Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum

May 24, 2016 - May 26, 2016


Blocks of rooms at two international hotels have been reserved for conference participants.  The number of rooms is strictly limited, however, so please reserve early.  

Other hotels, some more economical, are also available in the Kyoto area (see below for more information).  Late May is high season for visiting Kyoto, and hotels may sell out quickly, so please plan ahead!

Hotels with pre-reserved blocks of rooms for conference participants

All rooms are twin rooms, and the accommodation fee becomes approximately 60% per person if two persons share a room. Breakfast is included.

The Westin Miyako (four-star)
reserved 50 rooms (May 23-26, 4 nights), 21,060yen(~$180)/night (8% tax included)
This hotel is 3 minutes walk from the conference venue.
The hotel rooms can also be reserved from the following link:

Biwako Hotel (four-star)
reserved 15 rooms (May 23-26, 4 nights), 19,590yen(~$170)/night (8% tax included)
reserved 5 rooms (May 23-26, 4 nights), 27,150yen(~$230)/night (8% tax included)
This hotel is situated on Lake Biwako, and has a natural hot spring.
It takes about 30-40 minutes to get from this hotel to the venue (access map):

Hotel => (5 minutes walk; map) => Hama-Otsu Station
      (Keishin Line, purchase a ticket at a vending machine; 380yen)
      (19 minutes by train, 7th station)
=> Keage Station
      (return ticket can be purchased at a vending machine)
      (4 minutes walk to the venue; map)
=>  Kyoto International Community House (Kyoto Kokusai Koryu Kaikan, in Japanese)

Other Kyoto area hotels:

The following links are travel guide pages for Kyoto:

Economical hotels are still available from the former page now,
but it may be difficult within a few months.