(One day Tour) at Tsukuba city (60km from Tokyo)
19th of July, 9 am - 6 pm
The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) is the national organization that conducts basic survey and mapping and instructs related organizations to clarify the conditions of land in Japan and that provides the results of surveys to help improve the land.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government's overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA's Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) on a 530,000 square-meter site is a consolidated operations facility with world-class equipment and testing facilities.
(One day Tour) 17th of July, 8 am - 6 pm
We visit two exhibitions on Japanese early modern cartography. The first is that at the National Diet Library (NDL) located in the central part of Tokyo. Seven sets of maps were selected from the collection of NDL as notable examples of Japanese early modern maps. The second is special exhibition of maps of Japan by Sekisui Nagakubo (1717-1801) and the role of his maps brought to Europe in the transition of Western geographical image of Japan at the Koga Historical Museum, Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
* Tour detail is available from here.
(Half day Tour)
16th or 18th of July, 1 pm - 4 pm (tentative)
JHOD complies Nautical charts for safety of navigation, and the hydrographic information such as water depths, tidal currents and tide observed by surveys; and publishes nautical charts and publications. The JHOD has published English version of Japanese Nautical Charts series for foreign mariners.
* Tour Detail will be announced in April.
(One hour English Tour, walk distance from Venue of ICC Tokyo)
16th or 18th of July, 2 pm - 3 pm
* Tour Detail will be announced soon.
(Half day Tour) 17th of July, 2 pm - 4 pm
JPY 3,000 (per tour)
The National Diet Library (NDL) is the library that belongs to the Diet. It is established by the National Diet Library Law. The National Diet Library collect books and other library materials, such as Maps for the purpose of assisting the members of the National Diet and also for the roles of providing certain library services as hereinafter specified for the executive and judicial agencies of the national government and for the people of Japan.
(Half day Tour) 16th of July, 2 pm - 5 pm
Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world, is now facing inherent issues of infrastructural deterioration, fragmented landscape, overconcentration of political and economic functions, and increased risk of mega-natural hazards.
A 1:1000 Scale ”Diorama Model of Downtown Tokyo”, The photograph is not a panoramic view of Tokyo but of an exquisite miniature model of the city built by Mori Building Co., Ltd., which has been involved in the construction of office buildings, city design, and urban redevelopment, as typified by Roppongi Hills. The model covers downtown Tokyo, about an area of 220 km2 at a scale of 1:1000. The model incorporates infrastructure such as highways, railways, bridges, and port facilities to form a complete diorama.
The diorama of downtown Tokyo is expected to be used to create a grand design of Tokyo in the future.
(includes “Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing” visit, dinner + drink)
(Half day + Night Tour) 17th of July
Tokyo “suribachi chikei sanpo” (Deciphering Tokyo Land form/topography Walking tour), 2 hour visit on downtown area guided tour and visit World famous “Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing”.
“Shibuya Crossing is like a giant beating heart, sending people in all directions with every pulsing light change. Perhaps nowhere else says ‘Welcome to Tokyo’ better than this. Hundreds of people - and at peak times upwards of 3000 people - cross at a time, coming from all directions at once, yet still managing to dodge each other with a practised, nonchalant agility.” (from Lonely Planet)
Cartographic Night Bar is hosted by Japan Cartographer's Association at “Shibuya Culture-Culture” which is the Music Venues, Venues & Event Spaces, on the night of the 17th. Cartographers in the world will attend and it will be an entertained meeting with many Japanese amature map fan exchanging ideas and deepening friendship.
(Evening / Night Tour) 5 pm - 8 pm, 16th of July
Discover Tokyo from a different angle view:
Touring Tokyo bay and canal by cruise. It is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to see the city of Tokyo Geography. From uber-sleek sightseeing vessels it would be a beautiful evening dinner cruise on traditional Japanese style barges and intimate chartered tours, how you experience the city from the water is up to you.
(One Day) 19th of July, 1 pm - 4 pm (tentative)
Visit “Shinagawa Girls High-school” at Shinagawa (10km from Venue of ICC Tokyo) and observe 7th grader's “Geography Class” using GIS at School. You will also attend School cultural exchange program.
* Tour Detail will be announced soon.