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Events and Ex­pos

• Rugby World Cup 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Games (while not hosted in Ky­oto, the city is ex­pect­ing a mas­sive up­turn in vis­i­tor num­bers dur­ing each event)

• World Masters Games 2021 – Ky­oto will host the open­ing cer­e­mony and will in­tro­duce peo­ple from more than 100 coun­tries over the course of the event

• 25th Gen­eral Con­fer­ence ICOM Ky­oto 2019 – In Septem­ber, 2019 more than 3,000 par­tic­i­pants from 141 coun­tries will de­scend on the Ky­oto In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre to en­joy the world’s largest mu­seum con­fer­ence

• UNWTO/UNESCO World Con­fer­ence on Tourism and Cul­ture – to be held in Ky­oto as a first venue in Ja­pan

New fa­cil­i­ties

• Ky­oto In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre’s New Hall – open­ing in 2018

• New lux­ury ho­tels cour­test of Ace Ho­tel, Thou­sand and Park Hy­att to ar­rive in 2019

• The Ky­oto Mul­ti­ple Mu­seum of

Art - sched­uled for ren­o­va­tion and open­ing by 2020

Tourism de­vel­op­ments

• The in­tro­duc­tion of ac­com­mo­da­tion tax from Oc­to­ber, 2018

• An ex­pan­sion of ex­pe­ri­en­tial menus based on tra­di­tional in­dus­tries

• Ex­pan­sion of tour op­er­a­tions for Nijo Cas­tle, Ky­oto State Guest House, shop­ping streets and tra­di­tional craft in­dus­tries

• Im­proved guide­books to fur­ther

en­hance the tour­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

• Ex­pan­sion of the Ky­oto Ar­ti­sans Concierge

• Ever-in­creas­ing num­bers of beds and ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions geared to­wards dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences and lev­els of in­dige­nous­ness

• On­go­ing op­ti­mi­sa­tion of the city’s nu­mer­ous shrines and tem­ples, both from a tourism per­spec­tive, and as im­pres­sive lo­ca­tions for business con­ven­tions

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