Immerse yourself

Destination Kyoto

Kyoto embodies 1,200 years of Japanese history and tradition as capital of Japan. 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites are situated in a cityscape dominated by 2000 temples and shrines.

The friendly city of 1.5 million people offers endless opportunities for your congress to gain meaningful hands-on experience of rich Japanese culture through tea ceremony, sake brewing, kimono wearing, swordsmanship and more. Japan is renowned for its safety and the compactness of Kyoto makes for wonderful strolling during free time.

Things to do

Tea Ceremony

Time out to relax and reflect

Kimono Wearing

Completely enveloped in Japan


Learn the ancient art

Japanese Pottery

Enjoy a chance to learn from a master

Meeting Maiko

Meet Geisha only in Kyoto

Zen Meditation

Find your inner peace

Things to see

Shogunzuka Seiryuden

Shogunzuka Seiryuden

A large wooden structure built in 1913 in front of the Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine to celebrate the enthronement of Emperor Taisho. Acknowledging its historical and cultural values, Shorenin Temple decided to relocate and rebuild the structure on the summit of Kyoto’s eastern mountains. Here it houses the national treasure Ao Fudo, a blue-colored depiction of a Buddhist deity. The vast wooden terrace is a popular location to enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the city.

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple

The Daigoji Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site is the head temple of the Daigo School of the Buddhist Shingon sect, built in 874 in the south east of Kyoto City. Its five story pagoda is the oldest wooden structure in Kyoto. Its Reihokan Hall houses breathtaking Buddhist statuary and some of the temple’s approximately 150,000 other national treasures and important cultural properties. The temple is surrounded by the cherry trees of the Kenjinrin-en garden and is nearby the Sanboin gardens and the Ugetsu Chaya Onshikan, a building that was originally part of the Imperial Palace.

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple, located in Gion, is Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple, founded in 1202 by the Zen master Eisai. Soutatsu Tawaraya’s gold leaf covered folding screens depicting the Wind and Thunder Gods are national treasures. The great ceiling painting of the twin dragons in the temple’s hall was completed over a period of two years by and was installed in 2002 in commemoration of the 800 year anniversary of the founding of the temple.

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Fushimi Inari-Taisha

With seemingly endless arcades of vermilion torii (shrine gates) spread across a thickly wooded mountain, this vast shrine complex is a world unto its own. It is, quite simply, one of the most impressive and memorable sights in all of Kyoto. The entire complex, consisting of five shrines, sprawls across the wooded slopes of Inari-san. A pathway wanders 4km up the mountain and is lined with dozens of atmospheric sub-shrines.
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Janssen Pharmaceutical KK & Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Janssen Asia Pacific is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation

Asahi Kasei Pharma discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers prescription drugs in the fields of orthopedics, circulatory, urology, the immune system, and the central nervous system.

Pharmaceuticals from Asahi Kasei Pharma include Teribone™ for osteoporosis and Elcitonin™ Injection 20S for osteoporosis pain, the Recomodulin™ anticoagulant, each of which has a competitive position in its respective market.

Kevzara® is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the action of interleukin-6 (IL-6) by binding to IL-6 receptors, for the indication of rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional treatments.

Kevzara® is a registered trademark of Sanofi Biotechnology.

The product information is intended for general information purposes. The names, descriptions, and labeling of approved products are of Japan origin.

Product availability, names, indications, and presentations may vary from country to country.


Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson

At Janssen, we’re creating a future where disease is a thing of the past. We’re the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, working tirelessly to make that future a reality for patients everywhere by fighting sickness with science, improving access with ingenuity, and healing hopelessness with heart. We focus on areas of medicine where we can make the biggest difference: Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, Oncology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Janssen Asia Pacific is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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Eli Lilly Japan K.K.

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work.

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

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AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow.

We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio.

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Bristol Myers Squibb K.K.

Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

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Gilead Sciences K.K.

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. Gilead’s Inflammation R&D team is focused on improving therapeutic options for the treatment of multiple inflammatory conditions through a comprehensive clinical trial program evaluating novel agents with the goal of advancing patient care.

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Novartis Pharma K.K.

Novartis is reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. As a leading global medicines company, we use innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need. We consistently rank among the world’s top companies investing in research and development.

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Pfizer. Japan Inc

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer products.

Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Making new and better medicines for humans and animals is at the heart of what we do. Our mission is to create breakthrough therapies that change lives. Since its founding in 1885, Boehringer Ingelheim is independent and family-owned. We have the freedom to pursue our long-term vision, looking ahead to identify the health challenges of the future and targeting those areas of need where we can do the most good.

As a world-leading, research-driven pharmaceutical company, more than 51,000 employees create value through innovation daily for our three business areas: Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing. In 2019, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of

19 billion euros. Our significant investment of almost 3.5 billion euros in R&D drives innovation, enabling the next generation of medicines that save lives and improve quality of life.

We realize more scientific opportunities by embracing the power of partnership and diversity of experts across the life-science community. By working together, we accelerate the delivery of the next medical breakthrough that will transform the lives of patients now, and in generations to come.

More information about Boehringer Ingelheim can be found at or in our annual report:

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Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Chugai Pharmaceutical is one of Japan’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies with strengths in biotechnology products. As an important member of the Roche Group, Chugai is actively involved in R&D activities in Japan and abroad. Specifically, Chugai is working to develop innovative products which may satisfy the unmet medical needs.

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Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

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We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

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UCB Biopharma SRL

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines. Our ambition is to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases, with a focus in immunology and neurology.

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Cesas Medical

The Cytokine Signalling Forum (CSF) is an educational website developed under the auspices of the University of Glasgow and is dedicated to the dissemination of the latest developments in cytokine signalling. It provides continuing medical education to clinicians around the globe to facilitate greater understanding of the science of cytokines and cytokine signalling, and its implications for clinical practice.

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Association of Women in Rheumatology

AWIR is a global organization with more than 11,000 touchpoints and 8 global chapters/partners worldwide. AWIR’s mission is to promote the science and practice of Rheumatology, foster the advancement and education of women in Rheumatology, and advocate access to the highest quality health care, and the management of patients with Rheumatic diseases.

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LG Chem

LG Chem, the leading chemical company, has strengthened market dominance starting from the Basic Materials & Chemicals business to Energy Solution, IT and Electronic Materials and Life Science area.

Life Sciences Company focuses at four major healthcare services including pharmaceutical, vaccine, medical device and biopharmaceutical.

Based on its own fundamental technology, LG Chem expanded its pipeline to include biosimilars in order to improve patient access to highly effective biological products.

LG Chem will continue to improve the quality of life by providing innovative portfolio of medicines across the world.

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