73rd Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance The 121st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society

Excursion / Social Program

Date August 19 (Sat.)
Meeting point & Time 4:10pm for Excursion 1 and 3:45pm for Excursion 2 at the bus stop below.

* Excursion is included in the registration fee.
Please do NOT forget to bring "Excursion ticket" in the name badge holder.

* No meal will be off ered.

Excursion 1: Sensoji Temple & Nakamise Avenue Walking Course

Leave 4:10pm Start from the bus stop at the University of Tokyo by bus to Sensoji Temple / Nakamise Avenue / free time for shopping
Return 6:50pm (tentative) Ryogoku area hotel (Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku / Via Inn Hotel Asakusa)
  • Each tour is accompanied by English speaking guides with bus transfer.
  • Note the tour schedule might be changed due to the condition.

Sensoji Temple

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Founded in 628, Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. Many people believe that the Asakusa Kannon deity enshrined here has the ability to bestow benefits on earth, and around 30 million visitors from throughout Japan and abroad visit the temple every year. It was the epicenter for the development of Edo culture, and these traces still remain today. The huge lanterns hung at Kaminari (Thunder) Gate are very famous throughout Japan.

Nakamise Avenue

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This roughly 250-meter-long path leading from the Kaminarimon (“Thunder Gate”) to Hozomon (“Treasure House Gate”) of Kinryuzan Sensoji Temple (also called “Kannon-sama”) in Asakusa is lined on both sides with close to 90 shops and stalls selling Edo-style trinkets and souvenirs.

Excursion 2: TOKYO SKYTREE® & TOKYO Solamachi walking Course

Leave 3:45pm Start from the bus stop at the University of Tokyo by bus to Tokyo SKYTREE® & Solamachi
Return 6:50pm (tentative) Ryogoku area hotel (Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku / Via Inn Hotel Asakusa)
  • Each tour is accompanied by English speaking guides.
  • Note the tour schedule might be changed due to the condition.
  • Note the tour includes TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO DECK (the First Observatory 350m) ticket only.
    Please purchase the ticket for TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO GALLERIA (450m) if you want.

TOKYO SKYTREE®

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at 634 meters high, is the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. The TEMBO DECK, located 350 meters above ground, commands a panoramic view of the Kanto region, and even Mt. Fuji in the distance when the sky is clear. At night, the tower is illuminated alternately in the beautiful pale blue “Iki” and violet “Miyabi” themes.

Tokyo Solamachi

the neighboring commercial complex, is home to more than 300 establishments including a planetarium, an aquarium, and shops, which constantly transmit trends and information. TOKYO SKYTREE® is a world-class landmark of Tokyo.