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Doshisha University
Imagdegawa Karasuma Higashi Iru, Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8580, Japan

Conference Secretariat


Registration desk - opening hours during the conference

Thursday, 21 June16:00 - 18:30 hrs.
Friday, 22 June08:30 - 15:30 hrs.
Saturday, 23 June09:00 - 15:30hrs.

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You are welcome to join the ACEI or renew your subscription HERE


See the page on Practical Information HERE


See the page on Practical Information HERE


June is a good time to visit Kyoto - early summer not too hot but it could be rainy and humid. The temperature in June in Kyoto can range from 20-30 °C. We recommend you bring an umbrella with you, but you can easily buy one at about 500 yen.


The entry formalities for Japan vary according to the country of origin. Congress delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to the local Japanese Embassy or Consulate in their home countries. Further information can be obtained on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Letter of Invitation

The conference organisation will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting such a letter for visa purposes. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support. Please contact by email to:

Currency and Banks

The Japanese Yen is the currency used in Japan.
Normal banking hours are from 9:00 to 15:00 hrs. Monday to Friday. There are ATMs usually located in connection with bank branches and major convenience stores such as Seven Eleven, which accept a variety of international credit cards to obtain the local currency.


Shops are generally open from 09:30/10:00 to 20:00 hrs, Monday to Sunday. There are many convenience shops open 24/7.


Neither the organisers nor the congress secretariat will assume any responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property during the congress. We strongly recommend participants to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance.

Telephone Numbers - Emergencies

Police 110, Ambulance 119

Updated 2011.10.3 / By NK

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Shimogamo Shrine (640x480, type=image/jpeg, 131.9 KB)

Shimogamo Shrine
It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.The history of the Shimogamo shrine extends at least two thousand years.The forest surrounding the shrine, known as Tadasu no Mori, is believed to be a natural forest. Shimogamo is also a great place to experience Japanese festivals, as many special events are held here, including the Aoi Matsuri, one of Kyoto's top three festivals.One of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
wikipedia, wikitravel, Shimogamo Shrine website