Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association 2016



Tour

1. Welcome Reception
Date and Time: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Nara Centennial Hall, Level 1, “LAILAI CAFÉ” and “Square of the Time”
Price: Complimentary
奈良百年会館

2. Nara Special Mini-Tour
Date and Time: Friday, December 2, 2016, 12:30-18:30 (tentative)
                         Departure 13:00 from the Nara Centennial Hall
Price: Complimentary, but reservation in advance is required (by registration form)

Nara was the cradle of great Japanese arts and the essence of culture in the long-ago Tempyo Period (7th Century). Nara is also a treasure-house of the Japanese arts. Since the introduction of Buddhism, Buddhist Images have played particularly important roles in creating special "Plastic Arts" in the artistic fields of Buddhism. We will visit the temples of Todaiji Temple, Saidaiji Temple and Kofukuji National Treasure Museum.

The number of participants for this tour is limited due to place size; therefore, early registration is recommended. If this plan becomes filled to capacity, we will prepare another tour just as interesting.

3. Banquet: Gala Party
Date and Time: Friday, December 2, 2016, 19:30 – 21:00
Venue: “Hiten”, 3rd Floor, Banquet Area, Hotel Nikko Nara
Price: JPY 10,000/ one person (Advanced reservations required)
Dress: Smart Casual
Dinner: Sitting style
             Please note that tickets are necessary for the Gala Party. Booking is available on the
             registration page.

4. Playing Golf
Date and Time: Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:30 Tee off (tentative)
Price: JPY15,000 / one person
          Includes - Green Fee, Meal for Lunch and Round trip chartered taxi (Drinks not incl.)
          Participants should wear a blazer at entrance.
Maximum number of participants: 60 persons.

The Golf event will be held at Nara International Country Club (http://www.narakoku.com/) that is located around 6 km away from the congress venue. We provide chartered taxi transportation between the congress venue and the Nara International Country Club. The taxi will depart at 7:30 am from the congress venue.
Remarks:
1) Two-Tee start (Tandem or Split start)
2) The rental equipment is often limited; we would like to advise the participants of this Golf event to
    bring your own golf gear (Golf club, Shoes, and any other necessities)
3) Advance booking on the website is required because the number of rentals is Limited.
4) Deadline for the Golf event application is October 31 (Fri), 2016
    To make a reservation, please email us at this address.
    JTB Western Japan, Corp MICE Division E-mail: t_abe724@west.jtb.jp

[ About Nara Mini-Tour ]

Todaiji Temple
Todaiji Temple is a complex of buildings that includes the world's largest wooden structure, the 48m (157 ft)-high Daibutsu-den, built in 743, which houses the 15m (49 ft) gilt bronze Daibutsu (Great Buddha), cast in 749, also the largest of its kind in the world.
We will be allowed to go up on the dais and touch the Great Buddha, which the public are not permitted to do.
Todaiji Temple1    Todaiji Temple2
OH-CHAMORI (Grand Tea Ceremony) at Saidaiji Temple
This is a grand tea ceremony which has been conducted since the Kamakura Period. This ceremony is said to have originated when the high-ranking priest of Saidaiji Temple offered powdered tea to the deity of a local shrine. With a beautiful rug spread in a spacious room, the tea ceremony is prepared for guests, and priests of the temple offer tea to them after making it in an extremely large tea bowl. It is usually performed on only the 15th of January and the second Sunday of October every year. However, during our congress, we will be able to enjoy the OH-CHAMORI experience provided just for us.
OH-CHAMORI (Grand Tea Ceremony) at Saidaiji Temple
Kofukuji National Treasure Museum
Kofukuji National Treasure Museum was built in concrete in 1959 to provide a safe home for the various 6th Century and later Buddhist works of art belonging to Kofukuji Temple. Many of these priceless pieces are designated National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties.
We will be given the chance to see many national treasures as we have reserved this museum for ourselves.
Kofukuji National Treasure Museum1    Kofukuji National Treasure Museum2

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