the KKR Hotel Hiroshima — by taxi, it only takes 5 minutes.
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Heiwa Odori (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located on Heiwa Odori Street, this hotel is just minutes on foot to Peace Park.
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station Shinkansen Exit (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located next to Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station South Exit (Minamiguchi-migi) (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located near the south exit of Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.
Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station Bridge South (Ohashi-minami) (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located near the south bridge in front of Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.
Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima (Cost: $)
Located on Heiwa Odori Street, this hotel is just minutes on foot to Peace Park.