Pre-Conference Tour: Walking Tour of Rikugien Garden

The Aging & Society Conference is pleased to offer the following tour of Rikugien Garden.


All participants and attendees are welcome to join an informal walking tour of a traditional Japanese garden, the Rikugien.

The garden was created in 1702 for Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu, a feudal lord (daimyō) who served as an official in the Tokugawa government.

More information about the Rikugien can be found here.

Enjoy a visit to an island of tranquility in the midst of bustling Tokyo.

Tour Information

Date: Monday, 17 September 2018
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Meeting Point: JR "Komagome" Station, North Exit (map below)
Cost: $10.00 USD (includes entrance fee, snack, and drink)
Deadline: 17 August 2018

Booking: You may reserve a spot for the tour here.

Welcome Reception

Common Ground Research Networks and the Aging & Society Conference will be hosting a welcome reception at the Sky Hall of the conference venue, Toyo University, just after the last session of the first day. All delegates are welcome to attend and enjoy complimentary light refreshments. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with and get to know your fellow international delegates.

Date: Tuesday, 18 September
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Sky Hall at Toyo University
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

Conference Dinner - Tyoujuan

Tyoujuan is a traditional Japanese soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant, which uses fresh, hand-made soba.

Dinner will include an aperitif, seasonal appetizer, soup, raw fish, a grilled dish, tempura, soba, and dessert, as well as sake.

Date: Tuesday, 18 September
Time: 19:30 (7:30 PM)
Location: Tyoujuan
Cost: $80.00 USD
Note: Delegates with an allergy to buckwheat noodles should refrain from joining this event.

Booking: The conference dinner can be booked here. Space is limited, book at your earliest convenience to guarantee reservation.