ICALT2007 will take place in the city of Niigata on the north coast of the main island of Japan. Niigata is an excellent base for exploring the old days of Japan and the natural surroundings such as the Sea of Japan, the longest river in Japan, the Shinano, etc. It takes about two hours by the Shinkanse (bullet train) from Tokyo. Click here to find out more about Niigata.