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Accommodation in Kyoto

There are a number of guidebooks and websites about accommodation in Kyoto, and you will find a wide range of accommodation in Kyoto to suit your requests: western style hotels from business hotels to luxury hotels, youth hostels, Japanese style inns ryokan, and guest houses using renovated old-fashioned houses in Kyoto called "machiya".

Note that "Aoi matsuri", one of the three main annual festivals in Kyoto, takes place in May. The festival's highlight is a parade with hundreds of people dressed in classical noble costumes on 15 May a few days prior to the COSMOS team meeting. Hotels in Kyoto are usually busy in the middle of May with guests to visit to Aoi matsuri. Therefore, it is better idea to reserve your hotel room as earlier as possible.

Reserved Hotels for the Meeting

For the following three western style hotels we can reserve your hotel room at the conference rates. All of them are situated in and around Kawaramachi-Sanjo area which is a convenient place at the center of the city center for sightseeing, to go shopping and dining to Gion or Shijo-Kawaramachi, and, of course, to go to the conference place, Kyoto University. Please visit hotel websites below for details.

Booking a hotel room can be requested from the on-line registration form. Please understand our first-come, first-served policy because of the limited number of available rooms. We also sincerely request you to make payment by yourself at the hotel.

Hotel reservation on the web registration has been closed.
Please contact to the following address for any requests about accomodation.


Room Rates

Hotel Room type Room rate per room (JPY / 1 night) Number of rooms available
for 19–24/May for 18, 25/May
w/o breakfast w/ breakfast w/o breakfast w/ breakfast
Royal Park Hotel THE Kyoto single room 11,000 13,000 16,000 18,000 10
twin room 15,000 17,000 20,000 22,000 10
Hotel GIMMOND Kyoto single room 8,000 9,000 8,000 9,000 20
twin room 14,000 16,000 14,000 16,000 10
Co-op Inn Kyoto single room 5,200 6,000 7,700 8,500 30
twin room 8,700 10,300 13,800 15,400 5–10
*For room reservation, we will employ the concept of first-come basis.
**Payment will be made at the hotel by yourself.


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Access from Sanjo area to Kyoto University

Take the Kyoto City Bus at "Kawaramachi-Sanjo" and get off at "Hyakumanben" with the #3 bus for "Kitashirakawa Shibusecho / Kyoto Zoukei Univ." or the #17 bus for "Ginkakuji, Kinrin Shako". It usually takes about 20 minutes from "Kawaramachi-Sanjo" to "Hyakumanben". Aactual time will depend on traffic conditions.

More information about Kyoto City Bus can be found at

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