14th International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
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Access to Kyoto

A direct flight to Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the most convenient and economical route for overseas participants. From there, participants can reach Kyoto by the following means.

  1. JR (Japan Railway) Airport Limited Express train, Haruka directly connects you to JR Kyoto station. It departs every 30 minutes. Traveling time: 75 mins. Fare: ¥3,290 for reserved seats, ¥2,980 for non-reserved seats.
  2. Airport limousine bus service. Buses depart every hour. Traveling time: 95 mins. Fare: ¥2,500.
Access to Kyoto

Participants arriving at New Tokyo (Narita) International Airport, Tokyo (Haneda) International Airport or Central Japan (Nagoya) International Airport may refer to the following chart.

Access to ICC Kyoto
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Japan Rail Pass
Participants planning to travel within Japan are recommended to purchase a Japan Rail (JR) Pass before departure from their home country, as it cannot be purchased in Japan. This pass includes all JR trains, including the Haruka, Narita Express and Bullet train, but some restrictions apply; the pass is not valid for "NOZOMI" trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen line. A 7-day pass costs ¥28,300 (ordinary class) or ¥37,800 (first class). URL: http://www.japanrailpass.net/

The organizers do not accept responsibility for personal accident and damage to private property. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance if they so desire.

Kyoto – Ancient Capital

    Kyoto, located roughly in the center of Japan's main island, is an ancient city with a 1200-year history. It was Japan's capital from 794 to 1868 and has remained the cultural and historical focal point of the country. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today, comprising a "living museum". As many as 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, known as 'The Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto', are located in the city. Moreover, many festivals, ceremonies and traditional industries convey the will of this city to transmit and develop its 1200-year-old culture. As many as 49 million sightseers visited Kyoto in 2010, with the number of visitors steadily rising for the last 10 years.
    Kyoto has also contributed greatly to the nation's industrial, economic and cultural development and strength. The city is a repository of research materials, since it is mainly here that Japanese characters and technologies were developed. It is also famous for its abundance of academic facilities, having more than 30 universities and colleges.
    The city of Kyoto is the seventh largest city in Japan, with a population of 1.4 million people. The main business district in Kyoto is located to the south of the old Imperial Palace.