Venue & Hospitality

Welcome to the Official Attendee Housing Site for the 3rd International Conference on Medical and Clinical Microbiology, scheduled at Kyoto, Japan.
Accommodations will be provided at

Conference Venue:

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
Nijojo-Mae, Horikawa-Dori, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-0055, Japan

Conference Dates: May 01-02, 2019

Hotel Services & Amenities

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
  • Business Center.
  • Business Phone Service.
  • Complimentary Printing Service.
  • Express Mail.
  • Fax.
  • Meeting Rooms.
  • Office Rental.
  • Photo Copying Service.
  • Secretarial Service.
  • Telex.
  • Typewriter.
  • Video Conference.
  • Video Messaging.
  • Video Phone.
  • ATM.
  • Baggage Storage.

Transportation

Airport Limousine Bus Operational hours: Terminal 1 (3:00 am – 2:00 am), Terminal 2 (4:45 am – 1:45 am). Bus stop: Terminal 1 – Bus stop No.5 (Head to Osaka station) outside the 1st floor of the Terminal 1 building. Terminal 2 - Bus stop No.1 (Head to Osaka station) outside the 1st floor of the Terminal 2 building. Required time to central Osaka: 1 hour. Fare: One way JPY 1,550 per adult, JPY 780 per child under 12 years old. Round Trip bus fare is JPY 2,760 per adult and it is valid for 14 days from the date of purchase. Please buy a ticket at the ticket machine located in front of the bus stop. And please check their website (Kansai Airport Limousine) for the map of the bus stop and the time schedule at Kansai International Airport. It should also be noted that the Airport Limousine Bus does not stop directly at the hotel. You are requested to get off at the Herbis Osaka bus stop. After that, it takes about 15 min on foot or 5 min by taxi (approx. JPY 1,000) to the hotel. Note: There is a free hotel shuttle bus service (from 8:45am-9:45pm daily) at the side of JR Osaka station. Unfortunately this is about a 5 min walk from the Herbis Osaka bus stop away from the direction of the hotel. Therefore, a taxi ride to the hotel is the most expedient way to reach the hotel. If you do decide to use the hotel shuttle bus at JR Osaka station, please check the hotel website for more details.

About City

Kyoto, located in the Kansai region of Japan, is the country's seventh largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people.  Steeped in history, Kyoto is home to roughly one quarter of Japan's national treasures, countless shrines and temples, and seventeen sites recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

Kyoto is Japan in a nutshell. It’s the cultural and historical heart of the country. It’s the best place in all Japan to experience traditional temples, shrines, gardens, geisha, shops, restaurants and festivals. In short, Kyoto is the most rewarding destination in all of Japan and it should be at the top of any Japan travel itinerary. Indeed, I may be biased, but I’d go so far as to say that Kyoto is the most rewarding single city in all of Asia.

Travelers to Kyoto can easily spend a week visiting the city's historical attractions such as the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), and Sanjusangendo.  All sections of the city contain more than one locale well worth a thorough visit, notably, some of Japan's oldest traditions, such as the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and geisha schooling originated in the city.  These ancient customs, while still practiced throughout Japan, can only be observed in their original setting in Kyoto.

Japan's capital city and the emperor's residence from 794 to 1868, Kyoto is known throughout the world for its stunning beauty.  Tourists are drawn year-round by the majestic palaces, statues, and villas, as well as by the carefully tended gardens; each spring, dozens of varieties of cherry trees bloom in Kyoto, and visitors are treated to time-honored hanami (blossom viewing) parties.

Kyoto is dedicated to preserving Japan's oldest traditions, yet it is also a dynamic, contemporary city.  Modern conveniences are readily available, making Kyoto a perfect destination for visitors looking to explore Japan's past without sacrificing the comforts of today.  Known as a national dining mecca, Kyoto proudly offers traditional Japanese cuisines, such as sushi, tofu and obanzi (Kyoto home-style fare).  In addition, a variety of restaurants serve everything from Korean barbecue to French cuisine.  Shopping is also a unique experience in Kyoto, with merchandise ranging from traditional Japanese crafts made by local artisans to cutting-edge couture.  Among Japan's many assets, Kyoto is one of the most prized, comparable only to the world's most dazzling places.

Osaka's Kansai International Airport is the closest international airport to Kyoto.  The quickest way to get to Kyoto from the Kansai International Airport is by the direct JR Haruka Limited Express (70 minutes).  The cost is 3,690 Yen.  Tickets can be purchased by machine or at the ticket counter, located just a few minutes' walk from the baggage claim area of the Kansai Airport.  The JR Airport Line and JR Kyoto Line are also available, though you must transfer at the Osaka Station.  The trip takes 100 minutes, but only costs 1,830 Yen.  Direct airport buses take about 100 minutes and cost 2,500 Yen.