Social Events

Sunday, July 28

Welcome Reception

Please join us for our customary welcome reception.

Location: PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center 5F, 501+503
Date / Time: Sunday, July 28, 18:00-20:00
Cost: Included with Registration

Monday, July 29

Walking Tour 1

Yokohama is known as a port city. You can enjoy the sight from sea and famous park.

Location: Yamashita Park, Minato-no-Mieru-Oka Park
Date / Time: Monday, July 29, 10:25 - 13:00 
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 2nd floor (Conference venue) at 10:10. Tour starts at 10:25. (Transportation ticket, English guide included. Lunch is NOT included.)
Itinerary: Venue --- (Sea Bus) ---Yamashita Park---Harbor View Park--- Venue
Cost: US $25 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum TBD

Noge Evening (Japanese Casual Food Walk in Noge Area) 1

Noge is one of the nostalgic shopping & entertainment street in Yokohama. There are many “Izakaya (Japanese style pub)” in narrow area, and please enjoy Japanese old culture.

Location: Noge
Date / Time: Monday, July 29, 19:00 - 21:00 
Meeting Point Sakuragicho Station Exit North 1 at 19:00. (Transportation is NOT included)
Cost: US $38 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum 60 persons
View the list of shops on Google Maps

Tuesday, July 30

Kamakura Tour

Kamakura is one of the most historical towns in Japan. You can enjoy temples and shrines.

Location: Kamakura (Please check the “Literary” below)
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 - 17:00
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 1st floor (Conference venue) at 08:00. (Transportation and tour guide included)
Itinerary: Venue---Hasedera Temple---Kotoku-in Temple---Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine---Venue
Cost: US $120 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum TBD

Noge Evening (Japanese Casual Food Walk in Noge Area) 2

Noge is one of the nostalgic shopping & entertainment street in Yokohama. There are many “Izakaya (Japanese style pub)” in narrow area, and please enjoy Japanese old culture.

Location: Noge
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 30, 19:00 - 21:00 
Meeting Point Sakuragicho Station Exit North 1 at 19:00. (Transportation is NOT included)
Cost: US $38 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum 60 persons
View the list of shops on Google Maps

Japanese Style Cruise (Yakata-fune) Dinner

Yakata-fune is a traditional Japanese houseboat. You can enjoy Japanese style dinner and night view of Yokohama.

Location: Yakata-fune (Japanese style cruise) at Yokohama
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 30, 18:00 - 21:00 
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 2nd floor (Conference venue) at 18:00. (Transportation and tour guide included)
Cost: US $120 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum 70

Wednesday, July 31

Technical Tour 1 (NICT)

The tour will bring you through ICT research facilities at NICT. Guided tours will include their Exhibition Hall to see the overview of the institute, Space Communications laboratory, Japan Standard Time, Remote Sensing laboratories and Space Weather Forecast.

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) is a Japan’s sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in the field of information and communications technology. NICT is charged with promoting ICT sector as well as research and development in ICT, which drives economic growth and creates an affluent, safe and secure society. More about NICT, visit: https://www.nict.go.jp/en/

Date / Time: Wednesday, July 31, 12:00-19:00
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 1st floor (Conference venue) at 12:00
Itinerary: 12:00 Departure from PACIFICO Yokohama (Conference Venue) by bus
14:30 Arrival at NICT
14:35 Guided tour on Japan Standard Time
15:00 Guided tour on Space Communications Labs.
15:25 Guided tour at Remote Sensing Labs.
15:50 Guided tour on Space Weather Forecast
16:15 Guided tour at Exhibition Hall
16:30 Departure from NICT by bus
19:00 Return at PACIFICO Yokohama (Conference Venue)
Cost: US $40
Lunch (light meal), transportation and JCT included
Capacity: Maximum 40

IGARSS World Cup

Just before the Rugby World Cup in Japan, don’t forget the IGARSS World Cup! Fees cover the cost of t-shirt, drinks, first aid support, referees, and health insurance for the Participation to the game. There will be four teams, and each team with a maximum of 8 players plays two games, one for semifinal and another for final or third place.

Location: Higashi-Totsuka Football Park
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 31, 18:20-22:00
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 1st floor (Conference venue) at 18:20 (load bus). The game starts from 19:30.
Participants: US $30
Spectator: US $15 (including transportation only)
Capacity: Maximum 30 persons

JAZZ Night "Motion Blue"

Yokohama is well-known as Jazz town. You can enjoy great jazz music.

Location: “Motion Blue” at Yokohama
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 31, 19:30 - 21:00
Meeting Point Transportation is not included. The door will open at 18:00, and the show starts from 19:30.

Thursday, August 1

Walking Tour 2 (Half day with Chinese Lunch)

Yokohama has a opened port history. You can enjoy historical place and the biggest China town in Japan.

Location: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yamashita Park, Chinese town
Date / Time: Thursday, August 1, 10:25-13:45
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 2nd floor (Conference venue) at 10:10. Tour starts at 10:25. (Transportation ticket, English guide, lunch included.)
Itinerary: Venue --- (Sea Bus) --- Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse ---Chinese Town--- Venue
Cost: US $60 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum TBD

IGARSS 2019 Awards Banquet

The IGARSS 2019 Awards Banquet will be held at Osanbashi hall, Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Please enjoy the beautiful scenery with sunset.

Location: Osanbashi Hall, Osanbashi Yokohama
Date / Time: Thursday, August 1, 19:00 - 21:00
Meeting Point Osanbashi Yokohama(Transportation NOT incl.)
Access to the Osanbashi Yokohama will be announced for the participants before the conference.
Cost: US $80 (JCT included)
Capacity: Maximum 600

Friday, August 2

Technical Tour 2 (JAMSTEC and JAXA Sagamihara Campus)

The full-day tour will take you through two key national institutes for geosciences and remote sensing in Japan: JAMSTEC and JAXA. The guided tour at JAMSTEC will include “Earth Simulator” which is a massive super computer used for various fields such as global-warming projection and solid earth interior dynamics. At ISAS/JAXA, the tour plans to include an asteroid explorer “Hayabusa 2”, which recently succeeded to touchdown the target asteroid Ryugu for sample retrieval.

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is a national institute that works towards the advancement of academic research in addition to the improvement of marine science and technology by proceeding the fundamental research and development on marine, and the cooperative activities on the academic research related to the Ocean for the benefit of the peace and human welfare. More about JAMSTEC, visit: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is a core performance agency to support the Japanese government's overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA conducts integrated operations from basic research and development. The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) is the core of Japan’s space science research. ISAS also actively promotes public awareness of and interest in space science. More about ISAS, visit: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/

Location: JAMSTEC and JAXA Sagamihara Campus (ISAS)
Date / Time: Friday, August 2, 09:00-18:00
Meeting Point PACIFICO Yokohama 2nd floor (Conference venue) at 09:00
Itinerary: 09:00 Departure from PACIFICO Yokohama (Conference Venue) by bus
10:00 Arrival at JAMSTEC Guided tour at JAMSTEC including Earth Simulator and Earth Science Museum
11:30 Departure from JAMSTEC Lunch at a restaurant
15:00 Arrive at JAXA Sagamihara Campus; Guided tour at JAXA including Hayabusa 2 and Space Science Laboratory
17:00 Departure from JAXA by bus
18:00 Return at PACIFICO Yokohama (Conference Venue)
Cost: US $55
Lunch at a restaurant, transportation and JCT included
Capacity: Maximum 40

Saturday, August 3

Sendai Tour [Post Conference Tour] (Memorial of 2011 East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami)

Organizer: Motoyuki Sato, Shunichi Koshimura (Tohoku University, Japan)

After IGARSS2011, originally planned to be held in Sendai, was moved to Vancouver due to 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11, 2011. Our tutorial on remote sensing data used for observation of 2011 tsunami site, we will visit Tsunami affected areas around Sendai. We will learn how remote sensing can contribute to disaster mitigation.

Note: All attendees must arrange their trip to Sendai by themselves

Recommended route:
Approx. 150 min. by train.
30 min. by Tokaido line from Yokohama sta. to Tokyo sta.
90 min. by Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo sta. to Sendai sta.

Location: International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences, Tohoku University, Tsunami affected areas
Date / Time: Saturday, August 3, 09:00-18:00
Meeting Point International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences, Tohoku University
We strongly recommend participants to stay at hotel near by Sendai station
Itinerary: 09:00 Introduction to the Tsunami affected area International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences, Tohoku University (http://irides.tohoku.ac.jp/eng/index.html)
10:30 Visit to Arahama elementary school (http://www.city.sendai.jp/kankyo/shisetsu/ruin_arahama_elementaryschool.html)
12:00 Tagajyo, Shitiga-hama area Shiogama Marine Gate (Lunch)(http://www.shiogama.co.jp/marinegate/)
16:00 Millennium Hope Hills (https://sennen-kibouno-oka.com/)
17:00 Sendai International Airport (Connection to Tokyo International airport)
18:00 Sendai JR station (Connection to Tokyo by Bullet train)
Cost: US $40
Lunch at a restaurant and JCT included
Approximate Transportation Cost from Yokohama to Sendai: Approx. 150 min. by train, approx. 12,000 JPY
Capacity: Maximum 40