Attendee FAQ

About Tokyo, Japan

The local time in Tokyo is UTC +9:00.

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In Tokyo, December temperatures tend to be around 12ºC (54°F) in the afternoon and drop to about 5ºC (41°F) in the morning and at night.

Tokyo winters are sunny with little rain or snow. The air is dry, with the humidity around this time generally staying at a constant 30%. You will need a coat in December. On some days, gloves and scarves will keep you nice and warm.

For Japan there are two associated plug types, A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.

 Type A Type B 
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Japan operates on a 100V supply voltage and 50/60Hz.

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Venue

All conference programs and the exhibition of SIGGRAPH Asia will be held at Tokyo International Forum, Japan (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005).

The exhibition is located at Basement B2F, Hall E.

Registration is located at Basement B1F, Glass Building Lobby Gallery.

Full conference program room listings will be out in September.

TIF Map

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The venue - Tokyo International Forum (TIF) is located approximately 53 minutes from New Tokyo International Airport, Narita, Japan via the JR Narita Express to Tokyo Station (5 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Station). If you are coming from Haneda Airport, it is 23 minutes to Hamamatsucho Station by Monorail and 4 minutes from JR Hamamatsucho Station to Yurakucho Station (1-minute walk from Yurakucho Station).

It is also accessible by Car and Limousine Bus by Shuto Expressway via 4 exits: Kasumigaseki Exit, Kandabashi Exit, Takaracho Exit and Kyobashi Exit.

The convenient alternative to reach TIF is via the Subway. There are 6 Lines that connect directly to the venue: Yurakucho Line, Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line, Marunouchi Line, Ginza Line and Mita Line. Click here for the Tokyo Metro Subway Map.

Yurakucho Line

Connected to Yurakucho Station through underground concourse [Exit D5]

Hibiya Line

5 minutes’ walk from Hibiya Station
5 minutes’ walk from Ginza Station

Chiyoda Line

5 minutes’ walk from Nijubashimae Station
7 minutes’ walk from Hibiya Station

Marunouchi Line

5 minutes’ walk from Ginza Station

Ginza Line

7 minutes’ walk from Ginza Station
7 minutes’ walk from Kyobashi Station

Mita Line

5 minutes’ walk from Hibiya Station


Narita Airport to Tokyo International Forum Link


Haneda Airport to Tokyo International Forum Link

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Yes, parking is available at Tokyo International Forum.

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Yes, ATMs are located throughout the first floor and B1F, Tokyo International Forum.

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No, but there are Coin Lockers located throughout Basement B1F, Tokyo International Forum.

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For the purchase of food and beverages, there are 10 food outlets located throughout TIF. Click here for more information.

Wi-Fi is only provided to Conference delegates during SIGGRAPH Asia 2021. However, wireless service will be available throughout Tokyo International Forum (TIF). Users may have to register using their email or SNS account to access free Wi-Fi. Click here for more information.

Alternatively, users can download the “Japan Connected-free Wi-Fi” app where you can access hot spots in airports, train stations, convenience stores and many other locations. Click here for more information.

Name Services Location / Opening Hours (UTC/GMT+9)
Copy & Fax Room Printing, facsimile and photocopy services. 4th Floor of Glass Building, Tokyo International Forum

08.30 – 19.30 hours (Self-service. Please bring along a USB thumb drive with the documents you would like to print.)
Famima!!
(Family Mart)
Convenience store with photocopy, printing services such as business name cards. Basement B1F, Tokyo International Forum

7.30 – 23.30 hours

Registration and Ticketing

Tickets go on sale from September – 17 December 2021. Should you have any further questions, please drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 website here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yes, you will be able to access the virtual platform. You will receive information on how to access the virtual platform closer to the event dates.

No, you will not be able to access the virtual platform with these pass types. You may upgrade to a Full Access Pass if you intend to experience both the in-person sessions at Tokyo International Forum, and on the virtual platform.

No, you will not be able to attend the in-person sessions with the following virtual tickets (Virtual Electronic Theater Ticket, Virtual Full Access, Virtual Basic Access). You may upgrade to a Full Access Pass if you intend to experience both the in-person sessions at Tokyo International Forum, and on the virtual platform.

Yes, you can buy tickets on arrival at the venue during SIGGRAPH Asia from 14 – 17 December 2021. On-site registration rates will apply. Credit card (AMEX, VISA, MasterCard and JCB) and Cash (only in Japanese Yen (JPY)) will be accepted for on-site payments. For cash payments on-site, registrants are encouraged to prepare an exact amount for their intended purchase.

Please note that a credit card is required for online payment. For USD purchases, only AMEX, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. For JPY purchases, only AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and JCB are accepted. Credit card payment is recommended for all individuals.

Payment by Bank Transfer is only possible for groups residing in Japan. However, a bank & admin fee of USD 50 / JPY 5,000 applies for every bank transfer transaction. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you face any difficulties.

The Onsite Experience Pass includes both on-site and virtual platform access to the following SIGGRAPH Asia programs:

  • Art Gallery / Art Talks
  • Emerging Technologies - Presentations/Talks
  • Exhibitor Talks 
  • Trade Exhibition from 15 - 17 December 2021
  • XR – Presentations/Talks

You may purchase the Full Access Pass as an ACM student member to enjoy the discounted student rates or purchase a Student Pass.

Full Access Pass (ACM Student Member): You must provide your membership number to receive the discount. This ticket allows access to both the in-person sessions at Tokyo International Forum, and on the virtual platform. ACM SIGGRAPH member discount does not apply to those who are members of a chapter only.

For ACM / ACM SIGGRAPH membership application or renewal, please click here, ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH. Credits will not be given if you become a member after registering for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021. To become a member, visit here ACM / ACM SIGGRAPH.

Student Pass: Only available for onsite purchases at the Tokyo International Forum during the event days 14 – 17 December 2021. This ticket does not include access to the virtual platform. For more information on the Student Pass, visit SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 website here or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Full Cancellation Request: In the event a full cancellation of your registration is required, kindly submit a written request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This request must be made at least 1 month before the event by 13 November 23:59 (UTC +9, Tokyo, Japan Time) in order to receive the full refund, after deducting a processing fee of USD 50/JPY 5,000.

Registration Amendment: In event that travel restrictions are still in place, registration passes to attend the physical event can be converted to virtual registration passes via the registration portal http://siggraphasia.cventevents.com.

You can choose to upgrade your registration pass via our registration portal http://siggraphasia.cventevents.com. Click here to log in using your confirmation ID number and registered email address and modify your registration pass type.

Upon your upgrade request, the full payment for the higher tier registration pass will be required while the system automatically processes the refund of the earlier registration pass. The new ticket category will be reflected on the registration portal after the full payment has been received.

To change or edit your registration details such as personal information, kindly submit a request to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upon completing your payment, you will receive the confirmation letter and official registration receipt. For delegates attending the in-person event, kindly bring along this confirmation letter to the onsite venue for your badge printing/collection. For delegates attending the virtual event, you will receive information on how to access the virtual platform closer to the event dates.

The official receipt will be sent to you together with your confirmation email. If you have not received it, kindly submit a request to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The minimum requirement on dress code is casual and covered shoes are required for men. Shorts, singlet, bermudas and slippers are not allowed for entry into the Exhibition Hall and Conference sessions. As a form of respect to Japan’s local culture, we kindly seek your understanding to refrain from exposing your tattoos.

No, there are no age-based restrictions to attend the Conference.

Please be aware that parts of the Conference may contain adult content, graphic images, or violence.

Please contact our registration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visa

In general, travellers who wish to enter the Japan are required to obtain a visa from the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan. However, there are visa exemptions for some countries. Read Exemption of Visa (Short-Term Stay) for more information.

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