IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme



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. 






We have a confirmed double room rate for delegates of 25,000 Yen for single occupancy per night with breakfast at 2,851 Yen (which equates to £175 room, £22 Breakfast, $220 room, $25 Breakfast, €195 room, €22.50 Breakfast)


27,000 Yen per night for a double room if sharing.


Booking will available through the Granvia Hotel website with a PCCC5 promotional code once registration opens in May 2019. Rooms will then be available to book on a first-come-first-served basis until 31st July.






We are currently planning visits to two pilot plant sites. Further details will be provided once available.






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.