Basic Info on Kyoto: Transportation & Accommodation


From Kansai International Airport (Osaka), you can reach Kyoto by means of shuttle minivan, airport bus, limited express train Haruka, and other private train lines.

For general information about transportation, please check: Kansai International Airport

For airport bus to Kyoto, please see: Airport Limousine Bus (fare: 2,550 yen)

For Haruka train to Kyoto, you can use: Kansai Area Pass (1 day fare: 2,060 yen)

For shuttle minivan companies, please make the reservation at least 3 days prior your departure with MK Taxi (fare: 3,600 yen) or Yasaka Taxi (fare: 3,500 yen)

For transportation from Itami (Osaka) Airport to Kyoto, please check:  transportation from Itami. Fare for Airport Bus to Kyoto is 1,310 yen. 



It is recommended to book your accommodation as early as possible since Kyoto is a major tourist destination in Japan. Please note that hotels in Japan charge customers based on head-count.

We recommend to book accommodation nearby the conference venue, Kyoto International Conference Center, or located along the subway track (Karasuma line).

For budget travellers, please compare room-rate by consulting travel websites such as Agoda, Booking, Expedia, Jalannet or TripAdvisor. You can also see Kyoto Convention Bureau


Some hotels along the Karasuma line:

1. Palace Side

2. Garden Palace


Some guesthouses nearby Kyoto University: (located not near from the Conference venue)

1. Guesthouse Earthship Kyoto

2. Guesthouse Hyakumanben Cross

3. Guesthouse Warakuan

4. Guesthouse Bonteiji


Please note that SEASIA Secretariat does not have any partner hotel/ guesthouse to recommend. SEASIA Secretariat is not endorsing any hotel/ guesthouse mentioned in this page.  Participants are free to find and choose their own accommodation while in Kyoto.



Inside of Kyoto University there are a number of campus cafeterias and restaurants that are open for anyone. Meals (either for lunch or dinner) usually cost around 400-900 yen, depending on your own choice.

1. Rune cafeteria.

Opening hours: Weekday: 11.00-22.00; Saturday: 11.00-19.30; Sunday: 11.00-14.00

Halal food is available in this Rune cafeteria.

2. Central cafeteria.

Opening hours: Weekday: 8.00-21.00

3. Italian restaurant Camphora.

Opening hours: Weekday: 9.00- 22.00; Weekend: 11.00 – 15.00

4. French restaurant La Tour.

Opening hours: Daily: 11.00-15.00; 17.00-22.00


For other halal food restaurants in Kyoto, please check these websites:

Muslim Friendly Kyoto 

Halal in Japan 


For general information on Travel in Kyoto, you can check Kyoto City Official Travel Guide.