The DREB2018 meeting will take place at Kunibiki Messe (link:http://www.kunibikimesse.jp/14.html),
in Matsue, Japan.  Matsue (link:https://www.visit-matsue.com/) is a small, beautiful, historical, and gourmet city. It is in the western part of the Japan main island Honshu, near the coast of the Sea of Japan. Matsue is about 150 km north of Hiroshima, 300 km west-north-west of Osaka. It has two airports, IZUMO and YONAGO airports nearby, each of which is connected frequently (about five flights/day) to/from Tokyo Haneda International airport. Tokyo Haneda is now connected to major cities in the world. There are some other ways to enter the city, too.  Matsue boasts of a c.a. 400-year-old Matsue Castle (link: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5801.html), one of the 12 Japanese castles that have lasted since Edo (SAMURAI) period. Matsue is a city of water (link:https://www.visit-matsue.com/more/culture), as it is located between Lake Shinji to the west and Lake Nakaumi to the east. The conference site, Kunibiki Messe, is on the Ohashi River which is flowing in the middle of the city, from Lake Shinji to Lake Nakaumi. You also see some canals, which were originally intended to protect the city in the Edo period, are now mixed naturally into this calm historical city. In the suburb, there is one of the major shrines in Japan, Izumo Taisha (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5804.html), which is also worth visiting.

Recommended routes for participants from abroad can be found in a PDF file in the link ( https://indico2.riken.jp/indico/getFile.py/access?resId=0&materialId=slides&confId=2536 ).

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