The venue for the International Symposium on Marine Engineering (ISME) 2017 is the Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC) situated on “Odaiba” near central Tokyo.
(Address: Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC), Plaza Heisei, 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 135-8630)
Air Travel and Ground Transportation
Several forms of public transportation provide easy access to TIEC that is about 90 minutes from Narita International Airport, about 20 – 30 minutes from Tokyo (Haneda) International Airport, and can be reached from each major station in Tokyo within 30 minutes. There are local trains from Narita International Airport and the Tokyo station such as the JR and Keisei lines. Haneda Airport is about 12 km from Odaiba and can be easily accessed by train or the airport limousine bus; the bus is especially convenient if you are bound for the “Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba hotel” or the “Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel.” The venue is about a 10 – 15 minutes’ walk from these hotels. By train, it is about 35 minutes. From the "Tokyo Teleport" Station on the Rinkai line, the venue is about a 15 minutes’ walk. If you are using the Yurikamome line, it is about a three-minute walk from “Funeno-kagakukan” Station.
ISME 2017 will be held at TIEC during the most popular season in Japan—autumn. Tokyo is a center for cultural exchange, and taste of the Edo coexists with a modern city. The Tokyo International Exchange Center is located on the waterfront (Odaiba) that is representative of Tokyo, and is a significant site for transportation and logistics. Odaiba was a maritime fortress built in the Edo era, some of which remains even today. In the venue’s vicinity, you can see the science museum that introduces the most advanced science and technology, and Japan’s first Antarctic observation ship “SOYA.” In addition, there are commercial facilities that display the most advanced fashion and culture in Japan. Popular tourist attractions such as “Asakusa” and “Tokyo Sky Tree” are also easily accessible. Other information can be found on the following pages.
Japan's first Antarctic observation ship "SOYA"
October is a pleasant time of the year to visit Japan because the average temperature is 65.55 ˚F/18.7 ˚C. Daily weather forecasts can be obtained here: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/yoho/. However, please remember to pack a rain jacket and an umbrella, as there is the possibility of light showers.