Posted by joconner
on September 27, 2005 at 10:24 AM PDT
In order to enjoy JavaOne Tokyo, you have to get there first. Unless you speak Japanese and are accustomed to riding subways and trains, getting there might just be the hardest part of the experience.
Considering that the event is actually in Tokyo, Japan, it's no surprise that most information about the event is also in Japanese. Hmmm...that may be a little problem for many gaijin (å¤–äºº) or foreigners. Trying to be helpful, I'm sharing what I know about how to get to Tokyo International Forum (æ±äº¬å›½éš›ãƒ•ã‚©ãƒ¼ãƒ©ãƒ ).
If you're already in the country, I'll assume you can already get there...this blog isn't for you. However, if you're like me, I'll arrive in Japan via the Narita Airport. You have a few choices from here, but instead of providing you bad directions, I'll let someone else do it. You can find decent instructions on how to get from Narita to Tokyo using any of these on-line sites:
Once you get to Tokyo, you're just a hop, skip, and a jump away. However, those hops, skips, and jumps will probably involve a train or subway. Hint: just ask someone. My experiences with Japanese people have all been fantastic. Speak slowly...not loudly...and someone will surely help you find your way to JR Tokyo station or Yuraku cho station. If you're at the JR Tokyo station, you're only about 5 minutes away by foot. An underground concourse will take you directly to the forum from the Tokyo station. If you're at JR Yuraku Cho station, you're only 1 minute away by foot.
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