Travel Information

Weather | Attire | Venue Access | Transportation

Weather

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.

Current Weather in Hiroshima

Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 01/31 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 02/01 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Mainly cloudy. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 02/02 10%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 02/03 100%
Chance of Rain
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning will give way to cloudy skies and light rain during the afternoon. Warm and humid. High 57F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/04 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Attire

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

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.

Transportation

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

Hotel Address

Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima Address & Website
Address: 9-12 Nakamachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima, 730-0037

TEL: 082-240-1131
FAX: 082-242-3001
Email: hrs_front@gardenhotels.co.jp
Website: http://www.gardenhotels.co.jp/eng/hiroshima/

 

Transportation

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 1300 JPY; or you can pay 2,360 JPY (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 Maps and Information on Hiroshima International Airport


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, please click here

Click Here for Maps and Information on the Hiroshima Transit System