Travel

Venue

BLHA 2015 will be held in the Kashiwa-no-ha City, Japan. Located about 30 km to the east of central Tokyo, Kashiwa-no-ha is a newly developed area as a "smart city" by a collaboration of Mitsui Group., Hitachi, and University of Tokyo. Kashiwa-no-ha is directly connected to Akihabara, the electronics street of Tokyo, by the Tsukuba express railroad line, which will take 30 ~ 40 minutes.

In the city, the venue of BLAH 2015 is the the building of "University of Tokyo Kashiwa-no-ha Satellite", which is right next to the "Kashiwa-no-ha Campus" station.

Hackathon

The hackathon place is the classroom of DBCLS which is located at the 6th floor of the building

Symposium

The symposium place is the "1F Hall" of the building

Hotel

For convenience of the participants, we have reserved a block in the Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa-no-ha. It is located right next to the venue. If you want to stay at the hotel, please specify it when you make your registration. For those who want to find their lodge themselves, it is recommended to find one near a station of the Tsukuba express line.

Access from Narita Airport

  • Limousine - Tsukuba express (simpler)
    1. Take the Limousine Bus to Yashio Station North Exit (1.5 hours)
    2. Take the Tsukuba express line and get off at Kashiwa-no-ha Campus (18 minutes)
    3. Take the West exit (left hand side) out, and you will see "Mitsui Garden Hotel" in 150m
  • Skyliner - JR - Tsukuba express (if you prefer trains than bus)
    1. Take Keisei Skyliner to Nippori
    2. Change to the JR line and go to Akihabara
    3. Change to the Tsukuba express line and get off at Kashiwa-no-ha Campus
    4. Take the West exit (left hand side) out, and you will see "Mitsui Garden Hotel" in 150m

Access from Haneda Airport


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