14 – 19 March 2018, Kyoto, Japan
The symposium will be held at the “Kyoto-gaku-Rekisaikan” (Kyoto Institute, Library and Archives) located next to the Kyoto Prefectural University, Shimogamo Campus, in Kyoto city. Kyoto is located in the western (Kansai) area of Japan and is connected by railways, including the Shinkansen, which is the high speed railway line going through Japan’s major metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. The nearest international airport is Kansai Airport. The venue, Kyoto-gaku-Rekisaikan, is within walking distance from a subway station “Kitayama”, which is accessible in 15 minutes by the subway from the Kyoto railway station (JR). The venue is surrounded by cultural facilities such as the Botanical Garden, Prefectural Museum for Historical and Literary Research Materials and Kyoto Concert Hall. The quiet environment near the Kamo River and Mt. Hiei offers a comfortable atmosphere for the symposium.
Kyoto is often called "Japan's heartland", and it is said that no one understand the real Japan without knowing Kyoto. A city of Kyoto has more than 1200 years of history. For 1100 years it was imperial capital of Japan. A place nurtured by time, Kyoto is also changing into a modern city, where great ideas are born and culture continues to develop. Any visitor to the city cannot help but feel the wonder of this special city. You will enjoy natural scenery, temples, shrines, towns, homes, people and food of this city. March is one of the best seasons in Kyoto, with beautiful weather and an average daily temperature range from 4 to 13˚C. The cherry blossom may be in full bloom soon after the symposium.