Invitation to


The 5th International Time Geography Conference


August 2-4, 2024, Toyama International Conference Center

(1-2 Ote-machi Toyama-city Toyama 930-0084, Japan)


The venue has been changed from University of Toyama

to Toyama International Conference Center.


Welcome to the 5th International Time Geography Conference in Japan!

The conference offers a unique opportunity to present your research, discuss with interested colleagues, get new insights and deepen your knowledge. Focus of the conference is the time-geographic approach, its development, applications, current state of the art and its prospects.

We welcome researchers, teachers and PhD students from different disciplines in the international scientific society and hope that the conference will serve as a generative force for furthering time-geographic thinking globally and over generations.


The program includes keynote speeches, participantsf presentations, vibrant discussions and a field tour when we will visit the Tonami Plain, Toyama prefecture, one of the homelands of Japanese geography.


The conference is free of charge, but you have to pay for travel and accommodation.


Information about Toyama-city and accommodation there can be found on the following websites.


The conference venue is Multi-purpose Room (2F) in Toyama International Conference Center.






At th 5th International Time Geography Conference, internationally highly recognized researchers with deep knowledge of time-geography give keynote speeches:


Prof. Kajsa Ellegård (Sweden)

Prof. Chai Yanwei (China)

Prof. Shih-Lung Shaw (USA)

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan (Hong Kong)

Prof. Yoshio Arai (Japan)

Prof. Tomoki Nakaya (Japan)


There is a conference dinner on August 3, aiming to bring researchers together to discuss time-geography at the spot where the time-geographic approach was evolving.


On August 4, we will have an excursion around Toyama City, including Tonami Plain, one of the most important spots in the history of geography in Japan.




If you have questions, please e-mail to:


Most welcome to the 5th International Time-Geography Conference in Toyama, Japan, August 2-4, 2024!


Best wishes on behalf of the organization committee

Kohei Okamoto

Professor at Aichi University

Professor emeritus at Nagoya University


The 5th International Time-Geography Conference on this website:



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