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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Welcoming reception: WARASSE

WARASSE
Day:
Nov 5, 2017
Time:
19:00 ~
Place:
Lecture Room on 1F of WA-RASSE
Fee:
included in Conference fee

Please enter from the main entrance of WA-RASSE and go upstairs by the stairs on your left. The reception desk will be on 2nd floor.

Conference Dinner: Hotel Aomori

Hotel Aomori
Day:
Nov 9, 2017
Time:
19:00 ~
Place:
Great Hall “Kujaku-no-ma (Peacock Room)” on 3F of Hotel Aomori
Fee:
included in Conference fee

Hotel Aomori is located close to the link station hall Aomori.
It takes only one minute on foot.

Technical Program in Rokkasho

If your nationality is not Japan and you (and your accompanying person) are going to attend the technical Program in Rokkasho, please fill in the Visit Proposal form and send it to secretariat@icfrm-18.com by October 10.

Day:
Nov 10, 2017
Time:
12:00 ~ 17:00
Place:
IFERC site & Rokkasho Visitors Center
Fee:
included in Conference fee
IFERC site

IFERC site

You can see the IFMIF/EVEFA facilities and other Broader Approach related facilities at IFERC site.

http://www.iferc.org/index.html

http://www.ifmif.org/

http://www.fusion.qst.go.jp/rokkasyo/index.html

Aomori Prefecture Quantum Science Center

Aomori Prefecture Quantum Science Center is a brand-new facility built by Aomori prefecture next to IFERC site to raise young scientists and engineers who contribute to quantum science related industry.

http://www.pref.aomori.lg.jp/soshiki/energy/iter-shien/shisetsugaiyo.html (Japanese only)

litinerary

12:00 ~
Depart from Link Station Hall Aomori (Lunch in buses)
13:40 ~
Visit IFERC site & Aomori Prefecture Quantum Science Center
17:00 ~
Depart from IFERC site for airports/stations

After the technical program, buses will be arranged to Aomori airport, Misawa airport, Aomori station, Shin-aomori station and Shichinohe-towada station. Please choose your planned destination in the registration system. This destination will be confirmed at registration desk on-site again. Expected arriving time at each destination will be as below;

18:40
Shin-aomori station
18:40
Aomori airport (JAL150: 20:25)
19:20
Aomori station
18:00
Misawa airport (JAL158: 19:00)
17:50
Shichinohe-towada station

Optional tour

Three tour courses are planned from Tuesday to Thursday.

Optional Tour 1: Hirosaki Half Day

Date:
November 7 (Tue) / 13:00-18:00 (approx. 5 hours)
Price:
JPY 7,500 per person

Itinerary

12:45 Assembly Time
Link Station Hall Aomori
13:00 Dep.
Venue --- Hirosaki Caslte--- Tsugaru-han Neputa Village (Experience of painting tusgaru kites)
18:00 Arr.
Tour will be disbanded at Link Station Hall Aomori
Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle

Built in 1611 for the ruling Tsugaru clan, Hirosaki Castle is now known for its unique triple moat structure, as well as for spectacular scenes of chrysanthemums in the fall and equally breathtaking views of cherry blossoms in the spring. Designed with five gates and earthwork fortifications, the original castle also featured a five-story central tower that was burned to the ground after being struck by lightning. That tower has now been replaced by a three-story structure that houses samurai swords, helmets and armor from the past. The castle is surrounded by over 500,000 square meters of lush woods, including approximately 5,000 cherry trees.

http://www.en-aomori.com/culture-020.html

Tsugaru-han Neputa Village

Tsugaru-han Neputa Village

Visitors to Neputa Village can learn in depth about "neputa," colorful wood and paper lanterns adorned with vivid pictures of historical leaders on one side and scenes of elegant ladies on the other, which are a specialty of Hirosaki and have been designated an Important Intangible Folk Culture Asset. These lanterns, some of which can be ten meters tall, are especially celebrated in a "fire festival" each August, symbolizing the fleeting months of northern summer. The lanterns are paraded down the street on floats to the music of fifes, flutes and thundering Japanese drums. At Neputa Village, guests can view giant neputa, see related arts and crafts, watch performances of traditional music and even take their turn pounding large Japanese drums.

http://www.en-aomori.com/activities-054.html

Optional Tour 2: Oirase & Towada Lake Half Day

Date:
November 8 (Wed) / 12:00-18:00 (approx. 6 hours)
Price:
JPY 6,500 per person

Itinerary

11:45 Assembly Time
Link Station Hall Aomori
12:00 Dep.
Venue --- Oirase Gorge --- Towada Lake
18:00 Arr.
Tour will be disbanded at Link Station Hall Aomori
Oirase Gorge

Oirase Gorge

Oirase Gorge is considered one of the most lovely such places in all Japan and stretches 14.3 kilometers from Lake Towada through a pristine forest environment of dark trees, running streams, moss-covered rocks and gushing waterfalls. The maple and beech tree forest is scenic year round, but is especially beautiful when cloaked in autumn colors. Waterfalls include the 25-meter-high Kumoi-no-Taki Falls and the Shiraito-no-taki, or White Thread Falls. Visitors can stroll the entire length of the gorge in about five hours, but rental bicycles are also available.

http://www.en-aomori.com/scenery-005.html

Towada Lake

Towada Lake

Towada Lake, a beautiful caldera lake at the center of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park, is one of the most popular destinations in the Tohoku region. It is 53 kilometers in circumference and 327 meters deep. Sightseeing boats ply between Nenokuchi and Towadako. The view of the shoreline is impressive, especially in autumn, when the beech forests turn beautiful hues of red and yellow which are reflected on surface of the clear blue waters.

http://www.en-aomori.com/scenery-006.html

Optional Tour 3: Sannai Maruyama Site & Aomori Museum of Art

Date:
November 9 (Thu) / 13:00-16:30 (approx. 3.5 hours)
Price:
JPY 5,500 per person

Itinerary

12:45 Assembly Time
Link Station Hall Aomori
13:00 Dep.
Venue --- Sannai Maruyama Site --- Aomori Museum of Art
16:30 Arr.
Tour will be disbanded at Link Station Hall Aomori
Sannai Maruyama Site

Sannai Maruyama Site

Designated a National Historical Site in 1999, Sannai Maruyama is an excavation of dwellings and burial grounds from Japan's Jomon Period that reach back perhaps as far as 5,500 years ago. The site is located in southwest Aomori within Aomori Sports Park and contains remnants of pit dwellings, long houses and pillar-supported structures. The site has also uncovered large amounts of pottery, stone implements, clay figurines and woven materials, as well as bone and lacquered items. Since 1995 work has been underway to recreate the original ancient village, which scholars feel may have been occupied continuously for over a thousand years.

http://sannaimaruyama.pref.aomori.jp/english/

Towada Lake

Aomori Museum of Art

The Aomori Museum of Art was established with the purpose of promoting the arts of Northern Tohoku region. The adjacent excavation site, Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site, became the inspiration for its architecture. The permanent collection features three of four backdrops of the ballet Aleko painted by Master Marc Chagall. The scale of the exhibition hall is of breathtaking magnitude. The museum holds a wide array of artifacts from Japanese paintings to western paintings, as well as modern art pieces.

http://www.aomori-museum.jp/en/index.html

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