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Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Participants will enjoy a stay at this newly renovated hotel surrounded by natural wonders of Hawaii Island.
The Marriott resort is located 19 miles north of Kona international airport.


Last Update: Dolphin Sighted!

Subaru staffs have sighted dolphins at Honaunau Beach (one of the most famous snorkeling spot on this Island) in the early November.


69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
about Waikoloa Beach Resort

Shuttle bus 

If you book a seat served by our group flight (NRT-KOA), you are eligible to use a shuttle bus service between the Kona airport and the hotel. The porterage fee of $8.5+tax will be charged to your guest room. If not, you may want to use the Speedi shuttle.

Taxi or Uber 

This would be the most convinient way if you have a cell-phone or smartphone.

Rental car

This is the best choice if you have an enough budget and want to go sightseeing. Since the road is not trafficky and Hawaiian drivers are quite gentle, driving in the Big Island is not difficult indeed. And please also think about visiting our office.


Attendees can book rooms at a special group rate with free room Wi-Fi and optional resort fee). Please states on the additionlal requests if you want to specify the bed type.
*Available rooms are fully booked. Marriott may provide few additional rooms but these could be at a higher rate.

Hotel Parking

All conference participants (inclusive non Marriott guests) can use the parking area in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott resort at the discount rate: $10 per day for self-parking or $15 per day for valet parking.

ROOM POLICIES: Room Rates shown in the resevation form do not include 13.416% room tax and Optional $15.00 Daily Resort Fee Per Night plus Tax. Total Room Charges will include applicable room tax, but will not include any resort fees (subject to change). CANCEL POLICY: Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival will be charged one night room and tax. CHILDREN POLICY: Children 17 years or younger stay free of charge in their parent’s room using existing bedding. If a rollaway is required, there is a fee of $45 per day.

SCAM WARNING: Please be aware that the symposium organisation, Marriott or any agencies, will NOT call or email you out of the blue about the accommodation. As these scammers find invited speaker / participant name from the conference webpages, you cannot assume you will be immune to attack. If you have been approached, please email to LOC (subaru20anniv_loc <AT> immediately with details of the situation. Please do not provide them with any details of your reservation and do not give them your credit card details.

Social Events


Sunset Luau

Sunset Luau is the public event at the Marriott on Mon and Wed, which provides you with the great opportunity to get involved in Hawaiian culture. See more detail here.


Social Activities

We will have free social morning activities (walking around the venue and golf competition).



We plan to hold a stargazing event at venue on Thursday evening.


Subaru Telescope
650 N Aohoku Pl
Hilo, HI, 96720 United States


Dr. Sakurako Okamoto
Dr. Rhythm Shimakawa
at Subaru Telescope


LOC Email Address
subaru20anniv_loc <AT>