The symposium will be held May 17-21, 2010 at the Kyoto Garden Palace located next to the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kyoto had been the former capital of Japan for 1200 years and is the seat of a number of historical temples, shrines, and other traditional Japanese architectures and gardens. Kyoto is also known as the city where the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997 to reduce CO2 emissions. Although Kyoto visitors can enjoy the city throughout the year, May is one of the best periods to visit, since the weather is mild and comfortable. One of the three major festivals in Kyoto, the Aoi, is held on May 15, just two days before the symposium.
All GTWS-6 participants are encouraged to enjoy these unique cultural experiences during their stay. More information about Kyoto is available at Kyoto City Tourism and Culture Information System and Kyoto Visitor's Guide.
The normal high and low temperatures in Kyoto are 24.1ºC and 13.6ºC in mid-May.
|Gate to Kyoto Imperial Palace
(just in front of Kyoto Garden Palace)
|Aoi Festival (will be held at 10:00-15:00 on May 15, 2010)|