ACLL2017: Tours & Dinner
Pre-Conference Tour of Nara - 12,000 JPY
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Set in the rolling hills and verdant ancient forest of Nara Prefecture in south-central Honshu, Nara was Japan’s first capital city and is a key part of the country’s cultural legacy. Join IAFOR on a tour of the city, which is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites and a wealth of temples and artwork dating back as far as the eighth century. Highlights include becoming acquainted with the friendly local deer, visiting Todai-ji, which houses an impressive 15-metre bronze Buddha, the largest in the world, and stopping off at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its hundreds of beautiful bronze lanterns. The tour is led by an experienced guide and includes a traditional Japanese lunch, as well as the 90-minute bus ride from Kobe.
Official Conference Welcome Reception - FREE
Thursday, January 1, 1970 – 18:00-19:30
Join fellow delegates for a drink or two at the Conference Welcome Reception. This is a great opportunity to network and get to know fellow delegates, which all registered presenters and audience members are warmly welcome to attend. Admission is included as part of your registration fee.
Official Conference Dinner - 5,000 JPY
Friday, May 12, 2017 – 19:00-21:30
The official Conference Dinner will be held in a private function room at a nearby restaurant. It is a great opportunity to enjoy some delicious food while networking with fellow delegates. This is a ticketed event and there are a limited number of places, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For booking, please go to the registration page. If you would like more information on the official Conference Dinner, please email email@example.com.
Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto - 12,000 JPY
Monday, May 15, 2017
The old Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is the country’s cultural and historical centre. The ancient capital is home to hundreds of temples and includes 17 World Heritage sites. Kyoto is an amazing mix of nature, traditional buildings, and modern-day Japan. Join us as we spend the day touring Kyoto, learning more about this area’s vast history and deep cultural heritage.
Started by Tokuagawa Ieyasu in 1601, Nijo Castle served as the Kyoto residence for the Tokugawa Shogunate. One of the castle’s most famous aspects is its Nightingale floors. These floors were specially designed to “chirp” as you walk on them in order to protect the shogunate from sneak attacks at night.
One of Japan’s most famous temples, Kiyomizudera is known for its waterfall and temple which are nestled in the hills that surround the city. Divided into three separate streams, visitors can drink from the falls by catching the water in cups attached to poles. Each stream is said to add its own benefit to life, but drinking from all three is considered greedy.
Japan’s famous Golden Temple. The main pavillion is coated in gold leaf. It’s set in a Zen Buddhist garden designed for strolling and meditation, with ponds, a waterfall and a tea garden.
- 07:45 – Meet in the lobby of the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
- 08:00 – Leave for Kyoto
- 10:00 – Kiyomizudera
- 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Kyoto Royal Park Hotel)
- 13:30 – Nijo Castle
- 15:20 – Kinkakuji
- 17:00 – Kyoto Station (optional drop-off point)
- 18:30 – Return to the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
*Intended as a guide only. Exact tour details will be provided closer to the conference date. Times are approximate and weather conditions may affect outdoor parts of the tour.
- This will be a bus tour of Kyoto, but will still require plenty of walking so please keep this in mind when preparing. Locations may vary depending on availability and weather.
- Lunch will be at a restaurant. It is a buffet lunch with over 60 dishes to choose from.
- All transportation and entrance fees are included in the fee.
- Gifts, memorabilia, and foods outside of lunch are not included in the price.
- Please note a minimum number of 15 participants is required to operate tours. IAFOR reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum numbers are not met. In the event the tour is cancelled for this reason, your money will be refunded in full.