Practical Information


ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place at the international conference center Pacifico Yokohama, located in the center of Yokohama.


Travel to Yokohama

Yokohama is a suburb of the Tokyo metropolitan area, 25 minutes away by train from Tokyo Central Station.

The nearest international airports are Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (NRT) in Tokyo.

From Narita Airport (NRT), it takes 90 minutes by limousine bus or by Narita Express train.

From Haneda Airport (HND), it takes 30 minutes by limousine bus.

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Technical information for presenters

All rooms will be equipped with a computer, LCD projector, screen, microphone, and pointer. We recommend you to bring either PowerPoint or Adobe PDF presentation files in a USB memory compatible with Microsoft Windows OS. The expected format of the presentation file is Microsoft Windows PowerPoint version 2003, 2007 or 2010. Speakers can also use their own computers for presentation. The session room computers will not have internet access or sound connection.

If a presentation includes animation, it is recommended to use your own computer.

Speakers are requested to upload their presentations to the session room computer, or to connect their own computer to the on-site projector, not later than during a break proceeding a session. Speakers will operate the slides themselves.

Note to those who bring their own computer:


Travelling in Japan

More affordable than you expect
Information from the Local Organizing Committee.

Are you hesitating to come to Yokohama because you are worried about the cost? The reality is that Japan is not as expensive as you might think.

Many visitors to Japan from Europe and North America are surprised to discover that things are less expensive than in their home countries.

So plan your trip for the 2014 Yokohama World Congress of Sociology today!

Cost Estimates
Traveling to & in Japan
USD 1 =   JPY 93
EUR 1 = JPY 120
GBP 1 = JPY 143
(as of April 2013)

Air Fare(Economy)from
NY USD 930
Paris or Berlin EUR 1,020
London GBP 860
Hotel Stay /Day JPY 5-20,000
USD 53-212
EUR 42-160
GBP 35-140
Cheaper hotel or Japanese style inn called  “ryokan JPY 3,000~
Reasonable Business Hotel JPY 5,000~
3 Star Hotel JPY 9,000~
Lunch JPY  500~
USD 5.30
EUR 4.16
GBP 3.5

Big Mac (with fries and drink)
Mac Hamburger
O-Bento Lunch Box

JPY 550~
JPY 100~
JPY 450~
Dinner      JPY  800~
USD 8.51
EUR 6.66
GBP 5.16

A delegate choosing cheaper accommodation might only spend:


7 Nights Accommodation USD 420 (USD 60/night)
Meals ($20 per day)   USD 140+drinks
Registration (early bird, ISA member) USD 376  
Total  USD 936
EUR 750
GBP 617
+ air fare
All prices and tax above are as of April 1, 2013
No tipping is required - not even expected!
in Japan


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International Sociological Association
April 2014