Venue & Events
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.
We will organize (2) receptions for this event: an informal ticketed dinner and a welcome luncheon that will be free for all registered participants. See the details below:
(Optional) Ticketed Dinner in Japanese Izakaya*
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Meeting Point: Bunka Koryu Kaikan lobby at 17:45
Cost for Registrants: 4,500 JPY
Note: The reception will be contingent on receiving a minimum number of confirmed reception attendees.
General Welcome Reception
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Location: Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan
Cost: Free for event registrants
Note: This follows the plenary or coincides with the poster session. The full details will be provided when the schedule is announced. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.
Event Location and Headquarter Hotel
All sessions and the welcome reception will be held in the Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan, which is situated alongside the Honkawa River and is just a short stroll 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 Gates of Peace Memorial, the A-Bomb Dome and the Bell of Peace: all part of the UN World Heritage site.
High-speed (wired) Internet access is complimentary in public areas. For security of your valuables, a safe deposit box is available at the front desk. The property has designated areas for smoking.
All guestrooms are air-conditioned. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wired high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer showers with bathtubs, slippers, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. In addition, each room has a mini refrigerator. Housekeeping service is offered daily. Total Rooms: 72 (59 single rooms, 9 twin rooms and 4 Japanese style rooms)
Check In / Check Out
Check In: 15:00
Check Out: 10:00
Toothbrush, mineral water, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, slippers, night gown, free Wi-Fi internet. Shower cap, shavers, cotton swabs and hairbrush are available at the front desk at no extra charge.
Available for free rental in room or at the front desk: trouser presser, humidifier, vaporizer, iron, blankets, phone chargers, universal adapters, sewing kits, can openers, bottle openers, wine chillers and umbrellas.
Video on Demand which features over 130 movies is available for 1,000 yen per day (1 day is 12 noon to 12 noon the following day).
Services available at the front desk include; taxi request, FAX service, express delivery, laptop rental (1,000 yen per day).
The vending machine, ice machine and microwave oven are all located on the 6th floor.
The coin laundry room is located on the 1st floor.
There is a computer located on the 1st floor that is available for free usage 24 hours a day. Printing is 22 yen per page from the front desk.
For people with hotel reservations you can receive 10% off the dinner menu at the restaurant. Breakfast is available at the Rivers Garden restaurant. There is a discount for advance reservation. Please ask the front desk when checking in.
- 15 minutes from JR Hiroshima Station by the Hiroden Streetcar. Get off at the Funairi-machi Stop (E-1) and then walk 5 minutes east on foot towards Peace Park. The Bunka Koryu Kaikan is the large building on the left side street corner next to the Honkawa River.
- 15 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Station or 5 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Bus Center
- Approx. 1 hour Limousine bus from Hiroshima Airport (arrive at Bus Center)
Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan
Address: 3-3 Kakomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0812
Email Contact Link: https://h-bkk.jp/contact/
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.
There are hundreds of other hotels in the Hiroshima metropolitan area. The Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan is 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.