- Hotel Information (Word) (PDF)
There are many hotels in downtown Osaka. The following are some of the convenient hotels to access to the symposium venue.
View NOMS 2010 hotel map in a larger map
You can reserve above hotels through the Internet hotel reservation sites such as the following.
Also, NOMS 2010 Organizing Committee has block-reserved some rooms atنthe followingنhotels in Osakaنfor theنsymposium period. Reservations will be processed inنFCFSنorder of receipt of a reservation application.نPlease note that you may be able to get cheaper rates through the above mentioned Internet reservation sites.
Rates for blocked rooms
Rihga Royal Hotel
11,500 JPY (single), 23,244 JPY (twin)
6,500 JPY (single), 11,200 JPY (twin)
To reserve the blocked rooms, please fill the application formن(Word,نPDF) نand send it to the following address.
JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Convention Center (CD263346-009)
2-3-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5796-5445, Fax: +81-3-5495-0685
نننننننننننننننننننن IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium
ننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننن April 19-23, 2010
ننننننننننننننننننن GRAND CUBE OSAKA (Osaka International Convention Center ), Osaka , Japanن
نننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننننن APPLICATION FORM FOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONن
Please complete and return this form to:
JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.ننننننننننننننن Deadline: March 31, 2010
Convention Center (CD263346-009)
2-3-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku,نننننFax: +81-3-5495-0685
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PASSPORT AND VISA
To visit Japan, you must have a valid passport. A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa-exempt agreements with Japan. Please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for visa requirements.
DUTY FREE IMPORT
Personal effects and professional equipment can be brought into Japan duty free as long as the customs officer deems their contents and quantities reasonable. You can also bring in 400 cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco or 100 cigars; 3 bottles of alcoholic beverages; 2 ounces of perfume; and gifts and souvenirs whose total market price is less than 200,000 yen or its equivalent. There is no allowance for tobacco or alcoholic beverages for persons aged 19 years or younger Firearms and other types of weapons, and narcotics are strictly prohibited.
The organizer cannot accept responsibility for accidents that might occur. Delegates are encouraged to purchase travel insurance before leaving their home country. Insurance plans typically cover accidental loss of belongings, medical costs in case of injury or illness, and other possible risks of international travel.
The temperature in Osaka during the period of the Symposium ranges between 10ۢC and 20ۢC.
Only Japanese yen (\) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport.
TRAVELER’S CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS
Traveler’s checks are accepted only by leading banks and major hotels in principal cities, and the use of traveler’s checks in Japan is not as popular as in some other countries. VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
In Japan, tips are not necessary anywhere, even at hotels and restaurants.
Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.
Shops and other sales outlets in Japan are generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays as well as weekdays from 10:00 to 20:00. Department stores, however, are closed on one weekday, differing by store, and certain specialty shops may not open on Sundays and national holidays.
- Osaka Castle
ه Osaka Castle, which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government. Of special note are the grand gates and turrets along the outer moat. The steep walls that rise close to 30 meters high are made of huge blocks of stone that were transported to Osaka from quarries over 100 kilometers away. The sheer height of the walls and the wide moats they rise above make for a grand sight that can be matched by no other castle in Japan.
Also of interest are the towe's eight roof dolphins and the ornamental roof tiles and reliefs carved in the shape of tigers, all of which are gilded with gold. ه
- Shitennoji Temple
ه The oldest officially administered temple in Japan, Shitennoji was built by Prince Shotoku, the great cultural hero of early Japanese history who at the age of sixteen successfully triumphed over the opposition and brought about the adoption of Buddhism in the country.
Shitennoji is the favorite shrine of many Japanese people and is fondly regarded as the Buddhist altar of Osaka. Indicative of the temple's long history are the many annual events held here, including the Doya-Doya, the Shoryoe, and the Shitennoji Wasso. ه
- Tsutenkaku Tower
ه The Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 64 meters, it was the tallest structure in the Orient. It was also one of the two great attractions of Shin-Sekai at that time, the other being Luna Park, an amusement park with an area of more that 132,000 square meters. Eventually the Tsutenkaku, which remind local residents of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, became the symbol of Osaka. But then in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was later dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. After various difficulties were overcome, the long-awaited new Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956. ه
ه Dotombori has so many restaurants and bars packed along its narrow streets and alleys that it's impossible to count them. Their colorful signs and decorated entrances create a symphony of light and design that dazzle the eye. It's here that visitors will find a huge mechanical crab, a giant blowfish and a drum-playing mannequin, just a few of the more intriguing signs that restaurants in Dotombori sport. Here is where visitors can experience the true meaning of "kuidaore" and stuff themselves with Osaka's great tasting, reasonably priced food to their ultimate culinary satisfaction. ه
- هVisa Information
Check a list of countries with visa exemptionsهat the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and see whether you need a visa. Countries requiring visas include China, India, Russia and Brazil. If you are not sure, ask yourهnearest Japanese embassهor consulate directly.
If you do need a visa, ACT EARLY! Depending on your nationality and the local embassy, visa applications may take
up to ONE MONTH to be processed. IEEE NOMS2010 can assist you by providing a letter stating that you have a
paper in the conference or areهregistered to attend. You must register for the conference first with payment, and
complete and submit theهVISA request form. Please note that VISA Assistance request may take up to 7 days to process.
ههههههههههههه *** Caution, especially Authors from China, (Possibly)India and Brazil ****
ههههههههههههههه In some cases, you may be requiresهJapanese documents issued by the local host, because IEEE invitation
ههههههههههههههه Letter is recognized not be sufficient.
هههههههههههههه هFor those who requires special assistance for visa application, Please first get an IEEE invitation letter (i.e. thisهه
ههههههههههههههه verifies your registration and payment), then Contact Yoshiaki Kiriha (kirihaهatهnict.go.jp) until "January 30thهه
ههههههههههههههه 2010"هwith theهSpecial Form,هcertification letter from your organization, and IEEEinvitation letter(PDF).
ههههههههه Visa page at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:هhttp://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/
ههههههههههههOsaka Prefectural Government
ههههههههههههOSAKA TOURIST GUIDE
هههههههههه- Images of Osaka
هههههههههه- Videos of Osaka
هههههههههههههSpirit of Osakaه
هههههههههههههEnergy of Osakaه
هههههههههههههEntertaining of Osakaه