Welcome to Kyoto
-the heart of Japanese Culture-

Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for more than 1000 years, is a city celebrated not only for preserving its original historic buildings and monuments but one in which the traditional arts and authentic atmosphere have also been retained. With 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, Kyoto is a must-see destination, providing a unique experience for all who visit. While beautiful all year round, spring is a particularly special season, with everyone able to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful cherry being blossoms.

Kyoto is located in the center of Japan and is connected with all major Japanese cities by bullet train (Shinkansen). Arriving in Japan at one of the three major international airports, Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya, it takes only 2 hours 20 mins to reach Kyoto by Shinkansen from Tokyo station, 40 mins from Nagoya station, and 15 mins from Shin-Osaka station, respectively. Kyoto subway provides an easy to use and convenient transport service around the city, with it only taking 20 mins from Kyoto station to the Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto).