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FOR OPTIONAL TOURS PLEASE CLICK HEREThe extended booking for Tour 1, 2 and 3 has closed.

Welcome Reception
September 17, 2017 (Sun) @The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, is an interactive museum. Miraikan's visitors can understand the things happening in our world today from a scientific point of view and are actively being inspired to ask questions and discuss about the future.

Address: 2 Chome-3-6 Aomi, Tokyo 135-0064
Dress Code: Business

Further information will be following soon.

Japan Evening
September 20, 2017 (Wed) @Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa

Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa

The hotel is located within 5 walking minutes from Shinagawa Station, one of Tokyo's central stations. Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa has an urban resort environment that also includes convention facilities such as the Hiten banquet hall (venue of the Japan Evening), as well as a wide variety of Japanese, Western, and Chinese restaurants, an aquarium and other family amusements facilities.
It is a prestigious hotel within Tokyo's inner city and famous for its beautiful traditional Japanese garden.

Grand Prince Hotel New TakanawaAddress: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-8612 Japan
Shuttle Bus: There will be a shuttle bus service from the main venue after the conference.
Dress Code: Business

Further information will be following soon.

ToursTours

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We are pleased to announce that we are offering full-day and half-day optional tours dedicated to Delegates' accompanying persons. We offer you a unique chance to explore Tokyo (by bus / boat), Kamakura and to experience a part of Japanese culture during you stay.

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT) has been appointed the official travel agent for the Congress and will handle optional tours.

Optional Tour 1: A tour to the traditional Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree
September 18 (Mon), 9:00-14:15 (approx. 5 hours 15 minutes)

Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree

Price JPY 11,000 per person (bus transfer and Japanese lunch included)
Condition Minimum 25 persons, maximum 40 persons

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa: Sensoji is the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main hall was first built in 645 to house a tiny golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, that had been repeatedly hauled up in fishing nets despite being thrown back into the river. The temple precincts bustle with people praying, buying fortunes, shopping or sightseeing.

Tokyo Skytree

At a height of 634 metres, the Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in the world, and the 2nd-tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. At a height of 350m, this gives an impressive panoramic view of the city.
The area at the foot of the tower is a brand-new commercial center.

8:45 Meeting Time Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
9:00 Dep. Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba --- Sensoji Temple --- TOKYO SKYTREE® --- Traditional Japanese Lunch
14:15 Arr. Tour will be disbanded at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

*Arrival time may be delayed due to traffic conditions. Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

Optional Tour 2: A walk through a Japanese Garden and a River Cruise
September 18 (Mon), 14:30-17:45 (approx. 3 hours 15 minutes)

Garden and a River Cruise

Price JPY 7,000 per person (incl. bus transfer, lunch NOT included)
Condition Minimum 25 persons, maximum 40 persons

Hamarikyu Garden

The only surviving seaside garden of Japan's Edo Period, Hamarikyu Garden was constructed as a residence for a Japanese feudal lord in the 17th century and later was an official duck hunting grounds for the Tokugawa Shogunate before passing into the hands of the Imperial family during the Meiji Period. The garden is rich in flowers and sports a tea house on a small island within a pond. Hamarikyu Garden can be reached by various train lines, but ferries on the Sumida River also dock nearby.

Sumida River Cruise

A popular and effective way to see Tokyo is to take a cruise down the Sumida River, as such a cruise will show not only the modern skyline of the city but also provide glimpses of the Tokyo of yesteryear. Sights along the way include the traditional neighborhoods of old Edo, the unique Asahi Beer Building, disembarking at the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens.

14:15 Meeting Time Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
14:30 Dep. Venue --- Hamarikyu Garden --- Sumida River Cruise
17:45 Arr. Tour will be disbanded at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

*Arrival time may be delayed due to traffic conditions. Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

Optional Tour 3: Daytrip to Old Capital Kamakura
September 19 (Tue), 9:00-17:00 (approx. 8 hours)

Capital Kamakura

Price JPY 12,000 per person (bus transfer and Japanese lunch included)
Condition Minimum 25 persons, maximum 40 persons

Hase Kannon Temple

The Hase Kannon temple is the home of the Hase Kannon, Japan's largest wooden sculpture, standing about 27.5 feet in height. It is an eleven-faced kannon. The faces, each wearing a different expression, represent the bodhisattva's different aspects: three each face forward, right, and left, one is at the rear of the head, and one above the crown. All together they symbolize Kannon's hearing prayers and saving all sentient beings. The Hase Kannon holds a staff with metal rings in the right hand and a vase with a lotus flower in the left hand. This distinctive pose, "the Hase-dera style," combines attributes associated with the bodhisattva Jizo with those of Kannon.

The Great Image of Buddha

The Great Buddha, designated a National Treasure, is Japan's largest Buddhist image after Todai-ji's in Nara. The present Great Buddha is the second at the site. The original image, carved from wood in 1243, was destroyed by a storm five years later. The present sculpture was cast in bronze around 1252. This was a remarkable feat, for the image is of colossal dimensions, with a weight of 125 metric tons and a height of 11.47 meters.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Founded at its present location by Yoritomo Minamoto in 1180, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu remains one of the most popular Shinto shrines in the Kanto region.

8:45 Meeting Time Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
9:00 Dep. Venue --- Hase Kannon Temple --- The Great Image of Buddha --- Traditional Japanese Lunch --- Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
17:00 Arr Tour will be disbanded at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

*Arrival time may be delayed due to traffic conditions. Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

Optional Tour 4: Kimono Wearing Experience
September 20 (Wed), 9:00-14:00 (approx. 5 hours)   Optional Tour 4 is cancelled.

Kimono Wearing

Price JPY 18,000 per person (bus transfer and Japanese lunch included)
Condition Minimum 20 persons, maximum 25 persons

Experience of Kimono wearing

A Kimono specialist explains kimono fabric, dyeing and weaving technique, and kimono patterns as well as how to tailor. You will have the chance to dress up in a Kimono and take unforgettable pictures.

8:45 Meeting Time Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
9:00 Dep. Venue --- Experience of Kimono wearing --- Lunch (Japanese Cuisine)
14:00 Arr. Tour will be disbanded at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

*Arrival time may be delayed due to traffic conditions. Places to visit, Maximum attendee of the tour, etc are subject to change with or without notice.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Application

Participants wishing to reserve optional tours should apply online no later than September 8th, 2017, 17:00 JST.
We will not accept your application in case of fully booked or if the tour is canceled.

Payment

Participants wishing to pay through online no later than September 8th, 2017, 17:00 JST.
Application should be accompanied by a remittance covering total tour fare due JTBGMT.
No reservation will be confirmed in the absence of this payment. Personal checks are not accepted. All payment must be in Japanese yen. If the remittance covers more than one person, please inform us the name of each participant.
- One of the following credit cards
1. VISA 2. MasterCard 3. Diners Club 4. AMEX 5. JCB
- A bank transfer to JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (Message:IUMI2017)
Account at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Shin-Marunouchi Branch (swift code: BOTKJPJT)
1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan (Account number: 4760343)

Cancellation

In the event of cancellation, the following cancellation fees will be deducted before any refund is made.

10 - 8 days before the departure day of one day tours 20% of tour fare
7 - 2 days before 30% of tour fare
1 day before 40% of tour fare
Prior to starting time on the departure day 50% of tour fare
After departure or failure to show without notice 100% of tour fare

 

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Tokyo Front Terrace Bldg.7F, 2-3-14 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604 Japan
Fax: +81-3-5495-0685 Tel: +81-3-5796-5445
E-mail: iumi2017tokyo@gmt.jtb.jp
OFFICE HOURS: 10:00-17:30 Except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

Tours are operated by JTB Global Marketing & Travel
Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency
Registered Travel Agency No. 1723
Tokyo Front Terrace Bldg.7F, 2-3-14 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604 Japan
Shigeaki Ito, Certified Travel Service Supervisor