Please book your own flights and accommodations, and apply for any necessary travel visas NOW! Keep checking this page for updates and special offers!

A big event is expected to take place in San Francisco right before COPANI XX, so it is very important to book your hotel before it’s too late.

Contacting your local Pan American Nikkei Association (APN/PANA) for potential group travel logistics is highly encouraged.

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 transportation to/from the convention venues. These shuttle service pick-up/drop-off points will 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 will not be able to assist you if you are late for the pick-ups. Thank you for understanding.

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Hotels Nearby

Hotel Kabuki 1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115 -A pick-up/drop-off point
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 -A pick-up/drop-off point
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 GearyBoulevard & Van Ness Avenue to get to the Holiday Inn.

SPECIAL OFFER! — $269/night —

SPECIAL OFFER! — $269/night — The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is hosting the overnight accommodations scheduled from 19-September 2019 to 26-September 2019, for COPANI XX. Click here to make your reservations: Copani XX – 2019 and input the arrival and departure dates.  If you wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the website or contact Holiday Inn Golden Gateway directly at (+1) (866) 272-7098. Please make reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be valid as long as rooms are available. Extended until 8/20!!

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

A half-day city tour will be provided on Sunday, September 22nd morning as part of the 3-day registration package, but for optional tours of the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley, Yosemite, and other areas, please book them on your own, and plan ahead. For your reference, please find some information below.

Some recommended places to visit are: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf (Clam Chowder Bowl at Boudin Bakery), Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Ferry Building, Alcatraz via Alcatraz Cruises, the iconic Lombard Street, Coit Tower, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, Japantown, Painted Ladies (the houses from “Full House”), Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks, etc. Riding the Cable Car at least once in your lifetime is also recommended!

San Francisco Travel

Visitor Information Center (various locations)

San Francisco Visitors Guide Chaperon

Guía Turística de San Francisco Chaperon

サンフランシスコ観光ガイドのシャペロン

Guia Multilíngue de São Francisco Chaperon

Guide Touristique de San Francisco Chaperon

Gray Line San Francisco

Big Bus Tours | San Francisco Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tours

TripAdvisor | 2019 Best of San Francisco Tourism


Main Venues

Japantown/Fillmore Area

West Bay Conference Center

1290 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Parking nearby:
1480 Eddy St
San Francisco, CA 94115


Buddhist Church of San Francisco

1881 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94109

*May be subject to change.