Travel Information

Weather | Attire | Venue Access | Transportation


Hiroshima has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. The summer is noticeably wetter than the winter, although rain falls throughout the year.


During the event sessions, the expected dress code is business casual. If you will be traveling around the city, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes and to bring a light jacket and hat.

Venue Access

Collage Hiroshima Kokusai
All sessions and the welcome reception will be held in the Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel, which is located a short distance from Peace Park. Situated in the city center, this hotel 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 the A-Bomb Dome and Bell of Peace: part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.


From JR Sanyo Line Hiroshima Station South Exit: 10 minutes by Hiroshima Electric Railway train bound for Hiroden-Miyajimaguchi or Eba get off at Tatemachi Station: it’s a 3 minute walk from there to the Kokusai Hotel or a 5 minute walk from the Hiroshima Bus Center.

Alternatively,  you can take a taxi from Hiroshima Station in less than 10 minutes.

Hiroshima Kokusai Hotel
Address: 3-13 Tachimachi, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima-Shi, Hiroshima, Japan 730-0032
Phone: 082-248-2622
FAX: 082-248-2622


International Travelers

Hiroshima Airport serves both international and domestic flights, and is an accessible route for participants traveling via Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) or Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX).

Limousine buses from Hiroshima Airport to the Hiroshima City

  • Bus service from Hiroshima Airport to the city center depart every 15 minutes. It takes approximately 50 minutes and costs JPY 1300; or you can pay 2,360yen (both ways; ticket valid for 7 days). The bus has two destination options: (1) the Hiroshima Bus Terminal in the center of the city, and (2) Hiroshima Train Station, also in the center of the city. Streetcar service from both locations will reach most hotels around the city. Alternatively, you may opt to take a taxi.
  • The conference does not provide transportation services to and from the airport. Airport shuttle services or taxis are readily available outside of the airport

Click Here for Travel Information between the Airport and Downtown Hiroshima

Domestic Travelers

Shinkansen (bullet train) Service from Tokyo and Osaka

  • Shinkansen trains depart from Tokyo Station and Shinagawa Station every 15 to 20 minutes. The distance from Tokyo to Hiroshima is 894km or 559 miles, and will take approximately 4 hours. The train fare depends on the type of ticket and train service. For more information, please click here
  • Shinkansen trains depart from Shin-Osaka Station every 15 to 20 minutes. The distance from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima is 342km or 212 miles, and will take approximately 1hr, 45 minutes. The train fare depends on the type of ticket and train service. For more information about the Shinkansen trains, please click here

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