Lodging, Meals, and Transportation

Getting to Stanford

The Stanford University website provides driving directions and shuttle information at the following link.


Parking permits ($5.00/weekday) are required for on-campus parking on Thursday and Friday. Online permit sales have closed but last-minute permits may be purchased with cash at the registration booth.

On-Campus Housing

The 2011 North American Taiko Conference has prepared exciting on-campus housing packages that offer affordable lodging and meals with fun opportunities to meet and network with fellow taiko players!

  • Rooms
  • The on-campus housing is provided at Roble Hall, a comfortable and centrally-located dormitory in walking distance of all Taiko Conference events. The dorm setting provides communal areas for interaction along with optional Taiko-Conference-facilitated after-hours activities. Bathrooms and showers are stall-type shared areas. Two-night and three-night reservations, as well as single and double-occupancy options are available.

    Supplied linens include: bedspread, sheets, blanket, pillow and pillowcase, two towels, and one washcloth. A small bar of soap, soap dish, and paper cups are also provided.

  • Meals
  • Roble Hall's nearby dining facility provides delicious and healthy food including fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, make-your-own salad bar, vegetarian and vegan selections, and soft-serve ice cream for hot August days!

    The three-night, on-campus housing packages include breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, August 19, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, August 20, and breakfast and a to-go lunch on Sunday, August 21.

    The two-night, on-campus housing packages includes dinner on Friday, August 19, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, August 20, and breakfast and a to-go lunch on Sunday, August 21.

    A separate meal plan is also available, providing a total of 4 meals from Lakeside Dining. Lunch and dinner are provided on Friday, Aug 18, and lunch and dinner on Saturday, Aug 19.

    Lunches will be delivered to a central location for easy pick up.

  • Cost
  • On-campus housing packages range from $355 (three-night, single-occupancy) to $240 (two-night, double-occupancy). These packages include everything you need for a comfortable stay during Taiko Conference, without the hassle and expense of driving to and from campus every day.

    Compare the $355 single-occupancy three-day package to this conservative total cost of off-campus hotel and meals.

    • average hotel $85 x 3 nights = $255
    • 8 meals x $10 = $80
    • car rental x 4 days = $113.97 (with Avis discount. Does not include insurance or gas)
    • parking permit x 4 days = $14
    • Total = $462.97

Off-Campus Housing

The Stanford University website provides information regarding off-campus lodging at the following link.

Note that Stanford University is a massive, self-contained campus and you will most likely require a car to get to and from campus center to your hotel.

Off-Campus Housing Discount!

The Cardinal Hotel is generously offering a 2011 NATC rate for participants, families, and friends attending the Conference. Please visit their Special Booking Page and follow the instructions to receive this awesome offer.

Transportation Discount!

The 2011 North American Taiko Conference and the JACCC are sponsored by American Airlines and Avis car rentals. These organizations have generously offered Conference participants the following discounts.

Those planning to fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or San Jose International Airport (SJC) between the dates of August 14 - August 25, can reserve your ticket through American Airlines and enter the promotion code 6881BE, for a 5% discount on the purchase price. Call 1-800-433-1790 for more information.

Reserving your car through Avis, you can use the Avis Worldwide Discount Number (AWD) by entering promotion code G027999. Call 1-888-754-8878 for more information.