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The Kyoto area has about 18,000 hotel rooms, ranging from worldwide luxury brand hotels to accommodation-only business hotels. Kyoto is a “compact city”, and the subway and other public transportation methods are highly convenient. ICC Kyoto is located 15-20 minutes from central Kyoto (Oike-dori to Shijo-dori area), and 25-30 minutes from the Kyoto Station area.

For event organizers:

Kyoto receives numerous sightseeing and business visitors throughout the year. We recommend that you consider securing lodgings early, along with your venue selection. Consult with ICC Kyoto staff for introductions to experienced travel agents and advice on how to select a hotel.

Arranging for hotels

For large-scale events with several hundred or more attendees, you should consider staying in multiple hotels. If you require a hotel that provides full service, including not only guest rooms, but also restaurants, room service, currency exchange, staff who speak foreign languages, party or meeting rooms, shopping, laundry, etc., then we suggest you focus on the DLX class in the list and consider widening your search to the SPR class as well.
If you are considering a standard business hotel, we recommend that you select a facility according to your event

Determining transportation from city hotels to ICC Kyoto

If you are considering asking guests to attend via subway

Kyoto has two subway lines: Kokusaikaikan Station is located on the Karasuma Line, and the Karasuma Line connects with the Tozai Line at the centrally-located Karasuma Oike Station. Kokusaikaikan Station may be reached from any subway station in the city in about 15-30 minutes.

Information on subway operating hours and adjacent hotels

Subway Station Time from Kokusaikaikan Station Departure time of first train bound for Kokusaikaikan Station Information on major hotels*
Kokusaikaikan Station Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Karasuma Oike Station 14 mins 5:32 (Many hotels available.)
Shijo Station 16 mins 5:30 (Many hotels available.)
Kyoto Station 20 mins 5:27 Hotel Granvia Kyoto
(Many hotels available.)
Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station 21 mins *1 5:37 Kyoto Hotel Okura
Keage Station 26 mins *1 5:32 The Westin Miyako Kyoto

*Often used as official hotels for large-scale conventions.
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Note 1: Please confirm the latest information on subway times online. (Current as of April 2017)
Note 2: The last train leaves Kokusaikaikan Station bound for these stations (the station listed) at 11:39 PM. (Sometimes later on Fridays.)
*1: Times calculated assuming 5 minutes for transfer to Tozai Line at Karasuma Oike Station.

If you are considering running a shuttle bus

Shuttle buses may be arranged from any hotel in Kyoto in about 20 minutes. Please discuss parking spaces in front of the hotel, large bus traffic restrictions, and efficient routes with the relevant parties. ICC Kyoto staff will propose an arrival and departure location on our grounds, so please let us know well in advance.