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Logistics Information for the Workshop on W3C's Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces

16 - 17 November, 2007

The Workshop on W3C's Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces will be hosted by W3C/Keio in Fujisawa, Japan, from Friday November 16th to Saturday November 17th, 2007. The registration page is available.


Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Fujisawa, Japan
Main conference room, Alpha building
Tel: +81.466.49.1170
Fax: +81.466.49.1171

Local contact: Kazuyuki Ashimura

Note. The workshop organizer would suggest you print the PDF version of the Keio campus map.

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Workshop schedule

The workshop program will run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, and from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday.

Suggested Hotel: Dai-ichi Inn Shonan

A block of 20 rooms have been booked in Dai-ichi Inn Shonan close to Japan Rail Tsujido station in Fujisawa.

Hotel Web site:
Please see below "Tsujido Station to the hotel".
1-4-14 Tsujido, Fujisawa-city, Kanagawa 251-0047, Japan
Free Internet connection is avilable.

Reservation & payment:

Please let Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org> know the information on the check-in/check-out date, if you are planning to attend the meeting and want to ask us to reserve a room for you. You can submit that information using the registration page.

Special Rates for the Workshop:
JPY 7900 (single room per night; breakfast included) plus tax — JPY 8295 including 5% tax
Distance from Narita Airport:
135 kms



In case you missed to withdraw JPY cash at the airport, foreign credit and cash cards can be used at Post Office and Seven Bank ATMs throughout Japan.

It is, however, advised to contact each credit card company beforehand and check the location of each ATM and its availability as these conditions vary from machine to machine.

Yucho — Post Offices

There are over 26,000 Post Office ATMs in Japan and post offices which provide this service display stickers indicating which cards are accepted. Cards from the Cirrus, PLUS, Maestro and Visa Electron networks can be used. Accepted credit cards include VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.

Seven Bank — Seven-eleven shops

From 11 July 2007, withdrawal of Japanese Yen on Seven Bank ATMs is also available for international cash cards and credit cards. Over 12,000 Seven Bank ATMs are placed at 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Japan and the service will be given 24 hours a day in English, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese. Cash cards from the PLUS and Cirrus networks can be used. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and China UnionPay.


Transportation from the airport to the hotel

Narita International Airport (Code name: NRT) is the only one international airport in Tokyo area.

Limousine bus from Narita Airport to Tsujido:

The workshop organizer strongly suggest you use the limousine bus from/to Narita Airport.

Bus stop:
Buses from the airport to Tsujido station leave the arrival level on the first floor.

Note. Please get the ticket at the ticket counters marked with orange square () in following maps, and get on the bus at the bus stop #9.

Timetable (Narita to Tsujido):
Narita Airport (Terminal2) 8:45 9:30 10:40 14:35 16:35 18:20 20:05
Narita Airport (Terminal1) 8:50 9:35 10:45 14:40 16:40 18:25 20:10
Tsujido Station 11:10 11:55 13:05 17:00 19:00 20:35 22:20
The fare for a one way ticket is 3,700 JPY. You should obtain the ticket at the ticket counters before proceeding to the bus stops.

Tsujido Station to the hotel:

You will arrive at the bus stop #5 on the north of Tsujido Station, while the hotel (Dai-ichi Inn Shonan) is on the south side. So please go to the south side of the station using the elevator/slope/stairs on the west side of the bus stop.

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Limousine bus from Tsujido to Narita Airport:

Please note that the return ticket need to be reserved. So please let the organizer know your flight departure time and preferred bus time.

Timetable (Tsujido to Narita):
Tsujido Station 5:00 5:30 6:00 9:25 12:25 14:10
Narita Airport (Terminal2) 7:25 7:55 8:35 12:10 14:50 16:45
Narita Airport (Terminal1) 7:30 8:00 8:40 12:15 14:55 16:50


If you want/need to try trains to come to Tsujido, please let the organizer know.

You can get some information on the train by specifying start point (e.g. "Tokyo" or "Nagoya") and destination (e.g. "Tsujido") into the form at: http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi

Transportation between hotel and the venue

There are busses avaiable from Tsujido station north exit to Keio.

Bus schedule:

The travel time from the Hotels to the venue (Keio University) would be approximately 30 minutes.

Bus fare:

The fare for a one way ticket is 320 JPY. The bus driver does not accept bank notes. However, you can change 1000-yen bill into coins in the bus using the changer next to the driver.

Bus depot:

Please go to the North side of Tsujido station, and use the bus with a sign of "辻34" (Tsuji-34) which leaves "1番のりば" (Depot #1).

Note. There are two bus stops have similar names: "Keio Daigaku" and "Keio Daigaku Honkan-mae". Please get off the bus at the terminal (not "Keio Daigaku" but "Keio Daigaku Honkan-mae").

bus depot #1

VISA Arrangement

Please check out the List of Countries and Regions That Have Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan and the Web page of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan right now.

If you need a copy of invitation letter for your visa, please fill out following invitation letter application form.

You can provide this information using registration page.

Invitation letter Application Form

Embassy of Japan in [----the COUNTRY you apply for Visa----]
Full Name           [-------------]
Prefix              [Mr.  or  Ms.]
Nationality         [------------]
Date of Birth       [-dd--mm--yy-]
Age                 [---]

Estimated term of stay.       [--------------]
Address for the stay / hotel. [--------------]
(even not fixed yet,plan) 

Fax and/or postal address     [--------------]
(if you want to send by Fax or Mail)

Lunch and refreshment

Lunches and refreshment will be funded by W3C/Keio.

Optional events: Dinner & Mini-tour around Fujisawa Area

The organizer is planning to hold some fun events both on Friday, 16 November and Saturaday, 17 November around the workshop venue. If you are interested in joining these events, please let the organizer know using the registration page.

Note. Unfortunately, the organizer can not fund the events, however, happy to bring you to some nice Japanese restaurant etc. and help you to enjoy the events.

Dinner in Tsujido on 16th November:

The organizer is planning to hold a small party in the evening on Friday, 16 November in Tsujido.

Time schedule is available below.

Keio to Tsujido:
Those stays at Tsujido
  • 18:22 Bus leaves Keio
  • 18:44 Bus arrives at Tsujido
  • 19:10 Leave Daiichi-inn
Those stays at Keio
  • 18:42 Bus leaves Keio
  • 19:04 Bus arrives at Tsujido
Dinner in Tsujido:

Mini-tour around Fujisawa Area on 17th November

The organizer has another fun plan to hold a mini-tour to Enoshima Island in the evening on Saturday, 17 November. We can go there within 30-40 min using bus and train. There are some interesting buildings and shops like:

Time schedule is available below.

Keio to Tsujido:
Those stays at Tsujido
  • 17:43 Bus leaves Keio
  • 18:05 Bus arrives at Tsujido
  • 18:25 Leave Daiichi-inn
Those stays at Keio
  • 17:58 Bus leaves Keio
  • 18:20 Bus arrives at Tsujido
Tsujido to Enoshima:
Walk around Enoshima Island:
Enoshima to Fujisawa:
Dinner in Fujisawa:


  1. It will probably be dark by the time we get the island. However, it should be still fun because there is a beautiful lighthouse which lights all night long ;-)
  2. There are several Japanese restaurants around the island or Fujisawa station which serve vegetarian dishes as well.

The Call for Participation, the Presentation Guideline and the Agenda are also available on the W3C Web server.

Deborah Dahl and Kazuyuki Ashimura, Workshop Co-chairs

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