Dates: August 1 (Sunday) - 6 (Friday)
Venue: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex
2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku,
Chiba-city, 261-0023 Japan
- How to get to symposium venue from JR Kaihin Makuhari station
Makuhari is located mid-way between central Tokyo and Narita Airport and can be reached from both in less than one hour by train or by bus.
- How to get to Makuhari from Narita Airport (pdf download)
- How to get to Makuhari from Haneda Airport (pdf download)
ICS2010 will cover various fields of glycosciences, including;
- Synthesis and Reactions
- Chemical Biology
- Analytical Methods
- Structural Biology
- Materials and Biotechnology
- Industrial Applications
Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex is located in Chiba Prefecture, right next to Tokyo. Makuhari is mid-way between central Tokyo and Narita Airport, Japan's main gateway to the world.
This area has many large-scale facilities such as Tokyo Disney Resort, including the world's only Tokyo Disney Sea. You cannot miss it during your stay in Japan!
With easy access to the center of Tokyo, which only takes about 30 minutes by express train, you can enjoy a full range of entertainment in Tokyo, from traditional culture to exciting modern Japan.
- General Tourist Information:
- Visiting Japan Links:
- Narita International Airport:
- Haneda International Airport (Tokyo International Airport):
- Kansai International Airport (Osaka):
- Central Japan International Airport (Nagoya):
Foreign currency or traveler's checks can be changed into Japanese yen (¥) at major banks, hotels, and airports (One US dollar = 96 yen as of May 2009.) Banks are open from 9:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday.
Credit cards are widely accepted. Commonly recognized cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.
There is no custom of tipping anywhere in Japan, even at hotels and restaurants. On certain occasions, however, a service charge is added to the bill.
The voltage in Japan is 100 - 110 volts for electrical appliances. The frequency is 50Hz in Tokyo, Chiba, and other parts of eastern Japan (60Hz in western parts of Japan). Electrical sockets usually accept only two-pronged (vertical) plugs.