About the venue

The main venue for IMO 2023, Makuhari Messe, is in a newly developing area in Chiba City, a large commercial city 40 minutes from Tokyo by car. Makuhari Messe is one of Japan's most prominent complexes for events. It is located around Kaihin-Makuhari Station and has many event halls, hotels, shopping malls, and sports facilities that attract people.

Access from Airport

Airport Bus

From Narita Airport:
JPY 900/adult,approx. 45min
From Haneda Airport:
JPY 1,150/adult,approx. 50min

Train

access by a train

Journey time may change depending on traffic and other conditions.

makuhari map

For more detailed access information, please refer to the official website.

https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/access/

Map around Makuhari Messe

Contest Venue:

The contest will be held at Makuhari Messe from Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, July 9, 2023

Makuhari Messe
Address: 2-1, Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, 261-0023, Japan
Makuhari Messe image

Accommodation for Deputy Leaders and Contestants:

Deputy leaders and contestants will stay at APA Hotel& Resorts Tokyo Bay Makuhari during IMO2023.

APA Hotel & Resorts Tokyo Bay Makuhari
Address: 2-3, Hibino, Mihama Ward, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, 261-0021, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)570-070-111
https://www.apahotel.com/resort/makuhari/

APA Hotels & Resorts Tokyo Bay Makuhari is conveniently located, just a 7-minute walk from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station and close to the Makuhari Messe contest venue. All deputy Leaders and contestants will stay during the IMO 2023.

APA Hotels & Resorts Tokyo Bay Makuhari image

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony will be held at Makuhari Messe on Friday, July 7, 2023

Closing Ceremony

The closing Ceremony will be held at Makuhari Messe on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Farewell Party

The Farewell party will be held at TKP Garden City Makuhari on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Event Venues

TBD

Travel Information for participants

VISA

Countries to participate IMO2023 should be sure to check if a visa is required to enter Japan

  • The following website is helpful to check online to see if you require a visa:
    https://visaguide.world/asia/japan-visa/do-i-need-a-visa-for-japan/
    You may find your nearest embassy using:
    https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html
  • Letters to assist IMO 2023 participants in obtaining a visa are available to Contestants, Leaders, Deputies, and official Observers at the organizers' discretion.
  • You can apply for a Japanese Visa up to 3 months before your travel to Japan. Therefore, you can start Visa applications for IMO 2023 after the first week of April 2023. The Countries that need an official invitation in paper form visa (old style) mail, should inform info[at]imo2023.jp (change [at] to @) before Saturday, April 1, 2023.

Vaccine requirement for Corona infections

Please see the following for details

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html

and

https://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/pds/page22e_000910.html

The government's immigration response may change depending on the corona infection situation, so please pay close attention to the case and check the website mentioned above.

Information on Narita Airport and Haneda Airport

There are two major airports in the Tokyo area where you will arrive from your country. Both airports have signs that are easy to understand for foreigners. See the following site for details.

Narita Airport:
https://www.narita-airport.jp/en
https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/map
Naneda Airport:
https://tokyo-haneda.com/en/
https://tokyo-haneda.com/en/floor/index.html

Our staff will meet and take the leaders and contestants to the accommodation upon arrival.

Tokyo International Airport Narita Airport

Public Transport

Various types of public transport are available in Tokyo and in Japan, including trains, buses, monorails, taxies, airplanes and ships. Buying a ticket may involve a different process for each transportation service. For example, see the following site for details.

https://tabunka.tokyo-tsunagari.or.jp/guide_eng/info/05.html

Tokyo Metoro Ginza line

Tokyo Metro Ginza line

Public Bus at Tokyo Station

Public Bus at Tokyo Station

Information for Tourists

There are many attractive tourist spots around Tokyo. For example, please refer to the following sites.

https://www.gotokyo.org/en/see-and-do/attractions/

Asakusa city

Asakusa

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Important Note for the Participating Countries

Important Days

The countries to participate the IMO2023 should be sure to check the following days of the deadlines mentioned in the annual regulation.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Last day for online confirmation of participation by countries and territories.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023: Last day to request a paper official invitation to be posted to your country or territory.
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023: Last day for receipt of problem proposals. Proposals can only be submitted through the IMO official portal.
  • Friday, April 21, 2023: Last day for online registration of leaders, deputy leaders, observers, the number of contestants and arrival day for leaders and observers.
  • Friday, May 19, 2023: Last day for full payment of charges for single rooms and observers in cleared funds. Please use the reference IMO2023 and your country or territory’s name.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023: Last day for online registration of contestants.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023: Last day for online registration of all travel details (please fill this in earlier if you can).

Travel Information

VISA

Countries to participate IMO2023 should be sure to check if a visa is required to enter Japan.

  • The following website is helpful to check online to see if you require a visa:
    https://visaguide.world/asia/japan-visa/do-i-need-a-visa-for-japan/
    You may find your nearest embassy using
    https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000921.html
  • Letters to assist IMO 2023 participants in obtaining a visa are available to Contestants, Leaders, Deputies, and official Observers at the organizers' discretion.
  • You can apply for a Japanese Visa up to 3 months before your travel to Japan. Therefore, you can start Visa applications for IMO 2023 after the first week of April, 2023. The Countries that need an official invitation in paper form via postal (old style) mail, should inform info[at]imo2023.jp (change [at] to @) before Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Vaccine requirement for Corona infections

Please see the following for details

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html

and

https://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/pds/page22e_000910.html

The government's immigration response may change depending on the corona infection situation, so please pay close attention to the case and check the website mentioned above.