Hotel and Travel

Meeting Venue & Hotel Reservations

The Westin Miyako Kyoto
1 Awadaguchi Kachocho
Higashiyama Ward
Kyoto, 605-0052, Japan

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special group rate of ¥46,200 per night, plus taxes and fees, from Wednesday October 30 through Saturday, November 2, 2024.

The rate includes breakfast at RAQOU and WiFi access in all guest rooms. The rate does not include services charges (15%), consumption tax (10%) and accommodation tax.

The deadline for this special rate is August 31, 2024 and is subject to availability.

Ground Transportation to Kyoto

The Westin Kyoto is located approximately 75-80 minutes away from all International Airports. Ground transportation options include shuttle bus, limousine, car, or train.

Shuttle Bus
A complimentary hotel courtesy shuttle bus regularly runs between KYOTO Station Hachijo Exit and the hotel (approx. 25 min). You may view the shuttle bus service schedule online.

By Train
From KYOTO Station – Approx. 15 min by subway (KARASUMA Line/TOZAI Line); Get off at KEAGE Station on the subway TOZAI Line. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the station.

From YAMASHINA Station – Approx. 6 min by subway (TOZAI Line); Get off at KEAGE Station on the subway TOZAI Line. The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the station.

By Car
From Kyoto-Higashi IC on the Meishin Expressway, approx. 15 minutes toward Sanjo area.

Hired Cars
Attendees may choose to hire personal transportation utilizing the link below.
Airport Transfer Kobe | Kansai Intl Airport | MK TAXI (

Welcome to Kyoto!

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, beginning in 794, when Emperor Kammu made the city the seat of his Imperial court and the center of Japan's political world. This long and prestigious history led to the development of many of the refined arts we now associate with Japan.

Having escaped the ravages of World War II, the city is a treasure trove of important cultural properties. Kyoto is dotted with over 2,000 shrines and temples, which contain about 20% of Japan's National Treasures and about 14% of its Important Cultural Assets; 17 places in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Many aspects of traditional culture have been carefully preserved since the Heian period. Kyoto people are justifiably proud of their traditions, including omotenashi, or traditional hospitality, as well as kaiseki ryori, food beautiful enough to be called art, and many others. Various seasonal events are held throughout the year when one can glimpse the noble heritage of this beautiful, ancient city.

Visa Requirements

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan to review visa requirements.

If you are uncertain of your travel requirements, please consult your nearest Japanese Embassy at your earliest convenience. To aid you with your planning, you may reference Travel Doc to inquire about any necessary travel requirements or documentation.

**Information provided on this webpage regarding visas and passports, is supplied as a courtesy. ISAKOS is NOT responsible for any errors, changes or omissions in the information listed above. Please contact your consulate when planning your travel.*

Travel Advisory

ISAKOS would like to remind all conference attendees that it is your responsibility to exercise increased caution when traveling abroad. As a first step in planning any trip, please check the Travel Advisories issued by your home country for your destination. For example, you may access the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs Travel Advisories.

Conditions can change rapidly and at any time. Be sure to note country-specific details that could affect your travel, including entry/exit requirements, local laws and customs, required vaccinations, health conditions, transportation information, and other travel tips. In general, please be vigilant whenever leaving a hotel. Be aware of your surroundings, particularly in crowded public areas, at large events, and when using public transportation (including taxis). ISAKOS encourages all attendees to travel with increased caution and to always exercise good, common sense.