Last Updated : 17 January 2001



2-5 April 2001

NASDA / EORC, Tokyo, Japan

General Information for the Workshop Participants

Travel & Accommodation

We would like to thank you for your participation and hope this Workshop will be a fruitful meeting for you.

Introduction : In the framework of CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation, the next SAR subgroup workshop will be organized by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) in Tokyo, Japan, from 2 to 5 April 2001.

Venue : National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) in Minato-ku, the heart of Tokyo, Japan 

NASDA / EORC  Address : Roppongi First Bldg. 14F, 1-9-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3224-7040  Fax : +81-3-3224-7051
URL is 

Accommodation : We have made a reservation at the nearest, the most convenient and reasonable hotel for you. Please complete and return the Form B to the workshop operation office by e-mail or facsimile no later than 15 March 2001.

ATAGOYAMA TOKYU INN  Address : 1-6-6, Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0002 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3431-0109  Fax : +81-3-3431-0434


* NASDA/EORC and Hotel Map is below. Please click on the map if you want to see more high resolution map.



* If you want to have a room reserve in other hotel, you can book by yourself via internet.  However, the hotels listed below have NOT been negotiated in preferential rates, so it will be a standard price.

ANA Hotel Tokyo Address : 12-33 Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3505-1111  Fax : +81-3-3505-1155 
Roppongi Prince Hotel Address : 2-7, Roppongi 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3587-1111  Fax : +81-3-3587-0770
URL is 
Tokyo Prince Hotel Address : 3-1, Shibakoen 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8560 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3432-1111  Fax : +81-3-3434-5551
URL is 

From Narita Airport



Please take "Airport Limousine" or "NEX"(JR Narita Express) to Tokyo Station, then take a taxi to hotel. (10-15min.) Access information is summarized to the left. 

1) Airport Limousine bus
A direct limousine bus from Narita Airport to the hotel is not available.

2) NEX (JR Narita Express)
You can take JR Narita Express, which departs about every 30 minutes from the airport. It takes about 60 minutes and costs 3,140 Japanese yen. Getting off at Tokyo Station, take a taxi to these hotels. It takes about 30minutes and costs about 2,000 JPY. (please refer to the attached map, "Access to the hotels.")
URL is 

Note : Narita Airport has a WEB page which contains much information to aid the traveler.

Please click on the map if you want to see more high resolution map.

Workshop Registration

Please help us by completing the questionnaire (Form A and B) and returning it to the workshop operation office by e-mail or facsimile no later than 15 March 2001.

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* No registration fees will be requested for the workshop. However, you have to bear all traveling costs for your participating in the workshop. 

Working Language

The presentations will be conducted in English as well as posters and papers for the proceedings.

Oral Presentation

Conference rooms will be equipped with an overhead, PC, and video projector for oral presentation.


A space of 1m (width) x 1m (height) will be available for each poster. All the material required to fix the posters will be provided at the workshop.

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception will be held at "Toranomon-Pastral" in the evening on 3 April 2001. Further information will be provided at the workshop. 

Currency Exchange

The currency is the yen. The exchange rate was \119.00 as of 15 January 2001. Money can be exchanged at major banks and limited number of hotels. As the nation's financial regulations are loosen up, you may find that it is gradually becoming easier to change money in other locations, too. Some shops even accept payment in US dollars.

Banknotes : 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 yen.   Coins : 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 yen. 

Traveler's Cheque, Credit Cards & VAT

Travelerfs cheques are not as widely used in Japan as in most other countries and are accepted only by major banks and hotels. Major credit cards are widely accepted. Conventional checks are almost unheard of in everyday life. The consumption tax (VAT) rate is 5%.


Participants are advised to arrange their own overseas travel insurance.


A rough guide to clothing requirements : light sweater needed from late October or early April. (The average daytime temperature of Tokyo is about 15-18)


In relation to Greenwich, Tokyo is + 9 hours.

Electrical Appliances

100-110 volts and a flat two-pronged plug, type A, are used. A Japanese quirk: 60 Hz in western Japan; 50 Hz in eastern Japan, including Tokyo. Please use your own electrical outlet adapter to adjust the AC plug on your equipment to the above-mentioned Japanese AC power supply as it is difficult to purchase it locally. Please bring the power transformer such as from 200V AC to 100V AC.


Tips are not required or expected in Japan, at hotels, restaurants and anywhere else. A 10-20 percent service charge is included in some bills. 

Passport and Visa

Every foreign visitor entering Japan must have a valid passport. Visitors from nations whose citizens must have visas should apply to a Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in their country. If you require any documents, please contact the Workshop operation office.


Please feel free to contact any of the contact points below.

Workshop Operation Office 
Ms. Kumiko Sekiguchi
Prime International Travel Agency Co. Ltd.
Address : Prime House #303,
3-6-18, Higashi, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, 150-0011 Japan
Phone : +81-3-5467-5539    Fax : +81-3-5467-5538
E-mail : 
Ms. Kazuko Misawa, Mr. Hiroshi Ishiguro
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
Address : Roppongi First Bldg. 12F
1-9-9 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan
Phone : +81-3-5561-4547    Fax : +81-3-5561-9541
E-mail : 

Last Updated : 17 January 2001