Social Events


[ November 12, 18:00-20:00, free of charge ]
The welcome reception will be held at Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto on Monday evening.
All participants and their accompanying persons are cordially invited to attend.


Lunch is not arranged.


[ November 14, 14:00-17:30, JPY 3,000 per person (without dinner) ]
[ November 14, 14:00-20:00, JPY 6,000 per person (including dinner) ]

The trip will provide you with an opportunity to visit some of the famous historical and cultural sites in Kyoto including the Togetsu Bridge and Ryoanji Temple among others. We hope you will enjoy the scenic, autumnal views in this ancient capital city.

Tour Plan

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto - Togetsu Bridge/Bamboo Grove - Ryoanji Temple - Kyoto Station - (Dinner) - Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto


Togetsu Bridge is a 155-meter bridge over the Katsura River flowing leisurely in Saga Arashiyama, a well-known scenic place in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto's top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world.
Ryoanji Temple (RyŇćanji) is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day.

This tour will be provided by the JTB Corp., the official travel agency of the Conference.
Those who would like to attend the excursion are requested to make a reservation at JTB via the Conference website.


[ November 15, 19:00-21:00, JPY 10,000 per person ]
The conference banquet will be held at the Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto on Thursday evening.

Family Program

Many kinds of one-day and half-day sightseeing programs are available for accompanying persons to help them enjoy their stay in Kyoto. Those interested should contact the JTB desk at the Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto during the Conference.
Registration & Abstract Submission
Please make your registration of Banquet and Excursion with same system as on-line registration of participation.