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The simplest yet most expensive way to come to Tsukuba center from Narita Airport is to take a taxi. It would cost you approximately 18,000 yen. It will take approximately an hour and a half.
You may take an airport bus called "Airport Liner - NAT'S" to Tsukuba Center Bus terminal. The time table is available at http://www.kek.jp/RSO/guide/transportation/narita_jikokuhyo.html . The bus stop is located right outside of Narita Airport terminal. Tickets from Narita Airport to the Tsukuba-center bus terminal are available at the Keisei Bus ticket counter located in the arrival lobby. The fare is 2,540 yen for an adult, and 1,270 yen for a child. The bus stop is marked #8 at Terminal-1, and marked #10 at Terminal-2. Check the latest information at the ticket counter before you go outside of the lobby. The bus is bound for "Tsuchiura Station".
For return trips to Narita, NATT'S tickets can be purchased at Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal. You are advised to purchase your return bus ticket as you reach Tsukuba Center on the day of your arrival, although a service desk by JTB will be set up in the conference venue for Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. (The return bus ticket should be purchased 3 days prior to the date of your departure.)
Take JR Yamanote line to Akihabara terminal and find out a sign pointing to "TX"for Tsukuba Express, located deep underground at the east side of the Akihabara station. It takes about 5 minutes from JR to TX on foot.
From TX Akihabara station, purchase a ticket for Tsukuba station (1,150Yen). It will take 45 minutes by "Rapid", 52 minutes by "Semi-Rapid", and 57 minutes by "Local" trains. Take the exit A4 to Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal area. More information is available at http://www.mir.co.jp/english_guide/index.html.
Those of you who reserved hotel rooms through JTB Co. can pick up access information to the hotels by visiting https://entry.jtb.ne.jp/me/registrye/registrye.asp?id=1178 then, https://entry.jtb.ne.jp/me/registrye/registrye.asp?wci=procedure&mode=2 .
Concerning "where-is-what" in the neighborhood of Tsukuba center and in the city of Tsukuba, you can consult http://tilc09.kek.jp/access.php for information and maps. Additional information, including a guide on where to eat lunch and dinner, will be provided at the meeting.
The conference will be held in EPOCHAL Tsukuba in the neighborhood of Tsukuba Center bus terminal and Tsukuba Express train station in Tsukuba city (i.e., not at KEK). Please, consult:
Registration desk opens at 08:15 AM in the morning of April 17, the Day 1, at the first floor of the conference venue, and will stay there for most of the conference period.
You are requested to always wear and display your name tag in the conference venue during the meeting.
Only the designated parking lots should be used by those of you who come to the conference venue by car. Certificates for discount parking prices for the "North", "South", "South 3rd" and "South 4th" parking areas (but not for the "South 3rd B", see the map under Conference Venue), will be sold at the Communicators' Desk during coffee breaks.
Coffee, tea and drinks are served during the coffee breaks at the following locations ?
Our travels agency JTB will open a service desk on Friday, April 17 and on Saturday, April 18. You can purchase your return bus ticket to Narita Airport there (You can purchase this ticket yourself also at Tsukuba Center bus terminal. At any rate, you are strongly advised to obtain your return bus ticket 3 days prior to your departure date, if you intend to take this bus).
International ATM services are available at the locations marked blue within the map under Conference Venue
WiFi connection is available in the conference venue. The connectivity information will be provided at the meeting.
The weather in Tsukuba in mid-April is warm in the day time, but it could be chilly at night. Average maximum temperature at this time is around 17 deg C (62 deg F) and the minimum 7 deg C (45 degF).
The phone number to reach the TILC09 conference office in case of emergency situations is 029-861-0631.
We look forward to seeing all of you in Tsukuba. If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at Email: email@example.com , or Fax: 029-864-3182
In an unlikely event where you need to look up the text of previous circulars, you can find them at http://tilc09.kek.jp/generalOLD.php.