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Technical & Social Tours

Reservation

JTB Western Japan, Corp. has been appointed the official agent for the Symposium to assist with hotel accommodations and Technical & Social Tours. Hotel and Tour Desk will be opened at the registration area during the symposium.

Reservation Period
TT-1 Technical Tour : April 3 – June 12, 2015 (Extended until June 22)
TT-2~TT-6 Technical Tour : April 3 – June 12, 2015

Social Tour : April 3 – June 22, 2015 (Extended until June 22)

Corporate Sales Central Office
JTB Western Japan, Corp.
11F Hommachi cros Bldg.,
3-1-8, Minami-kyuhoji-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0058 Japan
e-mail : convention2@west.jtb.jp
Office hours : 9:30-17:30 (weekdays only)

Technical Tours

TT -1

Exchange Meeting at Kobe University (Students Only)

Date July 8 (Wed.) 19:30 – 21:30
Fee 1,000JPY
Minimum Capacity 10 persons
Transportation Take the Port Liner from Symposium Site “Shimin-Hiroba Stn. to Kobe University “K Computer Mae”. It takes about 5 minutes. You are responsible for getting to the site on your own.

Tentative Schedule

19:30 Meet at Integrated Research Center of Kobe University
19:30 – 20:15 Technical tour : KOBE Space Development Project
20:15 – 21:30 Exchange Meeting

TT -2

Spring 8
The world’s largest Third-generation synchrotron radiation facility
Himeji Castle
World Cultural Heritage

Date July 9 (Thu.) 09:30 – 18:00
Fee 3,000JPY (Lunch and admission fee for Himeji Castle included)
Minimum Capacity 10 persons

Note : We ask participants from overseas who reserve TT-3 ~ TT-5 to kindly let us know your passport number and to bring a copy of your passport on the day of the tour.
Please also note that the application may not be accepted if the participant is involved and/or belongs in a conflicting proprietary or business interest, (e.g., same industry and same market).

TT -3

Integrated Research Center of Kobe University
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science
Airbus Helicopters Japan Co.,Ltd. Kobe Airport Facility

Date July 9 (Thu.) 13:00 – 18:00
Fee 1,000JPY
Minimum Capacity 10 persons

TT -4

Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Head Office & Main Plant, Sumitomo Precision Products Co., LTD.

Date July 10 (Fri.) 13:00 – 18:00
Fee 1,000JPY
Minimum Capacity 10 persons

TT -5

SHINKO KOBE POWER STATION
ShinMaywa Industries,ltd. Konan Plant

Date July 10 (Fri.) 13:00-18:00
Fee 1,000JPY
Minimum Capacity 10 persons

TT -6

IEPC Post Conference Tour to ISAS/JAXA (IEPC Participants Only)

Note : Reservation for this Post Conference Tour to ISAS/JAXA is available on “Paper Submission & Registration Site”

Date July 11 (Sat.) 13:00 – 15:00
July 12 (Sun.) 10:00 – 12:00
Fee Free
Maximum Capacity 40 persons (First come, first served theory)


More details on this post conference tour

Social Tours

All tours will be on even if it rains.
Routes may change at any time without notice.
All tours depart from Kobe Portopia Hotel by buses.
English-speaking guide will attend.

Tour No.1: Rokko and Arima Day-Time Tour

Date: July 7 (Tue.)
Minimum capacity  : 15
Tour Fee : 10,000JPY


1. Kobe Portopia Hotel Departure time: 8:30 A.M.
2. Kobe Municipal Arboretum

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

 An Arboretum with a variety of native plants from the Rokko Mountains, creating an environment for a wide array of wild birds and insects to live.

3. Rokko-san Mauntain Area

11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

 A natural landmark in the Rokko area.  It provides for a great view in daytime or night.  It is a popular place for hiking and family outings.

4. Lunch at Rokko Garden Terrace

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

 Mount Rokko boasts sweeping panoramic views of everything below, and the must-see “million-dollar nightscape” is one of the best night views Japan has to offer. You can also enjoy fine dining and shopping while gazing at the views.

5. Walking and Shopping at Arima Hot Springs Area

2:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

 Arima is the oldest spa area in Japan, and is known worldwide for its very special minerals and natural ingredients.You can stroll this area and experience the food they have to offer.

6. Kobe Portopia Hotel Time of arrival is around 5 P.M.


Tour No. 2: Kobe Area Afternoon Tour ⇒ Canceled

Date: July 8 (Wed.)
Mimimum capacity : 15
Tour  Fee : 7,000JPY


1. Kobe Portopia Hotel Departure time: 1:00 P.M.*Lunch meal not included in the tour.
2. Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution

1:50 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

 A memorial hall for one of the largest natural disasters and human tragedy experienced in the past century, known as the “Hanshin-Awaji Earthquakes” (Jan. 17, 1995).In the West wing on the 4th floor, you too can experience the moment the earthquake happened on Jan. 17, 1995, through our large projector and audio system simulation of the event.

3. Kobe SHU-SHIN-KAN Breweries

3:10 P.M. – 3:50 P.M.

 A well-established brewery in the Kobe area (since 1751). You may tour the facility, complete with sake tasting and the opportunity to purchase their products.

4. Kobe China Town

4:10 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 One of the largest Chinatowns in Japan. You can tour the Chinatown area and experience the food they have to offer.

5. Kobe Portopia Hotel Time of arrival is around 5:20 P.M.


Tour No. 3: Dinner and Night View from Mt. Maya ⇒ Canceled

Date: July 8 (Wed.)
Mimimum capacity : 15
Tour Fee :
15,000JPY


1. Kobe Portopia Hotel Departure time: 7:00 P.M.
2. Dinner 8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
3. Night View from Mt. Maya

9:10 P.M. – 9:50 P.M.

 Mount Rokko boasts sweeping panoramic views of everything below, and the must-see “million-dollar nightscape” is one of the best night views Japan has to offer.

4. Kobe Portopia Hotel Time of arrival is around 10:20 P.M





Tour No. 4: Dinner Cruising

Date: July 9 (Thu.)
Minimum capacity : 15
Tour Fee : 15,000JPY


1. Kobe Portopia Hotel Departure time: 6:15 P.M.
2. Dinner Cruising

6:30 P.M. – 9:10 P.M.

 (Dep. from the port 7 P.M.)Enjoy a luxurious cruise, fine dinner, great view, and live music on the Cruising Ship.

3. Kobe Portopia Hotel Time of arrival is around 9:25 P.M.


Cancellation Policy

… 11 or more days prior to the first tour day … No fee
… 8 to 10 days before the first tour day … 20% of tour fee
… 2 to 7 days before the first tour day … 30% of tour fee
… 1 day before the first tour day … 40% of tour fee
… Prior to starting day of the tour … 50% of tour fee
… On the day after tour starts or no notice given … 100% of tour fee

Deadline for Reservations

Please note that the deadline is revised.
The deadline for techical tours is June 12, 2015.
The deadline for social tours is June 22, 2015.