The 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers




Participants who require a VISA, should first complete registration via the registration web page, and contact us by submitting an inquiry from their user account page.

Hotel reservation

Hotel reservation can be made online. A block of rooms are held for participants of the conference at the hotels listed below with the cost per night for a single room.

  • Hotel Nikko Nara (13,800 JPY)
  • Nara Washignton Hotel Plaza (8,700 - 10,800 JPY)
  • Comfort Hotel Nara (8,800 JPY)

12 rooms are kept for student participants at the guest house of Kizu distinct of Kansai Photon Science Institute at a cost of 2,000 JPY per night. Contact us from the registration site if you wish to stay at the guest house. The rooms are booked according to the first-come policy.

Location of the hotels and the conference place is shown in the map below, including several more hotels in Nara area which can be booked through

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Direction to the conference place

The conference will be held at Nara Kasugano International Forum, Iraka, in Nara park. It is approximately 2 km east from JR Nara station. Take a bus, route no.2 "Nara city loop, clockwise" from the bus stop no.2 at the east exit of JR Nara station, or the bus stop no. 1 from Kintetsu Nara station, and get off at "Todaiji daibutsuden Kasuga taisha-mae". The conference place is 3 minutes walk toward hills through the lawn from the bus stop. You can also take less frequent bus route no.7 "Kasugataisha-honden" from the same bus stop from JR and Kintetsu Nara station, and get off at "Nara Kasugano International Forum Iraka mae". It is approximately 30 minutes walk from JR Nara station along Omiya-dori street toward hills.

Travel to Nara

The most conveniet international airport for overseas visitors to Nara is Kansai Airport (KIX). From Kansai Airport, you can come to Nara by Airport Limousine buses or railways. Airport Limousine buses run directly to the two Nara stations. Using railways, there are two train services. Using JR, take Haruka limited express or a rapid service to Tennoji, and trasnfer to Yamatoji line to JR Nara station. Or you can take Nankai railways to Namba, and transfer to Kintetsu Nara line to Kintetsu Nara station. It takes approximately 1.5 hours and costs 1,500 (railway) - 2,000 JPY (bus) for the travel, depending on the route, and additional fee of 650 JPY is required if you take JR Haruka express.

If you take a domestic flight, you may arrive at Osaka Itami Airport. From Osaka Itami Airport take a Limousine bus to Nara stations.

From Tokyo, take JR Shinkansen Nozomi super express to Kyoto, and transfer to JR Nara line or Kintetsu Kyoto line. Using the Kintetsu line, if you take express service to Nara you can arrive at Kintetsu Nara station directly, otherwise you need to make a trasfer to Nara at Saidaiji.

More travel information is available at wikitravel.