Anatomical Science 2004 From Gene to Body
Social Program
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts
Instructions to the speakers
Young Investigators' Award
Hotel Accommodationand Optional Tours
General Information
Access to Kyoto
Map of Kyoto
Social Program
Optional tours will be offered during and after the Congress, providing sightseeing opportunities for the participants. The programs include visits to famous tourist destinations in Kyoto and neighboring places such as Nara and Mount Hiei. Sightseeing programs in Kyoto will introduce the participants to traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, some of which have been designated as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Traditional Japanese beauty will be appreciated when they visit, for example, the Gold Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Ryoan-ji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Daikaku-ji Temple, and Kamigamo and Shimogamo Shrines. Visitors will be able to enjoy ancient Japanese Buddhist arts in those historical places, some of which are designated as national treasures.

There are a variety of traditional handicrafts in Kyoto. Restaurants are excellent including those of Japanese cuisine. Visitors can appreciate the traditional performing art, "Noh" theater, as well, presented by famous Noh artists.

The "Accompanying Persons' Program" offers an opportunity to experience Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony and Ikebana (flower arrangement). Included in the program is a session in which participants try traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Nara, a city adjacent to Kyoto which was the capital of the nation in the ancient times before Kyoto, is a home of UNESCO World Heritage sites including Todaiji Temple and Horyuji Temple. In addition to short-distance tours in and around Kyoto, there are long-distance trips prepared in the social programs such as those destined to the Pearl Island Ise and Mt. Fuji.
Welcome Party
Date : Sunday, August 22, 2004
  Venue : Kyoto International Conference Hall (KICH)
  Style : Casual
  Fee : Included in the Registration Fee
Date : Wednesday, August 25, 2004
  Venue : Kyoto Hotel Okura
  Style : Casual
  Fee : 10,000 JPY (per person)
Accompanying Persons' Program
The following program will be held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall (KICH).
The fee is included in the Accompanying Person's Registration Fee.
Date : Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Date : Wednesday, August 25, 2004
  AP-1 : Flower Arrangement AP-3 : Tea Ceremony
  AP-2 : Japanese Calligraphy AP-4 : Origami
Optional Tours
Details are available at Hotel Accommodation and Optional Tours.
16th IFAA 2004 Kyoto