setting sun photo by OCVB The iSAS organization committee does NOT arrange accommodations for participants.

However, for the convenience of the participants, information on accommodation is provided below.

Hotel near the conference venue:

Laguna Garden Hotel
(A luxury hotel, situated in the walking distance from the conference venue)

4-1-1 Mashiki, Ginowan, Okinawa Japan 901-2224
Phone (098)897-2121, Fax (098)897-7711

Hotels in downtown of Naha-city:

(Naha Asahibashi-Ekimae, Naha Mie-Bashi-Eki, etc.)

APA Hotel Naha

Hotel Sun-Queen

and more


As listed above, only one hotel (Laguna Garden Hotel) is located near the conference site. A wide range of the selection of accommodations, from a hotel with reasonable room rate to a luxury hotel, is available in the downtown of Naha-city. Although a bus (45 - 60 minutes, JPY~500) or taxi (25 minutes, JPY~2,500) transportation is required for an access to the conference site, a stay in Naha-city is more convenient for dining, shopping, and sightseeing.

Please note that, on Sunday 15th March, the On-site Registration desk and an informal get-together will be arranged in the downtown of Naha-city. Participants who plan to stay outside of Naha-city should make sure that transportation to your hotel is still available after the gathering.

need assistance?

If you are a participants from foreign countries (i.e., outside Japan) and have any difficulty or trouble in arranging your accommodation, please make contact with the Secretary of the Workshop for assistance before 30th January 2009.