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