Access Map

Important Note: On Day 1 (August 25), the conference will be held at Kyoto National Museum and the welcome reception will be held at Kyoto Women's University. On Day 2 and Day 3 (August 26 & 27), all the programs will be covered at Kyoto Women's University. Please be fully careful at the location of the conference.



Access to Japan

APSCOM 6 will be held at Kyoto Women's University (Kyoto Joshi Daigaku) in Kyoto. Because there is no airport in Kyoto, we recommend that you get to Japan via either Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Osaka International Airport (ITM), located in the neighboring prefecture.

Access to JR Kyoto Station

From Kansai International Airport (KIX)

By Train (JR: Japan Railway)

The Limited Express Haruka operated by JR West is a rail service between Kansai International Airport and Kyoto Station. You can find a map of Kansai-airport Station on the official Kansai Airport website. The normal fare for the journey between Kansai-airport Station and Kyoto Station is 2,850 yen.

The Haruka runs about 30 round trips between Kyoto Station and Kansai-airport Station every day. The earliest Haruka service from Kansai Airport is at 6:30 am (6:40 am on weekends and holidays) and the latest is at 22:16. The earliest Haruka service from Kyoto Station is at 5:46 am and the latest service from Kyoto Station is at 20:15 getting into Kansai Airport at 21:43.

You can choose another option (rather than using the Haruka) to get to Kyoto by train. The JR West Timetable and Fare Finder can be used to find a train that suits your schedule (Enter "Kansai-airport" and "Kyoto" to search for a train).

By Bus

A Limousine Bus runs regular services between Kansai Airport and Kyoto Station's Hachijo-guchi exit. The buses depart from, and arrive at, bus stops in front of Avanti building (see the map of Kyoto Station). The bus departing from Kansai Airport also makes stops at several other locations in Kyoto after Kyoto Station. These may be more convenient for your final destination. Check timetables on the Kansai Airport Limousine Bus website for details. The fare between Kansai Airport and Kyoto Station is 2,550 yen.

At Kansai Airport you can board a bus at bus stop #8 on the first floor of Terminal 1, and bus stop #1 at Terminal 2. Ticket windows and vending machines are available by these bus stops at which you can buy tickets. Tickets cannot be reserved and boarding is on a first-come first-served basis.

By Taxi

We do not recommend that you simply hail a taxi from Kansai Airport to Kyoto as it would be far too expensive. However, both the Yasaka Taxi and MK Taxi companies run affordable and convenient shuttle services between Kansai Airport and Kyoto Station. Both companies have desks in the arrivals hall of Kansai Airport and have comparable fares at 3,600 yen/person for MK Taxi, and 3,500 yen/person for Yasaka Taxi.

Both companies require a reservation at least two days in advance of your trip but early bookings are advisable in case seats become unavailable. Yasaka Taxi's shuttle service can be booked online here. MK Taxi's shuttle service can be booked online here.

From Osaka International Airport (ITM)

By Bus

A Limousine Bus service is recommended in case you travel between Osaka International Airport and Kyoto Station. Check timetables on Osaka Airport Limousine website for details. The fare between Osaka Airport and Kyoto Station is 1,310 yen.

At Osaka Airport you can board a bus at bus stop #15 at South Terminal or bus stop #5 at North Terminal. Tickets can be purchased at ticket windows and vending machines. Tickets cannot be reserved and boarding is on a first-come first-served basis.

From Tokyo

If you get to Japan via an international airport in Tokyo, see the websites below.

From Narita International Airport: https://www.kyotostation.com/traveling-between-kyoto-and-narita-international-airport/

From Haneda International Airport: https://www.kyotostation.com/traveling-between-kyoto-and-haneda-international-airport/

Day 1: Access to the Conference Venue (Kyoto National Museum)

The conference will be held at Kyoto National Museum on Day 1 and the welcome reception (from 18:00) will be at Kyoto Women's University (10 minutes on foot from the museum).

From Kyoto Station (Note: Kyoto City Bus departs from Karasuma-guchi Bus Terminal and Princess Line Bus departs from Hachijo-guchi Bus Terminal)

Kyoto City Bus (230 JPY)

You have some advantages to using Kyoto City Bus, in that announcements and displays are given in multiple foreign languages (Chinese, English, and Korean) and that a one-day or two-day pass can be purchased (see the website here). You can board a bus from broad areas of Kyoto City. When you depart from Kyoto Station, go to Karasuma-guchi Bus Terminal (see Kyoto Station Map), board a bus at bus stop #D1 (route #100) or #D2 (route #206 or #208), and get off the bus at Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae. The museum is located in front of the bus stop.

Princess Line Bus (230 JPY)

Princess Line Bus departs from and arrives at bus stop #E2, located at Hachijo-guchi Bus Terminal. Board a bus #11 or #12, which is bound for Kyoto Women's University (Kyoto Joshi Daigaku Mae), and get off the bus at Higashiyama Shichijo. Walk 1 minute to get to the museum. Note that the Princess Line does not offer any English service (in their signboards and displays).

From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Kyoto City Bus (230 JPY)

If you stay at a distant place from JR Kyoto Station, Hankyu or Keihan Railway service may be convenient for you. From Kawaramachi station (Hankyu Line), board a bus #207 by Kyoto City Bus, get off the bus at Higashiyama Shichijo, and walk 1 minute.

Princess Line Bus (230 JPY):

Board a bus #16 or #17 at Shijo-Kawaramachi bus stop, get off the bus at Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Mae, and walk 1 minute.

Keihan Railway (150 JPY):

If you do not want to use a bus, you have one option from Kawaramachi station. In this case, walk five minutes to Gion-Shijo station (Keihan Line), board a train to Shichijo station, and walk 7 minutes.

Day 2 & Day 3: Access to the Conference Venue (Kyoto Women's University)

From Kyoto Station

Princess Line Bus (230 JPY):

The most convenient way to get to Kyoto Women's University is "Princess Line" bus from Kyoto Station, by which you can get to the conference venue directly. Buses depart from and arrive at bus stop #E2, located in Hachijo-guchi Bus Terminal (see Kyoto Station Map). Board a bus #11 or #12, which is bound for Kyoto Women's University and get off the bus at the final stop.

Kyoto City Bus (230 JPY)

Buses departs from Karasuma-guchi Bus Terminal (see Kyoto Station Map). Board a bus at bus stop #D1 (route #100) or #D2 (route #206 or #208), get off the bus at Higashiyama-Shichijo, and walk 5 minutes.

From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Kyoto City Bus (230 JPY)

From Kawaramachi station (Hankyu Line), board a bus #207, get off the bus at Higashiyama-Shichijo, and walk 5 minutes.

Keihan Railway (150 JPY):

From Gion-Shijo station (Keihan Line), board a train to Shichijo station, and walk 7 minutes.

The following is a list of English equivalents of the important places, services, and stations in Japanese. The PDF version can be downloaded here.