(The 8th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy)
26(Tue) - 30(Sat), July 2005 at Egret Himeji, Japan
Guide from the Kansai
Access to SPring-8 is also useful
|The easiest way to Himeji
(1) Take an international flight to the Kansai International Airport.
|Arrival at the Kansai
|(3) Take an express train Haruka
from the airport, and change to
Shin-Kansen at Shin-Osaka. You need go to the "JR" ticket office at
the Kansai rail station. Then, buy a ticket to Himeji. Just three words
"Himeji, Haruka, Shin-Kansen" will take you to Himeji. The station
staff speak English reasonably well. You can add "non-reserved seat"
"one ticket" if appropriate (you can buy a ticket for a reserved seat
but usually there are vacant non-reserved seats). It costs about 6000
yen. A credit card can be used. Haruka leaves every 30 minutes.
Ticket gate of the JR Kansai Airport station
|Follow the sign "Railways"
Follow the sign "Railways" (2)
Follow the sign"Railways" (3)
JR Ticket Office at the Kansai Airport station
|(4) It takes about 50 minutes to Shin-Osaka (this is not a terminal, do not oversleep). Manage to find a way to the correct Shin-Kansen platform. There are several platforms, and you have to go to the one from which the next train to Himeji leaves. Thus, the best way to find the platform is to ask the station staff. Show them your ticket, and they will give you an instruction in English (hopefully).|
Haruka (this one is bound for Kyoto via Shin-Osaka)
Follow the sign of Shin-Kansen at the Shin-Osaka station