Conference Venue

The Pyro2018 conference will take place at Clock Tower and International Science Innovation Building in Kyoto University Main Campus, which is located Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku in Kyoto.

The venue can be reached from JR Kyoto station by taking city bus (No. 206) bound for "Kitaogi Bus Terminal" to "Kyodai Seimon-mae" bus stop (about 35 min, 230JPY). It will take about 20 min by taxi (about 1,500JPY). You can also take subway Karasuma Line bound for "Kokusaikaikan" to "Imadegawa" station (10 min, 260JPY) and then take city bus (No. 201 or No. 203) to "Hyakumanben" bus stop (10 min, 230JPY).

Clock Tower Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall (1st floor) : Oral Sessions.
International Conference Halls (2nd floor) : Poster Sessions, Exhibition, Lunch etc.

International Science Innovation Building

Meeting rooms and Foyer (5th floor) : Poster Sessions, Lunch.
Symposium hall (5th floor) : Seminar/Workshop (optional).

Weather in Pyro2018 Kyoto

In Japan including Kyoto, rainy season, known as Tsuyu, starts in early June and ends in Mid-Late July. The term holding Pyro2018 Kyoto will be relatively hot and humid (see Wikipedia-Kyoto to check Climate). We recommend the participants to bring an umbrella in Pyro2018 Kyoto.

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located in the 1st floor of Clock Tower on June 3 (Sunday) and in front of International Conference Hall (2nd floor, Crock Tower) from 4 June (Monday) to 8 June (Friday).

All delegates should register as soon as they arrive at the conference. You should have been provided with a name badge, when you registered. All delegates, staff and presenters must wear their name badges at all times throughout the conference and the social events. This will identify you as a Pyro2018 delegate and give you access to the conference areas and catering.

The registration desk will be staffed throughout the conference, so please go there if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Opening hours

3 June (Sunday): from 17:00 to 19:00
4 June (Monday) to 6 June (Wednesday): from 9:00 to 18:00
7 June (Thursday): from 9:00 to 15:00
8 June (Friday): from 9:00 to 13:30

Wifi and Internet Connection

Eduroam ( is a service which offers Wireless LAN Roaming between several educational research institutes such as universities. Kyoto University is a participant of the eduroam service.

If your home institution is also a participant, please inquire for your eduroam account from your institution before coming to Japan. For internet connection at the conference site, please choose the SSID displayed as "eduroam" and log in with your eduroam account ID and password.

If your home institution is not a participant, free Wi-fi connection is not available in the conference site. We are sorry for the inconvenience but if you wish to use internet at the conference site, portable Wi-fi routers can be rented from several airports in Japan including Narita and Kansai International airports.

Hotel Accommodation

Many hotels can be found at Kyoto City. Pyro 2018 Kyoto has prepared the accommodation information for several hotels. Accommodation in these hotels will be available only for the conference participants.

Click the below link for booking the hotels. The below links to the "Registration & Payment Site". After the registration, you can book the hotel.

About Kyoto

Kyoto is the old capital of Japan for more than 1000 years from 8 to 19 centuries. You can find a lot of historical places all around the UNESCO world heritage city. We strongly hope all of the participants in Pyro2018 enjoy the Japanese cultures deeply, especially those in Kyoto.

Kyoto City Official Travel Guide
Kyoto - Wikipedia