Conference Venue


Uji Obaku Plaza, Uji Campus, Kyoto University


Website: http://www.uji.kyoto-u.ac.jp/campus/obaku.html

Address: Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011
Tel: 0774-38-3021
Email: bic2-staff@kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp



Uji Obaku Plaza is a facility built for academic interaction, student support, promotion of industry-academia collaboration, and cooperation with local community of Kyoto University, with a goal of contribution to society, through development of education, research and academic culture.

It has one big hall with 300 chairs and six rooms of various sizes. We look forward to having your use for international conferences, lectures, academic meetings, study group workings, workshops, and also recitals and club activities of both inside and outside Kyoto University.

The Plaza has a great access from Kyoto Station, only a 30-minute train ride of JR Nara Line. Uji city, where it is located, is well-known by two World Heritages – Byodoin Temple and Ujigami Shrine. The city is also famous for its cultural properties such as Manpuku-ji Temple, and local specialty like Uji green tea.

How to get here?


The access/map is available from: https://www.kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sites/icr/about/access/.

Hotel Recommendation

Tips: The registration fee does not cover the accommodation. It should be booked by participants themselves. The follows are some hotels for recommendation. It is suggested an early booking should be done.


New Miyako Hotel



Kyoto Century Hotel



APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae



El Inn Kyoto



Uji Dai-ichi Hotel

http://ujidai1.jp/ (Japanese page only)



Local Info

Passport and Visas

All foreign visitors entering Japan must have a valid passport. Delegates from countries requiring a visa should apply to the Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in their country prior to departure. For details, participants should contact their local travel agents or consular offices. Please note ICBBB is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICBBB Committee Board. Should your application be denied, ICBBB cannot change the decision of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICBBB engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy of Japan on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.

Currency Exchange

Only Japanese yen is accepted at regular stores and restaurants. Foreign currency exchange is available at the banks and the hotels on presentation of your passport. Bank business hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards

Traveler's checks are not as popular in Japan as in other countries and are accepted only by banks and major hotels in principal cities. Master Card, Diners Club, Visa, American Express and Union Pay are accepted at hotels, department stores, shops, and restaurants.


There is no custom of individual tipping in Japan. Tips are usually included in the bill as a service charge, if needed.

Electrical Current

Japan operates on 100-110 volts for electrical appliances.


Conference organizers will not accept responsibility for individual, medical, travel or personal insurance, and participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.


Shops and other sales outlets in Japan are generally open on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays as well as weekdays from 10:00 to 20:00. Department stores, however, are closed on one weekday, differing by store, and certain specialty shops may not open on Sundays and national holidays.