PKC 2013 will be held at the Nara Prefectural New Public Hall, in Nara, Japan. Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century. UNESCO listed the historic monuments of ancient Nara as World Heritage in 1998, which encompasses five Buddhist temples, one Shinto shrine, one Palace and one primeval forest. In particular, famous tourist attractions such as Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple and Kasuga Shrine are within walking distance from the venue which is located in the center of Nara National Park. For more information, see Wikipedia and sightseeing guide[1][2].

A reception, technical programs, and an banquet are held in diffrent locations. The reception is in Nara National Museum, technical programs are at Nara Prefectural New Public Hall, and the banquet is in Nara Hotel. See the map below for location information.

Todaiji Temple

Nara National Park

Photo: Minoru Tokunaga(left) Masazumi Iwai(right)

Kasuga Shrine

Photo: Yoko Ito

Kofukuji Temple

Photo credit: Nara visitors Bureau