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  Osaka  2008   Women's Open
20.05.2008 -  25.05.2008

GENERAL INFO

 
General Info
 

Click here for the Event's Regulation (WT/06)

Title of the Event

KEIHAN/SMFG Japan Open

Promoter National Federation
Name: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
Contact person: Mr. Masato Miyamura
Address: 17-1 Chayamachi, Kita-ku
Osaka 530-8304 JAPAN
Tel:  +81-(0)6-6375-7563
Fax: +81-(0)6-6359-3561
E-mail: m_miyamura@mbs.co.jp 
Website: http://www.mbs.jp/beachvolleyball/
President: Mr. Masao Tachiki
Contact person: Mr. Takashi Odagiri
Address: 5th Floor 1-30-8 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, 151-0051 JAPAN
Telephone: +81-(0)3-5786-2107
Fax: +81-(0)3-5786-2109
E-mail: international.events@jva.or.jp
Website: http://www.jva.or.jp
Map of the area
Airport :
Izumi-sano City, Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Kansai International Airport is situated 50 km from the center of Osaka city. 
It is easily accessible by road, railway and high-speed ferry. 
 (http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/index.html)

- Ticket Price: KIX to MAIN DRAW HOTEL - 1,160JPY (approx. 70mins.)
               KIX to VENUE            - 1,310JPY (approx. 80mins.)
Host Broadcaster Venue
Name: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc
Contact Person: Mr. Naruhiro Miyamae
Address: 17-1 ChayamachiI, Kita-ku, 
Osaka 530-8304 JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)6-6375-7551
Fax: +81-(0)6-6359-3551
Email:miyamae@mbs.co.jp

Nakanoshima-park  1 Nakanoshima Kita-ku Osaka

Event Office Qualification Teams Hotel
From what date: Currently Opened

Address: LMJ Sports +E inc.
1-22-38  Edobori, Nishi-ku, 
Osaka 550-0002 JAPAN

TEL:+81-(0)6 64 48 11 12
FAX:+81-(0)6 64 48 60 06

E-mail: info@landmark-japan.com 
Name: HOTEL KEIHAN KYOBASHI
Address: 2-1-38 Higashi-noda-cho, 
Miyakojima-ku, Osaka 534-0024,Japan
Tel:  +81-(0)6-6353-0321
Fax:  +81-(0)6-6354-4321
E-mail:  hkb@minos.ocn.ne.jp
Website: http://www.hotelkeihan-kb.com
Category: 
Price: single        9,240 yen 
     twin          15,750 yen~ 17,850 yen
     breakfast     1,260 yen
     dinner        3,000 yen~
         (including  Tax)

Name: HOTEL KEIHAN TENMABASHI
Address:1-2-10 Tanimachi, 
Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0012,Japan 
Tel:   +81-(0)6-6945-0321
Fax:  +81-(0)6-6945-1102
E-mail:  rsv@hotelkeihan-t.com
Website: http://www.hotelkeihan-t.com
Price: single        7,770 yen 
       twin        13,020 yen
       breakfast   1,050 yen
       dinner        2,000 yen~
           (including  Tax)

Name: HOTEL KEIHAN UNIVERSAL CITY
Address: 6-2-78  Shimaya , 
Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-8585,Japan 
Tel:   +81-(0)6-6465-0321
Fax:  +81-(0)6-6465-0987
E-mail:  info@hotelkeihan.com
Website: http://www.hotelkeihan.com
Price: single       15,750 yen~ 24,150 yen 
       twin          23,100 yen~ 33,600 yen
       breakfast    1,890 yen
       dinner         3,780 yen
          (including  Tax)
                                           
Name: HOTEL OSAKA CASTLE
Address: 1-1 Tenmabashi-Kyomachi,
Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0032, Japan
Tel:   +81-(0)6-6942-2401
Fax:  +81-(0)6-6946-9043
E-mail:  info@osaka-castle.co.jp
Website: http://www.osaka-castle.co.jp
Price: single        8,662 yen 
       twin           16,170 yen
       breakfast   1,050 yen
       dinner        3,150 yen~
          (including  Tax)
Main Draw Teams Hotel
Name: HOTEL KEIHAN KYOBASHI
Address: 2-1-38 Higashi-noda-cho, 
Miyakojima-ku, Osaka 534-0024,Japan
Tel:  +81-(0)6-6353-0321
Fax:  +81-(0)6-6354-4321
E-mail:  hkb@minos.ocn.ne.jp
Website: http://www.hotelkeihan-kb.com
Event Schedule
May 20
Arrival of the Qualification Tournament teams 
13:00 Meeting for Country Quota Play-Off teams (if any)
14:00 Country Quota Play-Off matches (if any)
18:00 Preliminary Inquiry (mandatory attendance)
at  the Hotel KEIHAN KYOBASHI for the Qualification  Tournament teams 
18:30  Technical Meeting (mandatory attendance)
at  the Hotel KEIHAN KYOBASHI for the Qualification  Tournament teams 
May 21        
Qualification Tournament
Arrival of Main Draw teams
18:00  Preliminary Inquiry  (mandatory attendance)
at  the Hotel KEIHAN KYOBASHI for the Main Draw teams 
18:30  Technical Meeting (mandatory attendance)
at  the Hotel KEIHAN KYOBASHI for the Main Draw teams (mandatory attendance)
19:30  Welcome Reception
May 22 Main Draw (32 matches)
May 23 Main Draw (22 matches)
May 24 Main Draw (4 matches)
May 25 Semi-finals and Finals 
May 26 Departure of the persons concerned 

Training courts available from May 18 
Total # of competition courts: 4
Total # of warm-up courts: 1

Useful Information

Tournaments' Side Events TBD
Ticketing Available
Hospitality Package TBD
Camp for Beach Volleyball fans TBD
Tentative TV Programming

May 24     00:25~01:25(MBS)
May 24     16:00~17:00(MBS)
May 26     00:30~01:30(MBS)

Weather Conditions
(based on last years' data for the same period)

Minimum temperature 18.2(C)
Maximum temperature 28.2(C)
Sun Rise 04:50
Sun Set  18:59

Currency Japanese yen
Tourist Office Web Site http://www.kei5.co.jp

KEIHAN TRAVEL SERVICE
http://www.kei5.co.jp

OSAKA CONVENTION & TOURISM BUREAU
http://www.octb.jp/english/

Other recommended Hotels in the Area TBD
Popular Attraction

Universal Studios Japan
(
http://www.usj.co.jp/e_top.html

Osaka Castle
(http://www.osakacastle.net/english/)
Osaka Suijo Bus - touring Osaka's river by water-bus
(http://suijo-bus.jp/language/english/)
  
Kiyomizu-Dera(Kyoto)
(http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp)
 
Heian Jingu Shrine(Kyoto)
http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/index_e.html)

Other useful information