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ACLL2017: Tours & Dinner



Pre-tour

Pre-Conference Tour of Nara - 12,000 JPY

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Join IAFOR on a tour of Nara, Japan’s first capital 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 Todaiji, which houses an impressive 15-metre bronze Buddha, the largest in the world, and stopping off at the Kasuga Taisha with its hundreds of beautiful bronze lanterns. The tour is led by an experienced guide and includes a buffet lunch, as well as the 90-minute bus ride from Kobe.

Tour Schedule

  • 07:45 – Meet in the lobby of the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
  • 08:00 – Leave for Nara
  • 10:00 – Todaiji Temple & Museum
  • 12:00 – Buffet Lunch
  • 14:00 – Deer Park
  • 14:30 – Kasuga Temple
  • 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.

Important Information

  • This will be a bus tour of Nara, 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.

For booking, please go to the registration page.


Dinner

Official Conference Welcome Reception - FREE

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 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.



Dinner

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 acll@iafor.org.

The Conference Dinner consists of a 10-course set menu; a meat option, a seafood option, and a vegetarian option are available.

Menu Choices

Meat Option

– Tofu, seasoned beef and mushroom
– Roast beef with salad
– Sukiyaki-style “Miyazaki” chicken
– Udon
– Grilled “Tanba” chicken wings
– Deep-fried “Kirishima Kogen” pork
– Japanese-style pilaf (with vegetables, deep fried tofu and konjac)
– Miso soup
– Japanese pickles
– Vanilla ice cream

Seafood Option

– Tofu, whitebait and mushroom with grated daikon
– 3 varieties of raw fish “sashimi”
– Seafood ramen “champon”
– Soba
– Grilled Spanish mackerel with soy sauce
– Deep-fried shrimp with cheese
– Japanese-style pilaf (with vegetables, deep fried tofu and konjac)
– Miso soup
– Japanese pickles
– Vanilla ice cream

Vegetarian Option

– Mushroom with grated daikon, boiled seasoned vegetables, and root vegetables with miso
– Tofu skin
– Steamed root vegetables with sesame salt and “ponzu” (citrus soy) sauce
– “Mozuku” seaweed with yam
– “Nama-fu” (wheat gluten) with miso
– Deep-fried tofu with onion soy sauce
– Japanese-style pilaf (with vegetables, deep fried tofu and konjac)
– Miso soup
– Japanese pickles
– Fruit



Post-tour

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 UNESCO 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.

Tour Locations

Kiyomizudera

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.

Ryoanji

Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan’s most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Originally an aristocrat’s villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose head temple stands just a kilometer to the south. The garden consists of a rectangular plot of pebbles surrounded by low earthen walls, with 15 rocks laid out in small groups on patches of moss. An interesting feature of the garden’s design is that from any vantage point at least one of the rocks is always hidden from the viewer.

Kinkaku-ji

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.

Tour Schedule

  • 07:45 – Meet in the lobby of the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
  • 08:00 – Leave for Kyoto
  • 10:00 – Kiyomizudera
  • 12:00 – Buffet Lunch
  • 13:30 – Ryoanji
  • 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.

Important Information

  • 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.

For booking, please go to the registration page.
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