Half-Day City Tour and Cultural Experience
13.30 – 17.00 CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND HALF-DAY CITY TOUR
Tokyo City Information desk located in the registration area at Hilton Tokyo.
Cultural Experience Program: Dress in Kimono & Japanese Tea Ceremony: Complimentary Japanese cultural programs conducted in English provide an opportunity to experience Japanese traditions on Fri, 1 Sep. All programs will be organized at the congress venue. Reservation can be made at the “Tokyo City Information” desk from Tue, 29 Aug on a firstcome, first-served basis.
Meiji Jingu Shrine & Shopping: The Meiji Jingu Shrine is a Shinto shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken, was established in 1920. Over 100,000 trees were donated by people all over Japan at the time of the shrine's establishment, creating the expanse of forest and garden that can be seen today. On the first few days of every New Year more than three million people visit Meiji Jingu, making it the most-visited shrine in Japan. Meiji Jingu Shrine is also the place where Japanese people honor life events, such as births, weddings and New Year’s celebrations.
TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery & Omotesando: TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery introduces a variety of technology contributing to the society and enriching our life. You can experience the advanced technology of the future while passing through the exhibitions. Generally the exhibition is composed of four zones: ‘Technology pathway’ - introduces a technology of biomimetics that imitates excellent functions and structure of living beings; ‘Technology showcase’ - introduces technologies to overcome 3 main constraints of: time and space, body and nature; ‘Technology studio’ - a corner to experience how the current advanced technologies appear in our future “life” and “society” as products and services; ‘Technology lab’ – introduces experiential exhibits for understanding robot technology and a video library corner of high-tech images.
16.00 – 18.00 FOOTBALL MATCH
VENUE: Ajinomoto Stadium
The traditional AIJA Congress football match will be held at one of the stadiums in beautiful Tokyo. Changing room facilities will be available and refreshments will be provided to dynamic players.
19.00 – 02.00 GALA DINNER
VENUE: Happo-En, 1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai, Tokyo 108-0071
Please prepare for an enchanting Gala dinner. At one of the most beautiful locations in Tokyo, the Happo-En palace and imperial gardens, you will enjoy the finest food, an amazing fusion between Asian and European cuisine. Happo-en is grounded in all aspects of Japanese culture – traditional gardens, architecture, culinary techniques, art, music and many others. Happo-en’s garden, skillfully incorporating the basic principles of traditional garden landscaping, was carefully composed to reproduce a natural setting. It includes several features of historic importance, such as a display of bonsai trees over 500 years old, and the “Muan” and “Kakuhoan” teahouses, transported and rebuilt on site, all harmoniously blending to create an oasis of beauty that brings pleasure throughout the year. Be ready for a gastronomical adventure, a traditional Japanese show and many more surprises for this last enchanting night of the Congress.
DRESS CODE: Black tie and Japanese traditional style.