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portopia- Kobe International Conference Center

(Registration, Sessions, Workshops and Industrial Forum)
- Kobe Portopia Hotel

(Plenary talks, Receptions, Banquet, Science Forum and Industrial Forum)


Kobe is a fascinating city, and its attractions include one of the largest ports in the word, the beautiful natural setting of the Rokko Mountains and picturesque streets. Located in the central part of the Japanese archipelago, Kobe is 30 minutes from Kyoto and three hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen (the super express train).


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Kobe is located in Hyogo Prefecture, one of several prefectures in the mid-west of Japan that, together, are known as the ‘Kansai Region’. This is Japan’s premier tourism area for overseas visitors making Kobe an ideal base city for visiting world heritage sites, both to the east and to the west. The Port of Kobe and its man-made islands are located on the north shore of the Osaka Bay.


EASY ACCESS: As a port city, built on a history of transportation, and with its own airport and Shinkansen station(Shin-Kobe), Kobe offers easy access for both domestic and overseas travelers.

CONVENTION VENUES: Closest to any airport in Japan! Kobe Convention Center (the International Conference Center, International Exhibition Halls and other key venues) are located on Port Island, about 10 minutes from downtown Kobe (Sannomiya) and only 8 minutes from Kobe Airport.

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* Conference Official Map [ pdf pdf file download]

Japan's closest connection between an airport and an international conference center, Kobe is easy to reach from any country. Located on an island, Kobe's primary convention facilities are all just minutes from one another, including conference and exhibition halls, hotels and restaurants. Trains from an adjacent station run every 5 minutes to downtown Kobe and connect to Japan's very best tourism attractions. The Kobe International Conference Center has a Main Hall with seats for 692 people for plenary meetings and the International Conference Room has capacity for 360 delegates. (coutesy from the website of Kobe Convention Center)


- Overall Floor Plan

- BF & 1F Main Hall

- 3F & 4F International Conference Hall

- 3F Reception Hall and Meeting Rooms

- 4F Meeting Rooms

- 5F Meeting Rooms




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Kobe International Conference Center (Kobe Convention Center)

Registration, Sessions and Workshops, Industrial Forum

- Main Hall with 692 seats
- The Reception Hall caters for breaks and meals
- 18 meeting rooms

- The Center has an optical fiber network and highspeed internet access on all floors with each room linked to a LAN system.



mapKobe Portopia Hotel

Plenary talks, Receptions, Banquet, Science Forum and Industrial Forum

Kobe Portopia Hotel is adjacent to the Kobe International Conference Center. Portopia Hall and Ohwada are located at the 1st floor of the South Wing.



Useful Kobe Links


Kobe Convention Center

(Registration, Sessions and Workshops)


Kobe Portopia Hotel

(Plenary talks, Receptions, and Banquet)



One-week Forecasts: Hyogo (Kobe)

by Japan Meteorological Agency

airport Kobe Airport Terminal
Kansai International Airport

West Japan Railway Company

feel-kobe Feel Kobe: Official Kobe Tourism Site
port-of-kobe Port of Kobe by Port and Urban Projects Bureau