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Kyoto is home to many historical landmarks and cultural facilities. The venue of the conference is located within easy reach of many tourist attractions. The downtown of Kyoto is also easily accessible from the venue. We hope you enjoy your time in Kyoto.

Nearby Tourist Spots

Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine was built to celebrate the 1,100th anniversary of the founding of Heiankyo, the imperial capital of Japan from the late eighth to mid-nineteenth centuries. The shrine buildings, colored in bright vermilion and green, are known for their grandeur.

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Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji Temple, is the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Nanzen-ji is famous for its gardens, the dry landscape rock garden of the main hall and the moss and rock garden of the sub-temple Nanzen-in. Suirokaku, an aqueduct bridge passing through the precincts of Nanzen-ji, is also a popular tourist site.

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Eikan-do Temple (Zenrin-ji Temple)

Eikan-do Temple is the head temple of the Jodo-shu Seizan-Zenrinji school. Eikan-do is well known for its autumn colors. In autumn, the temple gardens are bright with 3,000 Japanese maple and other trees.

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Keage Incline

Keage Incline is an inclined railway with a height difference of about 36 meters and a total length of 582 meters. It was the longest incline railway in the world at the time it was built. The rails are preserved as they were as a Japanese heritage, and visitors can walk along them.



There are several mueseums including The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art nearby the conference venue.

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What else?

You can get more information on attractive tourist spots in Kyoto from Kyoto City Official Travel Guide.