Optional Tour

Nagoya Bus Tour (Afternoon, 29th, Nov.)

Nagoya castle and MRJ museum

Nagoya Castle was constructed on the orders of Ieyasu TOKUGAWA in order to secure an important position on the Tokaido road and to ward off attacks from the direction of Osaka. Construction was completed in 1612, and the castle is typical of those built on flatlands. Until the Meiji Restoration, Nagoya Castle flourished as the castle in which the Owari lineage of the Tokugawa family, the foremost of the family’s three lineages, resided.
In May 1945, during the air raids on Nagoya in the Second World War, most of the buildings including the main and small donjons, and the Hommaru Palace, were burned down. Fortunately, however, three corner towers, three gates, and most of the paintings on the sliding doors and walls in the Hommaru Palace survived the fire, and have been handed down as Important Cultural Assets. (http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/index.html)

A tour of the exhibit facilities introducing the state-of-the art Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), Japan's first passenger jet designed and manufactured by the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, where you can get an up-close view of the assembly process in the Final Assembly Hangar (http://www.mhi.co.jp/mrjmuseum/en/index.html)

Kyoto Bus Tour (30th, Nov.)

Kyoto railway museum and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
(This tour includes lunch)

The fundamental concept of our museum is to become the “hub of railway culture that progresses with its community.” We seek to unite ourselves with local communities by setting a basic mission: to “contribute to the revitalization of local communities through business activities centered on the railway.”
In cooperation with our local community—including academic facilities and facilities around the museum—our goal as a museum is to contribute to regional revitalization while creating a museum accepted by many as both a “place of rest” and a “place of learning” where anyone can “discover, touch and experience” the history for themselves.
Our museum will play a role in society that is rich in sensitivity and knowledge and promote the social significance of the railway business by creating activities that promote the inheritance of preservation, skills and culture as well as the developments and inventions that were based in the history of the railways that our ancestors have created.
As a general railway museum, we implement a wide variety of cultural activities for the enjoyment of not only railway fans but a wide variety of visitors that help deepen their understanding of the railway. Such activities include creating areas to learn about the safety and technology of the railway, guided tours from the museum staff and workshops prepared by employees of JR-West.
Additionally, the museum's documents and materials are at the core of all its activities, and have been acquired and preserved in a systematic fashion. We put great effort into investigative research and creating exhibitions or educational activities that awe and inspire our guests, all while working hard in our role of supporting the preservation and succession of our railway's cultural heritage. We are confident that the Kyoto Railway Museum's activities will exceed your expectations.

Over 1200 years have passed since the foundation of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Halfway up Mt. Otowa,
one of the peaks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountain range, stands the temple, to which large numbers of visitors come to pay their respects to Kannon, a deity of great mercy and compassion. For this reason, our temple is known as a “Kannon Reijo.” “Reijo” is a Japanese word meaning a “holy place” with which the Kannon’s compassion is abundant.
The figure of Kannon embodies your thankful hearts—feelings of gratitude for coming into this world,
your tranquil daily lives, and your loved ones, friends, and acquaintances who are always there beside you.
In other words, worshiping Kannon means taking a hard look at your true self.

1.Detailed schedule will be contacted to the person who applied.
2.If there are few participants there is a possibility of being canceled
3.The place to visit on the tour may be changed.

QDE2018 Office
2-12-1 Hisakata, Tenpaku-ku
Nagoya, Aichi

TEL +81-52-809-1857
email: info@qde2018.jp