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This page provides information on transportation, accommodation, and tourist information in Kyoto.

Announcement (July 12, 2024): It has been reported that some participants of IFAC NMPC 2024 have received spam emails appearing to offer accommodation arrangements from certain travel agencies. Please be aware that we do not cooperate with any agencies for accommodation arrangements. Please do not contact these agencies if you receive such emails. The participants must arrange their own accommodations by themselves.

The map below displays the locations of the conference venue, hotels, stations, and tourist sites. Detailed information about these sites can be found below.


Access to Kyoto from Airports

  • From Kansai International Airport
  • From Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
    • Train
      • Route: Osaka International Airport - (monorail, approx. 5 min) - Hotarugaike - (Hankyu Takarazuka Main Line, approx. 20 min) - Hankyu Umeda - (walk, approx. 10 min) - JR Osaka - (JR Kobe Line, approx. 30 min) - Kyoto station
      • Monorail Guide
      • Hankyu Railway Guide
      • JR Travel Guide
    • Bus

Access to the Venue in Kyoto

  • Train
    • The station closest to the venue is Demachiyanagi Station. It is approximately a 15-minute walk from the station to the venue.
    • Route from the station to the venue: Google Map
  • City Bus
    • The bus stop closest to the venue is at Kyodai Seimon-mae (Kyoto University).
    • Please take city bus No. 31, 65, 201, or 206 to reach Kyodai Seimon-mae (Kyoto University) from your hotel.
    • City Bus Guide
    • The bus fare is 230 JPY. Credit/debit cards are not accepted for bus fares.
    • Using trains or subways in the city is recommended if you are traveling with large luggage. For more information: Luggage Storage and Transport


Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodations for IFAC NMPC 2024, which is a change from previous IFAC NMPC events.

Kyoto offers over 50,000 rooms in almost 4,000 facilities, ranging from international hotel brands to budget-friendly hostels and guest houses. Guests also have the option of staying in traditional Japanese inns, called ryokan. Many hotels are located on along the Kyoto City Subway routes, which means access to the city from the conference center is simple and convenient.

Categories and Prices of Accommodation:

A Class (Superior Luxury)

Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto
Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Kyoto Hotel Okura
Hyatt Regency Kyoto
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto, etc.

B Class (Luxury accommodation)

Hotel Monterey Kyoto
Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto, etc.

C Class (Standard accommodation)

Kyoto Tower Hotel
Hotel Heian no Mori
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, etc.
Hotel Keihan Kyoto
Kyoto Garden Palace

D Class (Economy accommodation)

R & B Hotel Kyoto-eki Hachijoguchi
Super Hotel Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, etc.
APA Villa Hotel Kyoto Ekimae

Tourist Information

Kyoto is the center of traditional culture and was the ancient capital of Japan. The city has many tourist sites, such as temples and shrines. Below are the main attractions to visit in Kyoto.

The other locations are indicated on the Google map above, and additional information is available at the following resources: