tisdag 18 mars 2014 | New meeting venue
Kyoto welcomes major new conference facilities
Kyoto Convention Bureau has welcomed the news that ROHM Theatre Kyoto (formerly the Kyoto Kaikan Hall) will be reopened in January 2016 as a venue for medium to large sized conference and meetings
ROHM Theatre Kyoto includes:
• The Main Hall, accommodating 2001
• A South Hall that accommodates 715
• The newly constructed North Hall that accommodates 200
• Two other small meeting rooms
As part of the development work the ROHM Theatre Kyoto has also added an area called the Park Plaza, which will focus on cultural and artistic projects. The Park Plaza will also be usable as a venue for receptions and conventions.
James Widgren, international marketing co-ordinator, Kyoto Convention Bureau comments: “As Japan’s leading destination for international meetings and events we welcome the arrival of the redeveloped ROHM Theatre. It will be a fantastic space for meetings and events, balancing our cultural and artistic creativity with excellence in the field of meetings events and incentives.”
Widgren continues: “The area surrounding the ROHM Theatre Kyoto is full of cultural resources such as museums, zoos, temples and shrines, giving delegates the chance to experience the genuine appeal of Kyoto’s culture, art, history and tradition, whilst attending commercial events.”
As part of the redevelopment the ROHM Theatre Kyoto will be reborn as a repository of culture, functioning as a theatre for opera, ballet, musicals, and plays as well as traditional Japanese performing arts while simultaneously meeting the needs of the MICE market.
Kyoto is consistently ranked as Japan’s second most popular city for meetings, conferences and events. Kyoto has international access, a contrast of modern and traditional facilities and rich culture. There are many conference venues available and 17 UNESCO world heritage sites many of which can be used for events.
Kyoto’s offering includes Japan’s leading conference venue the Kyoto International Conference Centre. Their incredible culture can be stretched to meet the needs of any event including the use of many of its 2,000 temples and shrines which can be visited on incentive trips or as part of an event or conference.
Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794-1868 and was originally called "Heian-Kyo" - Capital of Peace. A thousand years as the capital city has left a legacy that combines modern facilities with history and culture that is best exemplified by the use of Geiko for hospitality during events.
Kyoto also has a wide range of hotels suitable for conferences and conventions, including the comfort of world- class hotel brand as well as popular national brands and traditional Japanese Ryokan Inns, famous for their Japanese quality and attention to detail in hospitality.
Kyoto is one of the most accessible cities in Japan thanks to its proximity to Kansai International Airport and its location on the famous Shinkansen bullet train line. The city has well established bus and train services that have signage and announcements in English for ease of use all of which makes travelling in Kyoto very easy.
Useful travelling information in Kyoto includes:
• Kansai International Airport is reached by direct express train in 75 minutes.
• Tokyo is just over 2 hours away on the fastest bullet train in Japan and places as far as Hiroshima are also comfortable day trips
• In Kyoto, the integrated subway, bus and rail networks allows travel between any two points in less than half an hour
• Public transport is easy to use with signage and announcements in English and other languages.
The residents of Kyoto are renowned for their pride in the city and their outstanding service, so whatever the event, a welcome demonstrating Japan’s warmth and culture is always given.
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