New Links! - ICSE98 in Kyoto Call for Participants
WELCOME TO KYOTO IN CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON
CITY OF HISTORY AND LEARNING
Kyoto, a city with 1,200 years of history, is the cultural soul of Japan.
Nestled among low mountains, it is blessed with both natural beauty and
a rich historical legacy. It is the ideal site for international conventions.
From its establishment as Japan's capital in 794 until the Meiji Restoration
in 1868, Kyoto flourished as the center of government, commerce and culture
in Japan. Traditional arts and an abundance of shrines and temples give
the city its distinct character. With nearly 1.5 million residents, Kyoto
is a vibrant mixture of old and new. Many high-tech firms have chosen it
as their headquarters, and the city boasts 47 public and private colleges
and universities. These significant intellectual resources combine with
Kyoto's long history and tradition to provide an ideal milieu for innovation
Kyoto is a panorama of the changing seasons: from the springtime cherry
blossoms lining narrow walkways, the lush greenery of summer, to the brilliant
autumn foliage of Japanese maples and the delicate layer of snow covering
the surrounding mountainsides in winter. The passage of seasons is also
evident in the beautiful gardens of Kyoto's ancient temples and shrines.
Reflecting its long history as the cultural and religious center of Japan,
Kyoto is home to nearly 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. The
city's international cultural significance was recognized when 17 historical
sites in Kyoto were designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.
Kyoto is the location of 20% of Japan's national treasures. More than 60
museums throughout the city offer visitors the opportunity to view priceless
works of art and important cultural objects.
KYOTO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HALL
Japan's leading convention center, the Kyoto
International Conference Hall, is a complex consisting of seven separate
conference halls, the largest of which can hold 2,000 persons. Another
70 conference rooms of various sizes are available for smaller meetings.
Two large banquet halls and a Japanese landscape garden offer additional
settings for convention participants to meet and communicate informally.
|Kyoto has many modern hotels with accommodations
for up to 20,000 visitors. Located near the center of Japan, it is readily
accessible by land and air. The high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) links
Tokyo with Kyoto in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Overseas visitors arriving
at Kansai International Airport
(KIX) have a comfortable 75-minute ride by the JR
Haruka Express train to Kyoto Station. There is a direct subway link
from Kyoto Station to Kyoto International Conference Hall, taking about
Please visit our hotel reservation page for conference
official accomodation service. For other hotels and "ryokan"s (japanese
traditional style), following pages will help you.
photographies around Kyoto International Conference Hall
of KICH is here.
!!warning!! This page contains lots of beautiful photos, but the line
to this page is very slow.
It may take a long time to see it from outside of Japan
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