Companion Tours (Already Closed)


We are offering three companion tours on Sep. 13 (Mon), Sep. 14 (Tue), and Sep. 16 (Thu) to companions attending the LINAC10 conference.

As they have long experience and outstanding reputation as tour operators for tourists from abroad, we have decided to offer English-guided tours operated by Hato Bus Tours and JTB Sunrise Tours for our companions.

We have selected the following three of the most popular tours from their variety of choices.

These tours start from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal in Tokyo, and the conference office is planning to offer a guide from Tsukuba to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. Attendees to the companion tours are supposed to meet at the ticket gate of Tsukuba Station at 7:00 am, and guided to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal by an English-speaking guide using Tsukuba Express train and JR train.

To register for the companion tour, please login to the LINAC10 SPMS (http://spms.kek.jp/pls/linac2010/profile.html), and click on the Companion Tour link.

The deadline for the registration is August 26, 2010.

We recommend you to register for these tours at your earliest convenience because available number of tickets is limited.

If you book the tour in other means, the guide from Tsukuba to the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal will not be provided.

September 13 (Monday) Dynamic Tokyo

Tour operator Hato Bus Tours
Description Full day Tokyo tour with delux motor coach. This popular tour includes visits to Tokyo’s main sightseeing spots including Tokyo Tower, Inperial Palace Nijubashi Bridge, and Asakusa Senso-ji Temple. It also gives you a chance to experience Japan’s traditional culture through visits to the gardens at Happo-en and Chinzan-so, a tea ceremony demonstration, and a look at one of the best bonsai collections in Japan. Includes a Japanese-style barbecue lunch (vegetarian menu available). This tour is a great way to get around the city.
Estimated time 9:00 to 17:10 (excluding the transportation between Tsukuba and Tokyo)
Meal Lunch included
Guide English-speaking guide included
Fare Adult: 12,000 JPY, Child (6-11 years old): 8,000 JPY

Tokyo tower Happo-en Nijubashi Sumida River Kaminari Mon

September 14 (Tuesday) Kamakura Walking Tour

Tour operator JTB Sunrise Tours
Description A full day walking tour around Kamakura utilizing the train system for local transportation. Kamakura is a city 50 km south-south-west of Tokyo, where the first samurai government was established at the end of the 12th century. This tour incorporates travel by train and walking to visit Kamakura's major sightseeing spots including the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Hasedara Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and other sites. Close to Tokyo, Kamakura offers a glimpse into the roots of today's Japan.
Estimated time 9:00 to 17:00-18:00 (excluding the transportation between Tsukuba and Tokyo)
Meal Lunch included
Guide English-speaking guide included
Fare Adult: 10,000 JPY, Child (6-11 years old): 5,000 JPY

Shiodome Tsukiji Tsukiji Edo-Tokyo museum Hama-Rikyu

September 16 (Thursday) Edo Tokyo Full Day

Tour operator Hato Bus Tours
Description A full day walking tour around Tokyo utilizing the train system for local transportation. This tour incorporates travel by subway and walking to visit Tokyo's major sightseeing spots. After seeing the new Shiodome redevelopment project and Hamarikyu Garden, one of Tokyo’s foremost classical gardens, you will stop off at Tsukuji, the wholesale food market that keeps the city fed (and you’ll have sushi or fish while you’res there), and then visit the Edo-Tokyo Museum. This tour is a great way to get around the city, and it has little overlap with the Bus Tour Dynamic Tokyo on Monday.
Estimated time 9:00 to 17:10 (excluding the transportation between Tsukuba and Tokyo)
Meal Not included
Guide English-speaking guide included
Fare Adult: 6,000 JPY, Child (6-11 years old): 5,000 JPY

Shiodome Hama-Rikyu Tsukiji Edo-Tokyo museum Kaminari Mon

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be provided in writing to linac10@j-parc.jp. Cancellations after August 26, 2010 can be subject to the cancellation charges following the tour conditions provided by the tour operators.