2019 IAPS Conference
2019 JSPSPE Conference
17th-20th September 2019
A narrow lane in Gion
Information from the Secretariat
- Registration is now open.
- Deadline for abstract submission
- Deadline for early registration
Welcome to Kyoto!
Research Seminar for the Philosophy of Sport 2019
IAPS 2019 & JSPSPE 2019
International Association for the Philosophy of Sport will hold its 47th annual conference (IAPS 2019) in Kyoto from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th September 2019 in conjunction with the 41st annual conference of Japan Society for the Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education (JSPSPE 2019).
We would kindly ask you to complete the registration form for participating the conference and send it to the secretariat.
Please fill the form first and then pay the conference fee!
The venue, Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto), is a space designed as a Convention Park and highly rated for its combination of pleasant surroundings and convenient transportation for both our Kyoto neighbors and international guests.
Call for Paper
Abstract submission is closed on 16th April 2019. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by 14th May 2019. To submit an abstract, go to EasyChair for IAPS 2019. New users for EasyChair must create an individual account login. Please complete the submission information and upload your abstract. Call for Paper is available here.
Payment only in Japanese currency is accepted online through this website by using PayPal to process payments. You may pay using a credit card or through your PayPal account. Early registration is prior to 1st July 2019.
|Prior to 1st July 2019||After 1st July 2019|
|Members||JPY 30,000-||JPY 35,000-|
|Student Members||JPY 18,000-||JPY 21,000-|
|Accompanying Persons||JPY 15,000-||JPY 15,000-|
Accommodation in Kyoto
Hotels and ryokan
We kindly ask you to make a reservation by yourself. The sooner, the better. Prices are varied according to the accommodation you choose. A single room costs around JPY 15,000- per night in a hotel, where you can reach in 30 minutes by subway from ICC Kyoto.
You can search hotels and ryokan (Japanese guest houses) by clicking the logo and get tourism information from Japan Hotel & Ryokan Search (Japan National Tourism Organization) or Kyoto City Official Travel Guide (Kyoto City Tourism Association). You can also vist the following websites and make a reservation.
Nearest Hotel from ICC Kyoto:
-Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto: 3 minutes' walk from ICC Kyoto
Hotels near Kyoto Imperial Palace in regions along the Subway Karasuma Line:
-Kyoto Garden Palace: 8 minutes' walk to the nearest station (5 stations to ICC Kyoto).
-Kyoto Heian Hotel: 7 minutes' walk to the nearest station (5 stations to ICC Kyoto). Famous for its Japanese gurden.
Economy hotels near JR Kyoto Station and in downtown:
-R&B Hotel Kyoto Eki Hachijoguchi: 5 minutes' walk from JR Kyoto Station
-RAK Kiyomizu: An old local apartment in downtown that has been recently renovated as a modern hostel. Easy access to popular sightseeing areas.
-The Pocket Hotel Kyoto Shijokarasuma: Located within 5 minutes on foot from major stations, shopping areas, and tourist attractions. 6 minutes' walk from Shijo Station on the Subway Karasuma Line.
Optional tour in Kyoto
Pre- and Post-conference activities will be arranged on Monday 16th and Saturday 21st September 2019. Tour in Kyoto and visiting Enryaku-ji Temple with its 1200 years of history on Mt. Hiei will be prepared.
Rugby World Cup will be held at 12 venues across the whole of Japan from 20th September to 2nd November 2019. Match of Pool B (Italy v Namibia) is scheduled at 14:30 on 22nd September 2019 at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.
Tips for your travel
The weather in Japan can vary wildly depending on where you are traveling to. Kyoto has a comparatively moderate and comfortable climate in September. The average maximun temperature in Kyoto is 30 degrees centigrade and minimum is 20 degrees centigrade.
All of Japan sits within the same time zone, and no daylight saving is practiced. The country is nine hours ahead of GMT.
Wireless hotspots are popping up all over major cities in Japan, so you should never be too far from a Wi-Fi connection. However, for guaranteed access, especially if you are traveling to more remote areas, Wi-Fi rental is recommended.
The Japanese yen (JPY) is used throughout the country and you can exchange foreign currency at the airports and major banks and other authorized money exchangers. Even though Japan is a cash-centric country, credit cards are usually accepted in most shops, restaurants, hotels and taxis in major cities. The 8% consumption tax is levied on purchases of most goods and services.
Voltage in Japan is 100V and the frequency ranges 50-60Hz depending on the area. In Kyoto it is 60Hz. The socket has two flat parallell plug holes. If you plan to bring any electric appliances that are not convertible, transformers and/or plug adaptors are necessary.
Citizens of 68 countries coming for tourism purposes including Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK and almost all European nations can visit Japan for up to 90 days upon arrival without requiring a visa.
Japan Rail Pass, although cannot be used on particular types of Shinkansen Super Express, is the most economical means of travelling throughout Japan by rail. Domestic air travel is both cost and time efficient, and is one of the best ways to explore several destinations in Japan during your trip. Taxis in Japan are spotlessly clean and the level of service is high. Drivers won't take advantage of their clients and fares are calculated by the running meter.
Getting to ICC Kyoto
From JR Kyoto Station to ICC Kyoto:
Take the Karasuma Subway Line to Kokusaikaikan Station in 20 minutes. 5 minutes' walk from Kokusaikaikan Station.
From Airports to JR Kyoto Station:
Narita and Tokyo
Narita International Airport (NRT)
-JR NARITA Express to JR Tokyo Station and Shinkansen NOZOMI Super Express: 4 hours
-Airplane to Osaka/Itami Airport (ITM) and Limousine bus: 3.5 hours
Fukuoka International Airport (FUK)
-Subway to Hakata Station and Shinkansen NOZOMI Super Express from JR Hakata Station: 3 hours
-Airplane to Osaka/Itami Airport (ITM) and Limousine bus: 2.5 hours