colored beauty in Kyoto is most splendid in November.
The following Social Programs have been especially planned
by the organizers for you to enjoy Kyoto at its height
of brilliance. We hope the programs will deepen your
understanding of Japan and its culture.
Timetable for Social Programs and Optional Tours (op)
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Shuttle Bus Departure Schedule
||18:00 -18:20 for Banquet
||18:30 for Farewell Party & Kiyomizu Temple
Shuttle bus service will be provided from ICC Kyoto
with return drop-offs at major hotels only for Social
Programs: Banquet, and Farewell Party-Kiyomizu Temple
Ikebana Performance: "Court Refinement"
by Head Master Designate of Misho-ryu Sasaoka,
- November 15, 9:00 Room A, 2F -
Serves as Councilor of Kyoto Ikebana Art Association
||Born in Kyoto. Began to
study Ikebana under his grandfather,
Kunpo Sasaoka, at the age of three.
||Graduated from Kyoto University, Department
||Took part in UNESCO's "Kyoto
Evening" in Paris.
Serves as Director of Kyoto Ikebana Association
He has been actively collaborating with other traditional
artists for a total appreciation of Japanese culture.
||Sunday, November 14, 2010, 18:00 -
||Kyoto International Conference Center, "Swan"
|All participants are cordially invited
to the buffet style Get Together of western and
||Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 19:00
||Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto, "Mizuho"
|"Maiko Dance" will be performed
at the party. This will be a chance for you to talk
(dancing girls in Kyoto)
The Maiko are young apprentice geiko who are trained
in dancing, singing, and playing traditional Japanese
musical instruments to entertain and provide hospitality
to guests at parties and social events.
Farewell Party (Kimono Experience*) and Private Illuminated
Visitation of Kiyomizu Temple
||Wednesday, November 17, 2010
||Buffet style dinner
(Hyatt Regency Kyoto, "Ballroom")
Dress warmly, have comfortable
being buffet, will be a wonderful chance to socialize.
Enjoy the Kimono Experience and wear the
traditional kimono at the party.
Optional Kimono Experience:
Additional fee is required. Couples are more than
Additional fee: ¥ 3,000 per person
Following the Farewell Party, you will be taken to
the Kiyomizu Temple where the magnificent sight
of the illuminated temple and the panoramic night view
of Kyoto city are supremely beautiful, especially in
autumn. An elegant short concert of traditional music
in the ambience of the temple will be offered.
This is an exclusive opportunity
for Symposium participants only. Don't miss this chance.
Kiyomizu Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
was established in 778. The Main Hall with its
famous extended veranda is a National Treasure.
The majority of the 13 halls and 2 pagodas in
the precinct are designated as Important Cultural
The veranda, built on
a 13 meter cliff and supported by wooden pillars
without the use of a single nail, commands a panoramic
view of the city. At night the autumn temple illumination
with tinted maples surrounding is truly magnificent.
Application for Social Programs
Those who wish to join the Social Programs are
requested to indicate this in the Registration
and Social Programs Application Form and submit
it to the Organizing Secretariat by August 31,
2010 via Internet. Or you can download the
Form (PDF) and send it by fax or post-mail.
Registration and Social Programs Application Form