December 3-7, 2000
Kyoto, Japan

ASIACRYPT 2000 Information on Hotel Accommodation and Excursion

Hotel accommodation

Official travel agency

Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) Kyoto office, the official travel agency for ASIACRYPT 2000, will handle all necessary travel arrangements including hotel reservations and local transportations. All inquiries in this regard should be send the following address:

JTB (Japan Travel Bureau) Kyoto Office, Convention Department
Kikuokaya Bldg. 5F, Higashi-shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Fax: +81-75-341-1028
Phone: +81-75-361-7241

Hotel accommodation has been reserved in listed hotels in Kyoto. The special prices are available only if reservation. All accommodations are clean, safe and comfortable.

Important dates

JTB Kyoto office will accept your request for official hotel accommodations and excursion reservations by October 30, 2000(JST) with hotel deposit and excursion fee.

Hotel accommodations

Hotel accommodation has been reserved in listed hotels in Kyoto. JTB handles you hotel reservation with special discount price. Participants wishing to make hotel reservations should complete Form B and fax it to JTB, the official travel agent, by October 30, 2000(JST). Consequently, per hotel listed below, the number of available rooms is limited. Rooms are available on a "first come, first served" basis and the confirmation letters will be sent by JTB. If there are no vacancies in a hotel you request to stay in, a room in the nearest grade will be reserved. After this date room availability cannot be guaranteed. All accommodations are clean, safe and comfortable. All inquires in this regard should be sent to JTB.

List of the hotels
Hotel Location and information From subway station To conference hall Single room Twin room
Takaragaike Prince Hotel information Kokusaikaikan
5 min. Walk
5 min. Walk 15,000 yen/approx 150 US$19,000 yen/approx 190 US$
Holiday Inn Kyoto information Kitaoji
10 min. by bus
15 min. Free bus 9,000 yen/approx 90 US$16,000 yen/approx 160 US$
Hotel GIMMOND Kyoto information Oike
5 min. walk
18 min. Subway 6,000 yen/approx 60 US$10,000 yen/approx 10 US$

All payments must be made in Japanese Yen (yen/JPY). Please see the methods of payment.


Tuesday, December 5 Afternoon will be set aside for optional excursion and no lectures will be scheduled on this afternoon. The fee is 4,300 yen. JTB operates the following Excursion. For application, please fill out the Form B. The methods of payment are described bellow.

KICH --- Golden Pavilion --- Sanjusangendo Hall --- Kiyomizu Temple --- (Hotels) --- KICH
Start: 14:00
End: 18:00

Golden Pavilion:
was originally the villa of a Court noble named Kintsune Saionji in the precincts of the present Kinkakuji Temple. The villa was greatly improved by its second owner, Yoshimitsu, the third Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate. Yoshimitsu laid out an extensive garden and built a beautiful pavilion toward the end of the 14th century. The pavilion became known as the "Golden Pavilion" or Kinkaku because of its gorgeous gilding. After Yoshimitsu's death the villa was turned into a Buddhist Temple of the Zen sect under the name of Rokuonji. However, the temple is better known by its popular name Kinkakuji or the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion".
Sanjusangendo Hall:
Sanjusangendo literally means the "hall of thirty-three spaces". It is so called because there are thirty-three spaces between the pillars in front of its extraordinarily long altar. Thirty-three is an important symbolic number in Buddhism, especially associated with the worship of Kannon. It is preached that Kannon manifests himself in thirty-three different forms to save mankind. Sanjusangendo is a temple with the longest frontage in Japan, measuring about 120m in length. The present building was reconstructed about the middle of the 13th century, and is regarded as one of the best specimens of architecture of its kind. The temple is also known as the "Temple of Thousand Images" because of its numerous Buddhist images. As well as the main image, there are one thousand carved wooden images of Kannon on the long altar.
Kiyomizu Temple:
is one of the oldest temples in Kyoto, its origin dating back to the 8th century. The temple is noted for the unique style of its architecture. Its main hall stands on a cliff, with a wooden platform in front from which a panoramic view of Kyoto can be enjoyed. Most of the present buildings were reconstructed in 1633, but they reflect the style of the original ones, suggesting the style of residences of the 8th and 9th centuries.

Please see the guides for Golden Pavilion, Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu Temple by JNTO.

Extra social program

JTB operates regular tours Sunrise Tours for tourists from other countries. For booking of Sunrise Tours, please contact the tour desk of JTB in the conference hall. Reservations may be made for tours up to the day before departure. For detail on services and prices on tours, see Sunrise Tours.

Group Flights

Participants who are interested in joining group flights from Europe and the U.S.A. are advised to contact the following travel agents. They will be pleased to provide information on reasonably priced flights.

Europe U.S.A.
Jozef Israelskade 48C, 1072SB, Amsterdam,Holland
Fax: +31(20)6736171
Japan Travel Bureau
Int'l Inc. Manhattan Office
810 Seventh Ave, New York, N.Y.10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-698-4900
Toll Free 800-223-6104
Fax: +1 212-586-9686

Methods of payment

All payments of hotel accommodation and excursion must be made in Japanese Yen (yen/JPY) by one of following measures:

Credit card
  1. Please fill out the hotel accommodations and excursion form (Form B) when you will pay hotel deposit and excursion fee by VISA, MasterCard, JCB, American Express or Diner's Club. Please make sure the credit card is valid. The deposit will be credited to your card number.
  2. The completed Form B should be faxed or mailed to JTB Kyoto office (Fax: +81 - 75 - 341 - 1028).
Bank draft
  1. Please fill out the hotel accommodations and excursion form (Form B).
  2. Please prepare a bank draft covering the total of deposit. The bank draft should be made in Japanese yen in form of "Payable to Japan Travel Bureau Kyoto Office." Note that JTB will not accept a personal check.
  3. The completed Form B should be mailed to JTB Kyoto office together with the bank draft. No reservation will be made in the absence of the appropriate bank draft. Since the deposit (10,000 yen per room) will be credited to your bill, please pay the balance directly to the hotel when checking out.

Please make sure that all payments of hotel accommodation and excursion are independent from the registration fee. Rules for cancellations and refunds are written later.

Cancellations and refunds

In the case of a cancellation of a hotel reservation or an excursion reservation, written notification should be send to JTB Kyoto Office. The deposit will be refunded after deducting the following cancellation charges. Note that your hotel and excursion reservations are not cancelled unless you inform the cancellation of them to JTB Kyoto office even if the conference participation is cancelled.

Cancellation policy on hotel reservation
The day on which JTB receives your notice of cancellation Cancellation charge
Up to 9 days before the first night of stay 1,000 yen per room
Two to eight days before the first night of stay 20% of daily room rate per room
Within 2 days before the first night of stay or no notice given 100% of daily room rate per room
Cancellation policy on excursion
The day on which JTB receives your notice of cancellation Cancellation charge
Up to 9 days before the date of tour (By Nov.26) 1,000 yen per person
Two to eight days before the date of tour (Nov.27 - Dec.3) 2,000 yen per person
Within 2 days before the date of tour (Dec.4 or after) or no notice given 4,300 yen per person

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Last update: Sep. 12, 2000