General Information


Sunday, July 10 - Friday, July 15, 2016


Kyoto Terrsa
Shinmachi Kujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan
+ 81-75-692-3400

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The registration fee does not include lunch fee.


The local currency is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Foreign currency is not accepted at most stores in Japan. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. Small restaurants and shops may not accept credit cards. Major currencies, such as US dollar and EURO, can be exchanged at international airports, JR Kyoto Station, and major banks and hotels. Banks are open from 9:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday. The secretariat will only accept Japanese yen in cash at the ISHC20 Desk.

Passports and Visa

Participants requiring a visa for entry to Japan are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least three months before the intended date of travel. For information, please consult your nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate or your travel agent. Those who need a letter of invitation, please contact the ISHC20 secretariat.


ISHC20 will not assume responsibility for medical expenses of attendees at ISHC20. All attendees are urged to ensure that they are covered by their own travel and health insurance policies while traveling to and from and while attending ISHC20. ISHC20 is not responsible for private possessions lost or stolen at the symposium.


The climate of Kyoto in early July is generally warm and humid. The temperature can be at 25-35 °C in daytime and around 25 °C at night. It is usually sunny sometimes cloudy, may rain occasionally.

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