ansai International Airport in the Osaka region is served by daily flights from most major cities in Asia, hubs in Europe and San Francisco on the the west coast of North America. There are 14 daily flights between Fukuoka and Kansai International Airport for participants flying in and out of KIX.
JR Kyushu Rail Pass
A Kyushu Rail Pass provides unlimited train travel aboard Kyushu's trains, including its Shinkansen "bullet" trains and other express trains. For participants considering sightseeing around Fukuoka, Mount Aso, Beppu hot springs, Arita, Nagasaki, Kagoshima etc. this is the most convenient and inexpensive way of travel.
Please note rail passes can only be purchased outside of Japan. For details on eligibility, usage, pricing and purchasing, please view the site below. JR Rail passes are also available for Shinkansen and other JR trains around the country.
Click here for more information on Japan Rail Passes.
The 24-28 February APRICOT Workshop venue is in the JR Hakata City building above JR Hakata Station (5 min. by subway from the airport; 5 min. walk from the station area hotels).
The 2-6 March APRICOT/APAN/APNIC Conference venue is Fukuoka International Congress Center (FICC) which is reached on foot (10-15 min.) from Nakasu Kawabata subway station or by bus (#99 or #88; 12 min.; 190 JPY) from in front of JR Hakata Station.
The map below shows each of the six official hotels, the airport, the two venues and the bus stop in front of Hakata Station bound for the FICC venue.
APRICOT-APAN 2015 Venue and Hotel Map