Excursion

Toyama is surrounded three sides by steep mountains and faced the deep sea, Toyama is blessed with rich nature where people can enjoy sublime scenery and tasty foods at the same time. 
The conference has planned 3 official excursion plans. We welcome all the participants to attend the excursions. Please see the details below.

 

TOUR #1  Takaoka City Tour

Date | Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 
Cost | 8,000JPY/person *English guide and bus transportation provided.​

To apply for Excursion, please complete the payment of the options menu(Excursion) via the participant registration system.

 

Time Table

13:00

Depart from Toyama Station (South Exit )

13:50 - 14:50

Visit Takaoka Casting Town Kanayamachi and Takaoka City Casting Museum

 

In Kanayamachi, the birthplace of Takaoka casting, there are many materials such as ancient documents that have a history of 400 years of casting industry,
casting products that can know the early casting techniques, various moldings, casting tools, etc.
The Takaoka City Casting Museum collects and displays these valuable materials and introduces the history and traditions of Takaoka casting.

 

14:40 - 14:50

Visit Takaoka Daibutsu
  The 16-meter-high Amida Nyorai sitting statue "Takaoka Daibutsu" in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, is one of the Three Great Buddhas of Japan
and has become a symbolic presence that has been loved by citizens since its construction in 1933. The locals call it "Daibuttsuan" (a name for "Big Buddha") with respect.
 

15:00 - 15:40

Visit Zuiryuji Temple

  Zuiryuji Temple in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture is a famous temple designated as a national treasure for the first time in Toyama Prefecture in 1997 (Heisei 9).
It is characterized by a sangharama connected by a corridor, and is said to be a masterpiece of Zen Buddhist temple architecture in the early Edo period.
 

16:00 - 16:30

Visit Nousaku (Tin Casting Company)

 
17:30 Arrive at the Toyama International Conference Center 
Please pick up your congress kit for ICAA18 at the registration desk.


Important

  • Those wishing to participate must apply by July 31st.
  • Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 20 people.
  • Please understand that it is difficult to refund the participation fee due to bus reservations.
  • If the number of participants is small, it can be rescheduled by sending an e-mail regarding the adjustment of the factory tour.

 

 

 

TOUR #2  Tateyama Tour - Enjoy Sacred Tateyama

Date | Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 
Cost | 8,000JPY/person *English guide and bus transportation provided.​

To apply for Excursion, please complete the payment of the options menu(Excursion) via the participant registration system.

 

Time Table

13:00

Depart from Toyama Station (South Exit)

13:5014:50

Visit Tateyama Museum and Ashikuraji Oyama Shrine Chugu

 

Tateyama has something to be noted in Japan‘s mountain worship because of the special content of the mountain worship formed by its unique landscape such as the mountain range and Jigokudani. From the middle of the Heian period, the Tateyama religion was associated with the hell religion, and it was thought that ghosts from all over Japan gathered here. Furthermore, during the Kamakura period, the belief in the other world where hell and the Pure Land coexist was formed in the mountains where the Amida Nyorai Pure Land was developed on this mountain. Behind the establishment of the Tateyama faith is the landscape of hell where the terrible sight of the explosion crater of the steam explosion 10,000 years ago was seen, and the sight of a wide variety of alpine plants blooming in summer on Mt. Jodo and Murododaira. There is a landscape of pure soil. In addition, Tateyama, a 3,000-meter-class steep mountain nature, and the flora and fauna that make up that nature, such as Abies mariesii and Tateyama cedar, which were shaped by a craftsman called snow and had a unique appearance, were greatly involved.

 

15:10 - 16:00

Visit Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum
 

Tateyama Caldera is one of the largest collapsed areas in Japan with its unique nature due to volcanic activity and erosion. Located on the south side of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and the Midagahara Plateau, it is surrounded by steep cliffs and a rough collapsed area stands out. The museum widely introduces the relationship between people and nature under the two themes of "Nature and History of Tateyama Caldera" and "Sabo". At the indoor exhibition hall, you can experience and learn about the Tateyama Caldera and Sabo with diorama, images, and experimental equipment. Disasters were caused by Tateyama Caldera and sabo to prevent them. Would you like to know another appearance of beautiful Tateyama?

17:00 Arrive at the Toyama International Conference Center
Please pick up your congress kit for ICAA18 at the registration desk.

 

 

 

TOUR #3  Tateyama Murodo Tour - Enjoy Nature in Toyama

Date | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 
Cost | 8,000JPY/person *English guide and bus transportation provided.​

To apply for Excursion, please complete the payment of the options menu(Excursion) via the participant registration system.

 

Time Table

8:00

Depart from Toyama Station (North Exit )

10:00 - 13:00

Trecking

 

Murododaira, the center of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, at an altitude of 2,450m. It is crowded with many tourists as a base for climbing and sightseeing in Tateyama and Mt. Tsurugi, and you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of each season from April to the end of November. It is also a grouse habitat designated as a national special natural monument, and if you are lucky you can meet it! Murododaira, with its gentle slopes, has a walking path, which is ideal for hiking. There are plenty of walking spots such as the azure lake “Mikurigaike”, which is said to be “the most beautiful volcanic lake in the Northern Alps”. One of them, “Tateyama Murodo”, is the oldest mountain lodge in Japan. The wooden building built in one section of Murodo, which is often used in the mountain climbing course of Tateyama, was actually used as an accommodation facility (mountain lodge) until the 1980s. A new mountain cottage was built in the adjacent land along with the designation as a cultural property  and is now preserved as an important cultural property of the country. “Murodo” is a hall where trainees stay and pray. It was used as a facility for people of the Tateyama faith to stay on the way to Oyama Shrine on the summit of Mt. Oyama and to offer prayers. The existing building was reconstructed in 1726 by the Kaga Domain. The long history of more than 290 years can be seen from the style of the building. Please quickly visit when you take a walk in Murodo.
Note: Lunch is not included, please have lunch by yourself at the restaurant or cafe in Murodo Terminal.

 

15:00

Arrive at Toyama Station (North Exit )

 

Important
September to October is the autumn leaves season. The temperature is around 10 degrees Celsius, and it often feels chilly. In October, snow may flicker around 2,500m above sea level (around Murododaira). Thick long-sleeved shirts made of wool and clothes made of fleece are good.