AASLE 2022 CONFERENCE

TOKYO, JAPAN

8-10 DECEMBER, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding the event.

CONFERENCE VENUE

AASLE 2022 Conference will be held at the Hongo Campus of The University of Tokyo, which is located 60-minutes from Haneda Airport and  90-minutes from Narita Airport.

The conference registration, keynote and invited speeches, lunches, and cocktail reception will take place in Ito International Research Center. The 15 parallel sessions will be held in Ito International Research Center, Kojima Hall, the International Academic Research Building, and the Institute of Social Science.

CONFERENCE DINNER

The conference dinner will be held on 9 December at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.  A shuttle bus service will be arranged from the conference venue to the hotel.

Location Information

Address of the conference venue:

Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

Address of the conference dinner:

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8680, Japan

東京

TOKYO

Overview

When you visit Tokyo, you’ll soon be attracted and immerse yourself in marvelous mixture of futuristic modernity and ancient traditions of metropolis. Wherever you go, you may constantly encounter the patchwork of innovation and legacy, surrounded by lively populated atmosphere. There is plenty of things to explore from cutting-edge skyscrapers, eccentric shopping districts, lively nightclubs, museums, manga and otaku cultures, modern arts, traditional gardens, and old shrines and temples. 

More amazingly, Tokyo is undoubtedly safe place to wander around with most efficient transportation system. Trains, buses, and taxis are so weaved into the city of Tokyo that you will easily get to the place anytime anywhere. Besides, you won’t need any efforts to find eating establishments such as restaurants, bars, izakaya, hotels, department stores, convenience stores, literally everywhere.  
It comes as no surprise that vibrant metropolis will keep you busy for days. Enjoy your stay, you will never get bored. 

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SEE & DO

Museums

When it comes to explore the academic and art scenes in Japan, the Ueno Park is the good place to start, with many first-class and prestigious museums are gathered. The vast park itself is worthwhile visiting since the hills and ponds are modeled after Kyoto by artificially incorporating the nature. Besides, the park is just less than 10 minutes away from Hongo-sanchome area using subway, Oedo-line E09.
The National Museum of Western Art specializing in Western art, globally famed work of arts, mainly after the Renaissance to modern times, can be found. The architecture itself is designed by celebrated Le Corbusier. 
The National Museum of Nature and Science holds wide variety of exhibitions and comprehensive collections of nature, science, and technology. 
Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan boasts 89 national treasures and 648 important cultural properties.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is an art museum constantly opening exhibitions of internationally renowned art works.

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EAT & DRINK

Hongo and Yushima Area

Hongo area is the neighborhood closely related and connected with academics and Japanese literature. This is the district home to the prestigious University of Tokyo and many of the great writers, such as Sōseki Natsume and Ichiyō Higuchi, loved and lived in, where many masterpieces were created.
As effected with this highly aesthetic, intelligent thought-provoking and emotionally relevant ambience, there are humble but unexpectedly sophisticated restaurants and cafes, which are popular among students at the University of Tokyo. These restaurants, “Yōshokuya”, offer Western-effected Japanese-taste cuisines (yōshoku) such as Japanese curry rice, beef stew, omurice, and hamburger steak. Sometimes old and established cafes offer these “yōshoku”. 
While walking around from Hongo toward Yushima area visiting Yushima Tenmangu (Tenjin), you could easily find these yōshokuya spotted here and there, along with famous Muenzaka slope, appeared in Ōgai Mori's classical novel. 

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SHOPPING

Ginza

Ginza is Tokyo’s most upscale and glamorous shopping district, where most of the world’s leading luxury brands hold the flagship store. The main street is called Chuo-dori, lined with long-established department stores, luxury boutiques, and cutting-edge commercial complex stretching about 1km from north to south. 
Ginza crossing, or Ginza 4-chome, is the crossroad of Chuo-dori and Harumi-dori where you can find the iconic refined building of Wako department store as well as contemporary building of Nissan crossing. These architectures are creating and embodying the character of Ginza, representing the mixture of tradition and innovation. On weekends, these streets turn into pedestrian zone offering you relaxed holiday moments.
But Ginza offers a lot more than just shopping. Ginza is also a center of art, home to so many small art galleries and numerous major brand-sponsored museums. Often don’t need reservation and most are free to explore. Stopping by those museums might enrich your experience, bringing you something more to the fullest.

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