Alternative Economy Hotel
A block of rooms are reserved in SuperHotel located near the Shin-Omiya Station which is only one station away from the Kintetsu Nara Station. Access to the Conference Site is, one minute to the Shin-Omiya Station, two minutes to Kintetsu Nara Station, and 15 minutes walk to the New Public Hall.

The room rate is 4,800 yen for single room, including service charge. Twin room has a regular bed and a loft-type bed, the room charge is 3,400 yen per person. 5% tax is added to the room charge. Payment is cash only. Credit card is not accepted. Each room has a bath and a TV, but no refrigerator or telephone. Free breakfast (coffee and bread) and internet connection (bring your own computer) are offered in the hotel lobby.

To make room reservation, send an e-mail to with gSP2004@RESERVATIONh in the subject line and all of the following items in the text:

(1) Family name and given name (Mr. or Ms.)

(2) Nationality

(3) Contact address (e-mail)

(4) Room type (Single or Twin) and the name of the person sharing a twin room with you.

(5) Dates of check-in and check-out

(6) Check-in time

(7) Smoking or non-smoking room (subject to availability of the room type)

For Japanese participants, it is also possible to make reservation via the following webpage of the hotel:

The reservation will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Please print it out and carry it with you when you check-in. The hotel asks no advance deposit, but in case you make any changes in your travel schedule, please notify the hotel.

Please make reservation by Feb 20, 2004.

Please note that the reservation should be settled solely between you and the hotel. The Secretariat of the SP2004 does not take any responsibility.