The conference venue, the EPOCHAL Tsukuba, is in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Tsukuba is a suburb of Tokyo with good access from the city center by express train and convenient transportation to domestic and international airports. Multiple hotels at a range of prices are walking distance from the convention center.
Tsukuba has very easy access from the Tokyo area. Taking a highway bus from Narita Airport or Tokyo Station is quite convenient and takes about an hour, while from Haneda Airport it is less than two hours. The Tsukuba Express from Akihabara Station only takes about 45 minutes and choosing a hotel at a station along this line may be convenient, especially for combining the conference with visiting Tokyo.
From Tsukuba Station on the Tsukaba Express Line
About 10 minutes walk to the venue. Tsukuba Station is 45 minutes from Akihabara Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
By intercity Shinkansen (bullet train)
From Shin-Osaka to Tokyo Station: 2.5 hours transfer to Yamanote Line to Akihabara: 3 minutes for Tsukuba Express Line. Total time about 3 hours 30 minutes.
From Sendai to Tokyo Station: 1 hour 45 minutes plus transfer to Akihabara and Tsukuba Express. Total time about 2 hours 45 minutes.
From Narita International Airport
Take a highway bus direct from Narita International Airport to the site: about 100 minutes.
From Haneda Domestic and International Terminals
Direct bus service from Haneda Airport is about 80 minutes
Details, links, and maps at EPOCHAL Access.