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For Your Better Stay in Tokyo
In order to locate some of the important places mentioned below, see a map of the area where they are, superbly hand-drawn by our staff, in the congress program booklet you are supposed to receive at the registration desk of NFC Headquarters.
[ Public Transportation ]
Subways in Tokyo are safe and punctual. The lines are divided in two groups, 'Tokyo Metro' group and 'Toei' (Tokyo Municipal Subway) group, and each group has their own charging systems. Every line is distinguished by color, and each station has a subway map in English. Subways and JR Yamanote Line, a circular line, cover almost the whole area of the city center. These are the most convenient and economical ways to move around in Tokyo. Subways and JR lines stop their services at around 24:00.
Taxi should be a substitute for subways and JR. It is easy to pick up a running taxi, and you do not have to go to a taxi stand for a ride. However, as the fare is very expensive (the charge starts from 660JPY), we highly recommend you to reach your destination before midnight.
When going out for the suburbs, you need to use JR lines or other railways. You can also go farther by JR Shinkansen, which starts from JR Tokyo Station located within a 10 minute-walk distance from NFC.
[ Money Exchange ]
We have limited places to provide money exchange service, despite that there are many branches of banks in the Ginza/Kyobashi areas. The nearest and the most convenient place from NFC is "World Currency Shop" on the 3rd floor of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank (Kyobashi branch), which opens on weekdays from 10:00 to 17:00. Travelex Currency Shop is open everyday on the Lemon Road of Yaesu Underground Shopping Mall neighboring Tokyo Station.
[ Postal Service ]
Though many hotels sell postal stamps, we recommend you to go to post offices for further services. They put a mark "?" on their signboards. The nearest one is on the back street of NFC building.
Postal Card : 70 JPY (flat price for worldwide service)Envelope(-25g) : 90 JPY (Asia) / 110 JPY (Europe, USA, Central, America, Oceania,The Middle East) / 130 JPY (Africa)In case of sending documents or articles abroad, EMS (Express Mail Service) is safe and convenient. For further information, please visit this website.
[ International Door-to-Door Courier ]
You can also use another international delivery service of FedEx at FedEx/Kinko's office across the corner of Kyobashi.
[ Shopping ]
The Ginza area is a traditional center for shopping in Tokyo. It has many renowned department stores such as Mitsukoshi, Matsuya and Printemps Ginza, within a 15- minute walk distance from NFC. It also has famous specialty stores such as Yamano Music (CD, DVD), Ito-Ya (stationery) and Yaesu Book Center, one of the biggest bookstores in Japan.
[ Sightseeing ]
Ueno | An old downtown area of Tokyo, which has a busy shopping market, Ameyoko, along the elevated railroads of JR. Ueno is also a cultural district, having many museums and institutions.Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / JR Yamanote Line.
Shinjuku | Another cultural center of Tokyo, matching for Ginza. It has been called “Fuku-Toshin” (New City Center) from the 1960’s. Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line/ Toei Shinjuku Line/ JR Yamanote Line.
Shibuya | A center of Japanese youth culture since the 1980’s. Art theaters are gathered in this area. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / JR Yamanote Line.
Asakusa | Another old downtown of Tokyo, popular for tourists, leaving Japans´ traditional lifestyles intact. Asakusa used to be the center of Japanese show business including cinema before the World War Two. Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
Roppongi | The newest face of Tokyo. After the recent redevelopment, many office buildings including famous Roppongi Hills, are gathered in this area. Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Toei Oedo Line.
Akihabara | The internationally famous shopping center for electric goods and computer items. It is also known as the mecca of otaku culture lately. JR Yamanote Line.
[ Eating out in the Ginza/Kyobashi areas ]
There are a lot of restaurants and pubs in the Ginza/Kyobashi areas. Japanese style pub, ‘izakaya,’ serves food and alcohol in homely atmosphere (most of them do NOT have English menu). There are also lots of coffee shops in the areas including the branches of Doutor, Starbucks, Tully’s and Excelsior. Although providing various foods, many of them are closed on Saturday and Sunday. You don’t need to tip at restaurants and hotels.
[ Water ]
The water from a faucet is safe enough to drink in Japan, and various kinds of mineral water are sold at convenience stores.
[ Flight Information ]
Please visit the website shown below to check flight information and schedule.
[ Embassy Information ]
You can check the information offered by foreign embassies at this website.
[ Emergency Phone Numbers ]
Police : 110
Fire/Ambulance : 119
[ Addresses and Contact Numbers You Should Keep in Mind ]
National Film Center
3-7-6, Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel:(03)3561-0823 / Fax:(03)3561-0830
National Film Center Sagamihara Annex
3-1-4, Takane, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 229-0021
Tel:(042)758-0128 / Fax:(042)757-4449
Yaesu Fujiya Hotel
2-9-1, Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0028
Tel:(03)3273-0220 / Fax:(03)3273-2180
Hotel Monterey Ginza
2-10-2, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
Tel:(03)3544-7111 / Fax:(03)3544-1600
Sun Hotel Kanda
2-8-4, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0047
Tel:(03)3256-8181 / Fax:(03)3256-7766
http://www.sun-hotel.co.jp/ka_index.htm(in Japanese only)
Keio Presso Inn
4-4-1, Nihonbashi-Motoishicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0021
Tel:(03)3241-0202 / Fax:(03)3241-0203
Keio Presso Inn
2-8, Kanda-Tacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0046
Tel:(03)3252-0202 / Fax:(03)3252-0203