Travel Tips


It is the responsibility of participants to ensure that they obtain a visa if required, and the passports, travel documents and visas are valid for travel. For information on entry requirements, please consult your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate, or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

Getting There

Osaka is available from all major cities in Japan.
For details of flights to Kansai International Airport (KIX), please see:

Bus from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

To catch bus from Terminal 1: Go to the bus stop outside the 1st floor of Terminal 1.
All buses toward the destination start from here.
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machines located outside the 1st floor of Terminal 1.
From KIX to JR Osaka Station area (conference venue), it is approximately 70 min by bus and costs JPY1,550.

Train from Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Kansai Airport Station is located directly adjacent to Terminal 1.
From KIX to JR Osaka Station, it is approximately 65 min and costs JPY1,190.

Japanese public transportations are very reliable and we can recommend you to use them. However, there are limited services late at night. Could you kindly check the time table form above sites.


Taxis are widely available in Osaka, with the meter beginning at 600 or 700 yen. Please ask your driver in advance if you wish to pay by credit card.

Money Matters

The local currency is the Japanese yen. Most stores will not accept any other currency. For shopping and dining, payment by credit card is generally accepted throughout Japan, but some business, especially smaller establishments, require payment in cash. VISA and MasterCard are the most commonly accepted card brands.

Unfortunately, many ATMs are not equipped to accept cards issued outside of Japan. Please consult your hotel concierge or card issuer website for help locating an international ATM. ATMs at most Japan Post locations accept all VISA and MasterCard credit and debit cards.


There is no custom of individual tipping in Japan. Tips are usually included in the bill as a service charge, if need.


In October, the average daytime temperature in Osaka is between 19-23℃


The standard electricity supply is 100 volts, provided from A-plug (US style) two prong outlets.


Tap water is safe to drink, but bottled mineral waters are available at most hotels and at any convenience store or supermarket.

Local Time

Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9). There is no daylight savings time in Japan.

Medical Emergencies

All participants are advised to ensure they have medical insurance coverage before traveling to Japan.


ISAP 2020 doesn’t accept any responsibility for any loss, damage or injury of any kind which may arise from cancellation of, participation in, or registration for ISAP2020. Participation in all organized events is at the participant's own risk.

As registration fees do not include insurance coverage of any kind, attendees are strongly urged to ensure they have sufficient coverage for all eventualities, including travel and trip interruption insurance.