General Information


The Exhibition Hall of Pacifico Yokohama will hold a variety of exhibitions, such as psychological literature, experimental equipment, and test materials. Potential exhibitors are requested to contact the ICP2016 office.

Congress Website

Please visit our website ( for the latest information on the Congress. All relevant information (registration, abstract submission, poster format, accommodation, travel & sightseeing) is available online.

Congress Language

English (some events will be held in Japanese)

Congress Program and Abstracts

The Congress Program and Abstracts will be available on the website ( prior to the Congress. Participants will receive a copy of the Final Program with Congress material on site.

Congress Proceedings

A specially edited volume of the Congress Proceedings will be published as a compilation of selected presentations.

Letter of Invitation

If you require an invitation letter for attending ICP2016, the organizing committee will provide this letter. Please send a request by e-mail to the organizing committee () informing them of your full name, affiliation, e-mail address and telephone number.

If you require an invitation letter including information about the presentation title, the organization committee will provide this letter after you have registered for the congress and completed payment of the registration fee. Please send a request by e-mail to the organizing committee () informing them of your full name and registration ID.

The invitation letter will then be sent by return e-mail.

Certificate of Attendance

A “Certificate of Attendance” will be provided to all participants at the registration desk in PACIFICO Yokohama (Congress Venue).

A “Certificate of Presentation” will be provided upon request after your presentation in the venue.


All participants entering Japan must have a valid passport. In addition, participants coming from certain countries must have a visa issued by a Japanese embassy/consulate in their country. Please check visa requirements on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan ( ‘Documents from Japan' must be prepared before any visa application is made to a Japanese embassy/consulate.
The organizing committee will provide the “Required documents for a visa application to enter Japan” to participants who have completed payment of the registration fee.

Please fully complete the "Information for visa" form, and then send it together with a copy of a document verifying your status (e.g. ID card, passport) and your air ticket (electronic ticket itinerary/receipt) to the ICP2016 office () by e-mail (with attachments).

The ICP2016 office will create the necessary “Documents for visa application” using the “Information for visa” form and the copied documents.
The documents that we have to submit are given below:

Letter of reason for invitation
(List of visa applicants)
Letter of guarantee
Schedule during stay
Certificate of Employment of the ICP2016 president
Overview of the 31th International Congress of Psychology

The validity of all documents is three months.

Please note that the “Information for visa” form and attached materials will be reviewed by the organizer. If there are any inconsistencies between the information and the attached materials, the “Documents for visa application” could be delayed or possibly not created.

Please also note that documents issued by us do not necessarily assure the applicant will obtain a visa. The Japanese embassy or consulate may also have separate requirements for (other) documents.

The length of stay of the visa applicant is the day before the congress starts to the day after the final day of the congress.


The Congress fee does not include insurance. Participants should determine their own insurance needs.

Participants with Special Needs

All facilities at Pacifico Yokohama (elevators, slopes, toilets, seating spaces, vending machines, and parking lots) are accessible by wheelchair.


The Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) is officially appointed as the agent for accommodation. Congress participants are assured of a range of quality hotels and other accommodation at reasonable prices, which have been secured by JTB. A list of such accommodation will be available on our website during 2015 and will be constantly updated until the Congress. The website will also recommend some budget hotels that can be booked online. For more information, please vist Accommodation page.


Most airline networks fly to Japan. Tokyo has two convenient international airports (Narita and Haneda) that offer frequent limousine buses and trains to Yokohama. There will also be a Tours and Travel Desk at the Congress to cater to participants' needs.


Japan uses the Yen (JPY: ¥). Foreign currency may be changed at airports, hotels, and banks. Card withdrawals can also be made at numerous ATMs, although not all ATMs accept foreign cards. Credit cards (Visa, Master, Diners, and Amex) are widely accepted in shops and restaurants.


July is hot and humid in Yokohama. The average high and low temperatures are 29ºC/84ºF and 22ºC/72ºF. However, the Congress site is well air conditioned. Also, when it becomes cool in the evening, you can take a bay cruise or enjoy a grand fireworks display.

City of Yokohama

Yokohama is Japan's second largest city and the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is known for its international atmosphere thanks to its unique history as Japan's first "treaty port." Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama's port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Yokohama's cityscape is a fusion of lush nature and modern urbanism that provides ample opportunities to experience traditional culture, various cuisines, and diverse entertainment. Yokohama is truly a tourist city full of resources and attractions that offers easy access to Tokyo (only 30 min by train).

Satellite Conferences

Various satellite conferences are being planned around ICP2016. A list of satellite conferences will be available on our website in 2015 and will be constantly updated. The annual meeting of the Japanese Neuroscience Society (JNS) will be held just before ICP2016 (July 19-22, 2016) in Pacifico Yokohama. Some joint programs are scheduled to be held in both the JNS meeting and ICP2016.