Please book your flights and accommodations, and apply for any necessary travel visas as soon as possible. Please contact your local Pan American Nikkei Association (APN/PANA) for potential group travel logistics. Registration information will be provided soon.

Transportation

Please be informed that airport transfers will not be provided. Upon your arrival at SFO, OAK, or SJC airports, please order a ride share car (Uber, Lyft) on your smartphone, take public transportation (BART, SamTrans, Caltrain, MUNI), rent a car, arrange your transfer through your hotel, or catch a taxi to your accommodation. As most events will take place in Japantown, we recommend staying somewhere there or nearby (see below).

Please also note that we plan to designate a couple of hotels as pick-up/drop-off points for transportation to/from the Consul General of Japan’s residence for the Welcome Cocktail Reception (for a limited number of guests) as well as the half-day city tour.  These pick-up/drop-off points will most likely be at the Hotel Kabuki and Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, so it is recommended to stay at these hotels or those nearby them. Please be on time for all events. We may not be able to assist you if you are late for the pick-ups. Thank you for understanding.

Main Venues

Japantown/Fillmore Area

West Bay Conference Center

1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Buddhist Church of San Francisco

1881 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotels Nearby

Hotel Kabuki 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
No airport shuttle service available, but some transportation information can be found here. By public transportation, it is possible to take the SamTrans 292 bus or Antioch-bound BART train to Downtown San Francisco, and take the MUNI 38 or 38R bus to Geary Boulevard & Laguna Street to get to Hotel Kabuki.

Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway 1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
No airport shuttle service available, but some transportation information can be found here. By public transportation, it is possible to take the SamTrans 292 bus or Antioch-bound BART train to Downtown San Francisco, and take the MUNI 38 or 38R bus to Geary & Van Ness Avenue to get to the Holiday Inn.

The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel 1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Queen Anne Hotel 1590 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Majestic 1500 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Opal San Francisco 1050 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

Motels/Hostels Nearby

Motel 6 San Francisco CA 895 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hostelling International San Francisco City Center 685 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA, 94109

Orange Village Hostel 411 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Taylor Hotel 615 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Visitors Information

San Francisco Travel

Visitor Information Center

*May be subject to change.