Welcome Reception

September 22nd, 2019, 5:00PM
at PACIFICO Yokohama (Annex Hall)

Access from Minatomirai Station

Access from Sakuragicho Station


September 23rd, 2019, 6:30PM
at Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU Memorial Park

Address: Minatomirai 2-1-1, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-0012 Japan
* If it rains, we will change the venue to the Landmark Tower Sky Garden.

If it rains, we will change the venue to Landmark Tower Sky Garden.

* Please bring the entrance ticket of Landmark Tower Sky Garden
in PRADS 2019 conference bag.

September 23rd, 2019, 6:30PM
at Landmark Tower Sky Garden,
2F Elevator Hall.

Address: 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-0012 Japan.

Technical Tour

Technical Tours on September 24, 2019

1. National Maritime Research Institute tour

sponsored by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

■ National Maritime Research Institute

National Maritime Research Institute is one of the world’s top academic institutions to have high-level experimental facilities and major research centers on maritime and ocean technology with about 170 researchers. They mainly focus on the research for “Ensuring safe maritime transport “, “Protection of marine environment”, “Ocean development ” and “Competitiveness of maritime industry “.

– Official website: https://www.nmri.go.jp/en/index.html
* Photography is prohibited in some specific areas of the facilities.

■ Jindaiji Temple

Jindaiji Temple is a historic temple and has bustled since 733. The area is rich in spring water and small stream. This suited to growing soba (buckwheat noodles), and making soba has been prosperous from long ago with rich nature. “Hakuhoh Buddha” created in the 7th century is very famous, being designated as a National Treasure.

National Maritime Research Institute

Jindaiji Temple

2. Port and Airport Research Institute tour

■ Port and Airport Research Institute

Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) is a National Research and Development Agency and a part of the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology. Researchers have been dedicating research and development for ports and airports in order to contribute smooth and efficient construction, and improvement of related technologies.

– Official website: https://www.pari.go.jp/en/

■ Yokosuka Naval Port Cruise

In this cruise, you can enjoy a tour around the Port of Yokosuka, where the US Navy facilities and the headquarters of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are located.
This is the only tour in Japan to closely watch Japanese and US Navy ships at the same time.

Port and Airport Research Institute

Yokosuka Naval Port Cruise

3. Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Chiba Works tour

■ Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

The Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Is building various kinds of vessels including bulk carriers, oil tankers, LNG carriers.

– Official website: https://www.mes.co.jp/english/
* Photography is prohibited. High heels and skirts are also prohibited during the shipyard tour.

■ Umihotaru

The “Umihotaru Parking Area” is a rather unusual parking area built on a 650m artificial island located amid Tokyo Bay. This is the only shopping mall floating on the sea, and equipped with 360° panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, shops, restaurants and refreshment facilities.

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Chiba Works


4. JAMSTEC tour

sponsored by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.


Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has the main objective to contribute to 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.

– Official website: http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/
* Visitors are supposed to walk around an hour in the tour.
* Please refrain from wearing sandals or high heels otherwise you may not join the tour.
* The information on the link destination is subject to change without notice. For the latest information, please check JAMSTEC website.

■ Enoshima Island

Enoshima Island is a small island on the southern part of Kanagawa Prefecture, and a vacation spot where many tourists have visited from long ago.
There are various sights to visit, such as the observation tower “Enoshima Sea Candle” and “Enoshima Shrine”, which you can access using “Enoshima Escar”, the first outdoor escalator in Japan.


Enoshima Island

5. JFE Steel Corporation, East Japan Works tour

If you belong to other companies in the same business, you cannot take part in this tour. Please select another tour.
■ JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel is a steelmaker engaged in the total steel-making process, taking iron ore raw material and turning it into final products. Boasting one of the world’s greatest capacities for steel production, JFE Steel satisfies customers by producing steel under a corporate philosophy of “contributing to society with the world’s most innovative technology.” The company also contributes to environmental protection by developing reduced-impact ironmaking processes and high-performance steel materials.

– JFE Steel Corporation official website: http://www.jfe-steel.co.jp/en/index.html

■ Umihotaru

The “Umihotaru Parking Area” is a rather unusual parking area built on a 650m artificial island located amid Tokyo Bay. This is the only shopping mall floating on the sea, and equipped with 360° panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, shops, restaurants and refreshment facilities.

JFE Steel Corporation


6. Kamakura tour

sponsored by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

■ Kotokuin Temple (Daibutsu)

The Daibutsu at Kotokuin is known as Kamakura Daibutsu.
The height is 11.31 meters (13.35 meters including the base) and the weight is about 121 tons. The construction of the bronze statue of Buddha as it appears today dates from 1252. Kamakura Daibutsu is the only statue of Buddha in Kamakura that is designated as a national treasure.

■ Hasedera Temple

According to legend, this old temple has been here well before the Kamakura period.
The 11-faced Kannon is 9.18 meters tall, and it is one of the largest wooden Buddha statues in Japan. There is an observation platform on the flat area where the Kannon hall is built, overlooks the sea, the streets of Hase, and all the way up to the Miura Peninsula.

Kotokuin Temple

Hasedera Temple

There is a possibility that the destination of tours will be changed. In that case, we will announce the change on website.

Accompanying Person Tour

Odawara sightseeing on September 23, 2019

The city of Odawara has flourished as a major point of transport from long ago.
This tour provides visiting Odawara Castle and other historical buildings, and tasting Japanese traditional sake in sake brewery.

■ Sake brewery tour

We visit sake brewery which continues 200 years by handcrafted method of manufacturers, learn how to manufacture sake, and taste it.

■ Seikantei(Lunch)

Seikantei was built in 1906. At that time, it was a villa owned by an earl. Now, it is designated as an important cultural property.
You can overlook magnificent Sagami Bay and Hakone mountain.

■ Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle, known as the invincible castle, was built hundreds of years ago, and is located at a strategic place to the Kanto region. Armors and swords are exhibited, and we can enjoy spectacular view from the castle tower.

There is a possibility that the destination of tours will be changed. In that case, we will announce the change on website.

Sake brewery


Odawara Castle

Kamakura sightseeing on September 25, 2019

Wearing Kimono, we travel around Kamakura, which used to be a political center of Japan in the past like Kyoto and Nara. Kamakura is famous for its original culture, nurtured in the first Samurai regime.

■ Kimono wearing experience
We travel around temples and shrines wearing Japanese traditional costumes “Kimono” in Kamakura.

■ Lunch

We have Japanese food in a traditional Japanese house.

■ Egara Tenjinsha Shrine

Many people visit Egara Tenjinsha Shrine every year making a wish of the progress of their learning, because the shrine is believed to be a protector of intellectual pursuits. It is also famous for the plum blossoms, attracting tourists.

■ Sugimotodera temple

Sugimotodera temple is the oldest temple built from 734 in Kamakura. Roofs of thatch and stairs of mossy stone are very beautiful.

■ Hokokuji temple

Hokokuji temple is referred to as “Bamboo temple”, because there is a bamboo forest in grounds of the temple.
There is a walking path in the bamboo forest. And we can drink Matcha in a tea ceremony.

There is a possibility that the destination of tours will be changed. In that case, we will announce the change on website.

Kimono wearing experience

Sugimotodera temple

Hokokuji temple

Banquet sponsored by ClassNK

September 25th, 2019, 6:30PM
at Cruise Cruise, Yokohama

Address: Sky building 27F, Takashima 2-19-12, Nishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-0011 Japan

Shuttle buses will be arranged between PACIFICO Yokohama and the banquet venue.
Departure time : TBD
Departure place : TBD

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