Travel Information

All technical sessions and social events take place in Kobe Portopia Hotel. The hotel is connected by a walkway to Shimin-Hiroba station of Port Liner (Monorail). Please also refer to this page for more information about access to the venue.

From Airport

There are three airports in the Keihanshin (Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe) area. Kobe Airport and Osaka International Airport are domestic and Kansai International Airport runs domestic and international flights.

Kobe Airport (UKB)

Kobe Airport is the nearest airport to the venue.
You can reach Shimin-Hiroba station in about 8 minutes from Kobe Airport station by Port Liner (Monorail).

Osaka International Airport (ITM)

Osaka International Airport is also called Itami Airport and currently serves domestic flights only.
Airport Limousine Bus drives you to central Sannomiya in about 40 minutes from the airport.

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

A boat ride by Airport Bay Shuttle Ferry takes you to Kobe Airport in about 30 minutes.
Alternatively Airport Limousine Bus drives you to central Sannomiya in about 65 minutes from the airport.

From Train Station

There are six Sannomiya train stations in the central Sannomiya area. All the stations are within walking distance. This page gives an excellent guide of the Sannomiya stations, which will make your travel much easier.

Sannomiya Station (Port Liner)

When you arrive at Sannomiya by bus or train, find Sannomiya station of Port Liner Monorail.
It is a 10 minute ride to Shimin-Hiroba station by Port Liner.

Shin-Kobe Station (JR / Kobe Municipal Subway)

When you arrive at Shin-Kobe station of JR Sinkansen bullet train, take Kobe Municipal Subway.
It takes only 3 minutes to Sannomiya station from Shin-Kobe station.

Map — Sannomiya Stations

Shuttle Bus Service from Sannomiya

Complimentary shuttle bus service is available to the venue from Sannomiya bus station and Shin-Kobe station. It takes about 15 minutes from Sannomiya Station and 25 minutes from Shin-Kobe Station. For timetable of the shuttle bus, please see this page.

Map — Kobe Portopia Hotel