The organizing committee of the 8th EAFES will hold post-congress excursion on the day after the meeting (April 23, Monday, 2018). Participants can choose one of the two courses that offer opportunities to enjoy the unique Japanese nature, culture and academics. If you wish to join in the course, you are requested to register at the Registration site.

The deadline of application and payment is February 28th, 2018.

If you have any dietary requests for health or religious reason, please contact us by email hanya.goro.5z@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Course 1: Ise Grand Shrine (Ise Jingu/伊勢神宮) and its forest

Ise Grand Shrine is the oldest shrine in Japan and is the apex of the 8000 Shinto shrines in Japan. It owns a forest called Kyuikirin/宮域林, which has been maintained to produce cypress trees. The cypress trees produced in this forest of more than 200 years old are used to make the buildings of the shrine, which are rebuilt every 20 years. We will visit both the shrine and the forest. We will take a chartered bus, which takes about two hours from Nagoya to Ise. We hope you can enjoy one of the most important religious places in Japan and also the amazing Japanese traditional plantation technologies.

See also: https://www.isejingu.or.jp/en/index.html (Ise Grand Shrine)

Price: 10,000 JPY, including chartered bus and lunch

Leave Nagoya at 8:00, arrive at Nagoya at 17:00. (Details of meeting and dismissing place will be posted at the conference registration desk)

Minimum number of participants: 10

Maximum number of participants: 18

Course 2: Inuyama

Inuyama is a city in the suburb of Nagoya. In the morning, you will visit the Inuyama castle (犬山城), which is more than 400 years old and is one of the five castles of national treasures in Japan. Then, you will visit two institutions of primatology, which has a long and unique tradition in Japan and has explored the origin of human nature by the biological study of non-human primates: Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (京都大学霊長類研究所) and Japan Monkey Centre(日本モンキーセンター). You can experience the recent advances of primatology and also the largest collections of living non-human primates, with more than 60 species. You will take a Meitetsu train from Nagoya to Inuyama, which takes about 30 minutes from the Nagoya main station.

See also:

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3351.html (Inuyama castle)

http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index.html (Primate Research Institute)

http://www.japanmonkeycentre.org/index.html (Japan Monkey Centre)

Price: You are requested to pay ca. 4,000 JPY on site by yourself

Leave Nagoya at 9:00, leave Inuyama station at 16:00 (Details of meeting and dismissing place will be posted at the conference registration desk)

Minimum number of participants: 2

Maximum number of participants: 11