Social Program

We are planning to have the following social programs to encourage the interaction among participants. The detailed informaiton will be available here.

Sep. 12 (Sun.) Welcome Reception Epochal Tsukuba
Sep. 15 (Wed.) Outing Choice between Nikko and Oarai
Sep. 16 (Thu.) Banquet Shinonome Grand Hotel

Welcome Reception

We have a Welcome Reception from 18:00 to 21:00 on Sunday September 12, 2010 at Multi-Purpose Hall in the conference vanue, International Convention Center Tsukuba Epochal. We also have a Student Poster Session in parallel with the Welcome Reception. Registraion desk is open from 15:00 to 20:00 on Sunday September 12, 2010.


We have a Conference Banquet from 19:00 to 21:00 on Thursday September 16, 2010 at Hotel Grand Shinonome, which is 15-minute walk from the conference venue.


We are planning to conduct an outing on the choice between the following two courses. As the number of available tickets are limited for both courses, we recommend you to book the outing as soon as possible. You are expected to book the outing in registering for the LINAC10 conference. The online registration will be open on April 19, 2010.

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

Course A: Nikko Tour

Excursion to one of the most famous historical sites in Japan, Nikko Toshogu. Nikko Toshogu is a Shinto shrine located in Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture. It is dedicated for Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. It was initially built by the second shogun (and Ieyasu's son), Hidetada, in 1617, and enlarged during the time of the third shogun (and Ieyasu's grandson), Iemitsu.

Famous buildings at the Toshogu include the richly decorated Yomeimon Gate. Its surface is decorated with gorgeous cavings painted in rich colors. Other buildings are also decorated with elaborated cavings and ornaments, which is often a traditional symbol in Chinese and Japanese culture. These beutiful buildings symbolize the prosperity of Tokugawa shogunate, which governed this country until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

Nikko Toshogu and surrounding historical buildings have been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.

Cautions: It takes about two hours from Tsukuba to Nikko by delux motor coach. We plan to return to Tsukuba at around 22:30 after having a dinner at a restaurant on the way back. Nikko Toshogu has a lot of stone steps and it is not barrier-free.

Toshogu Photo

Course B: Oarai Tour

Excursion to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ibaraki Prefecture, the Oarai Aquarium. The aquarium is famous for its fascinating dolphin show. It also has more than 500 marine species to exhibit ranging from local fish to tropical one. Especially, exhibitions of sharks and ocean sunfish are unique and famous.

Oarai is a seaside town beside the Pacific Ocean. It is blessed with a rich fishery, and a number of tourists are lured to this town for its fresh seafood. We plan to serve some fresh seafood for the dinner buffet at the aquarium cafeteria. We also plan to stap at a nearby fish market "Nakaminato Fish Market", which is a lively fish market attracting a number of tourists and costomers everyday from all over the Tokyo area.

Cautions: It takes about one hour from Tsukuba to Oarai by delux motor coach. We plan to return to Tsukuba at around 21:00 after having a dinner at the aquarium. The aquarium is basically barrier-free.

Dolphin PhotoFish market