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As one of the largest cities in western Japan, Hiroshima has been a bustling, affluent and prosperous city with a rich history dating back to 1589, when it was established as the capital city of a powerful samurai warlord. Today, of course, Hiroshima is most well-known as the first city in the world to have suffered an atomic bombing, which occurred towards the end of World War II on August 6, 1945.

Around the city of Hiroshima, you will find many well-used green spaces, none of which are more important than the poignant Peace Memorial Park, where various statues and monuments reside, as well as the A-Dome building, which has become a symbol of peace and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from war memorials, Hiroshima boasts some of the best traditional Japanese landscaping, including the beautiful Shukkeien Garden complete with tea houses, ponds and bridges.

Finally, there is the iconic Miyajima Shrine Island, which is revered as on of the “three views of Japan” with its towering red torii gate standing in the midst of the inland sea. Built in 593, it was renovated to its current splendor in 1168. The main hall of the shrine is furnished with vermillion-lacquered columns and Japanese cypress bark roofing. The shrine pavilion is a unique example of Heian Period architecture and has been designated as a national treasure of Japan. The Miyajima Shrine is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its close proximity to Hiroshima makes for a wonderful afternoon visit.

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Welcome Dinner Reception (optional)

On Friday, August 30, 2019 we will hold an optional dinner reception in a Japanese restaurant serving local and regional cuisine from 17:00 to 18:30. Please note that this is a ticketed event that will be 4,500 JPY per person. The reception will be contingent on receiving a minimum number of confirmed reception attendees.

Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 17:00 to 18:30
Meeting Point: Mitsui Garden Hotel lobby at 16:45
Cost for Registrants: 4,500 JPY

Disclaimer: Please note that this welcome reception is a ticketed event, which requires advance confirmation by Thursday, August 29. In Japan, restaurants require a minimum group number to secure a reservation and set price. Moreover, cancellation of reservations incurs a penalty for the organizers. Therefore, if the minimum group number is not achieved by 14:00 on Friday, August 29, then the reception may not be held.

Event Location and Nearby Hotels

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All sessions will be held in the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima, 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 A-Bomb Dome and Bell of Peace.

Hotel Features

In addition to 2 restaurants, Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima features a coffee shop/café. Other amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Room Amenities

In addition to complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access and air conditioning, guestrooms feature safes along with bathrobes and slippers.


Guests can enjoy French dishes while overlooking the city at the Confrere Restaurant. Yagumo offers traditional Japanese dishes for lunch and dinner. For drinks and light snacks, guests can visit Café Di Espresso. A buffet is available for breakfast.

Mitsui Garden Hotel Facilities and Amenities

  • 281 air-conditioned rooms
  • Check in 14:00 / Check out 11:00AM
  • American Express, Diner’s Club, JCB Master Card, VISA or Japanese yen(card must be presented at check in)
  • Room Service
  • Toothbrush kit / Razor / Hairbrush / Cotton swabs / Shampoo / Hair conditioner / Body soap / Face & hand soap / Green tea kit / Face towel / Bath towel / Slippers / Nightwear
  • Mini refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
  • TV (free satellite or pay-per-view)
  • Coin laundry and vending machines
  • Free Internet in rooms(wired, cable provided) WIFI in public areas
  • Massage Service
  • Currency exchange

Hotel Address

Address: 9-12 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima pref., 730-0037, Japan

TEL: 082-240-1131
FAX: 082-242-3001

Transportation to the Mitsui Garden Hotel

  • 15 minutes from JR Hiroshima Station to Fukuromachi stop by streetcar
  • 10 minutes on foot from the Bus Center
  • Approx. 1 hour Limousine bus from Hiroshima Airport (arrive at Bus Center)

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Hotel Reservations

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.

A limited number of single rooms are being held at venue hotel for registered participants only. Contact the event coordinator for details.

Overflow Hotels

There are hundreds of other hotels in the Hiroshima metropolitan area. The Hiroshima Mitsui Garden Hotel is on Peace Avenue (Heiwa-Odori) near Peace Park and within easy access of the main rail station and the business district and shopping area. We are happy to provide  a partial list of a few hotels between Hiroshima Station and Peace Park.

Please note, however, that these hotels are not affiliated with the event and will not offer any discounts for event participants. Contacting and making reservations with hotels is the responsibility of the participant:

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 Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima.

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.