27th Convention in 2017, Kyoto, JapanDSC_1193

  •  Date:  May 25-28, 2017

    Pictured in Photo:Takahiro Fujita: Convention Planner, Junko Aragane: BKS Board Member, Koji Yamani: Chairman Kyoto Convention, Mr. Daisaku Kadokaw: Mayor, City of Kyoto (wearing Kimono), Yasuko Nakazato, Tomoko Ito and Yoko Miyamoto: Members of Kyoto convention planning committee

    Convention Site:  Horikawa Oike Gallery, Kyoto City University of Arts

    Accommodation nearby:  ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel which is located next to the Nijo Castle, one of the world heritage sites in Kyoto.  It is the nearest hotel and within a short walking distance from the convention site.  Room cost is 9000 Yen per person per night without tax. The current tax rate is 18%.  If two of you share the room, the room cost would be $162.00 including tax at the current exchange rate.  Breakfast is not included.

    We would like to provide you with plans for optional tours of Kyoto especially for BKS members.

    Also we are happy to help you and give you suggestions on your extended tour in Japan.

    We plan to keep the showroom “open to public” and encourage many kaleidoscope fans to visit our convention.

    We will have a “Let’s learn Japanese” program on the internet for you soon.

    Informational site for sightseeing in Japan


    Promotional website designed for Japanese speaking people (in Japanese only)


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