IAGG Asia/Oceania Regional Congress 2023

Local Attractions & Special Offers


Yokohama Japan is a gorgeous port city that is extremely close to Tokyo, yet it seems to get overlooked by many tourists. You can enjoy the best aspects of this cool city, we have listed up some of the top things to do in Yokohama to make your trip a real success!

Yokohama Bay Cruise: Yakatabune Cruise

Yakatabune is a traditional Japanese houseboat. Hamashin offers you fresh dishes cooked by fishermen which are served in a beautiful straw-matted room like a hall of the Japanese inn. Hamashin operates traditional style attractive houseboats and the largest 124-seater in the Tokyo Bay. As they are equipped with flush toilets and air conditioning, women and elderly people can go aboard with great comfort. Our boats proceed less laboring, so that you need no worry about seasickness. You can also enjoy a night view on the deck while moving. Geisha dressed in kimono can be arranged upon your request. Have a great time in our Yakatabune with much enjoyment!

Date:12 June 2023 19:30-
Fare: 12,000 JPY/person
Booking is available from the registration page (book your ticket by 10 June 12:00 noon JST)
Ship departs from Pukari Sanbashi (just behind the InterContinental Hotel Yokohama Grand at 19:30
Traditional Japanese cuisine will be served during the cruise.

Latest Information

Please find the latest information from the Japanese government for entering Japan under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visa Requirements
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


The official language of this conference is English and communication in English is readily available in the surrounding cities.

Time Zone

Upon your arrival, please set your clock to Japanese time!
To adjust your clock, please see the information here


The early summer season is a great kick off to all of the summer festivites in Japan. It also falls in a prime period before the start of the humid heat, so you can dress light and enjoy the sun!


Only Japanese yen (JPY) is accepted at regular stores and restaurants.
Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.

ATM Information

Foreign currency can usually be exchanged at exchange counters, banks, and some hotels, and local convenience stores, such as FamilyMart, 7 eleven, and Lawson.
Exchange rates fluctuate daily in accordance with financial market trends. Currency that can be exchanged depends on the exchange counter.


In general, tips are not necessary, even at hotels and restaurants in Japan.


Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.