2020 International Camellia Congress in Goto

(Aug 20th, 2019)
Schedule may be subject to change.


Itinerary of the Pre Congress Tour
(24 February - 29 February, 2020)

February 24, 2020 (Monday)

18:00 Gather at a hotel in Fukuoka city (Hotel Resol Trinity Hakata, https://www.resol-hakata.com/en/)

Optional Tour (Kushida Shrine etc.) will be prepared in the afternoon.

February 25 (Tuesday)

08:30 Leave hotel for Kumamoto city by bus

11:00 Suizenji Park (https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4502.html)

13:30 Kumamoto Nursery Fair

15:00 Workshop for Higo camellia Bonsai (Higo Camellia Society)

17:00 Overnight in Kumamoto city (ANA Crown Plaza Kumamoto New Sky Hotel, https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/kumamoto/kmjja/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=Googl or other hotel such as Kumamoto Hotel Castle, https://www.hotel-castle.co.jp/en/)

February 26 (Wednesday)

08:30 Leave hotel for Kagoshima city by bus

11:00 Shoko-Shuseikan (http://www.shuseikan.jp/eng/index.html)

12:30 Leave Kagoshima city for Miyazaki city by bus

15:00 Tsubakiyama Forest Park (International Camellia Garden of Excellence, ICGoE)

18: 00 Hotel check-in; overnight in Miyazaki city (Ariston Hotel Miyazaki, https://www.ariston.jp/miyazaki/en/ or Hotel Marix, https://www.hotel-marix.co.jp/en/marix/)

February 27 (Thursday)

08:30 Leave hotel for Nobeoka city by bus

10:30 Spontaneous white flower of C.japonica on the hill of Shiroyama castle

12:00 Leave Nobeoka city for Beppu city by bus

14:00 Camellia garden of the Oita Agricultural Park (ICGoE)

16:00 Camellia garden of the Ornamental Horticulture Research Station of Oita Prefecture (using hot spring heat)

17:30 Hotel check-in: overnight in Beppu city (Beppu Kamenoi Hotel, https://www.kamenoi.com/en/, or Hotel & Resorts Beppuwan, https://www.daiwaresort.jp/global/beppu/)

February 28 (Friday)

09:00 Leave hotel for Kurume city by bus

13:00Ishibashi Cultural Center (ICGoE)

11:00 Kurume Camellia Garden and World Camellia Pavilion (ICGoE)

18:00 Hotel check-in: Overnight in Kurume city (Hotel Newplaza Kurume, http://www.newplaza.net/ Japanese only)

Welcome party by the member of the Kurume Camellia Society

February 29 (Saturday)

08: 30 Leave hotel for Nagasaki city by bus

10:30 Nagasaki Port 11:30 – 13:20 Fukue Port (Goto city)

Registration of the IC Congress



International Camellia Congress
(29 February - 6 March, 2020)

February 29 (Saturday)

Registration (An information and service desk will be open in the Fukue Culture Hall between 16.00 ? and 18.00 ?)

18.00 – 20:00 Welcome Party at Fukue Civic Gymnasium

Overnight in Goto city

Campana Hotel (https://campanahotel.com/)

Goto Tsubaki Hotel (https://gototsubakihotel.com/)

Goto Conkana Kingdom Hotel Name Winery and Resort (http://en.conkana.jp/)

March 1 (Sunday)

9:00-11:00 Opening ceremony

13:00-18:00 Rotation course

[Course A (Fukue area)]: Samurai residence street → Art Museum of Nizou Yamamoto → Abunze → Goto Camellia Park (ICGoE) → Imamura Oil Refinery

[Course B (Tomie, Tamanoura area)]: Birthplace (Ruined) of 'Tamanoura' camellia (optional) → Ohsezaki Lighthouse → Kotoishi Camellia grows in clumps

[Course C (Miiraku, Gishiku area)]: Mizunoura Church → Kentoshi Furusatokan → Holy Mother of Great Camellia → Takahama Beach (Japanese beach 100 selection)

[Course D (Naru Island, Hisaka Island)]: Hisaka Island Tourist Information Center → Royanosako Martry Memorial Church → Kyugorin Church (World Heritage candidate) → Sankyodai Factory → Egami Cathedral (World Heritage candidate)

March 2 (Monday)

9:00-11:00 Research presentation

13:00-18:00 Rotation course

March 3 (Tuesday)

9:00-11:00 Research presentation

13:00-18:00 Rotation course

March 4 (Wednesday)

9:00-11:00 Research presentation

13:00-18:00 Rotation course

March 5 (Thursday)

9:00-11:00 Board of ICS Directors or free time or Free

13:00-18:00 Free

Optional tour (city walks, citizen or cultural exchange) will be prepared.

17:00-22:00 Closing session and Farewell Party

March 6 (Friday)

Check-out hotel

Leave Goto city

 

Itinerary of the Post Congress Tour
(6 March - 11 March, 2020)

March 6 (Friday)

Leave Fukue Port (Goto city) 7:30 – 9:20 Nagasaki Port by ferry boat

10:00 Leave the port by bus

10:20 Siebold Memorial Hall

13:45 Nagasaki Airport 15:15 - 16:20 Osaka Airport

17:30 Hotel check-in; overnight in Osaka city (Osaka Tokyu REI Hotel, https://www.tokyuhotelsjapan.com/global/osaka-r/)

March 7 (Saturday)

08:30 Leave hotel by bus

09:10 Osaka Museum of Natural History (Kishikawa Collection of Camellia Books)

10:40 Hattori Urban Garden

12:00 Leave Osaka city for Kyoto city by bus;

13:00 Gion area in Kyoto city

16:00 Hotel check-in; overnight in Kyoto city (Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kyoto Terrace Hachijo Higashiguchi, https://www.daiwaroynet.jp/kyoto-terrace/, Japanese only)

March 8 (Sunday)

08:30 Leave hotel by bus

09:00 the Okumura residence (‘Goshiki Yaechiri Tsubaki’),

10:30 Nijo-jo Castle

13:00 Kyoto Botanical Gardens

16:00 Itami Airport 17:00 – 18:10 Haneda Airport, Tokyo

19:30 Hotel check-in; overnight in Tokyo (New Otani Inn Tokyo, https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/inntokyo/index.html)

March 9 (Monday)

06:45 Leave hotel for Izu Oshima

07:15 Takeshiba Terminal 8:00 - 10:25 Oshima Terminal by jetfoil

11:00 Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima High School (ICGoE)

14:00 Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima Park (ICGoE )

wild camellia forests

15:30 Hotel check-in; overnight in Hotel Shiraiwa (http://www.h-shiraiwa.com/ , Japanese only)

15:30 Hotel check-in; overnight in Oshima Onsen Hotel (http://www.oshima-onsen.co.jp/ , Japanese only)

18:30 - 20:00 Welcome party by the people in Oshima at Oshima Onsen Hotel

20:30 Hotel Shiraiwa

 

March 10 (Tuesday)

08:00 Leave hotel by bus

08:30 Tsubaki-Hana Garden (ICGoE) and Tsubaki Ltd.

10:00 Oshima Terminal 10:25 - 12:25 Takeshiba Terminal by jetfoil

14:00 China town in Yokohama city

15:20 Sankeien Garden

17: 00 Hotel check-in; overnight in Yokohama city (APA Hotel & Resorts Yokohama Bay Tower, https://www.apahotel.com/hotel/shutoken/yokohama-bay-tower/)

March 11 (Wednesday)

08:30 Leave hotel by bus

09:15 Camellia garden of Kodomo no kuni (http://www.kodomonokuni.org/english/)

11:30 Haneda Airport

13:00 Narita International Airport

 

 

Comparison of the congress costs in Japanese yen
between Kurume (2010), Nantes (2018) and Goto (2020)

Congress

 

Days

Cost

Cost/day

Kurume

6

112,500 yen   – 125,000 yen

18,750 yen – 20,833 yen

Nantes

5

104,060 yen   – 150,645 yen

20,812 yen – 30,129 yen

Goto

7

147,000 yen – 173,000 yen

19,571 yen – 24,714 yen

 

Pre-congress tour

 

Days

Cost

Cost/day

Kurume

7

150,000 yen – 170,000 yen

21,429 yen – 24,286 yen

Nantes

5

101,640 yen – 136,125 yen

20,328 yen – 27,225 yen

Goto

8

130,000 yen – 140,000 yen

21,667 yen – 23,333 yen

 

Post-congress tour

 

Days

Cost

Cost/day

Kurume

6

177,000 yen – 197,000 yen

29,500 yen – 32,833 yen

Nantes

6

153,670 yen – 209,330 yen

25,612 yen – 34,888 yen

Goto

6

235,000 yen – 246,000 yen

39,167 yen – 41,000 yen

 

The post-congress tour cost includes two flights (Nagasaki-Osaka and Osaka-Tokyo), and reflects the fact that Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo are expensive in March.

For some guidance, as of 19 August, exchange rates for yen were:

yen to sterling: 1,000 yen = £ 7.740
£1 = 129.197 yen
at current rates:

the congress is £1,899 to £2,235
the pre-congress tour is £1,680 to £1,809
the post-congress tour is £3,036 to £3,178

yen to $ U.S.:

1,000 yen = $ 9.388; $1 = 106.514

yen to € euro:

1,000 yen = € 118.225; €1 = 118.225

 

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