IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE

 

The conference will take place in the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, which is an integral part of the JR Kyoto station building complex. This visually striking architectural masterpiece which also includes a department store, musical theatre and underground shopping mall is conveniently located and provides hotel guests with easy access to and from Kansai International airport and major metropolitan destinations across Japan including Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.

 

 

Map and Transportation information

 

Hotel Address: Hotel Granvia Kyoto, JR Kyoto Station, Karasuma Chuo-guchi, Shiokoji-sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 600-8216
Phone     : 81-75-344-8888 / Fax: 81-75-344-4400
Rooms    : 537 / Check-in 3:00PM / Check-out 12:00 NOON

 

Although Kyoto does not have its own large commercial airport, travellers can get to the city via Kansai International Airport or neaby Itami Airport and Kobe Airport. Most participants will likely use Kansai International Airport.

 

The Haruka Express operated by JR West and the Limousine Bus carry passengers from Kansai Airport to Kyoto Station in 80 and 90 minutes. Osaka Airport Transport buses connect Itami Airport and Kyoto Station Hachijo Gate in 50 - 55 minutes minutes. Granvia provides detailed informaion on its web page. 

 

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

Please CLICK HERE for Hotel Booking Information. Please ensure you use the Corporate Promotion Code which can be found in the 'How to Book Document' by clicking HERE.

 

 

 

 

SITE VISIT

 

The PCCC5 site tour is a full-day trip to visit two CO2 capture pilot plants: KEPCO/ MHI Engineering’s pilot plant for solvent capture in Osaka; and the KHI’s bench plant for solid sorbent capture in Akashi. Places are offered on a complimentary basis and will be first-come-first-served.

 

 

 

ABOUT KYOTO

 

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. Kyoto is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.

 

It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. The Imperial City (Emeritus) of Kyoto is one of the few Japanese cities that still have an abundance of pre-war buildings, such as the traditional townhouses known as machiya. However, modernization is continually breaking down the traditional Kyoto in favour of newer architecture, such as the Kyōto Station complex where the Granvia Hotel is located.

 

Kyoto became a city designated by government ordinance on September 1, 1956, and in 1997, Kyoto hosted the conference that resulted in the protocol on greenhouse gas emissions.