Kobe is near to Kansai International Airport, a major gateway to Japan, making it ideal for international conventions. Additionally, Kobe Airport opened in February 2006 bringing with it new land, air and sea access options. Travel to Kobe is easier and smoother than ever before. Within the city there are various public and private rail services (JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, Kobe Kosoku, Sanyo, Kobe Rail, and Hokushin Express). Furthermore there is a subway system, the Kobe New Transit Port Liner and Rokko Liner, plus a comprehensive bus network, all of which ensure participants can move around town safely and efficiently.
2 hrs. 47 mins. by Shinkansen
1 hr. by air
Approx. 20 mins. by JR Shinkaisoku (Express train)
Approx. 50 mins. by JR Shinkaisoku (Express train)
Transfer by train, ferry or limousine bus