After a 26 hours of travel from Nashua to Kobe Japan via Bostin, NYC, Tokyo to Osaka I arrived to find an extremely comfortable hotel at the conference center:
The conference hotel is the Portopia Hotel. It is quite nice. Here’s the lobby:
And the tower:
I went for a walk this morning to find an American-sized cup of coffee (24 oz is standard issue at Dunkin’s). This is the closest thing I could find. Looks like I’ll need another source of caffeine on this trip:
Thanks to Masataka, Ichiro and the rest of the conference committee for providing such a wonderful venue for ISMIR 2009.