WCP2018 KYOTO / 18th WORLD CONGRESS OF BASIC AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Pharmacology for the Future -Science, Drug Development and Therapeutics-

July1(Sun)-6(Fri),2018 Kyoto International Conference Center Kyoto, Japan

Excursions & Tours

Excursions

1. Half Day (4 hours) Excursion - Fushimi Inari Shrine & Fushimi Sake District Course

  • Date:13:00-17:00, JULY 3rd & 5th
  • Course:Kyoto International Conference Center - Fushimi Inari Shrine - Fushimi Sake District - Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Price:JPY 6,000 per person (transportation, entrance fee and guide fee are included)
  • Tour conductor:English-speaking tour conductor
  • Minimum participants required:20 persons
  • Maximum participants:40 persons
  • Lunch:Not included

This tour takes you to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine famous for Senbon Torii (one thousand gateways) painted red. Enjoy walking the streets of Fushimi, lined with sake breweries, where you can also experience sake tasting.

■ Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.

■ Fushimi Sake District

Fushimi Sake District

The Fushimi Sake District is a charming, traditional sake brewing district along the willow-lined Horikawa River in southern Kyoto. Revered for the clean, soft water that flows in abundance from the river's underground springs, the district is home to nearly 40 sake breweries. Fushimi is the leading sake brewing district in the country.

2. Half Day (4 hours) Excursion - Traditional Culture Experience Course

  • Date:13:00-17:00, JULY 2nd & 4th
  • Course:Kyoto International Conference Center - Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts - Traditional Crafts Atelier - Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Price:JPY 13,000/person (transportation, entrance fee and guide fee are included)
  • Tour conductor:English-speaking tour conductor
  • Minimum participants required:20 persons
  • Maximum participants:40 persons
  • Lunch:Not included

Experience the traditional culture of Kyoto in the traditional crafts atelier.

■ Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts (Fureaikan), located near the Heian Jingu Shrine, provides beautiful displays and multilingual explanations on nearly every Kyoto craft. Workshops and classes are also offered.

■ Traditional Crafts Atelier

Traditional Crafts Atelier

Kyoto has long flourished as the capital of Japan and its cultural center, passing on arts and crafts traditions through the generations while constantly introducing new ones. Even today, Kyoto people support and maintain the traditional Japanese culture gems such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement or Noh theatre, adapting them to the modern lifestyle. Kyoto is also a city of exquisite craftsmanship, and many people wish to visit the places where the finest pieces of art are born, to observe the demonstrations of craft skills of artisans in the creative atmosphere of their studios, to have a hands-on experience and to purchase traditional craft items. Discover the hidden treasures of Kyoto for a valuable and unique experience.

3. Half Day (4 hours) Excursion - Kyoto University's Cultural Heritages & Silver Pavilion Course

  • Date:13:00-17:00, JULY 3rd & 5th
  • Course:Kyoto International Conference Center – Seifu-so – Kyoto University Museum – Ginkakuji – Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Price:JPY 6,000 per person (transportation, entrance fee and guide fee are included)

    With appreciation to Seifu-so, free admission is provided.

  • Tour conductor:English-speaking tour conductor
  • Minimum participants required:10 persons
  • Maximum participants:20 persons
  • Lunch:Not included

■ Seifu-so

The origin of Seifu-so Villa can be traced back to the detached residence of the Tokudaiji family which was built here around 1732. Along with the garden, Seifuso Villa was donated to Kyoto University by the Sumitomo family in June 1944 and has been used for educational purposes, guest receptions and conferences. Seifu-so is registered as a Tangible Cultural Property (Building) in 2007, and is not open to the public. Nowadays the villa is used by the university as a place to welcome important guests and hold cultural events. It is also the place where the student tea ceremony group gathers. Visiting Seifu-so was therefore a rare privilege

■ Kyoto University Museum

There are in excess of 2.5 million collection objects relating to arts and sciences and education which Kyoto University has collected and studied for the past one hundred years. They are significant not only in quantity but in also quality. Examples include numerous national treasures, important cultural assets with treasures corresponding to them, internationally significant type specimens relating to the cultural, natural and technological fields.

■ Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkakuji is a Zen temple along Kyoto's eastern mountains. In 1482, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa built his retirement villa on the grounds of today's temple, modeling it after Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), his grandfather's retirement villa at the base of Kyoto's northern mountains (Kitayama). The villa was converted into a Zen temple after Yoshimasa's death in 1490. Today, Ginkakuji consists of the Silver Pavilion, half a dozen other temple buildings, a beautiful moss garden and a unique dry sand garden. It is enjoyed by walking along a circular route around its grounds, from which the gardens and buildings can be viewed.

■ Requirements

Please read following instruction required for visitors of Seifu-so

  • Visitors are allowed to take photos, however uploading those photos to SNS are prohibited. Also, using tripods are not allowed.
  • Seifu-so is non-barrier-free facility, and guests need to take stairs for going up/down.
  • Guests are not allowed to get into the lawn area
  • Any foods and drinks are not allowed to take in the facility.
  • Smoking are not allowed in the facilities
  • Please follow the instructions given by the staff

Technical Tours

WCP2018 Technical Tour No.1

  • Date:13:00-16:00, JULY 3rd & 4th
  • Course:Kyoto International Conference Center – CiRA - Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Price:JPY 5,000 per person (transportation fee is included)
  • Tour conductor:No tour conductor (English-speaking-driver will guide guests to CiRA and the employee at CiRA will guide the facility)
  • Minimum participants:10 persons
  • Maximum participants:20 persons
  • Meal:Not included

【Visit to CiRA】
The Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) was established in 2010 and remains the only institute in the world devoted exclusively to iPS cell research. Besides world-leading science, CiRA also aims to develop iPS cell-based therapies, particularly for intractable diseases. Under the direction of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2012, approximately 30 research groups work to achieve these goals.
Laboratories are organized into five departments, with focus on life science, cell differentiation, clinical applications, fundamental cell technology, and ethics.
This tour will provide guests an opportunity to see facilities and equipment at CiRA.

■ Requirements

  • Visitors should be over 12 years old.
  • No photos or audio/video recordings are allowed inside CiRA
  • Please follow CiRA staff’s direction during a tour.
  • The tour will take about an hour, including a presentation about CiRA and iPS cell basics.

Copyright © 2018 Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University.

WCP2018 Technical Tour No.2

  • Date:9:00-11:30, JULY 3rd & 4th
  • Course:Kyoto International Conference Center – Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation, Kyoto - Kyoto International Conference Center
  • Price:JPY 3,500 per person (transportation fee is included, free admission is provided for Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation, Kyoto)
  • Tour conductor:No tour conductor (English-speaking-driver will guide guests to Takeda Garden and staff at Takeda Garden will introduce the facility)
  • Minimum participants:5 persons
  • Maximum participants:15 persons
  • Meal:Not included

【Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation, Kyoto】
Established in 1933 as a cultivation area for medicinal plants, Kyoto Takeda Herbal Garden (now Takeda Garden for Medicinal Plant Conservation, Kyoto) has gathered numerous medicinal and other useful plants from around the world for experimental purposes. Based on past resources, Takeda Garden is working hard to enhance the functions, such as collection and preservation of valuable medicinal and other useful plants, including endangered species, and support programs for environmental education, in the hopes that the children of future generations can lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Reservation

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Deadline for Excursion

The deadline for reservations on this site is

23:59 of June 6, 2018, Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

(Please note that reservations cannot be made after tours reach the maximum number of applicants.)

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