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Kyoto International Conference Center

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Address: Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-705-1234
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Dramatic buildings designed by the preeminent Japanese architect, Sachio Otani

Striking modern buildings. There appear to be no vertical walls - all are curved or angled. Each hall is different and interesting. Beautiful views onto a large park with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Indeed the venue is very beautiful, with a large vapacity for events, but there are no options to eat or drink in or around the place! There is one restaurant in the main hall, another one in the hotel, with a bar. The quality of the food is ok, although overpriced. There are not other alternatives nearby.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Striking modern buildings. There appear to be no vertical walls - all are curved or angled. Each hall is different and interesting. Beautiful views onto a large park with a lake. If you're interested in architecture, this is well worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife had a conference here so I only went a couple of times. Lots of staff in a huge modern building with a pond outside and situated beside a small lake you could walk around. Seemed well apointed

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

You have to give this place full marks for it's setting, surrounded with lakes and hills… And was that an eagle circling? Certainly some bird of prey… There are warning signs! :-) The conference centre itself is massive and a bit confusing, and difficult to step outside other than from a few places, So like most conference centres it gets... More 

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Fukushima, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This conference center can do a great job of catering, depending on your organization's price point. I attended a 3-day event for which noon seminars were catered with お弁当 lunch boxes. Superb! But lunches and seating were limited, so some attendees had to fend for themselves. The one alternative on-site is a restaurant called the Grill, where I had a... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

We attended a conference in KICC and it was well organized. There are very many rooms and halls that can accommodate large events. The garden around the KICC, with the Japanese trees and Lake, is marvelous and excellent for a relaxing walk or exercise. For accommodation, the Grand Prince Hotel is at a 7 min walking distance and would be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

Easy to reach via the subway. Helpful staff. Spacious corridors and comfortable meeting rooms. Nice space outside with lake and views of the mountains.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Participated in international meetings here for several times. This is a large, well equipped and beautiful convention center. The conference staff are professional, elegant and helpful. Though located at a distance from the downtown, It can be easily reached by subway. I’ve visited many international convention centers in Europe, Australia, America and Asia. I think the Kyoto International Conference Center... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

Teees hugged concrete and steel structure is what gives you a simple but elegant feel. Like this place, fresh air, efficient layout, and easy subway access.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

I stayed for a week-long conference in the fall, with beautiful weather and increasingly colorful trees. Kyoto is a must-see place, with history and culture everywhere. The International Conference Center is in a gorgeous location next to a lake and tucked between steep green-covered hills. The building itself is like a concrete maze, but the surrounding area is awesome. Consider... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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