Guided Tour to Osaka (National Museum of Ethnology) and Kyoto (Kitano-Odori – optional)

On Friday March 24, we will meet at 10:15 at Nihonbashi-guchi, Tokyo Station Shinkan-sen, Nozomi Super Express 25, at 10:30 from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka Station, arriving at 13:06.
Bus transfer from Shin-Osaka station to National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english)

We will visit exhibitions, including the Cross-cultural exhibition on music, with commentary by Prof. Terada Yoshitaka (National Museum of Ethnology).
At 5 PM we will conclude our tour to the museum. You can take a taxi to the nearest JR station (Ibaraki), or walk through the Expo ’70 Commemorative Park to the monorail station (Banpaku Kinen Koen).

Accommodation: Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda (http://heartonhotel.com/nis.aspx
Up to 40 slots available.
Fee: 34,500 JPY (including one-way ticket from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka, bus-fare, admission fee for the museum and hotel charges)
with optional tour below, 39,300 JPY
Registration opens on Sep. 1, 2016

Optional tour to Kitano-Odori at Kamishichiken Kaburenjo, Kyoto.
March 25th, 13:30-15:30
4,800 JPY (additional fee), includes tea ceremony ticket.
Please note that you will need to arrange your trip from Osaka to Kyoto on your own (approx. 1 hour).
Up to 20 slots available (To make reservation please send e-mail to oims2017[at]gmt.jtb.jp. Deadline for Reservation is Feb. 2, 2017.)

(updated: Aug 9, 2016)