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Ottawa Group 2015 - Tourist Information

Updated on January, 2015

Tourist Information

About the meeting venue

Meeting room "Kegon" on the 1F
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotelexternal sites
1-9 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba, 279-0031, Japan

Internet service will be available at no charge at the conference venue.


About Urayasu City

Urayasu City is located in the northwestern part of the Chiba prefecture, adjacent to Tokyo and facing Tokyo Bay.
Urayasu consists of two parts: the original fishing village on Tokyo Bay, and the newer reclaimed land.
In the Maihama area, which lies on reclaimed land, there are world famous theme parks, hotels and a large shopping mall. The area attracts guests from all parts of the world.


Weather in Chiba prefecture

Normally, it is warm and low-rainfall in May in Chiba prefecture. Average daily temperature is 18.3°C, high 22.3°C, low 14.8°C. It is one of the best seasons for visiting.
Please also see One-week Forecasts in Chiba at the following URL.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/318.htmlexternal sites


Transportation


To Japan

Around the meeting venue, there are two airports, Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND).

Narita International Airport (NRT), formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport, is located in Narita city in Chiba Prefecture.
For further information: http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/external sites

Haneda Airport (HND), formerly known as Tokyo International Airport, is located southern area of Tokyo.
For further information: http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/external sites


From Airports to the meeting venue

By Airport Limousine Bus, you can arrive at the meeting venue, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, from both airports without transfer.

From Narita International Airport (NRT):
Duration: approx. 55-95minutes
Fare: JPY 2,450
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/narita/tdr.htmlexternal sites

From Haneda Airport (HND):
Duration: approx. 25-60minutes
Fare: JPY 830
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/haneda/tdr.htmlexternal sites


By train
There are some routes from both airports to the meeting venue.
The transportation guide is available for free at the following URL.
Near Stations to the meeting venue are "Bayside Station (Disney Resort Line)" and "Maihama Station (JR)."
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/external sites


From Airports to Tokyo Station

From Narita International Airport (NRT) to Tokyo Station:

By Airport Limousine Bus
Duration: approx. 75-125minutes
Fare: JPY 3,100
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/narita/tokyo_nihonbashi.htmlexternal sites


By the LCC Bus
Duration: approx. 70-100minutes
Fare: JPY 1,000
For further information:
The Access Narita http://accessnarita.jp/en/home/external sites
Keisei Bus http://www.keiseibus.co.jp/global/en/nrt00.htmlexternal sites


By NEX (Narita Express) train
Duration: approx.60-70 minutes
Fare: JPY 3,020 for Ordinary Cars, reserved seating.
For further information: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/index.htmlexternal sites


From Haneda Airport (HND) to Tokyo Station:

By Airport Limousine Bus
Duration: approx. 25-45minutes
Fare: JPY 930
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/haneda/tokyo.htmlexternal sites


By train
There are some routes from Haneda Airport (HND) to Tokyo Station.
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Fare: From JPY 580 (Depends on the route)
The transportation guide is available for free at the following URL.
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/external sites


From Tokyo Station to the meeting venue

By train
Duration: approx. 30-40minutes
Fare: JPY 480

The directions are as follows.

Tokyo Station
-Take JR Keiyo Line, 16min.
Maihama Station
-By walk, 5min
Resort Gateway Station
-Take Disney Resort Line, 5min
Bayside Station
-By walk, 5min
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

The transportation guide is available for free at the following URL.
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/external sites


From Airports to Shin-Urayasu Station

By Airport Limousine Bus, you can arrive at Shin-Urayasu Station from both airports without transfer.

From Narita International Airport (NRT)
Duration: approx. 55-125minutes
Fare: JPY 2,450
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/narita/shinurayasu.htmlexternal sites

From Haneda Airport (HND)
Duration: approx. 30-80minutes
Fare: JPY 1,030
For further information: http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/haneda/shinurayasu.htmlexternal sites


By train
There are some routes from both airports to Shin-Urayasu Station.
The transportation guide is available for free at the following URL.
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/external sites


From Shin-Urayasu Station to the meeting venue

By train
Duration: approx. 20-30minutes
Fare: JPY 420

The directions are as follows.

Shin-Urayasu Station
-Take JR Keiyo Line, 4min.
Maihama Station
-By walk, 5min
Resort Gateway Station
-Take Disney Resort Line, 5min
Bayside Station
-By walk, 5min
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel

The transportation guide is available for free at the following URL.
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/external sites


For more information on tourism

Chiba prefecture: http://japan-chiba-guide.com/en/index.htmlexternal sites
Tokyo: http://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.htmlexternal sites
Japan: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/external sites


Map of Meeting Venue, Airports and Major/ Relative Stations


Other information

Insurance

Each participant is encouraged to enroll in an international insurance scheme covering the entire duration of their stay in Japan on their own account because the host organization will not be responsible for personal accidents nor damage to the private property of participants.

Currency: JPY (Japanese Yen)

Exchange rates (January 2015)
1 EUR - approx. JPY 133
1 USD - approx. JPY 118
Money can be exchanged at currency exchange counters located mainly at banks, post offices, hotels and airports.

Gratuities (Tipping)

Tipping is not customary in Japan. In tourist hotels, service charge is added to the bill.

Local time

Japanese Standard Time (JST) is GMT+9.

Electricity

Voltage: 100 volts, A.C.
Frequencies: 50 Hz in eastern Japan, incl. Urayasu and Tokyo. (FYI, 60 Hz in western Japan)
Plug Type: Plug Type A (two-flat-pin plug)

Emergency Numbers

Police: 110
Fire/Emergency/Ambulance: 119


Visa Requirements

Participants should check with the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their country on visa requirements. If necessary, please obtain appropriate entry visas.

For more information, visit the site:
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.htmlexternal sites

Participants who need to stopover in other countries should also obtain appropriate transit visas.
Please obtain visas well in advance of the meeting.

If you have questions regarding entry to Japan, please contact us at ottawa2015@soumu.go.jp.


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