General Information


The Congress takes place at ICC Kyoto, International Conference Center, Kyoto.
Address: 422 Iwakura Oosagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan

Access to ICC Kyoto

From Airport to Kyoto Station: 75 minutes taking Kansai-Airport Express ‘HARUKA’ from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Kyoto Station.

From Kyoto Station to ICC Kyoto: 20 minutes taking the Karasuma Subway Line from ‘Kyoto’ to ‘Kokusaikaikan’ station. When you arrive at Kokusaikaikan, please exit the ticket gate and walk through the underground passage to Exit 4-2. ICC Kyoto is 5-minute’s walk from the station.

WIFI Access

Free WiFi is available in the conference center.
An authentication security key will be provided.
Select the network: ICCK Public WiFi
*It may not be usable in some areas due to signal strength or maintenance.

Congress Language

The official language of the congress is English.

Registration and Information Desk

Registration is open in the following hours.

Sunday, 21 August, 2022 08:45-16:30
Monday, 22 August, 2022 07:30-17:45
Tuesday, 23 August, 2022 07:30-16:30
Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 07:30-17:45
Thursday, 25 August, 2022 07:30-14:30

Information Desk is located in the Event Hall on the 1st Floor.
Event Hall is directly connected to the Kokusaikaikan Subway station passageway.


The information desk of WFITN’s Secretariat will be available throughout the Congress to provide information about WFITN, membership, new applications, INR journal, payment of membership fee (etc.)


The speaker ready room is located on the 1st floor in front of the Event Hall.
All presentations must be uploaded at least two hours prior to your session to load your slide files. The presentation using personal laptops will not be allowed during the sessions. Audiovisual technicians will be at your service to assist with uploading your presentation.

Operation hours:

Sunday, 21 August, 2022 08:45-16:30
Monday, 22 August, 2022 07:30-17:45
Tuesday, 23 August, 2022 07:30-16:00
Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 07:30-17:30
Thursday, 25 August, 2022 07:30-13:30


Participants will receive a badge upon arrival at the registration desk.
Since your personal badge is your entrance ticket to the sessions and exhibition areas, please make sure that you wear your badge at all the times.


Coffee/tea and water/soft drinks will be served during coffee breaks and work lunches.


During the conference, the following events are scheduled.

Welcome Reception

Date: 21st August (Sun.) 17:45-20:00 (tentative)
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City Kyoto, 606-8505 Japan

Garden Party

Date: 22nd August (Mon.) 19:00-21:00 (tentative)
Place: ICC Kyoto (Kyoto International Conference Center)
Address: 422 Iwakura Oosagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan

General Assembly

Date: 23rd August (Tue.) 16:00-17:00 (tentative)
Place: Room1, ICC Kyoto (Kyoto International Conference Center)
Address: 422 Iwakura Oosagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan

Gala Party

Date: 24th August (Wed.) 19:00-22:00 (tentative)
Place: Heian Jingu Shrine Hall
Address: 97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-city 606-8341 Japan


Japanese Currency: The yen is the unit of currency in Japan.
There are four kinds of bills (10,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 20,000 yen, and 1,000 yen) and six kinds of coins (500 yen, 100 yen, 50 yen, 10 yen, 5 yen, and 1yen).

Credit Cards:

Credit cards and debit cards are accepted in most places in Japanese cities. However, Japan is a cash society. There are many places such as small shops, local restaurant or market, still operate on a cash-only basis.

Currency Exchange:

You can exchange your money at authorized banks, and the ATMs at post offices or convenient stores such as 7-Eleven, FamilyMart or Lawson across the country. These ATMs allow you to withdraw cash by credit and debit cards.

* Currency Exchange machine is available for EUR, USD, GBP, AUD, HKD to Japanese yen at Business Center on the 1st Floor.


The Organizing Committee cannot take any responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference.


Parking: There are parking spots for approximately 200 vehicles available at ICC Kyoto.
The fee for standard-sized cars: 1,000 yen per day (one-time only).
No reservation is required.


If you travel in groups of a few people, taxis can also be an economical option for shorter rides. There are many taxis operating in the city, and they can be used without reservation.
A plate in the lower corner of the windshield indicates whether a taxi is vacant or not. Usually, a red plate indicates that the taxi is ‘vacant’, while a green plate indicates ‘occupied’.
Tipping taxi drivers is unnecessary in Japan.


Tipping is not customary in Japan, at restaurants and hotels.


The voltage in Japan is 100 volts which is different from North America (120V), Europe and the rest of the would (220-240V).


Smoking is not permitted in the conference venue.
There are smoking spaces available at the rotary of Main entrance and in an area of the Japanese garden.

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