The symposium will take place at:
ANA Hotel Kyoto
Nijo-Jo-Mae, Horikawa-Dori, Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto, 604-0055, JAPAN
Web Page: http://www.anahotels.com/
ANA Hotel Kyoto is located in the heart of Kyoto, directly opposite one of Kyoto's most historic landmarks, the Nijo Castle. It is just walk 10-minutes by car to Kyoto Railway Station and drive 60 minutes to Osaka International Airport. Kyoto Imperial Palace lies nearby while Kyoto International Conference Hall takes 25-minutes via taxi. Its location is very convenient to sightseeing, for business and convention activities. The hotel's lobby is designed with the sublime beauty of Japanese culture. You will feel the tradition at ANA Hotel Kyoto.
Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto is surrounded on three sides by a magnificent mountain backdrop. Established as the seat of the Imperial Court in the 8th Century, the city prospered as the center of government, commerce, and the arts, and to this day remains the cultural capital of Japan with its magnificent Buddhist heritage, including amongst its almost 2000 shrines and temples including many World Cultural Heritage Sites as designated by UNESCO. The last week of March is the best tourist season to visit Kyoto. You will be able to enjoy cherry trees in full blossom.
Links about Kyoto:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan provides the information about visa and entering Japan. If you need the visa, please check the following web site:
The most convenient means of transportation is to take a direct flight to the Kansai International Airport.
From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto:
Board JR Airport Limited Express Train, HARUKA, which runs every 30 minutes. The traveling time to Kyoto JR Station is approximately 75 minutes. Fare is Economy(coach class): 3,490yen. First class(Green): 4,730yen.
Limousine bus, which runs every 30-60 minutes. The traveling time to Kyoto JR Staion is approximately 105 minutes.
From Narita Intarnational Airport to Kyoto:
Domestic flight to Osaka/Itami Airport or to Kansai International Airport.
Narita Express (NEX) from Narita to Tokyo. It runs every 30min and takes about 60 minutes. "Shinkansen" bullet train "Nozomi" (or "Hikari") from Tokyo to Kyoto. It runs every 15-30 munutes and takes 140 minutes (160 "Hikari"). Fare from Narita to Kyoto is around 17,000yen in total.
From Osaka/Itami Airport to Kyoto:
Limousine bus, which runs every 15-30 minutes. The traveling time to Kyoto JR Staion is approximately 55 minutes.
From Kyoto Station to ANA Hotel Kyoto: