Kansai International Airport→Kyoto Station:JR Airport Rapid Service (about 75 min.)
Kansai International Airport→Kyoto Station:Limousine bus (about 90 min.)
Itami Airport→Kyoto Station:Limousine bus (about 50 min.)
Tokyo Station→Kyoto Station:Shinkansen Nozomi Express (2 hr. 18 min.)
Nagoya Station→Kyoto Station:Shinkansen Nozomi Express (35 min.)


1. Financial Assistance for Conventions
[Subsidy Programs]
(i) For large-scale international conventions
Up to 10 million yen for the expense of hosting conventions that serve the public interest and last at least 3 days, draw at least 500 participants (of which 100 are from outside Japan) from at least 3 countries (applications are screened).
(ii) For large-scale international convention promotion
Up to 1 million yen for the expense of advertising and promoting events that satisfy the same requirements as the subsidy for large-scale international conventions (applications are screened).
(iii) For medium-/small-scale meetings, incentive tours and conventions
Up to 200,000 yen for conventions and incentive tours that last at least 2 days and draw 50-199 participants
Up to 500,000 yen for conventions and incentive tours that last at least 2 days and draw at least 200 participants (200-499 for conventions) (applications are screened)
(iv) For meetings, incentive tours, conventions and class reunions with the distinct flavor of Kyoto
Up to 300,000 yen for 70% of the expense of dance performances, Japanese taiko drum performances and other cultural programs with the distinct flavor of Kyoto for conventions and incentive tours that last at least 1 day and draw at least 30 participants (at least 100 participants for class reunions), and up to 300,000 yen for the full expense of purchasing the products of traditional industries as commemorative gifts (applications are screened).
Note that these subsidies can be combined for international events.
* Subsidy programs are subject to change.
Other subsidy programs exist for different types, scales and locations of MICE.
2. Other Support Services
[Before site finalization (promotion stage)]
•Providing Kyoto Convention Facility Guides
•Support for preparing written proposals (bids) for potential venues
•Providing presentation materials
•Lending image libraries
•Providing promotion tools (pins, picture postcards) free of charge
•Lending Kyoto MICE PR videos
•Lending Kyoto PR banners
•Reception for preliminary visits, and more
[After site finalization (during events)]
•Arranging the nominal support of the prefectural and municipal governments, commerce and industry association and KCVB
•Providing Japanese-English tourist maps and English guidebooks free of charge
•Lending PR videos and banners
•Arranging Kyoto convention passes (discounted tickets for the Kyoto City Subway and Bus), and more

For details:
Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau website “Support and services”

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Kimono dressing experience

Flower arrangement experience

The wellspring of Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Noh theater, traditional industrial arts and a wealth of other Japanese culture continues to run through Kyoto, the capital of Japan for a millennium.

  • Hands-on experiences of traditional culture
    Enjoy hands-on experiences with Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy writing, Zen meditation, kimono dressing, Japanese cuisine, making Japanese sweets, and other traditional culture
  • Traditional performing arts
    Enjoy performances of traditional dancing, Noh theater, Kyogen theater, Kenbu sword dancing, Japanese taiko drums and other performing arts
  • Hands-on experiences/tours of traditional industry
    Enjoy studio tours and opportunities to make traditional textiles and pottery, kyoyuzen patterned silk, bamboo handicrafts and more


Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau

〒600-8009, Japan 78 Kankoboko-cho, Muromachi Higashi-iru, Shijo-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto See the map

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 182 22,436
Ryokan 368 5,317
Total 550 27,753