Social Programs

Opening Ceremony

Date & Time: Thursday, November 16, 14:45-16:15 (Tentative)
Venue: Main Hall, 1st floor

Gala Dinner

You can purchase tickets for JPY 10,000 per person at the online registration. Please note that the number of seats is limited. If you would like to attend, please register as soon as possible.

Date & Time: Friday, November 17, 19:00-21:00 (Tentative)
Venue: Prince Hall, B1F, Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto

Accompany tour

Those who register as accompanying persons are entitled to join the "Accompany Tour".
The Registration fee for Accompanying Person includes:

  • Name card and conference material
  • Access to accompany tour
  • Access to Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

¢¨Please note that those who registered as accompanying persons are NOT ALLOWED to attend any scientific sessions.

Kyoto is the heart of Japan and a city with over a millennium of history.
Attending this tour will be a grate opportunity to feel such historical city of Kyoto.

The details of Accompany tours are below.

November-16th Kyoto 1 Day World Heritage Course
International Conference Center Kyoto (9:00)¡¡¢Í¡¡Kiyomizudera Temple¡¡¢Í¡¡Nijo Castle¡¡¢Í¡¡Lunch ¡ÚYudofu (Tofu dish)¡Û¡¡¢Í¡¡Origami¡¡Experience¡¡¢Í¡¡(17:00) International Conference Center Kyoto

Kiyomizudera Temple:

Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. The stage affords visitors a nice view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Nijo Castle:

Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu completed the castle's palace buildings 23 years later and further expanded the castle by adding a five story castle keep.

Origami Experience:

Origami is the art of folding paper into different shapes without using glue or scissors. Common folding objects include animals, flowers, balloons, planes and boats.

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November-17th Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Tour
International Conference Center Kyoto (9:00)¡¡¢Í¡¡Bamboo Grove ¡Ä¡Ä Tenryuji Temple¡ÚLunch¡Û ¡Ä¡Ä Togetsu Bridge¡¡¢Í¡¡Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)¡¡¢Í¡¡ARKRAY Kyoto Laboratory : Yousuien (Japanese Garden)¡¡¢Í¡¡(16:30) International Conference Center Kyoto

Tenryuji Temple:

Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons. The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves and pleasure boats that are available for rent on the river.

Kinkakuji Temple:

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen Kinkakuji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex. temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.


A Japanese garden embodying the traditions and history of Kyoto.

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