25-29 June 2018
OIST Conference Center
Japan timezone




Note posted on June 8, for those who are planning to use Airbnb or similar services to stay in Okinawa during Strings 2018: Airbnb has announced that it is cancelling any reservation scheduled for guest arrival between June 15 and June 19 at a listing in Japan that does not currently have a license required by Japanese laws. It has also stated that it will automatically cancel and fully refund any reservations at listings in Japan that have not been licensed within 10 days of guest arrival. Those who have made reservations using Airbnb or similar services may want to check with their hosts to find out if it affects their reservations.



    After completing your registration, you will have an option of making your hotel reservation through the site by clicking on the "accommodation" button. These hotel rooms are offered by our official travel agent, Tobu Top Tours. Some of these hotels are in Onna Villege close to the conference site, and others are in Naha City.

   If you find costs of hotel rooms listed on our registration page too expensive, you are welcome to consult online resources. In some cases, you may be able to find better deals through online travel companies such as:



You may also consider checking out webpages of some of hotels directly since their prices may be lower those you find on the registration page. For example:

Rizzan Sea Park

Hotel Moon Beach

Onna Marineview Palace

Pink Marlin Club

You may also want to explore listing services for vacation rentals such as:

Airbnb, StayJapan, Ikyu, Agoda, Zizaike.

(We are not endorsing any of these services and cannot be responsible for their qualities.)

   We will provide shuttle bus service during the conference between the following locations and the conference site.

  • Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
  • Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel
  • Hotel Moon Beach
  • Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel
  • Kariyushi Beach Resort Ocean Spa
  • Okinawa Zanpamisaki Royal Hotel
  • EM Wellness Resort Costa Vista Okinawa, Hotel & Spa
  • In front of the Okinawa Prefecture Government Building (Kencho-Mae)

If you make your own hotel reservation but still want to use our shuttle service, please let us know by sending email to strings_admin@oist.jp.