Meeting Place

The meeting will be held in Kurayoshi Mirai Chushin at Kurayoshi Park Square. Kurayoshi Park Sqaure is a newly opened complex containing a museum, a library, a swimming pool, one large and one small hall in addition to several smaller meeting rooms for various performances and conferences. It is located about 4 km southwest of the hotel . The oral sessions will be held in the Small Hall (seats 300). The posters will be displayed in a big Atrium (40 meters high!), in the middle of the Mirai Chushin building. Coffee and tea are served at the same place.

See for more information about the venue, although it is written in Japanese.

Photos of Kurayoshi Mirai Chushin <<Access map is here.>>
Overview Small Hall
(oral session)
(poster session)

Transportation between the hotel and the meeting place

Bus transportation will be provided every morning and evening between Hotel St. Palace Kurayoshi (photo) or Misasa and Kurayoshi Mirai Chushin. The bus will leave the hotel at about 8:30 A.M., and return at about 6:00 P.M. Public buses are also available at a cost of 220 yen one way. Please look at ISEI web site for the public bus time table.


Parking space is available for 838 cars in Kurayoshi Park Square.

Local climate

The average temperature in Kurayoshi for October is about 16C°. Weather in October is usually stable and fine, but please do not forget to bring rain gear with you for sudden showers.

About the host institution

Institute for the Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University is located about 8 km to the east of the conference place. It is a nation-wide joint-use research center, serving the community in Japan. It's foundation goes back to 1939, when a small medical clinic center was opened in the small town of Misasa, famous for the hot spring with a high radium content. The ISEI was founded in 1985, through reorganization of the (then) Institute for Thermal Spring Research. The purpose of the ISEI is to conduct research on the origin, evolution and dynamics of the Earth, and also to make available the Institute's facilities to researchers in relevant fields outside the Institute.

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