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 main conference venue.
The 15 parallel sessions will be held in the rooms of the Ito International Research Center, Kojima Hall, the International Academic Research Building, and the Institute of Social Science.
Download the map showing how to get to Ito International Research Center from the nearest subway station Hongo Sanchome (Marunouchi Line/Oedo Line).
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.
Address of the conference venue:
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Map to reach Ito International Research Center from the nearest subway station Hongo Sanchome (Marunouchi Line/Oedo Line )
Address of the conference dinner:
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo
10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8680, Japan
When you visit Tokyo, you’ll soon be attracted and immerse yourself in the marvelous mixture of futuristic modernity and ancient traditions of the metropolis. You may constantly encounter the patchwork of innovation and legacy wherever you go, surrounded by a 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 a safe place to wander around with the most efficient transportation system. Trains, buses, and taxis are so weaved into the city of Tokyo that you will quickly get to the place anytime, anywhere. Besides, you won’t need any effort to find eating establishments such as restaurants, bars, izakaya, hotels, department stores, convenience stores, literally everywhere.
Unsurprisingly, a vibrant metropolis will keep you busy for days. Enjoy your stay; you will never get bored.
SEE & DO
When exploring Japan's academic and art scenes, Ueno Park is an excellent place to start, with many first-class and prestigious museums being gathered. The vast park is worth visiting since the hills and ponds are modeled after Kyoto by artificially incorporating nature. Besides, the park is less than 10 minutes away from Hongothe -sanchome area using the subway, Oedo-line E09.
The National Museum of Western Art specializes in Western art; globally, outstanding works of art, mainly after the Renaissance to modern times, can be found. Celebrated Le Corbusier designs the architecture itself.
The National Museum of Nature and Science holds various exhibitions and comprehensive collections of nature, science, and technology.
Tokyo National Museum, the oldest museum in Japan, boasts 89 national treasures and 648 important cultural properties.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is an art museum that constantly opens exhibitions of internationally famous artworks.
EAT & DRINK
Hongo and Yushima Area
Hongo area is a neighborhood closely related and connected with academics and Japanese literature. This district is home to the prestigious University of Tokyo and many great writers, such as Sōseki Natsume and Ichiyō Higuchi, loved and lived in, where many masterpieces were created.
As affected by this highly aesthetic, intelligent, thought-provoking, and emotionally relevant ambiance, humble but unexpectedly sophisticated restaurants, and cafes 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 the Yushima area and visiting Yushima Tenmangu (Tenjin), you could easily find these yōshokuya spotted here and there, along with the famous Muenzaka slope, which appeared in Ōgai Mori's classical novel.
Ginza is Tokyo’s most upscale and glamorous shopping district, where most of the world’s leading luxury brands hold their flagship store. The main street is called Chuo-dori, lined with long-established department stores, luxury boutiques, and cutting-edge commercial complexes 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 the Wako department store and the contemporary building of Nissan crossing. These architectures create and embodying the character of Ginza, representing the mixture of tradition and innovation. These streets turn into a pedestrian zone on weekends, offering you relaxed holiday moments.
But Ginza offers a lot more than just shopping. Ginza is also a center of art, home to many small art galleries and major brand-sponsored museums. Often don’t need a reservation, and most are free to explore. Stopping by those museums might enrich your experience, bringing you something more to the fullest.