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About Us

Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau (KCVB) is a not-for-profit public organization funded by Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry, with over 300 members companies and organizations.

We provide support for meeting organizers so that they can plan and convene meetings in Kyoto with confidence. Our goal is to provide one-stop-service as a hub organization that links all stakeholders affiliated with the meetings industry in Kyoto.

Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau

* PCO = Professional Congress Organizers
* DMC = Destination Management Companies
* JNTO = Japan National Tourism Organization

Strengths of the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau

1)Information dissemination
2)Information gathering
3)Ability to react quickly and flexibly
4)Marketing based on statistics
5)Effective support programs
6)Highly-specialized staff


1982 “Kyoto Convention Promotion Council” inaugurated
1983 “Council to Promote the 1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto” inaugurated
1985 “1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto Foundation” established
1990 “Kyoto Convention Promotion Council” reorganized as “Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau”
2006 “1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto Foundation” and Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau” merged
2007 “Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau” established as an incorporated foundation
2011 “Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau” changed to a public-service corporation

Organization Overview

Name Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau
Founded 2007
President Jun'ichi MURATA Honorary President of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Vice-Chairmen Shunichi UCHIDA President of the Kyoto International Conference Center
Soshitsu SEN  16th Generation Grandmaster of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony School
Yoshio TATE'ISHI  President of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Norikazu OKADA Vice-Mayor of Kyoto City
Akimasa YAMASHITA Vice-Governor of Kyoto Prefecture
Address 78 Kankoboko-cho, Muromachi Higashi-iru, Shijo-dori,
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8009, JAPAN
Tel 81-75-353-3053   FAX 81-75-353-3055
Hours Weekdays 8:45 - 17:30