SEALS29 will be held at KFC Halls and Rooms in Ryogoku, Tokyo. It is conveniently located at the Ryogoku area of Tokyo, which is one of the most visited tourist spots in Tokyo. It takes an hour from Narita International Airport and 40 minutes from Haneda International Airport.

KFC Hall and Rooms
1-6-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo, Japan [Google Maps]

The convention center is located in the same building as Ryogku Station (Toei Oedo line) and Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku. It is 7 minutes walk from Ryogoku Station (JR Chuo-Sobu line). It

How to get to Ryogoku

Tokyo has two international airports: Narita Airport (成田空港 NRT) and Haneda Airport (羽田空港 HND). There are many different ways to get to Ryogoku from the airports, but we recommend the following routes:

  • From Narita Airport to Ryogoku:

    • Route 1: Take a Keisei Skyliner to Nippori (日暮里) and then a JR Yamanote line to Ueno (上野). Then take a JR Chuo-Sobu line to Ryogoku. (60 minutes)

  • From Haneda Airport to Ryogoku:

    • Route 2: Take a Keikyu (京急) line to Asakusabashi (浅草橋) and then take a Chuo-Sobu line to Ryogoku Station. (40 minutes)

    • Route 3: Take an airport bus to Kinshicho Station (錦糸町) and then take a Chuo-Sobu line to Ryogoku Station. (70 minutes) (6


We recommend participants to stay in Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku or other nearby hotels. Riding trains, subways and trains in the morning can be stressful in Tokyo.

  • Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku

    • The conference venue is located in this hotel.

    • We have reserved a block of rooms in this hotel for conference participants. You can reserve a room on the registration page.

    • Approximately USD125 per night (tax included; with breakfast)

Those who choose not to stay at this hotel can find affordable accommodation (around USD50) around Ueno Station (上野), Okachimachi Station (御徒町), Akihabara Station (秋葉原) and Kishicho Station (錦糸町). These places are a few minutes train ride away from Ryogoku and are easily accessed from the airports. There are direct trains/buses from the airports to these places.

Visa application

Please refer to this website for visa information.

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies can offer a letter of invitation to assist you with attending the SEALS 29 conference in Japan.

  • To be eligible to request a letter of invitation, you must first register to attend the SEALS 29 conference and pay the registration fees. Then write to us with your receipt at sealsxxix + at +

  • A letter of invitation is only available to individuals listed on the conference program.

  • See this file for the organizational details of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.


Ryōgoku (両国) is a historic 'sumo' district in downtown Tokyo. The following sites, among others, are within a walking distance from the conference venue/hotel. You can visit them before and after the conference.

  • Edo-Tokyo Museum

  • Kokugikan Sumo Stadium

  • Sumida Hokusai Museum

  • Asakusa

Also, you can easily access the following tourist sites in Tokyo:

  • Tokyo Skytree

  • Akihabara

  • Shinjuku

  • Imperial Palace

  • Roppongi

  • Harajuku & Shibuya

  • Odaiba

  • Tokyo Disney Land/Sea