The conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kyoto, Japan.

City of Kyoto

Kyoto proudly reigned as capital of Japan for 1200 years. This history and heritage lives 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 safety and the compactness of Kyoto makes for wonderful strolling during free time. From the moment of arrival at Kansai International Airport - just 75mins from the city centre - guests of this city are pampered with everything you need from refined Kyoto service.

Such is the global attraction of Kyoto it has recently been voted variously the world's number two (Wanderlust, 2011) and number three (Conde Nast Traveler, 2012) favourite city.

More information about the city of Kyoto

Travel Information

  1. Osaka International Airport (Itami; ITM): The closest airport to Kyoto – 50 minutes by convenient airport limousine bus. Serves mostly domestic flights (many airlines will fly you here free from Narita if you fly with them internationally).
  2. Kansai International Airport (KIX): The main international access point to Kyoto – about 90 minutes from Kyoto by direct express train.
  3. Central Japan International Airport (Centrair; NGO): less than 90 minutes from Kyoto by airport express and shinkansen.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Kyoto
644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari Higashiyama-ku
Kyoto, Japan 605-0941

VNC 2015 has negotiated a special group rate for attendees of the conference. The group rate is ¥ 21,000 plus taxes (¥ 24,948) per night for a Twin or King Room. VNC would appreciate if you stay at the conference hotel as this facilitates interactions and helps us fill up the quota agreed with the hotel.

Make your reservation (the rate is available until 30 November 2015).