The conference site

Kyoto Research Park: KRP
Kyoto Research Park was born as the first private research park in Japan. It is located near Tambaguchi railway station and easily accessed from Kyoto station. Its convention halls offer modern audiovisual equipments and wireless internet access. Stores, restaurants and ATM are available near the conference site.
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The city of Kyoto

Situated in the central part of the main island of Japan, Kyoto is well known for its long history as a former national capital. It has more than 2,000 shrines and temples, and historical assets including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city is designed in a square shape, and streets and alleys are running in north-south and west-east directions forming a grid-like pattern. The heart of the city is surrounded by an embankment, with seven historical entrance gates opening to each direction.

Please visit an official travel guide for popular sightseeing spots and attractions in Kyoto:

The Gion Matsuri festival

In the middle of July, the city is filled with heat and excitement by Gion Matsuri, one of the three major festivals in Kyoto. A number of festival floats parade down the streets, all of them colored and decorated in traditional ways. The festival floats are exhibited to the public for a week ahead of the festival. The participants of IVNC2018 are highly recommended to visit the festival after the conference.