All the tours are scheduled on Monday, June 27.

Kyoto Half Day Tour

This tour is recommended for the people who visit Kyoto for the first time.
It will take you to three of Kyoto's major landmarks, Golden Pavilion, Niji Castle, and Kiyomizu Temple.
If you have any question about this tour, please contact the JTB.


Inquiries about Excursion
JTB Western Japan Corp.
MICE Division
AAS2016 Desk
TEL: +81-6-6252-5044
FAX: +81-6-7657-8412

Office Hours: 9:30-17:30 (Weekdays Only)

Guided tours are available in major cities outside of Kyoto such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, and Hiroshma. For details and reservation, please visit

Special Interest Tours

A : Tasting of Kyoto Cuisine Tour

his is a unique tour that takes you around some of the well-known delicious food shops in Kyoto City. Each shop offers you its original popular products for tasting. Most shops have their own long history,including their buildings, and they are very happy to explain to you about this. At lunch time we are going to enjoy and experience a Kyoto lunch box which is full of delicious Kyoto traditional flavors!!

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B : Kyoto Day Tour to Japanese Hot-Spring

We travel to beautiful and tranquil mountainscape of the hot-spring village called "Yunohana Onsenkyo" Located North of Kyoto, included is a sophisticated, delightful Japanese Kaiseki Lunchi Wagyou beef


C : Visiting a Remote Region "Kumo-ga-hata"

An enjoyable visit to the source of Kyoto's main river "Kamogawa" called " Kumo-ga-hata". First stop will be at "Iwayasan Shimyo-in Temple". This temple is a model of famous animation movie "Princess Mononoke" by studio Ghibli. After this, we will enjoy Kyoto Cuisine on Kawadoko floor which is the summer time favorite od dining out doors on temporary plat forms built over flowing water surrounded by cool, crystal clear mountain air.


D : Visiting Jyoshoko-ji Temple and Miyama Kayabuki village

We visit the temple enshrined to the Emperor and then take a casual walk to enjoy Kyoto's rural views in "Miyama Kayabuki-no-sato". This village is a collection of traditional Japanese thatch-roofed houses called Kayabuki-yane. At this village we will enjoy a delicious local cuisine "Bento"(Lunch box.)


E : Kyoto's Kawayuka Dinner

Enjoy tasting Kyoto's delicious and sumptuous dished at Kawayuka, which is the summer time tradition of dining outdoors on temporary platfirms built over the flowing Kamogawa River in Kyoto City.

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F : Design Your Own Tour

To visit some famous sightseeing location in Kyoto with a certificated English speaking tour guide/driver.
 A: The world heritage
 B: Fushimi
 C: Kifune and Ohara
 D: Your original

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Tours to Experience "Japanese Cultures"

You can sign up to take Japanese calligraphy lesson on this site.

If you want to learn how to dress up in Japanese kimono, sign up on this site.

For the lovers of Japanese fabric, please visit this site. You can learn Kyoto's traditional techniques and create your own fabric.

Visiting Korean Neighborhood in Kyoto

It is a guided tour organized by Professor Osamu Ota (Doshisha University).
We will meet at Doshisha and visit the Kyoto Center for Koreans Living in Japan (NPO) which works to provide support for the elderly and handy-capped people as well as child care.
We will meet and converse with the local residents there and explore the community.

Participation fee: 5000 yen (including transportation and lunch in the neighborhood.)


Kyoto University Library

Dear AAS-in-ASIA 2016 participants,
We would like to cordially invite you to join a special event by the Kyoto University Library.

1. Schedule: June 27, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00
2. Venue: The Kyoto University Library
3. Contents:
-Introduction of recent developments at the Kyoto University Library
-Exchanging ideas towards more stable flow of academic resources on Japan studies
4. Registration:
Please e-mail to the Kyoto University Library with your name and affiliation by June 15, 2016. No fee is required for participation.


The registration will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches 60. Please note that participation to this event is limited to the participants of AAS-in-ASIA 2016.

1) Access to Kyoto University:
2) Kyoto University Campus Map (the Kyoto University Library is #18):
3) The Kyoto University Library outlook:

Please come to the main entrance of the Kyoto University Library before 10:15.

We hope you find the agenda interesting and join us at the Kyoto University Library.

Participants who wish to explore the library are welcome to do so from the first floor up to the third floor.