General Information

Welcome to Kyoto

The venue of ASCI2017, Kyoto, proudly reigned as capital of Japan for 1200 years. The history and heritage of this city live on in the 1.5 million population modern city. Seventeen UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites are situated in a cityscape dominated by 2000 temples and shrines. The city offers you endless opportunities to gain meaningful hands-on experience of rich Kyoto culture through Tea Ceremony, sake brewing, kimono wearing, swordsmanship, and more. Japan is renowned for its beauty and the compactness of Kyoto makes for wonderful strolling.


The average temperature in June in kyoto is 22℃ degrees. The rainy season lasts during the June in most of Japan. The weather may be gloomy for you, however, you will be able to see many pretty flowers such as Ajisai, hydrangea, a symbol of Japan's rainy season.


Electric voltage is uniformly 100 volts, AC, throughout Japan, but with two different cycles: 50 in eastern Japan including Tokyo, and 60 in western Japan including Kyoto, Osaka and Nagoya. Leading hotels in major cities have two outlets of 100 and 220 volts but their sockets usually accept a two-leg plug only.


Only Japanese yen (JPY) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. There are 3 different denomination bills: 10000, 5000 and 1000, and 6 different denomination coins: 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1.Certain foreign currencies may be accepted at a limited number of hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. You can buy yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers on presentation of your passport.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club, are accepted at all major hotels, restaurants and tourist facilities. They may not be accepted at small shops.


Tipping is not customary in Japan, therefore, you don’t have to do so. At hotels and major restaurants a 10-15 % service charge will be added.

For more information about travel and culture please visit the site of Japan National Tourism Organization.