Early booking of the flights is strongly recommended, especially for low-budget airlines. The conference venue(I-site Namba) which is located in the heart of Osaka is easily accessible from the Kansai International Airport by train (40 min) and bus (50min). For more information, please see Travel Information.

Access to I-site
Access to NANKAI-Namba

Travel Information

By train

You can take Nankai Line from Kansai Airport Station to Namba Station. It takes about 40 minutes by Rapi:t (Express train) which runs every 30 minutes.

Map: Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Nankai-Namba Station

By bus

Information of Airport Limousine Bus to City. Refer to " Namba (OCAT) ".


I-site Namba, Osaka Prefecture University
Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0012, Japan

Subway takes you everywhere in Osaka City. You can get the Subway Route Map via:
* Blue and Red Lines in the above map represent Yotsubashi and Midosuji Lines, respectively.

The nearest station is "Daikoku-cho station" (Exit 1 of both Y16 (Yotsubashi Line), and M21 (Midosuji Line)), about 5 minutes walking distance to the conference venue.

Namba station (Y15, M20, S16) is the easy access terminal station, although it takes about 15 minutes walking distance to the conference venue. However, it might be a little bit complicated for who is unfamiliar with Namba area.

Namba station (Y15, M20) to Daikoku-cho station (Y16, M21) is just 1 minute distance by Yotsubashi and Midosuji Lines. We recommend to come from Daikoku-cho station. It is the easiest way. More details on Subway information of Osaka City can be found at

Map: Daikoku-cho station to I-site Namba (Conference Venue)

Map: Nankai-Namba Station to I-site Namba (Conference Venue)

Local Information

About Osaka

Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with nearly 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is Japan’s third largest city by population after the Tokyo 23 wards and Yokohama, and serves as a major economic hub.
Further details can be found here: Osaka Visitors' Guide


VISA Application

Anyone entering Japan must have a valid passport.
In addition, participants from particular countries must have a visa issued by Japanese Embassy or Consulate Generals in their home countries.

Consult your local Japanese Embassy or Consulate Generals as to whether or not a visa is required. It could sometimes take more than a month to obtain a visa.

For general information on visas, visit the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at:

The Secretariat can issue a letter of invitation and necessary documents upon request to those who need a visa.
In order to issue an invitation letter, participants must complete the registration and payment beforehand.

Download the form for VISA Information Sheet and make sure to type all the blanks. After you fill out the form, send it together with a copy of your passport and your travel itinerary to the ICDEA2016 Secretariat by e-mail as attachments.

Please contact to Secretariat for supporting visa issue no later than May 31, 2016.

A letter of invitation for VISA will be issued after registration and payment are completed.
The letter of invitation for VISA application does not provide any financial support.
The validity of all documents is three months.
The length of stay of the visa applicant is the day before the conference starts to the day after the final day of the conference, i.e. July 23 - July 30, 2016.