Electricity supply is 100 Volts/60 Hz in the western Japan including the Osaka-Kyoto area, and 100 Volts/50 Hz in the eastern Japan.
Kyoto lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons. November is the end of autumn, when Kyoto gradually gets colder. The temperature ranges between 7ºC (45ºF) and 17ºC (63ºF). This will be the best season for colorful autumn leaves.
Smoking is prohibited in the whole building of ICC Kyoto, except in designated outdoor smoking areas.
Japanese yen (JPY) is the only currency that is used at stores and restaurants. You can exchange foreign currencies for Japanese yen at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers by showing your passport. The exchange rate fluctuates daily.
Traveler's Checks and Credit Cards
As traveler's checks are not common in Japan, you should use them only at major hotels and leading banks. Major credit cards, such as VISA, Master, AMEX, and JCB, can be used at restaurants, hotels, souvenir shops, etc. Union Pay card is also available at many restaurants, hotels, shops, etc.
Tipping is not customary in Japan. For example, you do not need to tip servers at restaurants.
There are usually heavy traffic jams in the downtown area of Kyoto. Bus is convenient but mostly late. Subway is preferred. From Otsu to Kyoto, or from Osaka to Kyoto, train is a good option.
Wi-Fi is available for free in the building of ICC Kyoto. Please select the network "APMC2018" on your electoronic device. For further settings, please refer to the sheet distributed to the APMC 2018 registrants at the venue.