The 16th International Summer School on Crystal Growth - ISSCG-16 : Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan, August 1st - 7th, 2016

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Excursion on August 4:
Kyoto historical & heritage tour


Free (including English-speaking guides, chartered buses, lunch, dinner and entrance fees)

Kyoto is a city with over a millennium of history, and you can enjoy historical scents of Japan in many traditional temples and sites which can be found only in Kyoto. In this tour, we will visit famous historical sites in Kyoto, including Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion: UNESCO World Heritage), Sanjusangen-do Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (UNESCO World Heritage).

Kyoto city official travel guide:

Kiyomizu-dera Temple:


Departure from Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center
Lunchbox meal on the bus

13:40 – 14:40

Kinkaku-ji Temple

15:15 – 16:00

Sanjusangen-do Temple

16:15 – 18:00

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

18:20 – 19:20

Dinner at Doshisha Co-op (Doshisha Univ. Imadegawa campus)


Estimated time of arrival to Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center

Excursion on August 7:
Hikone Castle on the way to Nagoya


8,000 JPY (including fee for chartered buses, English-speaking guides, lunch, and entrance fees)

We offer an optional bus tour to Nagoya, the venue of ICCGE, including a visit to Hikone Castle (UNESCO World Heritage) which is one of four castles in Japan designated as National Treasures.

Hikone Tourist Guide:


Departure from Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center

10:30 – 12:50

Hikone Castle – Genkyu-en Garden
Lunchbox meal on the bus


Estimated time of arrival to Nagoya Congress Center

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