Meniere 2010, Kyoto, Japan
Organizing Committee
Program at a glance
Program - Oral
Program - Poster
Instructions for Presenters
Session Topics
Call for Abstracts
Satellite Symposium
Social Programs
Tours in Kyoto
Accommodation and Travel
Access to Kyoto
Map of Kyoto
Related Links

Accommodation and Travel

Hotels and Room Rates
Grades and Hotel name Room Rate Location
Refer to the Map
Single room Twin room
A Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto ¥25,000* ¥31,000 5-minute walk to Conference Center
Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto ¥29,900* ¥37,750 5-minute walk to subway Keage station
Kyoto Hotel Okura ¥21,500 ¥39,000 1-minute walk to subway Shiyakusho-mae station
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto ¥27,510* ¥34,020 5-minute walk to subway Shijo station
Hotel Granvia Kyoto ¥30,000* ¥31,000 3-minute walk to Kyoto station
B Hotel Monterey Kyoto ¥19,500 ¥28,000 5-minute walk to subway Karasuma-Oike station
Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa ¥16,000 ¥24,000 5-minute walk to subway Shiyakusho-mae station
New Miyako Hotel ¥21,500* ¥25,000 6-minute walk to Kyoto station
Aranvert Hotel Kyoto ¥10,700 ¥18,000 4-minute walk to subway Gojo station
C Hearton Hotel Kyoto ¥9,500 ¥16,000 5-minute walk to subway Karasuma-Oike station
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel ¥10,500 --- 1-minute walk to subway Shijo station
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo ¥10,500 ¥17,000 5-minute walk to subway Karasuma-Oike station
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo ¥12,000 --- 5-minute walk to subway Shijo station
Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto ¥9,500 ¥18,000 3-minute walk to Kyoto station
APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae ¥9,000 ¥16,000 5-minute walk to Kyoto station
VIA Inn Kyoto Shijo-Muromachi ¥7,000** --- 5-minute walk to subway Shijo station
Note 1) The above room rates include tax and service charge.
  2) The room charge with * means single occupancy of twin room.
  3) The room charge with ** includes a breakfast.
  4) JTB Corporation, the official travel agent has reserved a block of rooms for participants during the Symposium period at special discount rates.

Participants who wish to reserve hotel accommodation and tours should apply from our Website - URL: Or, you can download the application form (PDF) and send it to the JTB Corp by fax or post-mail. As the middle of November is a high season for sightseeing, early application for hotel reservation is strongly recommended. Your reservation will be made upon receiving your completed form, and deposit for hotel reservation (¥ 10,000 per room) and optional tour fees to be paid by your Credit Card.
Deadline of Hotel and Tours Application: October 15, 2010.

Hotel and Tours Application Form

The address, phone and fax numbers of JTB Western Japan, MICE Center have changede to :
JTB Western Japan, Corp. MICE Center
Honmachi Cross Bldg. 11F, 3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho,
Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0058, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6252-2861 (Mon.-Fri. 9:30-17:30)
Fax: +81-6-6252-2862
The old phone and fax numbers will be transferred to the new ones.

In the case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to JTB Western Japan, Corp. MICE Center by Fax or E-mail. Cancellation charges are as follows.

Hotel: Up to 9 days before the first night of stay ---- ¥2,000
2 - 8 days before ---- 20% of daily room charge (minimum ¥2,000)
Less than 2 days before, or no notice given ---- 100% of daily room charge
Tours: Up to 21 days prior to departure day ---- ¥2,000
20-8 days before ---- 10% of tour fare (minimum ¥2,000)
7-1 days before ---- 20% of tour fare (minimum ¥2,000)
Prior to starting time, or failure to show without notice ---- 100% of tour fare

Passport and Visa
All foreign visitors entering Japan must possess a valid passport. Participants requiring visas should apply to the Japanese Consulate or Mission in their countries prior to departure. For details, participants are advised to contact their travel agencies or to visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. For those who need to apply for a visa, please contact the Organizing Secretariat.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:

Visa exemption countries:

Japanese embassy or consulate:

Letter of Invitation
An official letter of invitation will be sent by the Organizing Committee upon request to those who have registered and paid the registration fee. However, such solicited invitations will not include an offer for payment of any expenses, such as registration, travel or hotel accommodation for the Symposium.

Certificate of Attendance
If you wish to have a certificate of attendance, please apply for it at the Secretariat during the Symposium.

Foreign Exchange and Credit Cards
The Symposium can only accept Japanese yen in cash or Master/VISA credit cards at the registration desk. Foreign currency exchange is available at major hotels, banks, the Kansai International Airport and the Narita (New Tokyo) International Airport. Major credit cards are widely accepted at hotels and shops. You can withdraw money using credit cards issued by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, etc. at Japanese Post Office ATMs, but please verify this with your credit card company before departure from your home country. It is suggested you bring sufficient cash in yen for your needs.

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 covers 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:

In mid November, the average temperature in Kyoto is approximately 12°C (53°F) with a high of 17°C (62°F) and low of 7°C (45°F).

Electric Power
Western Japan, including Kyoto is on 100V, AC/60Hz. Devices for 110V AC will work well. The plug type in Japan is type A with two flat blades without a ground pin, the same type widely used in the USA and Canada.

Consumption Tax
A national consumption tax of 5% is added to almost all commodities and services in Japan.

Tipping is not customary in Japan.