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May 20, 2014

Kyoto Displays New and Historic Event Venues at IMEX

Following a series of recent announcements, including the opening of Nijo Castle for business events, the refurbishment of the Rohm Theatre and the addition of new space at the National Museum; the Kyoto Convention Bureau will be showcasing the city’s fast growing meetings and events offering on stand B480 at IMEX 2014.

Nijo Castle

“Kyoto has seen significant growth in its business events offering over the course of the last two years," said Kyoto Convention Bureau's international marketing co-ordinator, James Widgren. "This has included a number of high profile international hotels, including the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons as well as a significant number of venues capable of holding anything from a small private dinner to huge association event."
Specific new properties include:
·         Nijo Castle – built in 1602 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the venue will be available for gala dinners, drinks receptions and parties
·         Rohm Theatre - will be reopened in January 2016 as a venue for medium to large sized conference and meeting
·         The National Museum –perfectly located to make use of the city's excellent meetings and events infrastructure, including the Kyoto Hyatt, which is located opposite the museum.

Kyoto is consistently ranked as Japan’s second most popular city for meetings, conferences and events. Kyoto has international access, a range of modern and traditional facilities and rich culture. Many of the city's 17 UNESCO world heritage sites can be used for events


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