Access and Accommodation


Most visitors to the CDB find Kansai International Airport (KIX) to be the most convenient airport when arriving from overseas, the city of Kobe being only a 1.5 hour drive away. The CDB is also well served by the nearby Kobe and Itami (Osaka) airports, with flights to and from most major Japanese domestic destinations.

Kobe's downtown area of Sannomiya has an extensive public transportation system, allowing access to not only Kobe city but also further afield.

The details about access to the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology are available from here.


Accommodations must be arranged by participants at their own expense. List of area hotels offering a preferential room rate for the meeting attendees is available from here.

Please be sure to mention that you are introduced by RIKEN CDB when making your reservation in order to receive the discounted room rate. 

*Please confirm the price on the hotel website as the case may be that it is less expensive to book directly from the website in the off - season.