Japan Writers Conference 2023 will be held at Sugiyama Jogakuen University in Nagoya, Aichi, and our host will be novelist and poet Iain Maloney. As in the past, the Conference will be free and open to all who wish to attend.

The conference will take place on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. Please take note of the steps for navigating campus below. 

When You Arrive On Campus

  1. Enter through the main gates under the archway.
  2. The conference will be in the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies which is the building directly in front of you as you enter the main gates. 
  3. The conference will be held on the 4th floor.
  4. There is no convenience store on campus and the cafeteria will be closed at the weekend but the campus is surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants, a shopping mall and a department store. 

By Train

  • From Nagoya Station take the Higashiyama Subway Line (the yellow line) to Hoshigaoka station. It takes 27 minutes and costs 270 yen.
  • Take exit 6 and turn left, walking up the hill. You will pass the Hoshigaoka Terrace mall.
  • When you reach the traffic lights, cross over to Hoshigaoka Driving School and turn left.
  • Sugiyama Jogakuen University sits on both sides of the road. Enter the right-hand side campus through the main gates, under the archway.

By Shinkansen

The nearest Shinkansen stop is Nagoya. From there, follow the directions above.

By Plane

From Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) take the MyuSky Meitetsu train to Nagoya Station and follow the directions above. 

By Car

There is no parking on campus but there are coin parking lots nearby. They are for the shopping mall so they are expensive and you’ll need to get your ticket validated at one of the shops. Coming by car is not recommended. If you need to come by car due to disabilities, please contact the conference organisers. 

Nearby Hotels

There are no hotels in Hoshigaoka, but a few stops along the Higashiyama Line there are plenty of hotels in Sakae, Fushimi, Imaike and Meieki (around Nagoya Station). Sakae is the heart of downtown Nagoya. Saturday night’s social gathering will be in the Sakae/Fushimi area. Venue TBC.


Comments are closed.