Peace as a Global Language Conference 2004

ELT CalendarConference Dates: September 24th, 25th and 26th 2004
Location: Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Information on PGL 2005 is at

Getting There

Please right click -> save as and print the above picture to give to your taxi driver or bus driver so you do not get lost going to the venue. you can also download the image at:

For comprehensive travel information on Kyoto See:

For international arrivals, Kyoto is closest to Kansai International Airport (KIX). The following website gives detailed information on KIX.

Narita International Airport, the airport which primarily serves Tokyo and vicinities, is a great distance from Kyoto. Please consider booking your flight tickets to Kansai International Airport instead.

If you would like to book an airport shuttle directly from KIX to anywhere in Kyoto city please register with one of the shuttle companies at least 3 days in advance.

MK Taxi is one of the more prominent of these shuttle companies they can be found at: (Y3000 one way fare)

Map to MK taxi office in Kansai International Airport :

There are many methods for getting to Kyoto city from KIX. Bus (~Y2500 to Kyoto station), train (Y3000 +) and taxi (about 20,000)

The following Japanese language website lists bus routes which stop at Ritsumeikan University

This English site gives maps and transportation directions to Ritsumeikan University

This site gives directions to the Peace Museum

This site gives a map of Ritsumeikan University - the Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University is #25 on this map:

Getting to the the Venue from Various Hotels/Hostels

Please see "Budget Accommodation" for full list of PGL recommended accommodaton choices.

Kyoto is fairly small, and has a good network of buses. But traffic sometimes moves slowly. Direct buses to the conference site go from stops near:

Utano Youth Hostel ( bus 59)

Palace Side Hotel (bus 15 from Karasuma Oike)

Uno House (same)

Toji an (bus 50 or 205 from Kyoto Station)

Tani Guest House (same)

Kyoto Tour Club (same)

Riverside Takase (same)

Tani House (bus 204 or 205 from Kitaoji Dori to Tenjin Koen)

Aoi So (same)

Takaya (bus 51 or 59 from Karasuma Imadegawa)

Gojo guesthouse (bus 15 or 59 from Sanjo Keihan)

Toyoko Inn (bus 55 from Shijo Karasuma)

Ryokan Hiraiwa (bus 51 from Kawaramachi Shijo)

Econo Inn (same)

Guest Inn Kyoto (bus 55 from Shijo Omiya)

From other accommodation, you will probably need to change once. Greenpeace in Kyoto (subway to Kitaoji then bus 204 or 205 to Tenjin Koen)

J Hoppers (same)

Higashiyama YH (subway to Nijojo Mae then bus 15)

Yurakuso (bus to Kitaoji Station then bus 204 or 205 to Tenjin Koen)

From Kyoto Station you also have the option of a train to Enmachi and walking from there (25 minutes).