The conference will be held in Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), Keio University, Tsuruoka, Japan. IAB is located close to Shonai Airport and easily accessible from this airport by bus or taxi (20 min drive).

A free bus is available if you take the flight as bellow;

Sep.22 Flight No : ANA895 (Arrival time 13:10)
  Flight No : ANA897 (Arrival time 16:50)
Sep. 23 Flight No : ANA893 (Arrival time 08:15)


Local bus (from Shonai airport to Tsuruoka city) is available as well (JPN 740).

Access to Shonai airport

Firstly most of international flights arrive at Tokyo Narita airport.
After you arrive at Narita, please take the limousine bus to Haneda domestic airport. (75min., 3000yen/way)

ANA has 4 flights/day from Haneda airport to Shonai airport.
Attached is the timetable of May 2008.
(They haven't opened their timetable of Sep 2008 yet.)

There is the rule that you can reserve the domestic flight from Haneda
210min. at least later than your arrival to Narita.

About IAB

Contact & Access

Foreign Currency Exchange

It is recommended that participants purchase Japanese yen prior to leaving theirown countries or at Narita (Tokyo) International Airport upon arrival.
Exchange of major currencies is available at major banks, airports and large hotels in Japan, however, please note that hotels located in the area surrounding the conference venue are UNABLE to exchange currency.