Welcome Reception

Location : Hotel Brillante Musashino ( Banquet hall : Sapphire )


Date & Time : September 1st (Sun), 2019, 16:00 – 20:00

  • ♦ 16:00 – 18:00 Pre-registration & Welcome Cocktail
  • ♦ 18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Reception
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Banquet

Location : Hotel Brillante Musashino ( Banquet hall : Emerald )


Date & Time : September 5th (Thu), 2019, 18:30 – 21:00

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Hotel Brillante Musashino

Address : 2-2 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama

About 6-minute walk from JR Saitama-shintoshin Sta. and Kita-yono Sta.


The route guidance

Saitama-Shintoshin Station
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Kita-Yono Station
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Excursion

Location : Saitama-City and Kawagoe-City


Date & Time : September 4th (Wed), 2019, 13:30 – 20:00 ( Dinner included )


1. Bonsai Art Museum and Kawagoe sightseeing ( Seating Capacity : 80 )

♦ The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

Bonsai has very recently received considerable overseas attention. Omiya has been famous for a Bonsai production area since Bonsai craftsman living in Tokyo moved there after a big earthquake in1923. In the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, we can feel the art of Bonsai and study the culture of Bonsai.

♦ Kawagoe ( old storehouse zone )

The old storehouses made by stone are lined up, and the Toki-no-kane (Bell Tower) rings to tell the time. Kawagoe can experience traditional, genuine Japan.

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The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama Kawagoe (old storehouse zone)

2. Sake brewery tour and Kawagoe sightseeing ( Seating Capacity : 40 )

♦ Suzuki brewery

Suzuki brewing has been producing sake since it was established in 1871 and exhibits various historical documents and instruments that convey you the traditions of brewing sake. The instruments that have now become very rare are kept as precious items in order to be conveyed to future generations. You can watch videos to explain the sake brewing, taste sake, and buy sake as souvenir.

♦ Kawagoe ( old storehouse zone )

The old storehouses made by stone are lined up, and the Toki-no-kane (Bell Tower) rings to tell the time. Kawagoe can experience traditional, genuine Japan.

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Suzuki brewery Kawagoe (Bell Tower)

The destination of tours could be changed. In that case, we will announce the change on website.

Tours for Accompanying Persons

1. Experience-based tour of Japanese traditional costumes and tea ceremony


Date & Time : September 3rd (Tue), 2019, 10:00 – 17:00 ( Lunch included )

♦ Kimono wearing experience

You will try to wear Japanese traditional costumes “Yukata”, which is taught by civic volunteers in Saitama-City. You will not put on Japanese sandals but your own shoes.

♦ Omiya Hikawa Shrine

This is one of the most superb old shrines in Japan with a history that is said to go back more than 2,000 years and is also the origin of the city name Omiya, which means a large shrine. It is a center of religious faith in the Tokyo metropolitan area and therefore crowds of people (ca. 2 millions) visit there during the first three days at the beginning of the year.

♦ Tea ceremony experience

You will take part in a tea ceremony demonstrated by the students of Saitama University. You will experience Japanese beautiful spirits based "Omotenashi".

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Kimono wearing experience Omiya Hikawa Shrine Tea ceremony experience

2. Experience-based tour of Traditional craft and entertainment


Date & Time : September 5th (Thu), 2019, 10:00 – 17:00 ( Lunch included )

♦ Tougyoku Dolls Museum ( Iwatsuki dolls )

Iwatsuki currently ranks at the top in Japan both in quality and quantity for producing dolls for the Boys’ and Girls’ Festivals, and we can see traditional dolls in the doll production companies there. Dancing and costume dolls are also shipped nationwide.

♦ Japanese drum experience

We have played the Japanese drum used in the Japanese traditional festivals since a long ago. In the studio "Suwand", which is one of the greatest studios in Japan, you can casually watch the Japanese traditional performance. Please avoid wearing a skirt, high-heeled shoes and accessories during the event. Please enter the studio barefoot.

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Tougyoku Dolls Museum Iwatsuki dolls Japanese drum

The destination of tours could be changed. In that case, we will announce the change on website.

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