Travel & accommodation

Access to the symposium site

The symposium site, Kansai Seminar House, is located at the foot of Mount Hiei, neighbouring Shugakuin Imperial Villa. Access map (in Japanese) is available at the website of the Seminar House.

Participants from abroad may fly to Narita International Airport or Haneda (Tokyo International Airport) and then transfer to Kyoto by Shinkansen from JR Tokyo station. It is more convenient and less expensive to take a flight to Kansai International Airport, if you find one from your country, and take a special express train JR Haruka.

From your lodging somewhere in Kyoto, you may get to the Seminar House by taking first Kyoto city subway Karasuma line up to the north, getting off at Kitayama or Matsugasaki station, and then taking a taxi. You may find more taxis available at Kitayama than at Matsugasaki. Alternatively you may take Keihan train to Demachi-yanagi terminal, transfer to Eizan train and get off at Shugakuin station. You may take a taxi from there, but if you are in good condition you may venture a 15 minutes walk to the east, up above the rural hillside.

Shuttle bus services

We arrange a free mini-bus between Matsugasaki station of Kyoto city subway Karasuma line and the symposium site, Kansai Seminar House. Below is the schedule. No reservation is required.

Departure from Sun 27 Mon 28 Tue 29 Wed 30
Matsugasaki station,
near Exit 1
n/a 8:00
Kansai Seminar House n/a 19:00

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