9th International Conference on Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscopy
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The conference will be held at
International Conference Center Kobe
in Kobe City,
Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
KOBE CONVENTION & VISITORS ASSOCIATION
6-9-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
Floor plan (pdf 207kB) (29 June updated)
Building guide (pdf 194kB) (13 July updated)
Port Island map (pdf 325kB) (22 June updated)
Kobe Guide map (pdf or jpeg) (Feel KOBE website)
Road map 1 (pdf 163kB), map 2 (pdf 19kB), map 3 (pdf 11kB) (in Japanese).
Kobe blessed with nature beauty such as Mt. Rokko and Seto Inland Sea is known as the gourmet street (Kobe beef, Nada Japanese sake, wine and sweets), as well as the fashion street with the sophisticated image. This city is located almost in the center in Japan. The average yearly temperature is 16.8 (max. 34.5/min. -3.5 in 2003). Annual rainfall amount is 1,538.0 mm in 2003. It means that it is very comfortable namely, warm in winter and cool in summer relatively in Japan where the four seasons are very distinct.
Its population is about 1,520,000, which is the 6th-largest in Japan. Over 44,500 foreigners and over 1,800 students from 117 countries including South Korea, North Korea, China , U.S.A., and Vietnam live here. It has been flourished as a representative trading port of Japan with the internationality.It is conveniently located, for example it takes about three hours from Tokyo. The Kobe Airport will be open in Feb. 2006 to fly to various cities in Japan.
<Quoting from the website : Kobe Sightseeing Information (Feel KOBE website)>
The conference site is located in the center of the artificial island that is called "Port Island". The island was officially opened in 1981 and located in the southeastern part of the city. There are the residential zone, the convention zone and container terminal zone.
<The website about the convention zone : Kobe Convention Visitors Association>
The weather in Kobe is ...<The Weather Channel > The Weather in Kobe>
<Japan Meteorological Agency>