ISBC2016, 19th International Symposium on Bioluminescence & Chemiluminescence, Tsukuba, JAPAN, May 29 ~ June 2, 2016.


Conference Venue

ISBC2016 will be held at the Tsukuba International Congress Center(EPOCHAL Tsukuba), which is about 8 min from Tsukuba station on foot through a pedestrian path towards the south.




To Tsukuba

Tsukuba is a world-class science city where nearly 300 research organizations from government body and private companies.
An express railway "Tsukuba Express (TX)" provides excellent access from Akihabara in the central area of Tokyo to Tsukuba. Buses are available between Tsukuba Center and airports.

Position of Tsukuba City

Position of Tsukuba City

From Narita International Airport

The bus bound for Tsukuba Center departs from the bus stop No.8 at Terminal 1 or the bus stop No.10 at Terminal 2. (approx. 55 min.) On arrival, tickets can be purchased at each terminal. From Tsukuba to Narita Airport, reservations are required.
Express bus information

From Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport

The bus bound for Tsukuba Center departs from the bus stop No.6 at International Terminal and No.13 at Terminal 1&2. (approx. 120min.)
Express bus information


For participants who require a VISA to enter Japan, we will prepare necessary documents for your visa application according to your request (no later than March 25).

Please visit the useful links shown below about details of visa.
- Guide to Japanese Visas
by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

- List of Countries and Regions That Have Visa Exemption Arrangements with Japan
by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

To get documents (no later than March 25), 1) Complete registration and deposit your registration fee, 2) E-mail following documents to conference administration (mice-tsukuba(at) as earlier as possible.

•Copy of your passport (only the page with your photo and passport information)

•Copy of your E-ticket (If you have not yet received your E-ticket, please inform us your flight No. and departure/arrival date and time.)

•Detailed itinerary for your stay in Japan including name & address of your hotel

•Recommendation letter from your institution/superior

Prepared documents for your visa application will be sent to the postal address in your registration.


Regarding the hotel reservation, ISBC2016/JTB has reserved a sufficient number of rooms at hotels around the conference venue. Hotel reservation is available in the registration system.