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The 2018 World Congress will be held at the International Conference Center in Hiroshima (ICCH).

The ICCH opened in 1989 and lies within Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This central venue is easily accessible by bus, streetcar, taxi or just walk there if you're staying nearby!

We are very excited to be holding our World Congress at this wonderful venue which we believe will offer delegates a great congress experience. The ICCH's location within the Peace Memorial Park means delegates can take time to explore the park after a day listening to presentations, or go for a walk during a lunch break to take advantage of the peace and quiet if you want some time out.

For more information about the ICCH, you can view their website at

Travel Information

There are many airlines that fly to Japan from most international cities. Once in Japan, you can fly to Hiroshima Airport from Tokyo (either Haneda or Narita Airport - flight approx. 1.5 hours). It is also possible to fly directly to Hiroshima Airport from Seoul (South Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), Shanghai (China) and Hong Kong. If you plan on travelling in Asia before or after the Congress, flying from one of these airports may suit you.

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa for entry into Japan. There are 68 countries where Nationals and Citizens do not require a visa to visit Japan for a short stay. For more information about visa requirements and applications, please see the following links:

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Once you arrive in Hiroshima City, there are lots of options to get to the Congress Venue.

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There are many hotels and accommodation options in Hiroshima, lots of which are within walking distance of the Congress Venue.

We are currently talking to different hotels about room prices and this section of the website will be updated with more information as we have it but we are aware delegates may have different budgets, so we will try to gather information about accommodation in different price ranges.

Please bear with us!

Information about Japan and Hiroshima

Japan is a country made up of over 6000 islands (with four main ones) situated in Northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and Sea of Japan. The country has a population of over 126 million people, just over one million of whom live in Hiroshima City. Japan is famous for its shrines, temples, national parks, hot springs and is home to 21 World Heritage sites, including two in Hiroshima: Itsukushima Shrine and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (also known as the A-bomb Dome).

Why not combine your World Congress visit to this amazing country with a holiday to explore all that Japan has to offer?


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In preparation for the 2018 World Congress the IFA is implementing Japanese translations of some pages on the site. Choosing Japanese below to see these translations.

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