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Meals and Coffee Break

Three Lunches and two dinners(Welcome Dinner and Banquet) are included in the conference registration fee.
They are served in the banquet room of Mariage Grande located on the 8th floor.

Coffee will be served during the breaks in the lobby on the 9th floor.

Welcome Dinner

The welcome dinner to greet participants will be held on November 30th at Banquet Glove (Marriage Grande on the 8th floor of Kyoto AVANTI building)


On December 1st there will be a banquet at Banquet Glove (Marriage Grande on the 8th floor of Kyoto AVANTI building)

Bus tour

Tour (included in participant fee)
The tour will start at 15:00 on December 1st visiting Fushimi-Inari Shrine, one of the most popular shrines for visiting tourists from abroad. It is famous for its hundreds of Shinto gateways called Torii, which symbolically represent a separation of the outside world from the sacred world of the shrine. The tour will also visit Hongwanji Temple. which is the headquarters of the Hongwanji denomination of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. This temple is famous for the architectures which are designated as world heritages and national treasures.

Tour Desk for optional tours

Official Travel Agency "JTB" will provide you the official tour desk during the period of ICST 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRENGTH TRAINING Nov 30th to Dec 2nd in the Lobby of Avanti Kyoto Hall. They will inform and book restaurants, introduce the famous day and night sightseeing spots, and arrange taxis or private tourist buses. Please feel free to stop by the tour desk with your friends.

Free Activities

Guided Fun Run
Conference attendees may join the 30-60 minute pre-breakfast fun run/jog along the Kamo-gawa river running course.
Meeting time: 6:15 AM (Thursday and Friday)
Meeting place: In front of the Kyoto Avanti Building

Course1: Participants will be guided to run along the Kamo-gawa river cycling course and visit sightseeing area famous for beautiful autumn leaves over the Shirakawa river. Total distance is around 6km and return to the starting point by 7:15 AM.
Click here to open the route in Google maps.

Course2: From the turning point of the course 1, participants will continue to run to visit famous temples through the beautiful gardens and return to the starting point by 7:45AM. Total distance is around 9km.
Click here to open the route in Google maps.

Training Gym in Ryukoku University
A full-scales training gym at Ryukoku University is available for conference participants on 30th November, 1st December, and 2nd December.
Hours: 18:00 - 19:00

Don't forget to bring the ICST ID (name tag). You can use the training room by showing it at the entrance of the gym. There are assistant students assigned to the entrance of the gymnasium to help you.

Free weight Olympic lifting bars and plates, platforms, power racks, benches, dumbbells, and various machines and CV equipment are available for use.

Ryukoku University Fukakusa campus Gymnasium
Address: 67 Tsukamoto-cho, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto

·About a 10-minutes' walk from exit No1 of Kuinabashi subway station to east (3 stations from Kyoto station, 5min).
·About a 10-minutes ride of taxi from Kyoto Station (approx. ¥1300 - ¥1800)
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