Social Programs

Social Program

Welcome reception

The WELCOME RECEPTION will take place on Sunday May 19th in the Nara Kasugano International Forum 甍 IRAKA (the conference venue). There will be served drinks and snacks. The welcome reception is included in the conference fee.

  • Date and Time: May 19th, from 18:00 to 20:00
  • Location: Nara Kasugano International Forum 甍 IRAKA, “Japanese Garden”

Half Day Excursions

In the afternoon of Wednesday May 22nd we organize a conference EXCURSION. We offer four different tours to enjoy the history and culture of Nara. These excursion tours are not included in the conference fee. The following excursion will be operated by KNT-CT Global Travel CO., LTD. Please apply via Online Registration. (On-site application might be acceptable, depending on the availability.)

  • Date and Time: Wednesday May 22nd, from 12:30 to 17:00 – 18:00
  • Time & Place to assemble: 12:15 pm, 1F Entrance Hall at the Conference
  • Venue Fare: JPY3,000 – 4,000 (depending on the course)

Tour A: Asukadera Temple and Ohmiwa Jinja Shrine (JPY4,000)
Itinerary: Tour A

Tour B-1: Gripped Ink Sticks Experience, Nara Town Walking with Sake Tasting and Kasugataisha Shrine (JPY4,000)
Itinerary: Tour B-1

Tour B-2: Gripped Ink Sticks Experience, Nara Park and Todaiji Temple (Walking Tour) (JPY3,000)
Itinerary: Tour B-2

Tour C: Yakushiji Temple and Toshodai-ji Temple (JPY4,000)
Itinerary: Tour C

* If the minimum number of participants (20) is not met by 14 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
* Itineraries may be subject to change due to weather and road conditions or any other conditions of an operational nature.



The BANQUET will be held on May 22nd at the Hotel Nikko Nara. You will surely relax and enjoy local Nara cuisine and traditional Japanese performance.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday May 22nd, from 18:30 to 20:30
  • Location: Hotel Nikko Nara, 4th floor (Banquet room “Hiten”)


Payment should be made by May 7, 2019.
*No registration / reservation will be confirmed without completion of payment.
*All payment must be paid only in Japanese yen.


Final Confirmation Sheet will be sent by email to applicants who completed the payment.
Please present this confirmation at the Registration Desk at the conference venue as proof of your registration.
Applicants will receive all the documents at the conference venue.

Change & Cancellation Policy

In case of change or cancellation, a written notification should be sent to KNT by e-mail (
The date and time of the change and cancellation will be based on the working hours (Mon – Fri 9:30-17:30 [JST] except national holidays (Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 21, and Apr. 27 – May 6).
After working hours, cancellation will be made on the next day, which may incur charges.

Cancellation Policy for Excursion:
10 to 8 days prior to the arrival date: 20% of Excursion Fee
7 to 2 days prior to the arrival date: 30% of Excursion Fee
1 day prior to the arrival date: 40 % of Excursion Fee
Cancellation on the day (before the tour): 50% of Excursion Fee
Cancellation without notice (No-show): Total Amount 100%


Refunds will be made during or after the conference upon with deducting bank transfer fee / credit card service charges and the cancellation penalties.
Due to the system setting, only full-amount refund is available. If any partial refund should be made for change / cancellation, the registration desk will firstly make a full-amount of refund to the registered credit card and charge the amount after deducting change or cancellation penalty.
If payment was made by credit card, refund will be made to the same credit card.
If the payment was made by bank transfer, please inform us your bank account.