Special Tour - visiting Kyoto city -
We are pleased to inform you that a bus tour is arranged specially for the participants of IHTC-15 with a special discount price. The tour will be held on the afternoon of August 13, and will take you to the Kinkaku-ji Temple (the golden pavilion), Nijo-jo Castle, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which are one of the most famous and fabulous cultural treasures in Japan! The bus will depart from the conference site (Kyoto International Conference Center) at 13:10, and will send you to Kyoto station and Karasuma-Oike subway station at the end of the tour. The fee is 8,000 JPY, and incudes coach fee, admission fee, lunch box, and English speaking guide. There is a limit of number for the participants, and we hope you to apply to the tour in advance of the conference.
RouteICCK (13:10) ------ (13:40) Kinkaku-ji Temple (14:30) ------- (14:50) Nijo-jo Castle (15:50) ------
------ (16:30) Kiyomizu-dera Temple (18:00) ------ Kyoto Station (18:15) ------- Karasuma Oike (18:30)
Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
Kinkaku-ji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Kinkaku-ji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex.
Nijo-jo Castle was 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.
Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters.
How to join the tour
The pre-registration system for the special tour has been closed. The number of participants has nearly reached the maximum, but we still have some seats left. If you would like to join the tour, please visit the registration/tour desk at the conference site as soon as you have finished your registration. Thank you!
Flyer of the tour
JTB Western Japan, Corp.
IHTC-15 Registration Desk
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