The 20th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering
Green Chemical Reaction Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Beyond the Kyoto Protocol
Sun 7–Wed 10 September 2008
Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, JAPAN

Invitation to ISCRE 20

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Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto)
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan


Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, is one of Japan's leading large cities, founded upon the Heian Capital, which was Japan's former capital built in 794 AD. Its population of 1.47 million citizens lives in harmony with a natural and cultural environment which has developed over time immemorial. Kyoto City is a place where you can truly savor first-hand a rich depth of culture and art steeped in tradition, and set against the changing backdrop of the four seasons, with each one possessing its own charm.

Kyoto has inherited a superb history of tradition and culture established over countless generations. It is also constantly creating new forms of culture and industry with its progressive and revolutionary spirit.

Distance to Kyoto [km] 4500 Novosibirsk
370 Tokyo 7300 Moscow
500 Fukuoka 1200 Naha 1000 Sapporo 8800 Berlin
800 Seoul 1800 Taipei 6500 Honolulu 9000 Prague
1300 Dalian 2500 Hong Kong 9200 Los Angeles 9200 Amsterdam
1800 Beijing 4300 Bangkok 10500 Ottawa 9500 London
3000 Chengdu 5000 Kuala Lumpur 11000 New York 9700 Paris
6300 Pune 5000 Singapore 11600 Mexico City 9700 Rome
7400 Tehran 5500 Jakarta 14700 Bogotá 10000 Addis Ababa
8400 Riyadh 7800 Sydney 19500 Rio de Janeiro 11100 Lisbon
8500 Ankara 9000 Auckland 13200 Johannesburg 18700 Buenos Aires

Transportation from the airport to Kyoto

The most usual international airport for visiting Kyoto is Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka. Train, limousine bus, and shuttle van services are available.

Map from KIX to Kyoto
  • Train (73 min, JPY 3,000) to Kyoto Station

    West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) operates an airport express train named Haruka. Haruka departs Kansai Kuko Station almost every 30 min from 6:34am to 10:16pm.

    See also JR's web, Access to Kansai Airport.

  • Limousine bus (105 min, JPY 2,300) to Kyoto Station and some hotels

    Osaka Airport Transport operates limousine bus service. The departure interval is 35–60 min from 7:00am to 9:45pm.

    See also OAT's web.

  • Shuttle van (1.5–2 h, JPY 3,500) to any place in Kyoto

    MK Taxi and Yasaka Taxi provide shared ride airport limousine van services. Booking is required. See the web pages of MK Sky Gate Shuttle and Yasaka Kansai Airport Shuttle.

Kyoto International Conference Center

Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto; is located at the foot of the northern mountains of Kyoto Basin. ICC Kyoto is connected to the subway station (K01) Kokusaikaikan which can be accessed in 20 minutes from Kyoto Station (K11). ICC Kyoto (formerly KICH) was the first national conference facility in Japan, when it opened in 1966. More than 16,000 conferences and events have been held at ICC Kyoto, the No. 1 conference center in Japan, including the famous COP 3 meeting at which the Kyoto Protocol was agreed.

See the planned room layout (PDF). All the halls are located close to each others for the participants' convenience.

Most recent update: May 8, 2008