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Here are some questions frequently asked about Kyoto and their answers.
Yes. Kyoto has made great efforts towards improving the city’s multilingual capacity.
For example, Kyoto has hospitals that can accommodate speakers of English, Korean and Chinese. There is also a multilingual interpreting call center service available for use at hotels and ryokans(Japanese inns) (service may not be available for use at all facilities).
No. It takes approximately 10 hours to reach Kansai International Airport from North America, Australia and Europe. Furthermore, it only takes about 75 minutes to reach Kyoto Station from Kansai International Airport using the “Haruka” express train.
For more details, please check “Access”. When passing through Tokyo, Kyoto can be reached by Shinkansen bullet train in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Here are some questions we frequently receive about KCVB support and their answers.
Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau will support you.
Inquiring is free.
For general tourist information for Kyoto, please check the “Kyoto Official Travel Guide.”
Meeting and incentive tour organizers can inquire about tourist information through the Inquiry Form.
You can! We can suggest special Kyoto Unique Venues perfect for receptions, and introduce providers of Experience and Inspection Programs.
Yes. Companies such as Yasaka Taxi and MK Taxi can provide limousines and English-speaking drivers.
We can also introduce certified interpreter/guides. Please inquire to KCVB freely.
Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau provides tourist maps (Japanese & English) for participants of meetings, incentive tours and conventions.
Please inquire to KCVB freely.
No. We offer them free of charge, but there is a limit to how many we can provide. Please inquire for details.
Yes. Please use the “Kyoto Sightseeing One and Two-Day Passes,” targeted at tourists, or the “Kyoto Convention Pass,” intended for use by participants of conventions.
You can use our Kyoto Image Bank, which we provide you the image photos of Kyoto free of charge.
The Kyoto Image Bank is intended for use by meeting organizers and travel companies, PCOs, etc. that have been hired by meeting organizers (photos cannot be used for profit). Please inquire for details.
Yes. Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau lends out promotional images.
Please inquire for details.
Here are some questions frequently asked about attracting meetings to Kyoto and convening meetings in Kyoto, as well as the answers to those questions.
The third session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP3) where the Kyoto Protocol
was adopted is a famous example, but Kyoto has also hosted many other large-scale and notable
international meetings including the 2008 G8 Summit. Please check “Past Events” for details.
Estimated capacity for theater and school seating of Kyoto meeting facilities is included in the “KYOTO MEETING PLANNING GUIDE.” For example, joint use of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd exhibition halls of Miyakomesse can accommodate 10,000 pax in theater style.
For questions not included in this FAQ, please contact us freely via the Inquiry Form.