Access to the Venue

Venues

6-9-1 Minatojima-Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046 Tel. +81-78-302-5200


6-11-1 Minatojima-Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046 Tel. +81-78-302-1020


6-10-1 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046 Tel. +81-78-302-1111


Location

Local Area Map

Transportation

(1) From Kansai Airport (KIX): the closest international airport

Option1:(most recommended): Limousine bus to Sannomiya Station, and free shuttle bus or Port Liner (train)

  • Limousine bus from Kansai Airport to Sannomiya Station (65 min every 20 min / JPY 1,900) (from 6:20 to 23:15).
    - You can purchase a ticket at the ticket machine near bus stop No.6.
    - Bus Stop for Sannomiya is No.6. http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/bus/
    - Timetable of limousine bus: http://www.kate.co.jp/pc/e_time_table/e_kobe.html
  • From Sannomiya Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel, you can take free shuttle bus or Port Liner
    - Free shuttle bus (see (5))
    All participants of AOCR 2014 (even if you don’t stay at the Kobe Portopia Hotel) can get on free shuttle bus from Sannomiya Station and Shin-Kobe Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel. - Port Liner (train):
    Take Port Liner from Sannnomiya Station to Shimin Hiroba Station (10 min / JPY250) and walk to hotel (2 min).

Option2:(next recommended)High speed ferry to Kobe Airport and Port Liner (train) to Shimin Hiroba Station

  • High speed ferry (called ‘Bay Shuttle’) to Kobe Airport (40 min every 60 min/JPY 1,500).
    High-Speed Ferry (KIX - Kobe Airport) information:
    < http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/ferry/index.html >
    < http://www.kobe-access.jp/en/timetable.html >
    - At first purchase a ticket at the High-Speed Ferry ticket counter at the northern end of the 1st floor in Kansai Airport. - Next take the bus from bus stop No. 12 outside the passenger terminal building on the floor to go
      ferry terminal (6 min every 60 min). The bus fare is included in the Ferry fare.
  • From Kobe Airport to Kobe Portopia Hotel, you can take Port Liner
    Take Port Liner (train) from Kobe Airport to Shimin Hiroba Station (8 min/JPY240), and walk to the hotel (2min)

Option3:Local train

If you are used to take Japanese local train, you can take JR or Nankai train from Kansai Airport to Sannomiya Station with some transfers (typically 110min / JPY 2,000).

NOTE:Taking taxi from Kansai Airport to Kobe Portopia Hotel directly is not usually recommended, because the fare would be very expensive (72 km, typically 70 min / JPY 22,000).

Option4:Share-ride Minibus operated by MK Skygateshuttles

The Skygate Shuttle is a minibus that can transport up to 9 passengers a time. It is a door to door shared ride for the most convenient traveling experience to/from the airport.
-Reservation < http://www.mktaxi-japan.com/#!kobe---kansai/c13la >

NOTE:Taking taxi from Kansai Airport to Kobe Portopia Hotel directly is not usually recommended, because the fare would be very expensive (72 km, typically 70 min / JPY 22,000).

(2) From Narita Airport (NRT): the international airport near Tokyo

Option1:Domestic flight to Itami Airport or Kansai Airport

There are a few domestic flights to Itami Airport (IMT) or Kanasai Airport (KIX) in the evening (1 hour and 15min).
- See (3) from Itami Airport to Kobe Portopia Hotel.
- See (1) from Kansai Airport to Kobe Portopia Hotel.

Option2:Japanese Bullet Train ( Shinkansen ) from Tokyo Station to Shin-Kobe Station.

  • Take Narita Express of JR line from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station
    (53 min every 1 hour/JPY2,940, ordinary cars)
    About Narita Express < http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/index.html >
  • Take Japanese Bullet Train from Tokyo Station to Shin-Kobe Station
    (3 hours every 20 min/JPY13,760, reservation seat)
  • See (4) from Shin-Kobe Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel
    About Shinkansen < http://english.jr-central.co.jp/index.html >

NOTE:Space for luggage in Shinkansen is limited, so carring large luggage is not recommended.

(3) From Itami Airport (ITM): the domestic airport

  • Limousine bus to Sannomiya Station is available from the airport
    (40min every 30min / JPY 1,020) (from 7:50 to 21:15).
    Timetable of Osaka Airport Limousine < http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/itm/t_kob.html >
  • From Sannomiya Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel, you can take free shuttle bus or Port Liner
    - Free Shuttle Bus (see (5))
    - Port Liner (train)
    Take the Port Liner from Sannnomiya Station to Shimin Hiroba Station (10 min) and walk to hotel (2 min).

(4) From Shin-Kobe station: the closest station for the bullet train

To access the Kobe Portopia Hotel from Shin-Kobe Station, free shuttle bus is operated (25min every 20min) ( See (5) ). If you take the train from Shin-Kobe to Sannomiya Station with the Kobe City Subway Seishin-Yamate Line, please take free shuttle bus or Port Liner from Sannomiya Station.

(5) Free Shuttle Bus from Sannomiya Station and Shin-Kobe Station

All participants of AOCR 2014 (even if you don’t stay at the Kobe Portopia Hotel) can get on free shuttle bus from Sannomiya Station and Shin-Kobe Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel.

  Timetable of free shuttle bus < http://www.portopia.co.jp/en/access/bus.html >
  -From Sannomiya Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel: from 8:00 to 21:40 (every 20 min)
  -From Shin-Kobe Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel: from 7:50 to 21:30 (every 20 min)

【 Shuttle Stop Map:Sannomiya 】

【 Shuttle Stop Map:Shin-Kobe 】
bus stop sannomiya

TAXI:from Sannomiya Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel, it takes about 10min and JPY 1,500.
           from Shin-Kobe Station to Kobe Portopia Hotel, it takes about 20min and JPY 2,000.