Fechner Day 2017

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics

Conference Venue

The conference takes place in Kyosokan (from 22 to 25 October) and Honkan (on 26 October only), Denki Building, 2-1 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0004, Japan (unfortunately, no English Website is available, but you may get an impression of the venue through the Japanese site).

The Conference Rooms are on the third floor of Kyosokan. On 26 October, the venue moves to the 8th Conference Room in the second basement of Honkan. Nursing rooms with a baby rack and a small sink are available on the same floor of the Conference Rooms in Kyosokan.

Walking around in Fukuoka

An introduction to Fukuoka City in English and other languages, and Support Tools and Visitor's Guides from the Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau are available. If you would like to know how to use a taxi in Japan, visit here.


All payments should be done by Friday, 22 September 2017 (JST), through a conference registration site, which is run by Nishitetsu Travel Co., Ltd.

Registration fees (Banquet fees are not included)

  • Regular members: before 21 July, 50,000 yen; after 21 July, 60,000 yen.
  • Students: before 21 July, 20,000 40,000 yen; after 21 July, 25,000 50,000 yen.
Please note: Annual membership dues of ISP---100 USD for a regular member and 40 USD for a student---are included in the registration fees, because participants in the conference must pay their ISP membership dues for 2017.

Click here to go to the registration site.

Banquet fees (optional)

  • 7,500 yen.

Click here to go to the registration site.


There are many hotels near the conference venue, ranging from luxury to low-budget. Nishitetsu Travel Co., Ltd. assists your booking. Because Fukuoka has been recently very popular among tourists, an early reservation is strongly recommended.


To all attendees from abroad,

We strongly urge you to purchase travel/health insurance for your stay in Japan. Medical care is excellent, but expensive here.

Thanks for your understanding.


To those of you requiring a visa to visit Japan,

It is your own responsibility to check whether you need a visa and to obtain a valid visa. The Fechner Day organization will not provide any financial support for visa applications. We advice you to first consult the Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to get information about visa requirements and application procedures. If you need documents, e.g., an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee, please ask Mrs. Yuko Maruyama (rcaps [at] design.kyushu-u.ac.jp), the secretary of ReCAPS.

Bear in mind that a visa application usually takes at least 1 month to complete, excluding the time it takes to send documents from Japan to you. Therefore, please contact Mrs. Maruyama as soon as possible if you require (a) document(s) from us. The ReCAPS office is open only two days a week in June, and will be open three days a week from July, further supported by another secretary and longer working hours of a student assistant.

Thanks for your understanding.


Generally the weather in Fukuoka during the season of Fechner Day 2017 is nice. The average precipitation over 30 years in the last 10 days of October is around 17 mm. The average temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius, with the average maximum around 22 degrees, and the average minimum around 13 degrees. Probably you need a jacket.

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   Last revision: 16 June 2017