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North American Taiko Conference – Regional: Hawaii 2023 Travel Info

Flying to the Big Island for NATC-R?

Through a partnership with Southwest Airlines, you may use the code 99373724 when booking for discounted airfare on “Business Select” & “Anytime” flights and 50% bonus Rapid Reward points.  Make sure to enter your Rapid Rewards account number at the time of booking to qualify for the bonus points.

For all attendees, TCA recommends securing your registration spot first prior to booking travel. Please see the registration page for more updates and information.

Use this link to access the pdf for step by step instructions on how to book your flight.

This deal will work for flights in and out of Hilo from June 27 through July 5, which will cover artists staying for the extra intensives following the main conference.  If you are traveling outside of these dates, please contact Southwest Airlines directly to determine if you are eligible for these partnership terms.  Happy travels!  We are looking forward to seeing you at NATC-R in Hilo!

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Lodging (Conference Rates)

Standard Garden View Room – sleeps up to 4: $169/night
Deluxe Ocean View Room – sleeps up to 4: $189/night
Resort Fees Waived

CLICK HERE for the Conference Rate Form
or call: (808) 935-9361

Castle Resorts – Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Shuttle Service Available

We will provide a shuttle service between the conference location and the Obon Saturday night, but we cannot accommodate shuttle requests to and from the hotel or other pick up locations. This is due to liability and availability of these resources.

The venue will have a free parking lot for attendees to individually coordinate rideshare, taxi, rental, or other transport arrangements.

Meal Information

Select meals (kau-kau) are included in the registration fee.  Meal selections and dietary restrictions will be selected during registration.  

Meals that are included with Conference Registration are:

  • Fri, 6/30:  Reception Dinner
  • Sat, 7/1: Lunch – Bento (box lunch)
  • Sat, 7/1: Dinner – Meal Tickets @ Puna Hongwanji Obon Festival
  • Sun, 7/2: Lunch – Bento (box lunch)