This section presents you with essential information for day-to-day life during your stay in Takasaki. Make sure you study it carefully to ensure a comfortable stay in Japan
Takasaki City (高崎市 Takasaki-shi) is located in southwest of the Gunma Prefecture (Kantō area). As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 371,485 and a population density of 809 persons per km². Its total area was 459.16 km². Takasaki is famous as the hometown of the Daruma doll, theoretically representing the Buddhist sage Bodhidharma and in modern practice a symbol of good luck.
There are many hotels within walking distance of JR Takasaki Station that can comfortably accommodate Congress participants. The nearby Hotel Metropolitan Takasaki, Washington Hotel, Toyoko Inn and other hotels have Internet facilities and services for foreign guests. Prices are reasonable, starting from around 5,000 to 10,000 yen per night. Here you will find a list of accommodation options available at walking distance from the Takasaki JR Station. Hotel reservations will be handled at the time of registration.
The construction work for the new Takasaki Arena started during fiscal year 2014 and it is scheduled to be completed by August 2016 for a cost close to 10.9 billion yen. The purpose of this 1,3145m², 3-story building will be to serve as a venue for major sports events and competitions, including as a training center for the upcoming 2020 Olympics, and as a live venue for concerts. Takasaki Arena will be conveniently located a 7 minute walk from JR Takasaki Station.