• Temple in the mountains, Japan / Luke Zeme / CC BY-NC-SA; https://flic.kr/p/dy7snP

Satellite Venue

Satellite venues

Four satellite venues organised by WAC-8 are also hosting exhibitions, sessions, forums, public talks, and exhibitions for WAC-8. These venues can be reached by walking, bicycle, bus, taxi, or subway from the main venue. Related exhibitions and events will also be presented at the fringe venues of Kyoto University Museum and Kyoto City Archaeology Museum.

See details for each satellite venue below, and the Venues Map.

museumkyoto Satellite 1: Museum of Kyoto 
 Events 

The Museum of Kyoto is located in the center of downtown Kyoto City, with many shops and restaurants nearby. In 1988 it opened as a general center for introducing Kyoto history and culture. WAC-8 events to be held in theMuseum Annex include academic sessions, workshops, forums and symposia open to the public.

  • Nearest station is Karasuma-Oike Stn on the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway. (From exit 5 to the south 1 mins walk, turn Sanjo street to the East 5mins)
  • On this line, Karasuma-Oike Stn is the 3rd stop after JR Kyoto Stn (8 mins), and 2nd stop after Doshisha University (Marutamachi Stn) (3 mins).
  • A shared taxi with 4 passengers (max), from Doshisha Uni to Kenninji cost/person = approx. 300 yen
ryosokuinSatellite 2: Ryosokuin 
 Events 

The temple of Ryosokuin belongs to the Keninji temple complex, located in Gion District at the heart of Kyoto. Kenninji is 800 years old, and is one of the most famous centres of Zen Bhuddism in Japan. The Ryosokuin landscape garden is recognized as a special cultural property of Kyoto Prefecture. In recent years, the temples of Kenninji have hosted a wide variety of encounters between the modern and traditional cultures of Kyoto.

  • Nearest station is Kawaramachi Stn at the Kyoto city end of Hankyu Kyoto Line (8 mins walk from exit 1 to the East along Shijo street ,turn to the south to Hanamikoji sterrt 5 minutes).
  • A one-stop connection can be made from Shijo Stn of Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway, which intersects with the Hankyu Line at Hankyu Karasuma Stn (3 mins).10minutes walk between Shijo and Kawaramachi stn.
  • Shijo Stn is the 2nd stop after JR Kyoto Stn on the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway (5 mins), and the 3rd stop (8 mins) after Doshisha Uni (Imadegawa Stn) on the same subway line.
  • “Kenninji” is a well known destination for taxis (cost/person for a shared taxi with 4 passengers (max), from Doshisha Uni to Kenninji = approx. 300 yen).
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 Satellite 3: Takasegawa Canal  (next to Bukkoji Koen park)
 Events 

This venue includes a wooden river terrace and adjacent gallery. The Takasegawa Canal was constructed in the 18th C. (Edo period) to provide safe water transport along the side of the Kamo River which flows through the center of Kyoto City. Despite its central location, the tree-lined Canal and its built landscape are a peaceful haven for birds and people alike. A popular summer tradition of Kyoto is to relax on temporary wooden terraces placed over the cool running water of a stream. Local craftsmen have built a river terrace linking the Canal and adjacent Takasegawa Four Seasons Gallery located in an old Kyoto town house (machiya).

  • Nearest station is Kawaramachi Stn, at the Kyoto city end of Hankyu Kyoto Line (7 mins walk from exit 1 along the Takasegawa canal to the south).
  • A one-stop connection can be made from Shijo Stn of Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway, which intersects with the Hankyu Line at Hankyu Karasuma Stn (3 mins).
  • 10minutes walk between Shijo and Kawaramachi stn.
  • Shijo Stn is the 2nd stop after JR Kyoto Stn on the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway (5 mins), and the 3rd stop (8 mins) after Doshisha Uni (Imadegawa Stn) on the same subway line.
  • Taxis can easily find Bukkoji Koen on Takasegawa Canal (cost/person for a shared taxi with 4 passengers (max), from Doshisha Uni to Bukkoji Koen = approx. 300 yen).
voice Satellite 4: MATSUO MEGUMI+VOICE GALLERY pfs/w 
 Events 

The MATSUO MEGUMI+VOICE GALLERY pfs/w opened in 1986 in an abandoned historical storehouse, then moved to an empty factory building before settling, in 2013, in a renovated townhouse in central Kyoto. Since first opening, the Gallery has introduced promising artists of contemporary arts in all media, performers, and speakers.

  • Nearest station is Shijo Stn, of Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway.(7mins walk from exit 5 to the East along Bukkoji street, turn to the south to Tominokoji street 80m.)
  • Shijo Stn is the 2nd stop after JR Kyoto Stn on the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Subway (5 mins), and the 3rd stop (8 mins) after Doshisha Uni (Imadegawa Stn) on the same subway line.
  • A shared taxi with 4 passengers (max), from Doshisha Uni to Kenninji cost/person = approx. 350 yen.)

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