JTB Western Japan has been appointed as the official travel agent for the Society and will handle all related travel arrangements, including hotel accommodations and tours.

JTB EC Sale Dept.
Western Japan Regional Headquarters
Chuo-ku, Osaka
541-0056 Japan
Phone: +81-6-6260-5076
Fax: +81-6-6263-0717

Hotel Accommodations

JTB Western Japan has reserved a block of hotels in Kyoto during the Society conference. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your order of preference on the application form.



Room charge

Nearest Subway Station


Name of Hotel



Time required


Kyoto Takaragaike Prince Hotel

13,000 yen*

16,000 yen

Kokusai kaikan 5 min walk


Hearton Hotel Kyoto

9,000 yen

14,000 yen

Oike Sta. 5 min. walk


Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo

9,000 yen

15,000 yen

Oike Sta. 7 min. walk


Aranvert Hotel Kyoto

8,000 yen

15,000 yen

Gojo Sta. 3 min. walk


Hotel Gimmond Kyoto

8,000 yen

14,000 yen

Oike Sta. 5 min. walk


Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo

8,000 yen

14,000 yen

Shijo Sta. 7 min. walk


Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

7,000 yen

13,000 yen

Kyoto Sta. 2 min. walk

1) Room rates include tax and service charge.
2) Room rates do not include breakfast.
3) Rates with an asterisk (*) are for twin rooms with single occupancy.


Printable Hotel & Tour Reservation Form

Online Hotel & Tour Reservations



Access to Japan

The Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the best to access the 2007 IETS meeting in Kyoto.

Most of Japanese people will take new year’s holidays from December 28 in 2006 through January 8 in 2007. Because of this long vacation, many Japanese will spend their holidays oversea and return at around the start of the 2007 IETS meeting, therefore an earlier reservation for air ticket to Japan is strongly recommended.


Access to Kyoto Station

From Kansai International Airport (

  • 75 minutes by JR "Haruka" Kansai Airport Limited Express
  • 95 minutes by Limousine Bus or Taxi

From Narita International Airport (

  • 2 hours and 15 minutes from Tokyo Station by the JR"Nozomi" Shinkansen (Bullet Train)


From Kyoto Station to the Venue or Hotels

The main methods of transportation used when traveling within Kyoto, are the Subway lines, Buses, and Taxis.

The immensely reliable Subway is the easiest method of transportation to reach the Kyoto International Conference Hall (KICH), located at the north end of the Karasuma line. It is 20 minutes from Kyoto Station (Kokusaikaikann Station), and most of the signs are in Japanese and English.

Taxis are another option for traveling within Kyoto. Kyoto is the city with the largest number of taxis in Japan, and are consequently easily found on all major roads. Japanese taxis are safe, clean and comfortable to ride.

City Bus
Most of Kyoto’s innumerable temples, shrines and other cultural treasures are located away from the subway lines and are better accessed by the network of city buses.

For detailed information on using the subway, taxi and bus please click here.