Tokyo Tours & Post-Congress Kyoto Tour
Start your Congress early with two free bus tours with an English-speaking guide that will allow you to see some of Tokyo's most popular sightseeing areas. Both tours begin and end at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. Generously supported by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
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Members are only permitted to sign up for one pre-Congress tour. Official bookings will open in September 2019.
Monday, December 2, 9:00 - 11:45 AM
Sensouji Temple (Asakusa) & TOKYO SKYTREE®
Venture into the heart of Tokyo to take in one of the city's most beloved visitor destinations. Sensouji Temple is truly a historical haven in modern Tokyo, a gem from the old Edo Period (1603-1868). As the capital's most famous and oldest Buddhist temple, Sensouji Temple was found in 628, with its entrance noted by its famed red gates and large red lantern, Kaminari-mon (Thunder Gate).
While in the area, explore the traditions of Tokyo with artisanal shops and street food stalls along Nakamise Street. Be sure to take a picture of TOKYO SKYTREE®, a television broadcasting tower and notable Tokyo landmark.
For more information, please contact [email protected] with subject "Sensouji Temple Tour"
Monday, December 2, 9:45 - 11:45 AM
teamLab Planets TOKYO
Known as a leader of cutting-edge technology, a visit to Tokyo would not be complete without an opportunity to experience the ways that Japan is changing the way we experience digital technology.
Join us as we visit teamLab Planets for the chance to explore a museum of interactive digital art. Consisting of four vast exhibition spaces, and seven works of art, this tour is full of immersive exhibits inviting visitors to explore a world of art through sight, touch and sound.
N.B. Visitors will be asked to remove their shoes and socks, and navigate through shallow water in a body immersive experience as the borders between art, technology and the physical realm are blurred.
For more information, please contact [email protected] with subject "teamLab Planets Tour"
Photo: teamLab, Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People Infinity, 2016-2018. Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi Ⓒ teamLab
Friday, December 6 - Saturday, December 7
Cultural Getaway to Kyoto
Day 1: Friday, December 6
Depart Tokyo and embark on the Shinkansen, Japan’s famed bullet train, to the Kansai region for a cultural getaway to Kyoto. As Japan’s capital city for more than 1,000 years until 1868, Kyoto has protected much of the history and traditional landmarks that once made it the epicentre for Japan.
This very full day will give you the chance to explore cultural landmarks and to learn more about this enchanting ancient capital city. At the end of the day, wind down for a dinner with fellow members while you share memories, stories, and adventures from the day.
Day 2: Saturday, December 7
As you continue your tour of Kyoto, take some time to note the distinct traditional architecture and shrines that have been carefully preserved. In the afternoon, board the Shinkansen for a return to Tokyo. While on board, keep your eyes open as clear days often provide a glimpse of Japan’s tallest peak, the distinctive and sacred Mount Fuji. Anticipated arrival back in Tokyo is approximately 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Transportation: Return from Tokyo to Kyoto, as well as transportation to tour sites within Kyoto
Accommodation: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Cost: 80,000 - 100,000 JPY/person, depending on accommodation preferences, and number of participants.
N.B. This tour requires a minimum of 20 participants. We will provide all interested members with updates on the status of the tour. Early sign-up is recommended. Members as well as partners or friends are welcome to join.
For more information and to sign up for this tour, please contact [email protected] with subject "Kyoto Trip"
This tour is offered by JTB in collaboration with NHK.