As one of the largest cities in the world, conference participants have to choose from a wide range of accommodation options.

There are eight 5-star hotels within a 30-40 minute commute to Hongo campus, with prices ranging anywhere from USD $400 to over $2000 per night.

Dozens of 3-4 star hotels are within walking distance to the campus, which can cost USD $80 to over $200 per night

There are also budget hotels ($40-$60 per night) and youth hostels within walking distance, but with one of the most extensive urban rail networks in the world, we would recommend experienced travelers to look for accommodations near to where they hope to experience Japan!

Approximate commute times to the conference venue, for some of the most accessible stations and famous tourist destinations in Tokyo, are as follows:

  • Ueno Station: A direct train ride from Narita airport, Ueno station is home to one of the city’s most popular markets (Ameyoko market), and home to various museums, parks, and the city zoo.
  • Commute time: 15-20 min walk, or a 15 min bus ride.
  • Tokyo station: Central business district connecting Tokyo to inter-city rapid trains. One stop away from Yurakucho station and Ginza, the high-end shopping district. 
  • Commute time: 15-20 min
  • Shibuya station: Home to the scramble cross-walk, one of the busiest pedestrian traffic crossings in the world. Full of shopping, nightlife, and entertainment!
  • Commute time: 35 min
  • Shinjuku station: The world’s busiest railway station with connectivity to rural tourist areas such as Kamakura and Hakone. Also full of shopping, nightlife, and entertainment! You may be able to catch a glimpse of Godzilla here.
  • Commute time: 20-35 min
  • Asakusa station: Home to Senso-ji, one of Tokyo’s most famous temples surrounded by markets and gift shops.
  • Commute time: 30 min
  • In addition, there are 4 subway stations within walking distance of the campus, and if you were to find a place to stay on any of these subway lines, your commute would be very simple (no transfers required):
  • – The Marunouchi subway line (Hongo-sanchome station)
  • – The Toei Oedo subway line (Hongo-sanchome station)
  • – The Namboku subway line (Todaimae station)
  • – The Chiyoda subway line (Nezu station)