Venue & Access


Nara is a historical city that was the capital of Japan up until the 8th century. Nara developed international fame as the eastern terminus of the Silk Road that connected the Orient with the Occident. Nara City's historical remains, landmarks, and natural monuments were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998. The 12th EXCON (EXCON2018) will take place at the heart of Nara City, in a facility of Todaiji Temple close to the "Great Buddha of Nara“.

[Important!] The conference site has been changed to Nara Kasugano International Forum.
Nara Kasugano International Forum is located close to Todaiji Culture Center which is the original planned site.

Conference Site
Nara Kasugano International Forum
Address: 101 Kasugano-cho, Nara City, Japan
July 8: Registration and Reception will be held on Hotel Nikko Nara.

Tourism Information of Nara

Access to Nara

Nara is situated at the center of Kansai Area of Japan, being adjacent to Osaka and Kyoto. There are two train stations in the city center of Nara, i.e., JR Nara and Kintetsu Nara Stations. These stations are apart by a distance of about 1 km.

From Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara

From Osaka Airport (ITAMI) to Nara

How to get to Nara Kasugano International Forum

  • Nara Kasugano International Forum can be reached by about 20-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, or by 5-minute walk from the bus stop ”Daibutsuden Kasugataisha Mae ”(N7). For the bus ride, take line 2, 70, 72, or 97 at JR Nara station, or line 2,6,70,72, or 97 at Kintetsu Nara Station. Please refer to the web site ( for more details.