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About Us

The 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 400 member companies and organizations.

We provide support to help meeting organizers attract and plan meetings in Kyoto, serving as a one-stop-service 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 Inauguration of the Kyoto Convention Promotion Council
1983 Inauguration of the Council to Promote the 1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto
1985 Establishment of the 1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto Foundation
1990 Kyoto Convention Promotion Council reorganized as the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau
2006 Merging of the 1200-Year Anniversary of the Founding of Kyoto Foundation and the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau
2007 Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau established as an incorporated foundation
2011 Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau changed to a public interest incorporated foundation

Organization Overview

Name Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau
Founded 2007
President MURATA Jun'ichi, Honorary President of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Vice-Chairmen UCHIDA Shunichi, President of the Kyoto International Conference Center
OKADA Norikazu, Vice-Mayor of Kyoto City
SEN Soshitsu, 17th Generation Grandmaster of the Urasenke Tea Ceremony School
YAMASHITA Akimasa, 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