ACCOMMODATIONS


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Business Hotels

Nagoya

More common in metropolitan areas, “business hotels” are designed to accommodate traveling Japanese business people. Rooms are very space efficient, smaller than western-style hotels, but still with an en suite bathroom. Breakfasts are buffet-style with a mix of standard Japanese and western offerings. All travelers stay in single occupancy rooms.

 

Western-style Hotels

KYōto, Shōdoshima, Tōkyō, Yamagata

Comparable to international hotel chains, western-style hotels have standard beds and en suite bathrooms. Breakfasts can be buffet or restaurant-style and usually have both standard Japanese and western options. The default accommodation type is a double twin room.

 

Ryokan

Yonezawa

Ryokan are traditional Japanese inns which commonly feature tatami mat rooms with shōji screen walls, futon bedding on the floor, delicious seasonal Japanese-style course meals, and large communal hot baths. ISS will stay at several specially curated authentic ryokan in the forested slopes of Yonezawa's famous Shirabu onsen (hot springs). A quintessential and luxurious Japanese experience, expect to stay in historic rooms with two to four people per room. Ryokan usually have communal bathrooms down the hall, but some rooms may have toilets of their own.

 

Benesse House Park

Naoshima

Designed by famed architect Tadao Ando around the concept of coexistence between nature, architecture, and art, the luxurious Benesse House complex offers contemporary art installations amidst sweeping architectural forms and the natural beauty of Setonaikai National Park. Benesse House Park is one of the rare wooden buildings and displays artwork exclusively for its guests to appreciate, including site-specific works by Hiroshi Sugimoto.


Single Supplements

Symposium registration packages are based on shared rooms in most cities, but single supplement upgrades are available for registrants who prefer more privacy.

 

Full Symposium

Accommodations

Upgrade to single rooms -
Not Including Ryokan

[$] 315 USD

UPGRADE TO SINGLE ROOMS -
Including Ryokan

[$] 625 USD

 

Nagoya + Tōkyō

Accommodations

    Upgrade to single rooms

    [$] 165 USD

     

     

    Tōkyō + Yonezawa & Yamagata

    Accommodations

    Upgrade to single rooms -
    Not Including Ryokan

    [$] 400 USD

    Upgrade to single rooms -
    Including Ryokan

    [$] 710 USD

     

    Yonezawa & Yamagata

    Accommodations

    Upgrade to single rooms -
    Not Including Ryokan

    [$] 240 USD

    Upgrade to single rooms -
    Including Ryokan

    [$] 550 USD

     

    Inland Sea & Kyōto Tour

    UPGRADE TO SINGLE ROOMS*

    [$] 140 USD

     

    *Due to limited capacity, no single supplement is offered at Benesse House Park.

     

    Kyōto Tour

    UPGRADE TO SINGLE ROOMS

    [$] 360 USD