Practical Information

Practical Information

1. Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in Japan are arranged in Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, which is part of a one-of-a-kind “environment creation” project equipped with professional conference facilities and blended into the magnificent landscape, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando.
*Accommodation Options:
Hotel: The Westin Awaji Island (connected with the conference center)
Room Options:
A. Single occupancy / JPY 13,500 per person per night
(Breakfast, service charge and tax included)
B. Shared Double occupancy / JPY 8,640 per person per night
(Breakfast, service charge and tax included)
You may submit your reservation request with your online registration.

2. Transportation
Located closely to Kobe and Kansai Airport, Awaji Island is easily accessed from all over the world. For detailed transportation information, please refer to the website of Yumebutai, and the one of the Awaji Westin,

3. Visa
Please note CSHA is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter issued by CSHA Organization Committee. Should your application be denied, CSHA cannot change the decision of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will CSHA engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy of Japan on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee will be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied (proof required). Please check more details of Visa application on the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,

4. Conference Arrangement
The first session of the meeting will start at 7:00 pm on the first day, and the final session will end at lunchtime on the final day. Dinner will be available before the first session, and lunch will be available after the last session.

If you have submitted an abstract, please be advised that we will notify you when the organizers have made their program decisions. This is typically 4-6 weeks after the abstract deadline. Abstract decisions will also be posted on our website at: as soon as they are available.

5. Meeting Contact:
Dorothy Zhang
Business Administrator
Cold Spring Harbor Asia
299 Qiyue Road
Suzhou Industrial Park
215123 China
Phone: 86-512-62729029-1102