General information for the 2nd session of the Committee

Venue of the second session of the Committee

  • PHOTO:00256-MED-R-Plaza HEISEI - Tokyo International Exchange Center
  • Address:
    2-79 Aomi, Koto-ku
    Tokyo
    135-8630 Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)3-5520-6001
  • Fax:+81 (0)3-5520-6011
  • E-mail: tiecproject@jasso.go.jp
  • Website : http://www.tiec.jasso.go.jp

Registration form

The registration form should be returned before 10 August to Ms Samira ZININI:

  • by e-mail (if permitted by your Acrobat version): s.zinini@unesco.org;
  • by fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 52
  • or in hard copy, addressed to:
    UNESCO CLT/CIH/ITH
    1 rue Miollis
    75732 Paris Cedex 15 - FRANCE

Recommended Hotels

The Japanese Government recommends four hotels in Tokyo, the HOTEL NIKKO TOKYO (ten minutes’ walk to the venue), the INTERCONTINENTAL TOKYO BAY, PARK HOTEL TOKYO and the TOKYO PRINCE HOTEL (cf. map locating the venue of the meeting and the different hotels) Participants should make reservations directly with one of these hotels, only by fax (not by telephone and E-mail) by using one of the the reservation forms attached to each hotel. In order to receive specially negotiated room rates for the types of rooms detailed below (see each hotel’s URL below.), participants are invited to reserve their rooms before 10 August by referring to booking code “UNICH”.
All participants are responsible for their own costs, including accommodation and other expenses, such as telephone, facsimile, laundry etc, during their stay.

Exchange Rates July 2007: 1 USD = 122,32 ¥, 1€ = 168,60 ¥

HOTEL NIKKO TOKYO (100 rooms available)

  • Address: 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)3-5500-5500
  • Fax: +81 (0)3-5500-5525
  • Website: http://www.hnt.co.jp/
  • From the airport:
    • Limousin Bus: The Limousine Bus arrives at entrance on the first floor of HOTEL NIKKO TOKYO. It takes aproximately 75 minutes from Narita Airport. Or the other Limousine Bus arrives at T-CAT (Tokyo City Air Terminal: Hakozaki) in approximately 55 minutes. (It leaves from Narita Airport every 10 minutes.) It takes 20 minutes from Hakozaki to the Hotel by taxi.
      http://www.tcat-hakozaki.co.jp/eng/top.html
    • Train: JR Narita Express arrives at Tokyo Station in 63 minutes. It takes approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Tokyo Station.
  • Acces to the venue: Ten minutes’ walk to the venue.
  • Room Types/Rates (service charge, taxes and breakfast are included):
    • Single: ¥21,300
    • Twin: ¥30,300
  • Hotel Nikko Tokyo reservation form

INTERCONTINENTAL TOKYO BAY (30-50 rooms available)

  • Address: 16-2, Kaigan 1, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)3-5404-2222
  • Fax : +81 (0)3-5404-3919
  • Website: http://interconti-tokyo.com
  • From the airport:
    • Limousin Bus: The Limousine Bus arrives at entrance on the first floor of INTERCONTINENTAL TOKYO BAY. It takes aproximately 90 minutes from Narita Airport.
    • Train: JR Narita Express arrives at Tokyo Station in 63 minutes. It takes approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Tokyo Station to the Hotel.
  • Access to the venue:
    • Train: it takes approximately 15 minutes by Yurikamome Line from Takeshiba station near the Hotel to FUNE-NO-KAGAKUKAN station near the venue (5 minute’s walk to the venue)
  • Room Types/Rates (service charge, taxes and breakfast are included):
    • Superior Single : ¥24,455
    • Superior Twin : ¥31,385
  • Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay reservation form

PARK HOTEL TOKYO (40 rooms available)

  • Address: 1-7-1, Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)3-6252-1111
  • Fax: +81 (0)3-6252-1001
  • Website: http://www.parkhoteltokyo.com
  • Access:
    • Limousin Bus: The Limousine Bus arrives at entrance on the first floor of Park Hotel Tokyo. It takes aproximately 90 minutes from Narita Airport.
    • Train: JR Narita Express arrives at Tokyo Station in 63 minutes. It takes approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Tokyo Station to the Hotel.
  • Access to the venue:
    • Train: It takes approximately 15 minutes by Yurikamome Line from Shiodome station directly connected to the Hotel to FUNE-NO-KAGAKUKAN station near the venue (5 minute’s walk to the venue).
  • Room Types/Rates ( Service charge and taxes are included. Breakfast can beadded with ¥2,079 extra person with prior request) :
    • City Queen: Single:¥17,525 ; Double:¥19,635
    • City Twin : Single:¥17,525 ; Double:¥19,635
  • Park Hotel Tokyo reservation form

TOKYO PRINCE HOTEL (50 rooms available)

  • Addess: 3-3-1, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)3-3432-1111
  • Fax: +81 (0)3-3434-5551
  • Website: http://www.princejapan.com/index.asp
  • From the airport:
    • Limousin Bus: the Limousine Bus arrives at entrance on the first floor of Tokyo Prince Hotel. It takes aproximately 70 minutes from Narita Airport.
    • Train: JR Narita Express arrives at Tokyo Station in 63 minutes. It takes approximately 10 minutes by taxi from Tokyo Station to the Hotel.
  • Access to the venue:
    • Train: the taxi arrives at the Takeshiba station of Yurikamome Line in 15 minutes. It takes approximately 15 minutes by Yurikamome Line from Takeshiba station to the FUNE-NO-KAGAKUKAN station near the venue (5 minute’s walk to the venue).
    • Subway of Toei Mita Line from Onarimon Station to Uchisaiwaicho Station (2 minutes, 170 yen). From Exit A2 of Uchisaiwaicho Station, 5 minutes walk to Shimbashi Station, then change to Yurikamome Line. It takes 18 minutes (370 yen) from Shimbashi Station to FUNE-NO-KAGAKUKAN Station near the venue. (5 minutes walk to the venue).
    • Subway of Toei Oedo Line from Daimon Station to Shiodome Station (2 minutes, 170 yen), then change to Yurikamome Line at Shiodome Station. It takes 15 minutes (310 yen) from Shiodome Station to the FUNE-NO-KAGAKUKAN Station near the venue (5 minutes walk to the venue).

Excursions on Saturday 8 September

The Japanese authorities will organize optional programmes for the participants on Saturday 8 September (participation is free). The participants may select one of the following two programmes:

  • Course 1 is to visit Nikko, one of the World Cultural Heritage sites in Japan (see below)
  • Course 2 is to appreciate one of the following Japanese traditional performing arts: Nohgaku, Ningyo Joruri Bunraku, or Kabuki. All of them have been proclaimed as “Masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” (see below).

After the excursions, all participants will be invited to Tokyo National Museum where a reception will be hosted by its Executive Director, Mr. Teiichi SATO, former Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO.
The Registration form to participate to one of the excursion should be returned before 17 August 2007 to Mr. KUSANO Junichi by e-mail (ichcom-events@mofa.go.jp), by fax (+81 (0)3 5501 8140) or hard copy.

Course 1 programme: ASAKUSA-NIKKO (Tentative schedule)

  • 09.30 Visit of Sensoji Temple (Asakusa)
  • 12.00 Box Lunch
  • 13.20 Visit of Shrines and Temples of Nikko, World Heritage Site, about 150km north of Tokyo
  • 18.45 Visit of Tokyo National Museum and Reception

All the transportation for participants from the hotels to Asakusa, Nikko and Tokyo National Museum and back to hotels will be provided by the organizer.

Course 2 programme (Japanese Intangible Culture)

  • 13.00 – 16.00 Nohgaku at National Noh Theatre in Tokyo
  • or 11.00 – 15.30 Ningyo Joruri Bunraku at National Theatre in Tokyo
  • or 11.00 – 15.30 Kabuki at KABUKI-ZA in Tokyo

Participants are requested to arrange and pay for their own transportation to the venue for course 2. Public transportation is available to access all venues. The organizer will provide access map and ticket for participants by Friday, 7 September.
Please note that there is a 3 hour interval between the Japanese intangible cultural programme and the reception at Tokyo National Museum in the evening. The participants also have to arrange and pay for their own transportation to Tokyo National Museum after Japanese intangible cultural programme. (Maps showing how to reach Tokyo National Museum will be given to the Course 2 participants.)
Please note that as the number of the tickets available for the Course 2 performances is limited, in some cases we may not be able to meet your choice.

Visit and Reception at Tokyo National Museum (18.45 )

After Course 1 and Course 2, all participants of excursions are invited to the reception at Tokyo National Museum.
After the reception, the organizer will provide transportation by bus from Tokyo National Museum to HOTEL NIKKO TOKYO, INTERCONTINENTAL TOKYO BAY, PARK HOTEL TOKYO and TOKYO PRINCE HOTEL.

Help Desk at Narita Airport Terminal 2

For the participants who need supports in getting limousine bus, train, or taxi from the airport to their hotels, there is a Help Desk at the JICA counter on the 1st floor of Narita Airport Terminal 2.
Attention: there is no Help Desk at Terminal 1, therefore, if you need supports, please visit the Help Desk (JICA Counter) at Terminal 2

  • Service Hours: September 1st – September 2nd (8:00 – 21:00)
  • What Help Desk can offer: provide information about the access from the airport to hotels. (How to take limousine bus, train, or taxi from the airport)
  • What Help Desk can not offer:
    (1)Hotel reservations
    (2)Changes for hotel reservations
    (3)Changes for anything related to the committee’s work
    (4)Porter service
  • Location of Help Desk: Help Desk is located at JICA counter on the 1st floor of Narita Airport Terminal 2, on the left side of the central exit, as presented on this map.

Visa

Concerning visas and other formalities for entering Japan, please contact the Japanese embassy or consulate in your city/country directly. If a visa is needed, the circular letter from UNESCO together with a letter stating the names of your country’s representatives can be used when applying for a visa. Please note that no personal letters of invitation can be provided for this purpose and that only the Japanese authorities may determine whether a visa is granted.

As each nationality has different procedures, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Visas are to be issued after registration.

For more detailed information about applying for a visa to Japan, please see the Information Guide to Japanese Visas (located on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html.

It is recommended that participants obtain travel insurance coverage prior to arriving in Japan and every participant is required to have a valid passport, visa and entry permission to enter Japan.

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