Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Tokyo
-- conference in honor of Fred Cohen --
Sunday July 10th is our excursion day.
We are planning to leave in three groups for Kamakura, Hakone and Downtown
Tokyo. We will ask you to sign up for excursion at the reception desk. The
cost of the excursion will be approximately 3,000 yen per person for each
Kamakura is a coastal town in Kanagawa prefecture, less than one
hour south of Tokyo. Kamakura became the political center of Japan,
when Minamoto Yoritomo chose the city as the seat of his new
military government in 1192. Today, Kamakura is a very popular tourist
destination. Sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura
offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments.
We are planning to visit
and some other historical sites.
Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers
from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the
view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations
among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from
Downtown Tokyo (Asakusa and Ueno)
Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a temple located in
Asakusa, a central part of the Shitamachi. Shitamachi (”downtown”) is the old
town of Tokyo.
We also plan to visit
where you can see one of the most beautiful collections of Japanese
Any suggestion concerning the excursion will be welcome. Please feel free to ask
any touristic information at the reception desk.