23rd International Visual Field & Imaging Symposium

Congress Information

May 9 (wed.) - 12 (sat.), 2018
Ishikawa Ongakudo
Kazuhisa Sugiyama (Department of Ophthalmology, Kanazawa University)
Aiko Iwase (Tajimi Iwase Eye Clinic)
c/o Congress Corporation
3-6-13 Awajimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0047, Japan

Currency Exchange/ATM

Banks are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00-15:00 (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays). Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available for withdrawing by credit card everyday (except national holidays) from 9:00 to 19:00 at almost all major banks. In Kanazawa St., 7-Eleven has ATM that accepts credit cards issued outside Japan including with English user menu.

Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club cards are widely accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants as well as at major train stations.


The temperature in Kanazawa in May typically ranges between 12-23 degrees centigrade(54-74F) during the day.


100 volts alternating current at a frequency of 60 Hz. is used in Western Japan. The socket is type A, which has two flat plug holes.


The Organizing Committee will assume no liability whatsoever for injury or damage to persons or property during the congress. Please make your own arrangements for health insurance and any other necessary insurance.

Passport and Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Japan. Participants from certain countries may be required to obtain a visa to enter Japan. If you are uncertain to your requirement, please consult your nearest Japanese Embassy/Consulate or visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/). If you need an individual invitation letter to IPS2018, please contact IPS2018 secretariat office at ips-jps2018@congre.co.jp

Postal Service

Hotels often provide simple postage services. Post offices are open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00.


Japan Standard Time is 9 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

Tipping and Consumption Tax

Tipping is not customary in Japan. However, major restaurants or hotels may add a 10% to 15% service charge to your bill.