IEEE International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications
14-16 November 2017 – Naha, Okinawa, Japan

Travel information, Venue, Visa and Hotels


Okinawa, referred to as Okinawa Main Island, is located approximately 640 km south of mainland Japan. The fastest way to get to Okinawa is by airplane. Naha Airport (OKA), sometimes called Okinawa Airport, is located in the capital city of Naha, on the southwest side of the island.

Numerous Asian airlines provide regular service to Naha, including from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. There is also regular airline service between Naha and most of the rest of Japan. A flight from Tokyo’s Narita airport takes approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes.

For more detailed information on how to get to Okinawa, please click here.

It is possible to get to the ICSOS venue from the airport in less than 15 minutes by taxi, bus (2 stops from the airport until the Naha bus terminal) or monorail (5 stops from the airport until the Asahibashi Station).



Okinawa Jichi-Kaikan (Okinawa Pref. Municipal Center), Naha, Japan. Venue ofiicial website (Japanese only)

.     116-37 Asahimachi
.     Naha 900-0029
.     Okinawa, Japan
DirectionsFloor guide (PDF)



Please, be warned that the committee will neither act as a guarantor nor issue any documents to guarantee your identity. Please, contact the embassy of your country by yourself to confirm how long it will take to acquire your visa and apply your visa well in advance. For inquires and requests regarding visa, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

All the authors of accepted papers can generate their visa letters through the EDAS system (if you have any problems, please click the help tab in EDAS):

• Log into EDAS site (, and find your paper under “My papers”.
• You will find in the properties column the words “Visa letter”, and beside it, an image of a police officer.
• Click on this image, and you will be able to confirm or change your address information reflected in the letter.
• Then the system will generate the letter for your use.

Non-authors should request their visa letters from the Registrar. Requests for hard copy visa assistance letters should be made at Non-authors will not receive a visa letter until the registration for the conference has been completed and paid in full.



There is no official hotel for ICSOS 2017.

Please, choose the hotel of your preference from the list below:

 Within 3 minutes walk :
Within 10 minutes walk :