ICC Kyoto is located in Kyoto city, the cultural center of Japan, at a convenient location about 15 minutes from the city center. Since its opening in 1966, it has formed a dedicated conference complex area with its expansive grounds of 156,000 m2. ICC Kyoto was designed under the concept of "humans gathering and conversing within nature", and it has a Japanese garden that borrows the scenery of the picturesque Lake Takaragaike. It is beloved by many as a symbolic structure. The banquet halls facing the garden for enjoyment of the seasonal scenery, the centrally-located, open, and expansive lobby and lounges that welcome all our guests, and over 70 meeting rooms all unite to become a space for human interaction. ICC Kyoto has welcomed 12,000,000 guests since our opening.
The first public design competition in Japan was held to design the building, and the work of Mr. Sachio Otani was selected for the grand prize from among 195 applicants.