Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, November 13-15, 2013

GEOMATE 2013 VENUE: Meitetsu New Grand Hotel, NAGOYA, JAPAN:

The venue is Meitetsu New Grand Hotel (, a station terminal hotel in Nagoya train station. The web page is as follows: It is connected to the main station terminal building of Nagoya. The hotel is 1 min. by foot from the Taiko-dori entrance of JR Nagoya Station and guests can even reach the station on rainy days without getting wet. The hotel is directly connected to the JR railway line that includes the bullet train and also to other public transportation such as private train lines and the subway. Nagoya is just 30 minutes by train from Chubu International Airport (Nagoya) and from Tokyo is about 1 hour 40 minutes by bullet train. From Kyoto, it is reachable by 36 minutes and from Osaka it is 53 minutes by bullet train

Nagoya is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. The geographic location and the position of the city in the centre of Japan allowed it to develop economically and politically over the centuries. Nagoya's two most famous sightseeing spots are Atsuta Shrine and Nagoya Castle. Other Nagoya attractions include:  The Nagoya TV Tower and Hisaya-Ōdori Park, located in the central Sakae district JR Central Towers of Nagoya Station, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Higashiyama Sky Tower, The Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology near Nagoya station.