Travel Information

Information on Airport Limousine bus from/to Naha Airport

Time Table D:Naha Airport to Busena Marine Park Area
      (Symposium Venue: Bankoku Shinryokan)
E:Naha Airport to Nago Area
Fare: about 2,000 JPY
Reservation: There is no reservation for Airport Limousine Bus. Please come to the bus stop ahead of schedule because people who wait for the bus at the bus stop will ride on the bus in order.
Purchase a ticket: It is not accepted payment by cash, please purchase a ticket in advance. You can purchase it at Airport limousine bus counter, Naha-bus terminal and hotels where you arrive.
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Climate

Okinawa belongs to a subtropical climatic region and has an annual average temperature of 23.3 degrees Celsius.
Summer is long in Okinawa, but there’s a significant difference in temperature between day and night. In December, the highest temperature is 27 Celsius, and the lowest temperature is 14 Celsius.
Clothing: A sweatshirt and jeans are comfortable.

Electricity

In Japan, 2-flat-pin plugs are used instead of columnar-shaped plugs or 3-pin plugs. The voltage used throughout Japan is uniformly 100 volts, A.C. There are two kinds of frequencies in use; 60 Hertz in western Japan and 50 Hertz in eastern Japan (including Hokkaido). A convertible type of electrical appliances such as a travel iron, hair dryer, and shaver will therefore be handy. Otherwise, a step-down transformer is required to convert the voltage. 2-PIN 2-PIN + EARTH

Currency & Foreign Exchange

The local currency is Japanese Yen (JPY). Japanese money comes in bills (1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen) and coins (1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen). Major currencies, such as the US dollar and EURO, can be exchanged at international airports, major banks and major hotels. Banks are open from 9:00 to 15:00 on Monday to Friday.

Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards

Traveler's checks are accepted by leading banks and hotels in major cities. International credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Diners Club, MasterCard and JCB are also acceptable at these major establishments. Credit card transactions, however, are not always convenient outside big cities. Therefore, obtaining cash beforehand is recommended when you travel to the countryside.

Duty Free Import

Personal effects and unaccompanied baggage that are for personal use, are free of duties and/or taxes within the allowance specified below. If you have both personal effects and unaccompanied baggage, please consider them together when referring to the allowance. Clothes, toiletry articles, and other personal effects that are for personal use, as well as professional equipment that will be used during your stay in Japan, are all free of duties and/or taxes, if they are considered quantitatively appropriate and are not for sale.
More Information for the "Customs Declaration".
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-info/shopping/customs.html

Tipping

Tipping is not necessary unless you request some extra special service. Individual tipping is not common in Japan, since a 10 to 15 % service charge is added to the bill at major hotels and higher-class restaurants.

Time Zone

Japan is in a single time zone, nine hours ahead of GMT. No Daylight Saving Time is in effect.

Insurance

The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own personal insurance policy.