Event Information

(Reference) Gion Festival (-7/17)
As in the morning of the first day of the conference is one of the days of Gion Festival. For its introduction and schedule, please refer to: http://www.kyotoguide.com/ver2/thismonth/gionmatsuri12.html.

If you have time, we recommend that you observe the festival, one of the most famous festivals in Japan. Our recommendation place to observe is in front of Kyoto City Hall, which has open space and can accommodate many tourists.


ISAGA Welcome Dinner (7/17) (18:00-20:00)
(held together with JASAG Game Ready to Play as Welcome Gaming Session)

Venue: Tawawa (restrant in the campus)
Price: 4000 JPY/participant
Website of the restranrant: http://tabelog.com/en/kyoto/A2601/A260203/26004874/

In this party, we welcome you Game Play by Dr. Hamada (Thammasat University, Thailand) as well as dinner at the venue. If you wish to join, please register through ConfTool by 13th July (JST). Now you can register and pay the fee via ConfTool for the dinner.
For registration: https://www.conftool.com/isaga2015/index.php?page=login

We would strongly like you to register in advance, however, if you find yourself able to join the party after the deadline, you can join and pay 4,000JPY (by cash only) at the venue on 17th July.

Italian Omelet with Kyoto Vegetable
Carpaccio of Fresh Fish
Kyoto Vegetable Salad (10 kinds)
Bread (3 kinds)
Melba Toast and Pork Rillette
Home Made Pickle
Caprese with Kamo Tomate and Mozzarella (*Kamo: A place in Kyoto famous for vegetable producing)
Dauphinois Gratin with Kitaakari (*Kitaakari: a brand of potato in Japan)
Pasta of the day
Herb Grilled Chicken Thigh
Salmon Frites and Shoestring Potetoes
Desert (2 kinds)


Tea Ceremony Demonstration (7/18) (12:00-13:30)
(With the compliments of ISAGA/JASAG)
Venue: Multi Purpose room of the venue

During the lunch time of 18th July, we can observe Japanese traditional tea ceremony and taste it. Uji tea is an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Japan, and the government is aiming at inscribe it on the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.


Welcome Kyoto –cocktail party- (7/18) (19:00-20:00)
(With the compliments of ISAGA/JASAG)
Venue: Multi Purpose room of the venue

In this party, you would enjoy small meal and cocktails (including soft drinks). You also can experience Japanese style of cerebration and taste of popular Japanese foods.


Farewell Buffet Party (7/20) (19:00-21:00)
(With the compliments of ISAGA/JASAG)
Venue: Kyoto Tower Terrace (in front of Kyoto Station)
Access: http://www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/tower_hotel/en/index.html


Social Program (7/21) (12:30-17:00 & 17:30-[option])
The conference provides two courses and participants can choose one of them.

If you would wish to select course 2, as we can accept only first 20 participants and they needs to pay extra charge for Japanese traditional light refreshment provided by the temple, please register and pay the expenses (2000JPY) through ConfTool: https://www.conftool.com/isaga2015/index.php?page=login

And the participants can join the optional event after the course if they wish.

  1. Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kamishichiken.
  2. Zen experience at Myoshinji-Temple and Kamishichiken (accepting only first 20 participants with the cost for Japanese traditional light refreshment of 2000JPY/participant)
  3. (Optional event) Beer Garden at Kamishichiken Kabu Renjo Theater (it will be introduced to join during the conference)

Kyoto International Manga Museum (course 1)
Manga Museum is a next-generation museum that will greatly contribute to society through various functions and activities, from research/studies and museum/library services to human resources development and creation of a new industry and culture. The Museum will collect manga materials systematically and establish a database. Currently, the Museum holds a collection of approximately 300,000 items, including valuable historical materials and popular contemporary works in Japan, in addition to masterpieces from various other countries. The number of collection we have, for example, the collection of about 300,000 items includes material from after the Edo period, foreign manga books, magazines, animations and other related materials, thus making the Museum’s collection of manga materials the largest in the world. The Museum holds diverse exhibitions, making full use of both analog (actual books and magazines, etc.) and digital (electronic data) materials. For the details, please visit: http://www.kyotomm.jp/english/

Zen experience (course 2)
Zen emphasizes rigorous meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others. As such, it deemphasizes mere knowledge of sutras and doctrine and favors direct understanding through zazen and interaction with an accomplished teacher. In this program, participants can experience “Zen” with the English instruction by the teacher (monk). The program is with Japanese traditional light refreshment at the cost of 2000 JPY/participant. For the detail, please visit: http://shunkoin.com/Nihongo.html (only in Japanese).

Kamishichiken (course 1 & 2)
Kamishichiken is a district of northwest Kyoto, Japan. It is the oldest hanamachi (geisha district) in Kyoto. The name Kamishichiken literally means “Seven Upper Houses.” These refer to the seven teahouses built from the equipment and material leftover from the rebuilding of the Kitano Shrine in Muromachi era (1333–1573). The most impressive feature of this area is the townscape of Machiya. Machiya are traditional wooden townhouses found throughout Japan and typified in the historical capital of Kyoto. Participants could enjoy atmosphere and architecture of Japanese traditional area. For the detail, please visit: http://www.japanvisitor.com/kyoto/kyoto-districts/kamishichiken-kyoto

Beer Garden at Kamishichiken Kabu Renjo Theater (optional event)
After the social program, participants can enjoy beer at Japanese traditional garden of Kamishcihiken Kabu Renjo, where Maiko welcome you. The first set with beer and welcome nibble is 2000 JPY that all of customers need to order. They also can serve other drinks (including soft drinks) and meals according to your order. Menu and price would be checked at the venue. For the detail, please visit: http://www.kyoto-np.co.jp/kp/topics/eng/2013jul/07-01.html

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